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Registration for the fall semester is open. Register early to get the classes you need. Fall classes start August 19.

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Summer's Here

You can now register for summer sessions. Three and four-week classes begin as early as May 13 while other summer classes begin later in May. Register early to get the classes you need.

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Find Your Interest

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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Hear from Oakton.

"Community college gave me the armor I needed to be successful at a four-year university. Your journey is written for you, but you have to be courageous enough to believe it and allow it to take you where you’re meant to go."
Filza Ali
Alumni
Oakton College
"Teaching feels like a direct intervention in the lives of students in the classroom where you can, over time, see some kind of impact or change in students. That exposure to content in the classroom helps some students self-actualize, or at least develop some idea of what self-actualization might look like for them."
Julian Thompson
Alumni
Oakton College
"Honestly, even before I had my nursing license, I knew nursing ran in my veins: medicine and helping others is part of my identity. As a practicing RN, I take pride in the work I do and am beyond grateful that I get to be wholly me both in and out of the workplace."
Susanna Wagner
Alumni
Oakton College
"This is the first time that I’ve gotten to take a class to learn about a hobby, and I’ll be gaining professional certification for it. I’d be growing cannabis no matter what; I came to Oakton and it really opened my mind to having a career in cultivation."
Amber Johnson
Student
Oakton College
"I didn’t have the support system to go to college while my older kids were young. Once my daughter started kindergarten, I had more free time, and I said ‘OK, I’m going to go into education.’"
Ely Lemus
Student
Oakton College
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What's Happening

Get the latest news and information on a wide range of Oakton programs, events and initiatives.

Oakton Hosts Skyway Juried Art Exhibition

Experience local artistic talent at the Skyway Juried Art Exhibition at Oakton.

Oakton Hosts Creating Justice: A Celebration of Art in People’s Movements, April 12

Join community members, local artists and community organizers for Creating Justice: A Celebration of Art in People’s Movements, April 12. The annual event - free and open to the public - invites everyone to share and learn from projects linking art to social justice movements.

Show Support for the Local LGBTQIA2+ Community at Oakton’s Night of Noise event, April 12

Join the Night of Noise, a nationwide celebration of being LGBTQIA2+, at Oakton College to show your support for the local LGBTQIA2+ community.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Oakton College, April 11

Spend a lunch break at Oakton College’s Des Plaines campus and indulge in jazz melodies performed by the Midwest’s finest and most talented musicians celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month.

Oakton Employee Receives American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Promising Practice in Social Justice Award

A national student success organization recently honored an Oakton employee for her work championing equity for Asian American Pacific Islander students.