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Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College

With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Locations
Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Faculty
Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Students
Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

 

Diversity Profile: Oakton Community College

Our vision is an inclusive and accepting campus climate free of bias and hate where students, employees, and other stakeholders are resilient as we work together to create positive change in our community. Oakton enjoys a rich legacy of diversity on campus, educating students of all ages and from all walks of life. Our students and employees hail from more than 50 countries around the globe!

Committed to enriching its shared learning and working environment, the College continues to attract and support a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and equally values and celebrates members of the community for their contributions. Connecting What Matters, Oakton’s strategic plan for 2013 – 2017, reflects the College’s goal to overcome racism and other forms of bias. The College’s Office of Access, Equity and Diversity and several institutional groups, including the Anti-Racism Team and the Diversity Council, provide leadership for access and equity. We invite you to explore these various offices and institutional groups, and connect with the people.

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Jobs at Oakton Community College

  • Enrollment Specialist

  • Des Plaines, IL
  • Category:: StaffDepartment:: Enrollment ServicesLocations:: Des Plaines, ILPosted:: Jul 31, '18Type:: Part Time StaffAbout Oakton Community College

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  • Program Assistant - Student Life

  • Des Plaines, IL
  • Category:: StaffDepartment:: Center for Campus Inclusion & Diversity (CCID)Locations:: Des Plaines, ILPosted:: Jul 17, '18Type:: Full Time StaffAbout

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  • Skilled Maintenance Technician- Certified Plumber

  • Des Plaines, IL
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  • Central Services Assistant

  • Des Plaines, IL
  • Category:: StaffDepartment:: Business ServicesLocations:: Des Plaines, ILPosted:: Aug 08, '18Type:: Full Time StaffAbout Oakton Community College

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