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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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June 8
Summer 2015 eight-week session begins.

June 8
Three-week first summer interim faculty grading due.

June 15
Summer 2015 seven-week session classes begin.

June 15
Four-week first summer interim faculty grading due.

June 18
ELast day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

June 25
Last day to change to Audit.

June 25
Last day to drop and have course dropped from record.

July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
ast day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

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