CompTIA A+ Instructor (Adult Education)

Oakton Community College
Skokie / Plaines, IL

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Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Casual
Department:: Continuing Ed, Training and Workforce Development
Locations:: Skokie / Plaines, IL
Posted:: Dec 10, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Faculty
Position ID:: 140469

About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Continuing Education, Training, and Workforce Development at Oakton Community College offers a variety of learning and training opportunities for the community including Workforce Preparation programs for Adult Education Students (GED/ESL/Literacy). Through these Workforce Preparation programs, Adult Education students are able to prepare for in-demand industry certifications while participating in basic skill development programming (e.g., GED or High school Equivalency/ESL/Literacy).

The CompTIA A+ Instructor for the Adult Education Program will be responsible for developing curriculum and providing instruction to prepare Adult Education students for the CompTIA A+ Certification. Instructors will be specifically responsible for providing a classroom environment that is positive and nurturing as well as provide instruction that considers a variety of learning styles, gives hands-on practice, and offers strategies for successfully passing the CompTIA certification exam.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the Dean and program managers to design and build an intensive preparatory CompTIA A+ program that best ensures success for the Adult Education population
  • Prepare supplemental course presentations and instructional materials (as appropriate) in the Learning Management System
  • Deliver in-person or hybrid instruction (mostly in the early evenings or Saturdays)
  • Offer 1:1 student support to best ensure success as needed ? Meet with the programming team to discuss student progress, address student and programmatic needs, and make adjustments or increase support as needed
  • Comply with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, and Compliance with institutional procedures.



  • The successful candidate should have the CompTIA A+ certification
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to work with populations that often fall within the opportunity gap, thus requiring more intentional and comprehensive support.
  • Direct experience using Learning Management Systems like Desire to Learn (D2L) and/or CompTIA's CertMaster
  • Previous experience teaching CompTIA A+ Certification Prep programs or bootcamps with evidence of helping students to successfully pass the certification exams

Additional Information:

The candidate that is hired will be responsible for curriculum and program development from the time of hire through the end of January 2022. Pay for curriculum development will be a flat fee of $1,000. Instruction and other program responsibilities will convene March - end of May/early June. Pay for actual instruction and other program support will be $40 per hour (@ approx 10 hours per week). This is a part-time non-union teaching position with Continuing Education, Training, and Workforce Development. This is a temporary grant position and continued employment is based on the successful renewal of the grant.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Preparation of program learning activities and instructional materials (as appropriate)
  • Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting programs at scheduled times,
  • Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, and Compliance with institutional procedures.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.
Oakton Community College does not currently have a work form home policy and employees, are required to report to campus.


With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

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