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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.
You have big ideas, big goals and big dreams. This fall, Oakton Community College has your back! Fall 2021 classes start Aug. 23. Registration is now open!
Oakton CARES is now open to all currently enrolled students who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.
Oakton is the No. 3 seed in the NJCAA Division III World Series, scheduled to begin May 29 in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Thirty students completed Oakton Community College's Nursing Program this spring and are now on their way to beginning rewarding careers in the health care field.
After winning the NJCAA Region 4 Division III Baseball Tournament, Oakton’s baseball team advances to compete in the NJCAA Great Lakes District Tournament scheduled May 21-22.
At PTK’s Catalyst 2021 annual convention held virtually April 8-10, Cecelia Landrum of Evanston was honored with the Distinguished Chapter Member Award.
Oakton’s baseball team has clinched a conference championship but is aiming to make another national championship appearance.
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.
Enjoy great side-splitting comedy and support local restaurants with the Oakton Community College OMG! Improv comedy group’s “Dinner to go and a Show!”
Art enthusiasts can bid on original pieces created by Oakton Community College students, faculty and local artists from the comfort of their homes while supporting students in their academic endeavors.
Students enrolled in Oakton Community College’s cannabis education programs will benefit from a generous donation from Hatch, a cannabis dispensary with two locations in Illinois.
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.
Oakton will continue to take actionable steps to break down our society's systemic racism.
Students enrolled in Oakton Community College’s cannabis education programs will benefit from a generous donation from Maribis, a dispensary operator with four locations in Illinois.
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.
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.
Demonstrating Oakton Community College’s commitment to faculty and staff excellence, President Joianne L. Smith, Ph.D., recognized individuals who've made outstanding contributions to the college community throughout the past year.
During the 12-week program, participants will learn to create customized and interactive web pages using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
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.