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Study at Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College was established in 1969 and is located in Illinois. The campuses of this university are in Skokie and Des Plaines. Oakton Community College sprawls across 147 acres of woodlands and prairie, surrounded by the Des Plaines River. It offers education in technology, communication, art, nursing, music, business studies and computer science. The campuses include the following:

  • Des Plaines Campus
  • Ray Hartstein Campus
The athletics teams in Oakton Community College are called the Raiders. They participate in the sports of cross-country, women's tennis, men's soccer, volleyball and golf.

Profile of Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College is located in a small city, in Des Plaines, IL. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Oakton Community College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study family and social work.

Oakton Community College Selectivity

Oakton Community College maintains an open-admission policy.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Oakton Community College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 10, 805 students (5, 814 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at Oakton Community College.

Oakton Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts267liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine228nursing assistant, registered nursing, surgical nurse, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology131pharmacy tech, medical coding, phlebotomy, medical lab tech
Family and Social Work107child care provider, social work, public administration
Therapy and Counselling71physical therapist assistant, substance abuse Counselling
Business and Management69accounting technology, operations management, human resources, marketing, banking, business management, investments and securities, sales, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement64criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Medical administration44medical records tech, medical billing, medical transcription, medical office assistant
Engineering Technician42CAD and design, manufacturing tech, architectural drafting, mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, computer systems tech
Computer Science and Engineering41information science, information technology, web design, computer product certification, computer networking, computer programming, system administration, database administration
Mechanics and Repair28HVAC, automobile mechanics
Real Estate and Construction Management14construction management, real estate
office and Administration8administrative assistant, executive secretary
Science7biological and physical sciences
Media3desktop publishing and imaging, advertising
Design2graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial photography

Contact: Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College

1600 E Golf Rd.

Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268

General Phone: (847) 635-1600


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