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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 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

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

Commercial Buildings Energy Systems
Residential Comfort Control
Residential Comfort Systems Installer
Stationary Engineer License Preparation

Automotive Technology – Apprenticeship
Automotive Technology Powertrain

Applied Business

Computer Applications for Business

Administrative Assistant
Creative Software Master
Executive Support Specialist
Office Assistant

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

Management of Information Systems – MIS

PC Support Specialist

Web Site Developer
Web Site Support & Maintenance

Computer Networking & Systems Certificates

CISCO Certified Network Associate
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
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
Fire Science Technology

Graphic Design

Animation & Multimedia
Web Graphic Page Design

Health Information Technology

Medical Coding and Billing

Human Services

Human Services

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Management & Supervision
Business Security Management
Human Resource Specialist
Organization Management

Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Mechatronics Technology

Mechanical Design
General Design
Mechanical Design/CAD


Marketing Communications
Marketing Management


Nanotechnology Certificate


Paralegal Studies

Substance Abuse Counseling
Preparatory Substance Abuse Counseling
Advanced Substance Abuse Counseling

Technical Communications
Technical Communications


Paraprofessional Educator Certificate

Student Profile

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Gundsambuu Bayarsaikhan works on his degree while acclimating himself to Chicago’s “tepid” winters.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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