High school seniors are invited to learn about the Engineering Pathways Program at Oakton Community College by attending a free information session at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road (Room 1740).

Qualifying students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements at Oakton are guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to complete a four-year engineering degree.

Prospective students can learn more about the program and how to begin a career in engineering by asking questions and meeting current Oakton engineering students and faculty.

“Engineering Pathways is an affordable means to an end that provides quality instruction, affordability and even guaranteed scholarships at U of I for Pathway students with a GPA of 3.8 or above and at least 32 hours of transfer credit,” says Joseph Kotowski, Oakton chair of engineering.

Starting at Oakton can save students more than $30,000 in tuition over two years while providing them access to advisors from both Oakton and University of  Illinois, giving them more personalized attention.

Registration is required. Find out more at pathways.engineering.illinois.edu or contact Oakton’s Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach at (847) 635-1835.


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...