Computer Science

The Computer Science Program at Oakton provides students the strong foundation they need to succeed in any number of computer-related degrees and certificate programs. For students who intend to pursue a four-year degree in computers, our associate of science with an emphasis in computer science allows for the smoothest transition to a four-year college or university.

The program is designed for students who have not yet decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Office of Advising, Transitions and Student Success and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet both Oakton and transfer institution requirements.

For more information on course selection or program-specific advising, contact the program coordinator Ivan Temesvari at ivan.temesvari@oakton.edu. Part-time students should also consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success for part-time pre-major recommendations.

Oakton participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows the transfer of the completed curriculum to any participating college or university in Illinois.

Students who know where they intend to transfer can check iTransfer to determine the transferability of a particular course.

Degrees and Certificates

The following pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university.

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The following Pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Computer Science after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university.

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Job Outlook

Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 667,600 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Potential Careers

• Software Developer
• Network Engineer
• Cybersecurity Engineer
• Web Developer
• Mobile Applications Developer
• Systems Modeling Specialist
• Database Developer
• Data Scientist
• Computer Support Specialist
• Video Game Developer

Meet Your Faculty

Oakton's professors and lecturers are experts in their fields with advanced degrees and years of real-world experience.

Ivan Temesvari, Coordinator
Coordinator, Computer Science
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

A.A. Oakton Community College
B.S. Eastern Illinois University
M.A. Eastern Illinois University
M.S. Northeastern Illinois University
ivan.temesvari@oakton.edu
www.oakton.edu/user/2/itemesva/
847.376.7065
Office: 2134, Des Plaines

Bob Sompolski
Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Health Careers
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics

B.A. Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S. University of Illinois
Ph.D. University of Illinois
somplski@oakton.edu
847.635.1690
Office: 100 Lee, Des Plaines

Meet our part time faculty

Hector Hernandez
Lecturer
B.S. Monterrey Institute of Technology
M. Math. University of Waterloo
Ph.D. University of Alberta
hhernandez@oakton.edu
847.635.1688
Office: 2180, Des Plaines

Kamilla Murashkina
Lecturer
B.S. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
M.S. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
M.S. Northeastern Illinois University
kmurashk@oakton.edu
847.635.1688
Office: 2180, Des Plaines

James Papademas
Lecturer
B.A. Roosevelt University
B.S. Roosevelt University
M.B.A. Roosevelt University
M.S. Roosevelt University
jpapadem@oakton.edu
847.635.1688
Office: 2180, Des Plaines

Luke Papademas
Lecturer
B.S. Roosevelt University
B.S. Roosevelt University
M.S. Roosevelt University
M.S. Roosevelt University
M.S. Illinois Institute of Technology
lpapadem@oakton.edu
847.635.1688
Office: 2180, Des Plaines

James Wills
Lecturer
B.S. University of Illinois, Chicago
M.S. DePaul University
jwills@oakton.edu
847.635.1688
Office: 2180, Des Plaines

What's Next?

We are glad you are considering attending Oakton Community College. No matter where you are in your decision-making process, we are here to help you with your next steps. Whether you're ready to apply now, need information on paying for college or have questions and want to contact someone, we're here to help.

Contact Us

Ivan Temesvari
Computer Science Coordinator
847.376.7065

ivan.temesvari@oakton.edu