News from Oakton: May 21, 2013


Think Summer at Oakton
Summer hours at Oakton Community College start May 24. The campuses in Des Plaines (1600 East Golf Road) and Skokie (7701 North Lincoln Avenue) will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through August 3.

While the spring semester may be over, there’s still time to register for summer courses at Oakton. Eight-week courses begin June 3, and seven-week courses start June 10.

Summer semester class listings may be found online at, or in the Summer 2013 Credit and Noncredit Schedule, available at the campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie.

Register in person at either campus during summer hours – Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Students with a current application on file may register online at

For more information about classes, call 847.635.1741 (Des Plaines), or 847.635.1400 (Skokie).


Visit Oakton’s Skokie Campus on May 22
Find out what makes Oakton Community College unique by attending a campus visit on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m., at the College’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue (Room P103).

Sponsored by the Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach, the visit will feature information about admission, career and transfer programs, financial aid, student services, and extracurricular activities. Oakton faculty, administrators, staff, and students will be available to answer questions.

Oakton offers associate’s degrees and certificate programs for students planning to move on to four-year colleges or universities, as well as those preparing for employment in a variety of careers. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

To reserve your place, call 847.635.1835 or visit


Begin Your Exciting Career in the Health Care Field at Oakton
Launch your exciting health care career by attending free information sessions at Oakton Community College. Programs take place at the College’s campuses in Des Plaines (1600 East Golf Road) and Skokie (7701 North Lincoln Avenue) in June.

  • Health Information Technology
    Wednesday, June 5, at 6 p.m.
    Room C120, Skokie
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
    Thursday, June 6, at 4 p.m.
    Room 1625, Des Plaines
  • Phlebotomy
    Thursday, June 6, at 4 p.m.
    Room 1625, Des Plaines
  • Radiologic Technology
    Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m.
    Room C111, Skokie
  • Nursing
    Tuesday, June 25, at 3 p.m.
    Room 1604, Des Plaines
  • Pharmacy Technician
    Tuesday, June 25, at 6 p.m.
    Room C114, Skokie

Sessions showcase the College’s degrees and certificates in these health career programs. Faculty will be on hand to discuss course requirements and industry trends.

To reserve your place, visit or call 847.635.1700.


Take Center Stage: Play On Auditions Coming to Oakton
Break a leg, take a chance, and audition for Play On, the Midwest’s only community college playwriting festival, 6 - 9 p.m., Monday, June 10, and Wednesday, June 12, at Oakton Community College’s Studio One, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines. No appointment is necessary.

Play On features six original one-act plays written and directed by community college students from Illinois and Minnesota. To bring these plays to life, festival directors are casting men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Prepare a monologue and be ready to do cold readings.

The festival will be staged July 23 – 25, at Oakton’s Studio One. For more information, call 847.635.1976 or e-mail


Hoop It Up This Summer at Oakton Basketball Camp
Kindergartners through high school seniors (both boys and girls) – take your game to new heights by enrolling in Oakton Community College’s new basketball camp at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road, June 24 – 27.

Coached by the College’s experienced athletic staff and students, the four-day camp includes two sessions:

  • Kindergarten through eighth grade (entering fall 2013), 8 – 11 a.m. Learn the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, defense, rebounding, and team concepts. Cost is $40.
  • High school freshman through seniors (2013 graduates welcome), 2:30 – 4 p.m. Gain hands-on experience in advanced skill work, including game shooting, off-the-dribble offense, and instructional game play. Price is $30.

All participants will receive a camp T-shirt. Proceeds support the men’s basketball program at Oakton.

For a registration form or for more details, contact Oakton Men’s Head Basketball Coach Mick Reuter at 847.635.1753 or


Start Here – Grow Anywhere: Check out Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Centers
If you’re in need of high-quality preschool care look no further than Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Centers. Currently, the ECE Centers (1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines and 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie) have limited openings for summer programs and the 2013-2014 school year.

The licensed and accredited ECE Centers offer half-day and full-day programs for children ages 2 – 5. Experienced teachers provide high-quality care and education with an innovative curriculum.

Sign up now for the following programs:

  • Des Plaines campus
    Full-day program for 2 – 5 year olds.
    Contact Nora Rucker at 847.635.1840,
  • Skokie campus
    Full- and part-day programs for 3 – 5 year olds.
    Contact Yvonne Kostic at 847.635.1441,