Community Education

We pride ourselves on being not only an academic institution but a community institution.

In addition to our centrally located campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, we provide community education at hundreds of off-site locations found in high schools and other areas throughout the community, as well as online.

Are you interested in learning new skills without pursuing a full degree? Maybe you want to learn a new language, pick up a new hobby or expand your knowledge of art or history. Perhaps you're interested in improving your technology or business skills.

Whatever your needs, we offer numerous continuing education courses designed to make each and every member of our community, regardless of age or experience, independent life-long learners.

Business and Careers

Whether you're preparing for a new career or expanding your skills to advance in your current profession, our Business and Careers courses help you gain a competitive edge.

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Foreign Language Academy

Do you want to travel the world and learn about new cultures? Speak to relatives, friends or business partners in their language? Exercise your brain or just learn a language for fun? Enroll in our Foreign Language Academy. Courses focus on conversation and cultural exploration, and follow guidelines of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

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Life and Leisure

Whether you're looking to reinvigorate your career or participate in activities for your own personal enrichment and enjoyment, we strive to offer adults opportunities to expand knowledge in the pursuit of personal and professional development.

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Computer and Technology

Freshen up your computer skills or learn how to use the latest technology. For personal interest or career growth, expand your technological bandwidth here!

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Oakton Continuing Education
Fax: 847.635.1809

Des Plaines
Room 1170

Room A120