Oakton is a two-year community college with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie. Established in 1969 and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Oakton offers education and training for the residents and businesses of Illinois District 535.


Oakton is the community’s college. By providing access to quality education throughout a lifetime, we empower and transform our students in the diverse communities we serve.


Dedicated to teaching and learning, Oakton is a student-centered college known for academic rigor and high standards. Through exemplary teaching that relies on innovation and collaboration with our community partners, our students learn to think critically, solve problems, and to be ethical global citizens who shape the world. We are committed to diversity, cultural competence, and achieving equity in student outcomes.


Career and Transfer Center

Career development is a lifelong process. At Oakton, we’ll help you determine your career goals, no matter where you are at.

Career and Transfer Center offers a wide array of resources to help you with your career decision making whether you are selecting a major or changing occupations. Career counselors work with you, using many different strategies, to help you define your career goals. Individualized job search coaching sessions help you develop an effective resume, improve your interviewing skills, and more. And free workshops throughout the academic year will help you prepare for job search success.


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