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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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IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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