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Find Your Interest

Explore Oakton's degrees and certificates by zeroing in on your area of interest. Our programs include nine subject areas across numerous careers and fields. Once you are enrolled, work with an Oakton academic advisor to build an academic plan that aligns your career goals and guides your educational investment.

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Computer and Information Technology

Computer and Information Technology

Technology is at the heart of the world’s most exciting innovations. Here, you’ll gain top-tier skills as you hone problem-solving abilities for a career in computer and information technology.

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Social and Behavioral Science, and Education

Social and Behavioral Science, and Education

Explore the world around you and apply the lessons of history to today’s problems. Through Oakton’s education programs, you’ll learn to help the next generation of students prepare for their future.

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Health Careers and Nursing

Health Careers and Nursing

Your options for a career in health care may include nursing—or may extend into other important areas. Consider your options for high-demand health fields that emphasize information technology, billing and coding, laboratory work and more.

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Humanities and Languages

Humanities and Languages

As technology becomes more intricately woven into our interactions, the study of humanities and languages is more important than ever. At Oakton, you’ll gain the ability to make important connections and add meaning to human relationships.

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Public and Professional Business Services

Public and Professional Business Services

Become a first responder or study for a career in finance, law or business at Oakton. Enter the workforce well-prepared and confident to serve your community in an essential field.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Future jobs—including many that don’t yet exist—will come from the STEM disciplines. Explore your love for the sciences and develop in-demand skills that can be applied to numerous career fields.

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Fine, Performing and Applied Arts

Fine, Performing and Applied Arts

Art has always been central to the human experience. Whether you’re pursuing meaning through beauty or enhancing the value of a new product through graphic design, Oakton is your training ground.

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Manufacturing, Facilities and Automotive

Manufacturing, Facilities and Automotive

Skilled technicians are in high demand. If you love work that combines problem-solving with hands-on experiences, Oakton’s manufacturing, facilities and automotive programs will train you for a rewarding career.

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Oakton celebrates Filipino American History Month with Para Sa Kultura night market

The event takes place Friday, Oct. 14 at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, featuring Chicagoland’s up-and-coming Filipinx-owned micro-businesses, live music and food vendors.

Oakton hosts Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony, Sept. 29

The event is open to the public and free to attend; RSVP requested

Oakton Chief Advancement Officer Katherine Sawyer to serve on AGB Board of Directors

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier member organization for strategic board governance in higher education.

Audition for the acclaimed Oakton Six Piano Ensemble

Auditions take place Sept. 20-22, virtually or at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus. Schedule yours now!

Oakton Provost Ileo Lott, Ed.D., selected for the Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents Fellowship

Dr. Ileo Lott is one of 31 leaders selected for the prestigious program developing the next generation of community college leaders.