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.

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A smart investment

Graduate from college debt free: 99% of Oakton students graduate without debt. 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.

*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.