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Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Looking for top quality, hands-on training in the high tech disciplines? Oakton offers the foundation you need to begin or enhance your career in the manufacturing or warehouse-distribution fields. Whether you're pursuing a degree or a certificate, you'll find a variety of classes that meet during the day, evening, and on the weekend.

Instructors bring years of professional experience in their disciplines to the classroom. Here you’ll find a focus on CNC machining, CNC setup and programming, automation systems design and maintenance, PLC programming and machine control systems, industrial robotics systems, sensor technology, and vision systems. In addition, Oakton is one of two community colleges in Illinois offering bar code/RFID technologies.

Students who complete our programs find employment in a wide variety of manufacturing and distribution organizations throughout the Chicago area. Recent graduates hold diverse technical positions, from programming CNC machines for high tolerance part creation, to designing products with rapid prototyping equipment.

For more information about opportunities in manufacturing technology, contact Joseph Cirone, department chair, at 847.376.7612 or e-mail

Alumni Profile

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Tony Churchill wasn’t sure what he wanted out of life. Then he enrolled at Oakton Community College—and discovered his passion.



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

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Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

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Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

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Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

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