A. A. S. Degree Programs

Oakton offers a wide range of vocational and technical courses designed for students wanting to upgrade their job skills or seeking short-term programs to prepare for immediate entry into the work force. Students can complete formal, two-year programs (A.A.S. degrees), earn certificates, or select only those courses that would be useful for their career goals.

Note that A.A.S. degrees and career certificates typically do not transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Though some career courses and programs may transfer to particular colleges, students who plan on transferring should check out Oakton's transfer programs and/or make an appointment with an advisor to discuss transfer options.

Please note that several of the following A.A.S. degree programs also offer various certificate programs.

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology
Applied Business
Architectural Technology
Automotive Technology*
Computer Applications for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking and Systems
Early Childhood Education
Electronics and Computer Technology
Facilities Management and Engineering
Financial Services
Fire Science Technology
Global Business Studies
Graphic Design


Health Information Technology**
Human Services
Law Enforcement
Management and Supervision
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing Management
Mechanical Design/CAD
Medical Laboratory Technology**
Nursing, Associate Degree**
Nursing, Basic Nurse Assistant Training
Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapist Assistant**
Radio Frequency Identification
Substance Abuse Counseling

*Requires interview with and consent of program chair.
**Limited admission health career program. See the department Web site or contact the Enrollment Center for more information.