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Computer Applications for Business

Computer Applications for Business

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Computer Applications for Business Program

In this age of technological advances it is essential for everyone, no matter what their field or area of interest, to possess computer knowledge and skills and to be able to use them to meet their personal and/or professional needs. Oakton provides the programs and courses to help you develop these essential skills.

The CAB curriculum serves students with a variety of personal and career goals.

What You Can Learn
The program prepares students to use application software such as word processing, spreadsheeting, database, presentation graphics, drawing and desktop publishing to solve business problems and increase efficiency in the workplace.

Courses develop supervisory skills, expand business productivity, and enhance skills in communication, human relations and modern office technology systems and procedures.

Employment Possibilities
The sophistication of the office systems technology field demands trained and competent personnel and the College offers the opportunity for this training for careers as administrative assistants, office managers, directors of information support systems, office supervisors, word processing managers, trainers, marketing support representatives, desktop publishers, office support professionals and office automation specialists.

For more information, contact Doris Gronseth, department chair, at 847.376.7055 or

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September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

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