Courses Offered Online

Oakton offers a variety of online courses (see list below); however, the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee,* and textbook required.

*Fees vary per course.

CAD Computer-Aided Design
College Studies
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking & Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Elder Care Support
Geographic Information Systems
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Horticultural Therapy
Law Enforcement
Mechanical Design
Physical Education
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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at

Early Childhood Education

ECE102 - Child Growth and Development
Course provides an overview of the theory and principles of human development. Content includes in-depth study of physical, social, emotional and cognitive aspects, from conception to adolescence. Special emphasis placed on child development theories of Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky, Skinner, etc., and significance of family, peers, culture and school. Field observations required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE108 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for the Young Child
Course provides overview of early childhood practices that ensure childrens physical and emotional well-being. Content includes basic health, safety and nutritional needs of children and methods to effectively meet these needs inearly childhood settings.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE180 - The Exceptional Child
Course provides an overview of exceptionalities in development. Content includes federal and state laws, characteristics and etiologies of mental retardation, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance speech and language disorders, hearing and vision impairments, physical disabilities, and giftedness. Field observations required. Prerequisite: ECE 102 with a minimum grade of C or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE273 - Introduction to Early Childhood Administration
Courses examines current early childhood administrative practices and procedures. Focus is on the administrators relationships with governmental,legal, business/finance, medical, social service and educational agencies in managing a program.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $10

ECE282 - Marketing and PR for the Early Childhood Program Director
Course provides knowledge of fundamentals of effective marketing, public relations and community outreach for the early childhood director. Focus is on developing a market plan and useful promotional literature, handbooks,newsletters and press releases. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

ECE283 - Staff Management & Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs
Course examines different supervisory and group facilitation styles. Focus is on developing skills in consensus building, team development, and staff performance appraisals. Additional Content includes group dynamics, communication styles,and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: ECE 273 or consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $15

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