News & Announcements

New Classes for Spring 2017

Advanced SQL: Course introduces advanced SQL topics. Content includes advanced aggregate functions for data analysis, complex joins, complex subqueries, graphical images, procedures, packages, and data types such as LOB, CLOB, BLOB. Oracle 12c and SQL Developer as the primary application development tools will be used.  Register for CIS290-050 (CRN=11891, Monday: 6:00-9:50, Des Plaines campus, room 2629 starts 1/23/2017)

WordPress: Course introduces the basics of installing, configuring, and building blogs and small web sites using WordPress, a Web Content Management System. Register for CIS290-051 (CRN=11892, Thursday: 6:00-9:50, Des Plaines campus, room 2631 starts 2/2/2017):

New CIS Programmer Degree, CIS Programmer Certificate, and General Programmer Certificate

Computer Programmer A.A.S. Degree: Select one track from general programmer, mobile programmer, or web developer tracks.

Computer Programmer Certificate: Select one track from general programmer, mobile programmer, or web developer tracks.

General Programmer Certificate: This certificate is designed to allow the student to select which programming courses needed to attain their professional or personal computer programming goals.  This certificate was developed for the individual who has a strong computer background and would like a credential showing current programming knowledge.

New CIS Programming Courses

  • CIS222 Java Programming Using Files and Databases
  • CIS257 Apps Programming for Apple Mobile Devices
  • CIS258 Apps Programming for Android Mobile Devices
  • CIS267 Advanced Apps Programming for Apple Mobile Devices
  • CIS268 Advanced Apps Programming for Android Mobile Devices

SAP Courses at Oakton

Information Systems for Business (CIS201-0C1): offered online only in the fall semester. 
Course explores the types of information used in business, the flow of information through an organization, and a framework for examining characteristics of Accounting Information Systems in relation to other information system components. Content includes transaction processing system, internal management reporting, and day-to-day operational support. Course also covers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Managing Information Systems (CIS203-0C1): offered online only in the spring semester

Course presents analysis and management of a computer system for business or personal use. Content includes selection and evaluation of appropriate hardware and software, software installation, backup, security, network communication, and maintenance. 

Introduction to ERP Systems (CIS 249-0C1):
offered online only in the fall semester

Course introduces SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning. The course is intended to explain how the fundamental business processes interact within an ERP system in the functional areas of; sales and distribution, materials management, production planning, financial accounting, controlling, and human resource management.

System Configuration Using SAP (CIS 261-0C1): offered online only in the spring semester
Course provides students with fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience with enterprise systems: design, configuration, implementation, and deployment of an ERP system within a contemporary business environment.

Earn a 4-Year Degree at Northern Illinois University: START at OAKTON

Oakton offers the 2+2 program through Northern Illinois University (NIU).  Students can earn an A.A.S. degree at Oakton and these courses transfer to NIU. These courses are applied towards the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at NIU. The program helps streamline the process of receiving a four-year degree between Oakton and NIU.  There are three main areas of concentration:

  • Software Development 
  • Enterprise Software
  • Computational Software

Interested students should contact:
Michele Reznick, CIS Coordinator, at

Meryl Sussman, Director of Undergraduate Programming at

CIS Credit and Non-Credit Classes

Note that many CIS classes can be taken for credit or non-credit (via the Alliance for Lifelong Learning).  Credit class status can be changed to Audit.  Non-credit classes can be converted to credit classes (contact Michele Reznick, CIS Coordinator, at for more information). Non-credit classes have one flat fee typically consistent with in-district rates. Students earn a Pass/Fail in non-credit classes.