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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 Dave Geller, department chair, at 847.376.7707 or e-mail dgeller@oakton.edu.


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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

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October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
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October 26
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