Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) combines federally-funded Illinois job training programs into a comprehensive “workforce development” system through which individuals can find a job or train for a new career.

WIOA provides funding to upgrade computer and personal skills and take classes to retrain for an occupation.  WIOA-eligible individuals may be awarded an Individual Training Account (ITA), which can be used for WIOA-approved programs at WIOA-approved training provider sites, such as Oakton Community College.

If you would like to participate in WIOA, here’s how to get started:

  1. Attend a WIOA Orientation online. The schedule for these can be found at the National Able Network.
  2. After the orientation, review the WIOA-approved programs available at Oakton below.
  3. Contact Advising Services to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to learn more about the program and Oakton’s policies and procedures. You can reach us at 847.635.1700 (Des Plaines) or 847.635.1400 (Skokie)

Approved WIOA Programs

Below is a list of existing Oakton curricula that are certified for the use of a WIOA individual training account. These programs are part of Oakton's regular catalog. They are not specifically designed for WIOA participants. Most of the students who enroll will not be using an individual training account.

Approved WIOA Programs

Degree or Certificate (Oakton curriculum prefix and code)

Department

Illinois Workforce ID**

ELT 0169

A+ Computer Diagnostic Specialist Certificate

3402

ACC 0003

Accounting Associate Certificate

1005713

ACC 0005

Accounting Associate Degree - (AAS Degree)

1101

ACC 0006

Accounting (Professional) - CPA Preparation Certificate

967

ACC 0004

Accounting Technology Certificate (formerly Bookkeeping)

1004826

CAB 0307

Administrative Assistant Certificate

961

CIS 0461

Advanced Web Site Development Certificate

3575

MFG 0276

Automation and Controls Certificate

2377

ATA 0030

Automotive Technology Certificate

1100

CNS 0170

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate

3307

MFG 0279

CNC Operations and Programming Preparation Certificate

1004520

MFG 0277

CNC/CAM Programming Certificate

2378

CIS 0125

Computer User Certificate

3400

ELT 0165

Electronics and Computer Technology - (AAS Degree)

886

ELT 0167

Electronics Computer Technician Certificate

1000434

CNS103

Google IT Support Certificate

1109010

Non credit program

AWS - Amazon Web Services-System Operations Certification

 

Non credit program

EKG Technician Certification Prep

1010091

Non credit program

Electronic Health Records Specialist/MAA with EHR

510707

Non credit program

Executive Assistant

520402

Non credit program

Professional Medical Coding and Billing

1009692

Non credit program

Truck Driver Training (CDL)

1009049

MGT 0235

Human Resource Specialist Certificate

1001910

MFG 0264

Mechatronics Supply Chain Technician Certificate

1011759

MFG 0274

Manufacturing Technology - (AAS Degree)

1001019

HIT 0329

Medical Assistant Certificate

1008759

HIT 0288

Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

2286

CAB 0306

Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate

1005018

CIS 0147

Microsoft Project Management Preparation Certificate

1004522

CNS 0152

Network Security Administrator Certificate

1004049

NUR 0320

Nursing - (AAS Degree) (limited enrollment*)

946

NUR 0037

Nursing - Basic Nurse Assistant Program (limited enrollment*)

513902

CIS 0139

Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Certificate

1005310

PAR 0341

Paralegal Studies Certificate

1006598

MLT 0282

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

2284

MLT 0281

Phlebotomy Certificate (limited enrollment*)

3398

PTA 0360

Physical Therapist Assistant - (AAS Degree) (limited enrollment*)

945

MFG 0244

Production Tech Certificate

1011756

MFG 0248

Programmable Controls (PLC/PAC) Technician Certificate

1011757

CIS 0460

Web Site Support and Maintenance Certificate

3301

MFG 0250

Welding Certificate

1011755

CNS 0128

Windows Server Administration Certificate

1005281

*Limited enrollment = These programs at Oakton have specific admission requirements and accept a limited number of students each year. It is strongly recommended that students attend an Information Session prior to applying to a Limited Enrollment program. Contact the Enrollment Center at 847-635-1700 for dates and time of upcoming Information Sessions.

**Look up WIOA-approved training programs, providers, and estimated cost at the Illinois Workforce Development System.

Locations of local workNet offices:

Oakton Community College
National Able Network - Skokie Campus
7701 Lincoln Avenue, Room A151
Skokie, IL 60077
847.376.7758

Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue, 3rd floor
Evanston, IL  60201
847.448.8600

Illinois WorkNet Center
723 West Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL  60005
847.981.7400