Courses Offered Online - Spring

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 2020; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

Oakton offers a variety of online courses (see list below); however, the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee,* and textbook required.

*Fees vary per course.

CAD Computer-Aided Design
Cannabis Disp & Patient Care
College Studies
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking & Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Elder Care Support
Geographic Information Systems
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Horticultural Therapy
Law Enforcement and CRJ
Mechanical Design
Medical Laboratory Technology
Physical Education
Political Science

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Academic Advising for additional information, or read about the IAI at

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EGL101 - Composition I
Course introduces strategies for planning, writing, and revising expository essays based on experience and reading. Content includes purpose, context, genre, and the rhetorical situation as elements in the writing process, as well as critical reading and analysis as the basis for essay writing. The first course in a two-course sequence with EGL 102. Prerequisite: Placement in EGL 101 or successful completion of EGL 090 or EGL 097 or EGL 098 (grade of P).
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: C1 900

EGL102 - Composition II
Course introduces strategies for planning, writing, and revising advanced expository essays and the college research paper. Content includes critical reading and analysis, the structure of argument, and the use of sources. Prerequisite: EGL 101 with minimum grade of C.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: C1 901R

EGL111 - Introduction to Business and Technical Writing
Course concentrates on development of competence in producing various types of business documents. Content includes memoranda, letters, reports, and procedural documents. Focus is on writing for an audience with identified purpose, using college-owned computer hardware and software. Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

EGL129 - Introduction to Literature
Course introduces students to the study of literature through critical reading and analysis in multiple literary genres. Content includes terminology and methods for literary analysis and evaluation as well as discussion of social, intellectual, and historical influences on literary works.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: H3 900

EGL211 - Writing for the Web
Course explores specialized writing techniques and skills necessary to produce effective communications for digital formats. Focus is on online hypertext documents for internet and intranet systems. Experience using word processing software and World Wide Web necessary. Content includes organizing and writing company Web pages, product and service descriptions; and on-line training materials, easily navigated by various audiences. Instruction in HTML coding not part of course. Recommended: Successful completion of one college-level English course.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

EGL212 - Technical Writing Applications
Course develops competencies in producing technical and scientific documents. Content includes manuals, proposals, status reports and formal reports requiring research and data analysis. Focus is on writing and designing reader-centered documents illustrating principles and procedures typical of technical and scientific fields; and instruction in design and integration of necessary visual elements such as tables, charts, and graphs Recommended: Successful completion of one college-level English course.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

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