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Oakton Community College

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Advanced Early Childhood Ed. Certificate

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Early childhood education is part of the national agenda, as more and more people recognize the vital role that teachers, directors and other practitioners play in the lives of young children and their families. Oakton is very proud of its program and the diverse study options available.

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Advanced Family Child Care Provider Certificate

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Early childhood education is part of the national agenda, as more and more people recognize the vital role that teachers, directors and other practitioners play in the lives of young children and their families. Oakton is very proud of its program and the diverse study options available.

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Advanced Infant Toddler Certificate

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Early childhood education is part of the national agenda, as more and more people recognize the vital role that teachers, directors and other practitioners play in the lives of young children and their families. Oakton is very proud of its program and the diverse study options available.

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Basic Early Childhood Ed.

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Early childhood education is part of the national agenda, as more and more people recognize the vital role that teachers, directors and other practitioners play in the lives of young children and their families. Oakton is very proud of its program and the diverse study options available.

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Basic Family Child Care Provider Certificate

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Early childhood education is part of the national agenda, as more and more people recognize the vital role that teachers, directors and other practitioners play in the lives of young children and their families. Oakton is very proud of its program and the diverse study options available.

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Basic Infant Toddler Certificate

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Early childhood education is part of the national agenda, as more and more people recognize the vital role that teachers, directors and other practitioners play in the lives of young children and their families. Oakton is very proud of its program and the diverse study options available.

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Early Childhood Care Ed., A.A.S.

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Early childhood education is part of the national agenda, as more and more people recognize the vital role that teachers, directors and other practitioners play in the lives of young children and their families. Oakton is very proud of its program and the diverse study options available.

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Early Childhood Ed. Administration Certificate

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Early childhood education is part of the national agenda, as more and more people recognize the vital role that teachers, directors and other practitioners play in the lives of young children and their families. Oakton is very proud of its program and the diverse study options available.

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Social Services Assistant

Advanced Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

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The Substance Abuse Counseling program prepares students for employment as alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counselors. It also provides counseling education and training for social services and human resource professionals concerned with addicted individuals and their families.

The Substance Abuse Counseling program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) and meets the association's requirements to sit for the CADC (Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor) certification examination.

IAODAPCA certification means that the counselor has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and core functions necessary to provide quality care to individuals seeking treatment of their alcohol and/or other drug abuse or dependence.

IAODAPCA requires 40 hours of CEUs every two years for recertification.

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Human Services Certificate

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This expanded program offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services or a Human Services Certificate. Courses help students develop knowledge and skills in counseling and interviewing; leading and facilitating groups; psychosocial theories for various work settings; discussing client behavior; documentation and understanding professional ethics and legal issues.

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Human Services, A.A.S.

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This expanded program offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services or a Human Services Certificate. Courses help students develop knowledge and skills in counseling and interviewing; leading and facilitating groups; psychosocial theories for various work settings; discussing client behavior; documentation and understanding professional ethics and legal issues.

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Preparatory substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

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The Substance Abuse Counseling program prepares students for employment as alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counselors. It also provides counseling education and training for social services and human resource professionals concerned with addicted individuals and their families.

The Substance Abuse Counseling program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) and meets the association's requirements to sit for the CADC (Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor) certification examination.

IAODAPCA certification means that the counselor has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and core functions necessary to provide quality care to individuals seeking treatment of their alcohol and/or other drug abuse or dependence.

IAODAPCA requires 40 hours of CEUs every two years for recertification.

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Substance Abuse Counseling, A.A.S.

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The Substance Abuse Counseling program prepares students for employment as alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counselors. It also provides counseling education and training for social services and human resource professionals concerned with addicted individuals and their families.

The Substance Abuse Counseling program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) and meets the association's requirements to sit for the CADC (Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor) certification examination.

IAODAPCA certification means that the counselor has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and core functions necessary to provide quality care to individuals seeking treatment of their alcohol and/or other drug abuse or dependence.

IAODAPCA requires 40 hours of CEUs every two years for recertification.

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Firefighter

Basics of Fire Fighting Certificate

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Fire Science Technology Certificate

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Fire Science Technology, A.A.S.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician- Basic Certificate

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Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic Certificate

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Criminal Investigator

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Oakton's Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice program prepares students for employment as police officers, special agents, juvenile officers, security officers, state troopers, court bailiffs, private detectives, probation officers, investigators, inspectors, and corrections officers. Open to full- and part-time students, the program caters to the professional and educational needs of those interested in law enforcement, as well as to current law enforcement personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or improve their professional career opportunities.

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Correctional Officer

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Oakton's Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice program prepares students for employment as police officers, special agents, juvenile officers, security officers, state troopers, court bailiffs, private detectives, probation officers, investigators, inspectors, and corrections officers. Open to full- and part-time students, the program caters to the professional and educational needs of those interested in law enforcement, as well as to current law enforcement personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or improve their professional career opportunities.

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Police Officer

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Oakton's Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice program prepares students for employment as police officers, special agents, juvenile officers, security officers, state troopers, court bailiffs, private detectives, probation officers, investigators, inspectors, and corrections officers. Open to full- and part-time students, the program caters to the professional and educational needs of those interested in law enforcement, as well as to current law enforcement personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or improve their professional career opportunities.

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Law Enforcement Certificate

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Oakton's Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice program prepares students for employment as police officers, special agents, juvenile officers, security officers, state troopers, court bailiffs, private detectives, probation officers, investigators, inspectors, and corrections officers. Open to full- and part-time students, the program caters to the professional and educational needs of those interested in law enforcement, as well as to current law enforcement personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or improve their professional career opportunities.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Advanced Web Site Developer Certificate

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Computer Information Systems, A.A.S.

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Computer Programmer Certificate

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Computer Programmer, A.A.S.

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General Programmer Certificate

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Web Site Developer Certificate

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Web Site Support and Maintenance Certificate

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Systems Analyst

Computer and Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program offers computer courses for students with various levels of computer proficiency. Course offerings allow students to learn emerging technologies and upgrade technical skills. Students who want to become computer professionals can learn the technical, analytical, and communication skills needed in computers careers.

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Data Security Management

Computer and Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program offers computer courses for students with various levels of computer proficiency. Course offerings allow students to learn emerging technologies and upgrade technical skills. Students who want to become computer professionals can learn the technical, analytical, and communication skills needed in computers careers.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer and Information Systems, A.A.S.

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The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program offers computer courses for students with various levels of computer proficiency. Course offerings allow students to learn emerging technologies and upgrade technical skills. Students who want to become computer professionals can learn the technical, analytical, and communication skills needed in computers careers.

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Internet and Computer Core Certificate

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Linux Certificate

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics and Computer Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electronics and Computer Technology Program provides knowledge of emerging technologies and the hands-on skills to analyze, trouble shoot, install, configure and maintain electronic and computer systems and related equipment. Includes an introduction to electronics, AC/DC circuits and Ohm's law, digital and semiconductor devices and circuits, microprocessors, CAD, fiber optics, wireless applications, and fast track A+ certification.

The Electronics and Computer Technology curriculum prepares students for employment as members of an engineering team, as electronic engineering technicians, research engineering technicians, technical sales representatives, technical writers and customer service representatives.

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IT Support Specialist

Electronics and Computer Technology, A.A.S.

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The Electronics and Computer Technology Program provides knowledge of emerging technologies and the hands-on skills to analyze, trouble shoot, install, configure and maintain electronic and computer systems and related equipment. Includes an introduction to electronics, AC/DC circuits and Ohm's law, digital and semiconductor devices and circuits, microprocessors, CAD, fiber optics, wireless applications, and fast track A+ certification.

The Electronics and Computer Technology curriculum prepares students for employment as members of an engineering team, as electronic engineering technicians, research engineering technicians, technical sales representatives, technical writers and customer service representatives.

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Management of Information Systems Certificate

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PC Support Specialist Certificate

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Database Administrator

Management of Information Systems Certificate

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Oracle Database Administrator Certificate

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, A.A.S.

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The goal of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology A.A.S. curriculum is to develop the skills needed for employment and certification in several areas. Students learn to evaluate the performance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems, to assess energy consumption, and to apply principles and methods of energy conservation. Graduates can seek employment with consulting engineering companies as engineering assistants capable of designing and laying out mechanical systems.
Students who have learned the fundamentals of residential comfort systems can earn a certificate in Residential Comfort Control or Residential Comfort Systems Installer. Upon completion of either program, students may choose to work with contractors to install and services HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) systems for residential and light commercial buildings. Students who earn a Stationery Engineer's License Preparation Certificate will develop skills to continue studies toward a Stationary Engineer's License.

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Commercial Building Energy Systems Certificate

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Residential Comfort Control Certificate

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Residential Comfort Systems Installer Certificate

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Stationary Engineer License Preparation Certificate

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Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, A.A.S.

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The goal of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology A.A.S. curriculum is to develop the skills needed for employment and certification in several areas. Students learn to evaluate the performance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems, to assess energy consumption, and to apply principles and methods of energy conservation. Graduates can seek employment with consulting engineering companies as engineering assistants capable of designing and laying out mechanical systems.
Students who have learned the fundamentals of residential comfort systems can earn a certificate in Residential Comfort Control or Residential Comfort Systems Installer. Upon completion of either program, students may choose to work with contractors to install and services HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) systems for residential and light commercial buildings. Students who earn a Stationery Engineer's License Preparation Certificate will develop skills to continue studies toward a Stationary Engineer's License.

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Architectural Drafter

CAD Interior Design Certificate

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Oakton's mechanical design program trains students in computer-aided techniques that lead to careers in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, and technical sales. With classes meeting in state-of-the-art labs at the Skokie campus, students gain hands-on practical experience with equipment and software similar to that used in industry settings. Our software includes AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, Revit, SolidWorks, and MasterCam. Lab equipment includes high resolution displays and a rapid prototype machine/3d printer.

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Computer-Aided Design Certificate

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Oakton's mechanical design program trains students in computer-aided techniques that lead to careers in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, and technical sales. With classes meeting in state-of-the-art labs at the Skokie campus, students gain hands-on practical experience with equipment and software similar to that used in industry settings. Our software includes AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, Revit, SolidWorks, and MasterCam. Lab equipment includes high resolution displays and a rapid prototype machine/3d printer.

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General Design Certificate

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Oakton's mechanical design program trains students in computer-aided techniques that lead to careers in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, and technical sales. With classes meeting in state-of-the-art labs at the Skokie campus, students gain hands-on practical experience with equipment and software similar to that used in industry settings. Our software includes AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, Revit, SolidWorks, and MasterCam. Lab equipment includes high resolution displays and a rapid prototype machine/3d printer.

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Industrial Design Engineering Certificate

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Oakton's mechanical design program trains students in computer-aided techniques that lead to careers in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, and technical sales. With classes meeting in state-of-the-art labs at the Skokie campus, students gain hands-on practical experience with equipment and software similar to that used in industry settings. Our software includes AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, Revit, SolidWorks, and MasterCam. Lab equipment includes high resolution displays and a rapid prototype machine/3d printer.

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Mechanical Design/CAD Certificate

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Oakton's mechanical design program trains students in computer-aided techniques that lead to careers in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, and technical sales. With classes meeting in state-of-the-art labs at the Skokie campus, students gain hands-on practical experience with equipment and software similar to that used in industry settings. Our software includes AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, Revit, SolidWorks, and MasterCam. Lab equipment includes high resolution displays and a rapid prototype machine/3d printer.

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Mechanical Design/CAD, A.A.S.

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Oakton's mechanical design program trains students in computer-aided techniques that lead to careers in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, and technical sales. With classes meeting in state-of-the-art labs at the Skokie campus, students gain hands-on practical experience with equipment and software similar to that used in industry settings. Our software includes AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, Revit, SolidWorks, and MasterCam. Lab equipment includes high resolution displays and a rapid prototype machine/3d printer.

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Revit-Building Information Modeling (BIM) Certificate

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Oakton's mechanical design program trains students in computer-aided techniques that lead to careers in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, and technical sales. With classes meeting in state-of-the-art labs at the Skokie campus, students gain hands-on practical experience with equipment and software similar to that used in industry settings. Our software includes AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, Revit, SolidWorks, and MasterCam. Lab equipment includes high resolution displays and a rapid prototype machine/3d printer.

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SolidWorks Certificate

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Oakton's mechanical design program trains students in computer-aided techniques that lead to careers in mechanical design, mechanical engineering, and technical sales. With classes meeting in state-of-the-art labs at the Skokie campus, students gain hands-on practical experience with equipment and software similar to that used in industry settings. Our software includes AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, Revit, SolidWorks, and MasterCam. Lab equipment includes high resolution displays and a rapid prototype machine/3d printer.

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Welder

Welding Certificate

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

Automation and Controls Certificate

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CNC Operations and Programming Preparation Certificate

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CNC/CAM Programming Certificate

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Computer Technician Certificate

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Electronics Technology Certificate

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Technoogy, A.A.S.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Supply Chain Technician

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Mechatronics Technology Certificate

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Mechatronics Technology, A.A.S.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Certificate

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Automotive Technology Powertrain Certificate

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The automotive program is designed for people working in the field as well as those with little to no automotive experience. Oakton’s automotive technology curriculum fulfills the requirements for entry-level technician positions stated by Automotive Service Educational foundation (ASE) training for related instruction in this highly skilled trade.

Classes meet day and evening, and students may complete the program with four years of part-time study.

Students who complete the related automotive technology instruction training will receive one or both certificates. Students also have the possibility of on-the-job training. Those who complete 60 semester hours, which include general education requirements along with the automotive instruction courses will earn an associate in applied science degree.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Basic Nurse Assistant Training Certificate

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.A.S.

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If you are seeking a satisfying career, consider Health Information Technology (HIT). HIT combines the disciplines of medicine, computer technology and information management. The degree and certificates offered are designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions within the health care industry. Working with health care practitioners you can play an important role in an arena that offers meaningful work, good pay and the opportunity to keep learning and advancing.

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Health Information Technology- Part Time, A.A.S.

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If you are seeking a satisfying career, consider Health Information Technology (HIT). HIT combines the disciplines of medicine, computer technology and information management. The degree and certificates offered are designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions within the health care industry. Working with health care practitioners you can play an important role in an arena that offers meaningful work, good pay and the opportunity to keep learning and advancing.

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Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

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If you are seeking a satisfying career, consider Health Information Technology (HIT). HIT combines the disciplines of medicine, computer technology and information management. The degree and certificates offered are designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions within the health care industry. Working with health care practitioners you can play an important role in an arena that offers meaningful work, good pay and the opportunity to keep learning and advancing.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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The Pharmacy Technician program offers the fundamentals for becoming a pharmacy technician as well as the training needed for pre-pharmacy students or those with health care backgrounds who want to enhance their skills. The curriculum covers various pharmacy practice settings, drugs, basic physiology, drug interactions, and daily pharmacy operations.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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The phlebotomy certificate program trains students to perform phlebotomy procedures, the collection of blood for diagnostic testing. The curriculum at Oakton complies with standardized educational curricula and accepted routes for national certification, in preparation for qualification by national and state agencies. This certificate is a valuable credential for health care professionals, including nurses.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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Web Design Certificate

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847-635-1600

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1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
United States