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In a world of limitless knowledge, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily we’re here to help.

Academic Program

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Science students at Oakton analyze invasive species, crystallize proteins — and get paid for it, too.
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In today’s high-pressure world, you need an education that prepares you to face the future with both skills and practical know-how. That’s why Oakton’s 80 areas of study teach not only theories, but also how to apply them. Our stellar faculty combine impressive academic credentials with real-world experience. Whether your focus is business or science, sociology or nursing, an Oakton education will prepare you for a relevant—and successful—future.

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Take a quick look at what our students are up to and how our alumni are succeeding. Or get to know our ingenious faculty and staff.

Student Profile

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As a student ambassador at Oakton, Michael Underwood is helping others avoid his mistakes.

Alumni Profile

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Stephanie Alcantar, only 23 years old, is an award-winning writer who has presented her work around the world.

Faculty Profile

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Cari Paterno helps students cultivate a desire to learn and challenges them to aim high in life.

Staff Profile

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Michele Brown is on a mission to spread the word about the value of education – especially at the community college level.