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Computer Applications for Business

Computer Applications for Business

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 dgronset@oakton.edu


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IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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