Spring And Summer 2021 Classes

Spring and summer 2021 semester classes will take place online to the fullest extent possible. Online classes will take place in both synchronous (scheduled meet times) and asynchronous (non-scheduled meet times) formats. A limited number of lab and studio classes will take place on campus, including career technical education and health career courses, with increased safety precautions. Some classes have both classroom and online components.

Please note, students who enroll in career and technical education courses that require key skills and knowledge to be acquired through hands-on or face-to-face interactions, are committing to attend the in-person components of those courses to meet the requirements.

This applies to courses listed in Oakton's online class schedule with the following prefixes: AHR, ATA, BNA, CNS, ELT, ENG, FIR, MAP, MFG, MLT, NUR, PTA.

If the state/region transitions to a more restrictive phase of the Restore Illinois Plan, students who are enrolled in these courses will not be required to continue with in-person instruction and will be allowed to complete this coursework at a later date.

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 should follow the self-reporting instructions listed in the Student Information, Resources and Services section of our Return to Campus guidelines.

Course Delivery Formats (Download PDF)
Summer 2021 open registration begins March 25, with Priority Registration taking place March 22, 23 and 24. To view the summer class schedule, log in to the myOakton student portal (https://my.oakton.edu), select ‘Student Profile’ on the left-hand side, then select Registration> Browse Classes>Summer 2021 (view only). Summer 2021 classes begin June 3, 2021.

Additional adjustments will be made to the class schedule as necessary, which may impact tuition and fees. Student bills will be updated to reflect any changes.

To view the type of instruction for individual courses listed in the myOakton student portal course schedule, click on the title of a course, then select Instructor/Meeting Times.

Explanations of course delivery formats are as follows:

Online: Non-scheduled Meeting Times (Asynchronous)
These classes display a date range only in the class schedule.

An online course, through Desire to Learn (D2L)/Brightspace, that does not have required virtual meetings at set times. Students do not need to log into their courses at the same time each week, but may access their courses at any time in order to meet course deadlines as laid out in the syllabus. Instructor may require proctored testing.

Online: Scheduled Meeting Times (Synchronous)
These classes display a date range and meeting times in the class schedule.

An online course, through Desire to Learn (D2L)/Brightspace, that has regularly scheduled virtual meetings. Students will need to log into their courses at the same time each week via a conferencing tool such as Zoom or Google Meet in addition to accessing their course materials at any time. Instructor may require proctored testing.

Hybrid
These classes display two or more meeting times in the class schedule, and a classroom location for the lab component.

Classes contain an online portion through Desire to Learn (D2L)/Brightspace and may include virtual meetings via a conferencing tool such as Zoom or Google Meet. The online portion may be asynchronous or synchronous. Instructor may require proctored testing.

The laboratory component of the course is on campus at scheduled meeting times.

The number of students allowed in a laboratory or classroom at a time may be limited to maintain social distancing, and face masks will be required.

If COVID-19 conditions require classes to be moved online, classes may shift to asynchronous or synchronous formats.

Face-to-Face 
These courses display one or more meeting times and a classroom location in the class schedule.

Classes are on campus at scheduled meeting times. The online learning platform, Desire to Learn (D2L)/Brightspace, will be used to enhance the learning experience with supporting course materials and videos.

Social distancing and face masks will be required in the classroom.

If COVID-19 conditions require classes to be moved online, classes may shift to asynchronous or synchronous formats.

Clinicals, Internships, and Practicum Classes
Please contact the department chairperson or coordinator to check the current status of clinicals, internships and practicums.

All spring 2021 noncredit Continuing Education, Training, and Workforce Development courses, adult education, Emeritus, ESL, GED, Continuing Education for Health Professionals) will be online.