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Prepare for your future by enrolling in spring classes at Oakton

Making New Year's resolutions? Resolve to prepare for your dream job or complete your college degree by enrolling in spring classes at Oakton Community College. Classes begin Jan. 21.

Oakton offers more than 80 areas of study including several new certificate programs that provide opportunities for a lifetime of learning. Programs introduced in the past year include: Private Security Certificate, Perioperative Nursing Certificate, Cannabis Dispensary and Patient Care Specialist Certificate, Operational Software Specialist Certificate, Presentation Software Specialist Certificate and Reporting System Specialist Certificate.

Registration for spring classes can be completed online at http://www.oakton.edu/admission. Students can also register in person at either of Oakton's campuses (1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines and 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Students with a current application on file can register online at my.oakton.edu.

Students who attend Oakton spend about a third as much as those who attend four-year colleges or universities. According to a recent report prepared for the Illinois Community College Board, a 25-year-old Illinois community college graduate can expect a lifetime earnings increase of approximately $724,000 compared to someone with only a high school diploma - a 56% increase.

For information about enrolling at Oakton, contact Student Recruitment and Outreach at 847-635-1835.


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