Oakton to offer open house, intro classes, fundraiser

News from Oakton Community College:

Health Care Professionals over 50 can Learn Spanish at Oakton

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spanish is currently the second most spoken language in the United States. Gain a new skill for your profession by enrolling in Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers Age 50 and Over offered at Oakton Community College.

Learn how to converse with Spanish-speaking patients and guests in any health care setting. Master Spanish cultural expressions, basic greetings, and commonly-used medical terminology (including diagnostic tests). Hone your ability to recognize and understand cultural and social factors that can improve your communication skills.

This 10-week course meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 3, at the College’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. Register by Friday, Aug. 22 and enroll for just $79. Thereafter the course cost is $100. No prior knowledge of Spanish required. This class is offered through the American Association of Community Colleges Plus 50 Encore Completion Program.

Register today at www.oakton.edu/conted. For questions, email skhurana@oakton.edu or call 847-635-1447.

Find Your Future in Nanotechnology

Find your future in a field that’s growing by leaps and bounds! By 2015, the nanotechnology industry will require two million workers and approximately six million supporting positions worldwide. Get a head start in this innovative profession at free open houses hosted by Oakton Community College on Thursday, Aug. 14, and again Thursday, Aug. 21. Attend either open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the College’s state-of-the-art nanotechnology lab at Skokie’s Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS+TP), located at 8045 Lamon Ave., Skokie.

On the cutting edge of science, nanotechnology plays a significant role in biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, and physics— from building microprocessors and delivering anti-cancer drugs efficiently to making clothes more stain resistant and improving sunscreen absorption.

Learn more about the College’s nanotechnology offerings and tour the lab, which features atomic force, scanning electron, and fluorescence microscopes. Refreshments will be served.

Register at ne3i.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 847-376-7042 or e-mail jcarzoli@oakton.edu.

Explore Health Care Careers at Oakton

Interested in a health care career? Then you won’t want to miss free upcoming information sessions in August at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus. These seminars showcase the College’s degree and certificate programs. Faculty will be on hand to discuss course requirements and industry trends.

Find out what it takes to become a physical therapy assistant (PTA) at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in Room 1610. A PTA works under the direction of a physical therapist and helps rehabilitate people with injuries or diseases affecting muscles, joints, bones, nerves, or the cardiopulmonary system. Employment opportunities for PTAs are expected to grow nationally at a faster rate than most careers through 2020.

Take a closer look at health information technology (HIT) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Room 1610, at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, at 1600 E. Golf Road.

Health information technologists manage patient information for hospitals and other health care facilities and practitioners. Career prospects for health information technicians are promising. The U.S. Department of Labor states that the number of positions in this area is expected to grow by more than 27 percent through 2014 noting, “the demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies.” In Illinois, HIT is among the 50 fastest-growing occupations. Visit www.oakton.edu/healthcareers or call 847-635-1700.

Rat Pack Impersonator Rex Tuley Headlines Fundraiser for Oakton Scholarships

Entertainer Rex Tuley headlines Scholar Chips, Oakton Community College’s Educational Foundation fundraiser for student scholarships, festivities start at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Rivers Casino at Rivers Casino 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines. Tuley, will provide over two hours of lively entertainment filled with renditions of songs by well-known crooners including the Rat Pack’s Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. In addition, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet, and open bar. Tickets are $65 each, for this lively evening of entertainment. To get yours, call 847-635-1893. Attendees must be 21 years or older. The Educational Foundation hopes to raise $50,000 at the event.

Get in Tune with Oakton Music Courses

Unleash your musical talent – and earn college credit – by enrolling in instruction courses this fall at Oakton Community College. Music courses are available for students of all abilities. Whether you enjoy performing solo or as part of a group, Oakton has something for everyone ranging from choir to woodwind ensemble. Music classes begin Monday, Aug. 25, at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.

Course listings may be found online at www.oakton.edu, or in the Fall 2014 Credit Class Schedule, available at the Des Plaines location or Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. Contact Glenna Sprague, Oakton professor of music, at 847-635-1905.

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