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A group of dedicated Oakton Community College faculty “techies” recently built 10 new programmable automation controllers (PAC) trainers that will be used in a new manufacturing course available this spring.
It is a good time to enroll in classes for Spring 2020. Get a jump on your future !
Oakton Community College has two upcoming opportunities for community members of all ages and skill levels to shine on stage. Audition for two unique theater productions – “The Vagina Monologues” and “Grease.”
Bakahia Madison, Psy.D., isn’t just training students to provide services — she’s inspiring them to become advocates.
Since 1984, more than 2,400 students have received an Associate of Applied Science-Nursing credential from Oakton.
Tina Fakhrid-Deen channeled her passion for creative writing to earn the 2020 winter/spring MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
The new transfer partnership creates a pathway from Oakton to NMU for students to earn a bachelor’s degree tailored to the cannabis industry.
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students to grow as scholars and leaders.
Over the last five years, Oakton has averaged a first-time pass rate of approximately 92 percent on the NCLEX. In 2018, that passing rate was an all-time high of 99 percent.
Souleya Ibrahim took 13th place in the 5K race with her time of 18:52. The freshman crossed the finish line ahead of more than 270 runners from across the country.
With the Oakton men’s basketball team returning only one player from last season, this year’s edition of the Oakton Owls will be relying heavily on 11 freshmen.
In its 50-year history, Oakton has awarded more than 30,000 degrees and certificates to students who are making a difference.
Dress up and celebrate with students, faculty and staff! Family fun, too! Bring kids to a safe environment. Hosted by the Office of Student Life.
Oakton is believed to be the first community college to offer a college-credit health communications program focused on preparing people to work in the medical cannabis industry.
The College is joining with U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider and Jan Schakowsky, National Able Network and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) for this hiring event, hosting dozens of employers with career openings in positions at health care providers.
An Athletic Academic Support and Compliance Specialist provides Oakton student-athletes with academic, personal, learning, and career-related advising on an individual basis.
The five-year grant, totaling $676,512, will provide approximately 50 scholarships for full-time students interested in STEM fields to attend Oakton.
The need for private security personnel is skyrocketing with more than 5,000 security job postings listed in the Chicago area in 2018.
The College received congratulatory notes from legislative leaders representing Oakton’s district. Dignitaries in attendance included Illinois State Senators Laura Murphy and Laura Fine, Village of Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek and George Van Dusen, mayor of the Village of Skokie.
Abdallah Simmons is prepared for the next step in his educational journey – transferring to University of Illinois at Chicago, where he plans to pursue a degree in architecture.
Gabija Ulcinaite was invited to join Oakton’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society, and credits PTK as a transformational experience that made her a strong leader and resulted in cherished relationships.
The public is invited to participate in the Founders Day opening ceremony and reception to begin Oakton ’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, starting 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 25.
Andrew Kostiv, Aishat Mohammed, Joshua Rodriguez, and Luz Trejo Camarillo were presented their awards by Board Chair Joan DiLeonardi Thursday, April 18, in Niles.
Supporting the advancement of women in community colleges is a core value of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC).
Owls’ co-captain sophomore guard Liz Stangel led the team with 388 rebounds (14.9 rebounds per game), good for second in the nation.
This past season sophomore basketball forward Darius Jones averaged 14.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Last season, the Owls recorded a 44-17 shattering numerous school records in the process.
Sophomore guard Liz Stangel was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region IV Division II (District D) All-Region First Team as well as the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) All-Conference Second Team.
Sophomore guard Jordan Irving was named First Team All-Skyway; sophomore forward Darius Jones was an honorable mention.
Oakton employs approximately 800 full- and part-time faculty providing instruction at campuses in Skokie and Des Plaines, in addition to online.
Sophomore guard Jordan Irving helped the Owls to a 3-0 record last week, averaging 30.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2.3 steals per game during that span. He shot 58.9 percent from the field, including 65 percent from beyond the three-point arc.
Sophomore forward Darius Jones leads the Owls in rebounds (8.0 per game), assists (2.9 per contest), blocks (2.5 per game) and games started (25). He also is averaging 13.8 points per contest.
In six games, Ava Gardner has averaged 22.3 points per game, shooting 51.2 percent from the field. She has averaged 36.5 minutes of playing time this season.
Sophomore Elmina Alic earned a 4.0 GPA and President’s Scholar recognition for the fall semester while pursuing an associate of arts degree.
Sophomore men’s basketball forward Jack Framke has been selected the college’s male student-athlete of the month.
Enjoy readings, lectures and discussions about Jewish literature by enrolling in this free five-part series
Gateways to Opportunity credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Child Care and Development.
Two convenient course options are available at the college’s Skokie campus.
Attend a free information session to learn about the trucking business and Oakton’s eight-week Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program.
For the third-straight year, Washington Monthly ranks Oakton as the best community college in Illinois for adult learners.
Sophomore women’s volleyball outside hitter Elmina Alic has been selected as the Oakton Community College women’s student-athlete of the month.
The team was recognized on campus; with proclamations from the cities of Des Plaines and Park Ridge; and through a victory tour that included stops at the Arlington Park winner’s circle, Schaumburg Boomers, Chicago Dogs in Rosemont, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and the Illinois Statehouse where they were presented to the state Senate and awarded certificates of merit.
Oakton continued executing upon its Master Plan to improve its infrastructure and create inspirational spaces for teaching and learning.
Since 2015, the institution’s graduation rate has steadily increased from 18 to 22 percent. In May 2018, Oakton celebrated the largest commencement ceremony in the history of the college.
Oakton partners include: Elmhurst College; LSG Skychefs; NorthShore University Health Systems; John Crane
Oakton collaborates with partner high schools to offer college-level classes to eligible high school students allow ing them to obtain high school and college credit simultaneously.
More than 500 Oakton students and employees actively engaged in community service projects throughout 2018.
Awards and recognition for students, alum, employees, and programs come from a variety of sources, including: ValueColleges.com; Washington Monthly; Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada; American Association of Women in Community Colleges; Illinois Community College Trustees Association; Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference; and WileyPLUS Next Gen Partnership Award.
Students have more to choose from at Oakton with new academic programs launched in 2018.
During the 2017-18 academic year, the Oakton Educational Foundation made available more than $1 million in scholarships and grants assisting Oakton students and programs.
Oakton hired several new leaders who bring a broad wealth of experience to the college.
Oakton hired several new leaders who bring a broad wealth of experience to the college.
“A Field Guide to the Biodiversity of the Chicago Region,” will be used this spring for students enrolled in Introduction to Environmental Science.
Liz Stangel, co-captain for the women’s basketball team, was a standout goalie for the soccer team in the fall, and has a 4.0 GPA as she works toward earning her associate degree.
Basketball guard Jordan Irving also works hard In the classroom. He is studying sports marketing and earned a 3.6 GPA in his most recent semester.
On the season, guard Jordan Irving leads the Owls in scoring (22.5 points per game). In addition, he is averaging 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest.
Yngride Jean-Philippe led the nation in solo blocked shots (121) and led the Owls with 296 total kills.
Nzelu Maitha will represent the Oakton Owls in the national championship scheduled May 21-24, 2019, at the Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth, Indiana.
Bukola Abdulwahab-Omotose (Ilorin, Nigeria/British Nigerian Academy) and Brian Ramos (Addison/Addison Trail High School), received countrywide postseason recognition by being named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region IV All-Region Men’s Soccer Team.
Plan now; spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Three Owls named to All-Region Team, All-Conference Team
The Oakton chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society swore in nine new officers and inducted 105 new members at its Nov. 15 induction ceremony.
Register today; winterim classes begin Dec. 17.
The Koehnline Museum of Art will display unique compositions by Chicago artist Harold Haydon (1909-1994), known for introducing a radical new approach to painting composition, Thursday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Jan. 25.
With the Oakton Community College women’s basketball team returning five players from last season, the arrow is pointing up for this year’s edition of the Oakton Owls.
With the team returning its top two leading scorers from last season, this year’s edition of the Oakton Owls will be strong on offense.
Oakton offers guaranteed admission to College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; learn how at Nov. 7 info session
Learn more about this unique program for high school seniors at a free information session.
An annual celebration of jazz bands and combos from schools in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference who will perform and be rated by a panel of Chicago jazz musicians.
Sophomore Pablo Custodio, who plays baseball and soccer for the Oakton Owls, sports a 3.2 GPA. He is also involved in the Association to Nurture and Develop the Advancement of Latinos in Education (¡ANDALE!) at Oakton.
Sophomore Caitlin Dalton is captain of the women’s soccer team and working toward her associate in arts degree.
Freshman Nzelu Maitha is only the fourth player in the past 11 years to complete the “trifecta” of being named to the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference All-Conference Team, NJCAA Region IV Tournament All-Region Team and qualifying for nationals in the same season.