Apply for a Health Career Program

Health career programs accept a limited number of students each year. Meet with a health career advisor (see below) to review admission requirements and start the application process.

Certificate Programs

Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


Information Sessions

View the schedule.  Free Health Careers Information Sessions are offered several times a year at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses.

April 8, 2020
Nursing applicants can apply online for spring 2021.
(Online applications for other health career programs will be available in September and October.)

Current and returning Oakton students should apply through the applicant dashboard (found in the New Student Information section) on the home page of their myOakton account.

Students applying to the fall 2020 Health Information Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology or Phlebotomy programs should complete a paper application. (See page 2 of application for deadlines.) These applications will be available online for spring 2021-fall 2022 beginning in September.

For more information about the application and enrollment process, call Student Recruitment & Outreach at 847.635.1835 or contact someone from the following list.

Health Career Contacts

Jennifer Crowley, Health Career Advisor
jcrowley@oakton.edu, 847.635.1844

  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Medical Coding and Billing (HIT)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)
  • Phlebotomy (PBT)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Pharmacy Technician (MLT)


Kathleen Dynek
, BNAT Assessment and Advising Specialist
kdynek@oakton.edu, 847.635.1464

  • Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT)

Jhosa Pagulayan, Program Chair
Jpagulay@oakton.edu, 847.376.7642

  • Elder Care Support (ECS)


Julie Rosenberg,
Health Career Advisor
jmrosenb@oakton.edu, 847.635.1266

  • Nursing (NUR)
  • Medical Office Assistant (MOA)

For information on the Horticultural Therapy
htcertificate@chicagobotanic.org