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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 salutes Paramedic Program graduates

The EMS Paramedic Program is a partnership between Oakton and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

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Sculpture Invasion 2022 / CSI Biennial invades Oakton with art

Sculpture Invasion 2022 is on display at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus through Sept. 30

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Fifteen Oakton Students Awarded Wentcher Foundation Scholarships

Ten Oakton students were named Wentcher Scholars and five students were named Wentcher Transfer Scholars.

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MCCA graduates celebrate earning college credits through Oakton’s Early College Programs

Eleven grads earned an average of more than 20 hours of college credit while still in high school through Oakton’s Early College Programs.

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Oakton seeks entries for Women's Art Exhibition: Our Bodies, Our Health

Artists of all media who self-identify as women, including performance artists, may submit a single work by Friday, Aug. 5.