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College Success Courses

Whether you're in college to earn a degree, complete a certificate, prepare to transfer or simply improve your knowledge and skills, Oakton has a credit course to help you succeed.

COL 101 (College Success Seminar) 3 credit hours
Develop the skills to succeed in college and life — like goal setting, critical thinking, time management and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

COL 120 (Academic Success Seminar) 1 credit hour
The Academic Success Seminar focuses on the special skills you need to succeed in a specific course. Students take this seminar in concert with a general education course such as psychology, early childhood education or English.

COL 103  (Peer Tutor Training) 2 credit hours
Want to become a tutor in the Learning Center? Peer Tutor Training is for you!


Oakton also offers a number of learning communities that support students:

  • TRiO Student Support Services (for students who are the first in their family to attend college)
  • ASSIST (for students with documented disabilities)
  • Minority Student Transfer Center
  • Honors Program
  • Student Government Association
  • Student activities, clubs and organizations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Through the Alliance for Lifelong Learning, students may take advantage of the following noncredit options:

  • Literacy tutoring
  • English as a Second Language preparation for college
  • Emeritus senior adult continuing education
  • Volunteers in Teaching Adults (VITA)

When classes are in session

Des Plaines Campus
Room 2400

Skokie Campus
Room A135

Spring & Fall Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Summer Semester Hours (June & July)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Interim Hours (Between Semesters)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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