Your New Career Starts Here

You can boost your career in a year or less with more than 100 short-term programs for local, in-demand jobs.

Gain valuable new skills that local employers are looking for. At Oakton, you'll learn from practitioners who teach the specific skills you need to succeed in high-demand jobs.

Don’t break the bank. Earning an Oakton certificate or credential is a cost-effective way to enter a new field or secure a higher-paying job.

Learn at your own pace. Our programs are flexible and close to home with in-person, online and evening classes available.

A smart investment

Education is the best path to get a high-wage, high-skill job. At $136* per credit hour, Oakton's tuition is lower than most other educational options. Our programs are some of the best in the region, and our student success rates back that up.

A dedicated team of support staff and faculty will make sure that your time at Oakton is time well spent. We're here to help you examine your costs and find ways to make your program affordable through grants and scholarships. In fact, many short-term certificates now qualify for state financial aid.

*The $136.25 per credit hour rate is for in-district residents and online-only programs. This cost does not include minimal extra costs like books and lab fees; costs vary by program. Find out if you live in Oakton's district.

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