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The free, virtual workshops are supported by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Dr. Brooks will be one of 28 college administrators, nationwide, to be recognized at the Society’s annual convention April 7-9 in Denver, Colo.
Oakton has received a Military Friendly® School designation for seven consecutive years. The College earned a Silver Award for the 2022-2023 year.
The funds will be available for award in the 2022-2023 academic year to students who live in New Trier Township, have a 2.75 GPA or higher, and need financial resources to attend college.
As a Board Member College of CCID, Oakton will be part of the leadership of the premier, national, global studies professional association for community colleges.
Community members are welcome to join Oakton Community College throughout February for events and activities celebrating Black History Month.
Two Oakton Community College students recently placed first in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) 2021 Writers Competition and Festival.
Students will receive confirmation of each of their classes’ formats for the first two weeks of the semester via email.
The Northfield Township Board of Trustees approved a new $100,000 scholarship providing assistance to students applying to Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and Skokie.
Enrollment is now open for Code Elevate. The program runs Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., from July 11 to August 4.
The first-of-its-kind community college facility and new PharmaCann Scholarship for Cannabis Education were supported by a $600,000 PharmaCann donation announced in 2021.
The free short-term certificate programs can be completed in as little as one semester. Information session are scheduled in May.
Oakton's apprenticeship program allows students to work part-time in a high-demand field and earn a salary while also completing a certificate or degree at the College. After completion of their Oakton credentials, students typically receive full-time employment at their apprenticeship site.
A grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will cover tuition for 45 Social Equity Applicants.
Oakton Community College is once again stepping up to help students reach their Big Goals this spring by offering three free credit hours of tuition to new and returning students.
The Saluki Step Ahead Program lets students transfer from Oakton to earn a bachelor’s degree online from SIU Carbondale and receive scholarships.
The Saluki Step Ahead Program lets students transfer from Oakton to earn a bachelor’s degree online from SIU Carbondale and receive scholarships.
The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) produced the report in partnership with The Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University.
Skokie campus upgrades are part of the College’s ongoing Facilities Master Plan.
College faculty and staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the college community during the “Opening Day” fall semester kickoff on Aug. 16.
The NJCAA honored 10 Oakton student-athletes and two teams for their academic accomplishments during the 2020-2021 season.
A Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Oakton faculty members to infuse West African content into the College’s curriculum and allow for the future development of a study abroad program in Ghana for students.
The vaccine clinic is open to the community and walk-ins are welcome.
Justin Mitchell, Honors Student of the Year, is looking to have his academic paper published in “INQUIRIES Journal,” a scholarly publication that focuses on the social sciences, arts and humanities, before the end of the summer.
Oakton once again received the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Equity and Diversity Award. This is Oakton's fourth ICCTA Equity and Diversity Award in 11 years, with the most recent awards received in 2019 and 2015.
Recently, 66 students from Maine East, Maine West, Maine South, Niles North, and Niles West High Schools celebrated earning their first college credential — the Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT) Certificate — through the Oakton Dual Credit Program
Fifteen Rivers Casino employees completed a 13-session English as Second Language (ESL) course this spring — which culminated with a graduation ceremony on May 25.
Oakton is the No. 3 seed in the NJCAA Division III World Series, scheduled to begin May 29 in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Know that Oakton’s leadership remains steadfast in our work to become an anti-racist institution and strives to create a more just society for everyone.
Oakton Community College students looking to transfer to a four-year college can explore new opportunities thanks to a new partnership with National Louis University.
Demonstrating Oakton Community College’s dedication to those who served our country, the college has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® designation for the sixth straight year.
A scholarship fund to help students achieve their Big Goals at Oakton Community College got a $100,000 boost from the Rivers Casino Charitable Foundation.
Professionals seeking additional credentials or a degree through Oakton Community College’s Early Childhood Education program may be eligible for the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program.
The sacrifices of missed family time and countless hours spent studying paid dividends for Miriam Barnett of Evanston, 49, as she graduated top of her class at Oakton Community College’s fall nursing pinning ceremony.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize former Oakton students who have excelled professionally and provided inspirational service to their community.
Jacelyn Islas is one of just two student-athletes chosen to represent NJCAA Region IV, which includes over 40 community colleges in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Presented by Women’s and Gender Studies at Oakton, this year’s edition is entitled “Where Are We Now?: Activism of the Everyday.”
A free Zoom webinar featuring Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., as the keynote speaker.
The program is designed to prepare students to monitor the contacts of infected people and notify them of their exposure. All courses can be completed online.
Services the grant will provide include academic tutoring, financial aid advice, career and college mentoring, help in choosing courses and other forms of assistance.
Recently, 61 Maine Township High School students celebrated graduating high school while also earning their first post-secondary credential – the Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT) Certificate.
This fall, Maryana Nissan will attend the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she will major in neuroscience.
Social equity applicants are encouraged to attend.
If your fall college plans have changed due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, Oakton will keep you moving toward your four-year degree.