The Oakton Community College is a two-year college in Illinois that offers associate’s degrees and career certification in a variety of different subject areas. Oakton Community College was founded in 1969 in a former industrial building complex. The original campus no longer exists as the college was relocated and now has campuses in Skokie, Illinois and Des Plaines, Illinois. Oakton Community College attracts most of its students from School District number 535, a large Illinois school district that serves nearly half a million Illinois residents.
Both the Skokie campus and the Des Plaines campus have been open since 1980. The Skokie campus is known for its beautiful architecture in the art deco style. Its buildings and facilities have been emulated in many films and new constructs. The Des Plaines campus is quite different from the Skokie campus in terms of aesthetic image. With beautiful landscaping and an emphasis on natural elements, Oakton Community College at Des Plaines is a beautiful and attractive college campus.