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Courses Offered Online

Oakton offers a variety of online courses (see list below); however, the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee,* and textbook required.

*Fees vary per course.

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Computer Apps for Business
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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Computer Apps for Business

CAB102 - Basic Keyboarding
This course allows the beginning student to master proper keyboarding techniques and develop minimum 18 words per minute speed and accuracy.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $15

CAB104 - Skill Building and Formatting
Course provides an interactive and engaging approach for skill building, business document formatting, and improving your speed and accuracy while building a marketable skill set. This course will also focus on the following: document design skills, word processing skills, and communication skills.Prerequisite: Recommend: CAB 125 and keyboarding of 20 wpm.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $45

CAB106 - Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy Development
This is a course designed to increase your keyboarding speed as well as improve your keyboarding accuracy by diagnosing your weaknesses and prescribing individualized corrective practice.Prerequisite: Keyboarding of a minimum of 20 wpm (without looking at the keyboard).
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $15

CAB125 - Word Processing Using Word
Course offers a comprehensive coverage of word processing using Microsoft Word. Hands-on applications reinforce features and skills learned in the course. It also prepares students to use Microsoft Word as a marketable skill in a work environment or for personal use. Credit cannot be received in both CAB 125 and any of CAB 120, CAB 122, or CAB 123.Recommended: CAB 110 or general knowledge of Windows and the ability to key 20 wpm or consent of the instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
Fee: $30

CAB130 - Presentation Software Using PowerPoint
Course introduces Microsoft PowerPoint program. Content includes in planning, composing and creating complete desktop presentations are creation of slides consisting of words, diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs and other images produced on computer, note pages and audience handout pages. Specialized drawing tools and built-in word processor used to create professional presentations. Recommended: Hands-on experience using Windows software.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $30

CAB135 - Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel
Course introduces Microsoft Excel. Topics focus on business applications and problem solving.Recommended: MAT 060, and hands-on experience using Windows software.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $15

CAB140 - Database Application Using Access
Course offers hands-on instruction in using Microsoft Access, a relational database management software package, used primarily on personal computers. Content includes database design and creating and modifying tables, queries,forms, reports. Macros, Visual Basic for Applications, and interface development will be introduced. Recommended: Introductory microcomputer coursework or comparable work experience.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
Fee: $30

CAB175 - Adobe Illustrator
Course introduces Adobe Illustrator software, the industry standard for graphic designers and technical illustrators, marketing and sales. Content includes object-based drawing applications using practical exercises and includes reflecting, shearing and blending objects, drawing, layers, charting and web graphics to create professional, computer based illustrations.Prerequisite: Hands-on experience using Windows software.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $45

CAB180 - Administrative Office Management and Professional Development
Course provides a dynamic and integrated approach to the ever-changing demands and responsibilities of the office professional in todays global job market. It is designed for the student who would like to develop the essential soft skills and hard skills needed in office administration for a wide range of industries and companies. Emphasis is placed on integrating skills using appropriate software applications and developing critical-thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills in real-life applications.Recommended: Basic computer coursework or comparable work experience.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
Fee: $25

CAB235 - Advanced Spreadsheeting Using Excel
This course is a continuation of Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel (CAB 135). Students will learn advanced Excel techniques using Microsoft Excel, such as interfacing with external data sources using XML, locating and resolving errors using Excel auditing tools, tracking and managing changes, and managing collaboration on workbooks. Prerequisite: CAB 135 or consent of instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $15

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