Continuing Education

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Adult Education

Oakton's Adult Education Department helps adults get the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.

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Career Training

Prepare for career success with Career and Certification Training at Oakton.

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Emeritus Program (55+)

At Oakton, we know the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong one. Oakton's Emeritus Program offers a wide range of engaging college courses for adults aged 55 and older. Explore our wide variety of noncredit classes geared to the needs of the student "who wasn't born yesterday."

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Continuing Education for Health Professionals (CEHP)

Our CEHP program is an approved sponsor of continuing education through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Oakton provides continuing education programs for professionals and paraprofessionals in nursing, social work, professional counseling, speech-language pathology, physical therapy and more.

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Workforce Development and Corporate Training

To remain competitive in an ever-changing business world, companies and their employees must stay on the cutting edge. The Oakton Workforce Solutions team can design and deliver training solutions to help your organization do just that. Learn more about how our team can help you refine procedures, train your employees on new skills and more.

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Community Education

With a diverse collection of programs and courses, Community Education has something for everyone. Whether you are looking to reinvigorate your career or participate in activities for your own personal enrichment, the Community Education Program strives to offer you online and in-class opportunities to expand your knowledge.

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STEAM Youth Programs

Every year, Oakton College welcomes young people between ages 8 and 14 for a summer of learning and fun. Students explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through a number of engaging and interactive experiences. Learn more about our summer youth camps, explore camp courses and find camp registration information.

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Tuition, Fees and Scholarship

Teaching and Volunteer Opportunities

Kim Harris
"I have an incredible amount of respect for people who continue their education after taking time off. Being a small part of those stories makes me feel like my work matters. I enjoy helping students feel the enthusiasm I feel about school and learning."

Kim Harris

Division of Continuing Education, Training, and Workforce Development Manager of Operations

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Register and More

You can register for our non-credit classes online, by mail or by fax. However you want to sign up, we can help. Or maybe you're interested in teaching. Individuals can propose course ideas for consideration by the Alliance for Lifelong Learning.

Contacts and Hours

Oakton Continuing Education
Fax: 847.635.1448

Des Plaines campus
Room 1170

Skokie campus
Room A120

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
The college is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during summer sessions.

Summer Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.