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Topics in Computer Applications for Business

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAB 290

       Course Name: Topics in Computer Applications for Business

       Credits: 1-4 (1-4 lecture; 1-4 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Variable depending on topic.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course designed to meet the needs for specialized instruction in current office automation topics.   Topics will be identified for each section of course.  May be repeated up to three times on different topics for a maximum of nine semester credit hours. Prerequisite may vary by topic.

IV.   Learning Objectives

A.    Familiarize students with topics and/or features of current and emerging office automation areas.
B.    Provide students with awareness of the latest technologies.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Variable

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Class and individualized instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

A.  Attend seminars as scheduled.
    B.  Complete required assignments and tests.
    C.  Attend lab as required (minimum of two hours per week).

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Production of various documents and completion of assignments and tests.
Students are expected to attend all classes.
Work will not be accepted after the due date unless previous authorization is given by your  instructor.
     Grading:
          70% Progress Checks and Tests
          30% Completion of assignments and class participation  
Students are expected to attend all classes.
Work will not be accepted after the due date unless previous authorization is given by your instructor

XI.   Other Course Information

Software Users!  Copying software is in violation of Federal law and College policies.  Suspected violations will be vigorously investigated and if warranted, appropriate penalties applied. 

Specifically, you do not have the right to:
1. make copies of software for yourself or others.
2. receive and use unauthorized copies of software.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.