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Gainful Employment Information

Under the terms of the Federal Gainful Employment Act, this information is provided for Oakton certificate programs that are eligible for federal financial aid – and that prepare students for employment in a recognized occupation.

The goal is to provide prospective students with the full cost to complete a given certificate program, the graduation rate based on full-time attendance, and occupational information for that field.

Data for programs that have fewer than 10 graduates or student loan borrowers is not provided, as allowed by law, in order to protect individual identity. 

Gainful Employment information is available for the following certificate(s):

Accounting Associate
Professional Accounting – CPA Preparation
Income Tax Preparation

Automotive Technology – Apprenticeship
Automotive Service Excellence

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

Residential Comfort Control
Residential Comfort Systems Installer
Stationary Engineer License Preparation

Computer Applications for Business

Administrative Assistant
Desktop Publishing Professional
Executive Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems
Advanced Web Site Development
Computer Programmer
Computer Technology
Computer User

Management of Information Systems – MIS

PC Support Specialist

Visual Basic Programmer

Web-Based Course Developer
Web Site Developer
Web Site Support & Maintenance

Computer Networking & Systems Certificates

Cisco Certified Network Associate - CCNA
Network Security Administrator
Windows Server Administration
Windows Certified Enterprise Administrator
Windows Support Technician

Early Childhood

Advanced Early Childhood Education
Advanced Infant Toddler
Basic Early Childhood Education
Basic Infant Toddler
Early Childhood Education Administration

Electronics & Computer Technology

Electronics Computer Technician
Electronics Technology

Facilities Management & Engineering
Facilities Management
Facilities Energy Systems Technology

Fire Science Technology
Fire Science Technology

Graphic Design

Animation & Multimedia
Web Graphic Page Design

Health Information Technology

Medical Coding

Human Services

Human Services

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Management & Supervision
Human Resource Specialist

Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology

Mechanical Design
General Design
Mechanical Design/CAD


Marketing Communications
Marketing Management
Public Relations


Paralegal Studies

Substance Abuse Counseling
Preparatory Substance Abuse Counseling
Advanced Substance Abuse Counseling

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April 9
Registration opens for fall 2014 semester.

May 15, 16
Evaluation Days.

May 16
Last day of student attendance.

May 19
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 19
Summer 2014 interim classes begin.

May 20
Faculty grading due.

May 20

May 26
Memorial Day holiday. College closed.

June 9
Classes begin for summer 2014 eight-week session.

June 9
Three-week First Summer Interim faculty grading due.

June 16
Classes begin for summer 2014 seven-week session.

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