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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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The United States faces a serious shortage of qualified scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. At Oakton, the Center for Promoting STEM is working to fill that gap.
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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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It's no surprise that Jacob Schmidt, Ecology Club president, is passionate about the outdoors.

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

Faculty Profile

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Psychology instructor, Shelley Cohen, encourages and motivates students to be the best they can be.

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.