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Academic Program

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From Korean to Russian to Urdu, Oakton introduces students to the world through programs in 11 modern languages.
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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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Judy Cabael had more to worry about in high school than finding the right Prom dress – and that experience molded who she’s become.

Alumni Profile

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Astronomer Ninos Hermis finds his true calling exploring distant planets while at Oakton ... and beyond.

Faculty Profile

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There’s a reason Larry Marks captured the 2009 Ray Hartstein Award for Outstanding Professional Excellence in Teaching.

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.