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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.

CAD Computer-Aided Design
College Studies
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Fire Science
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Horticultural Therapy
Human Services
Law Enforcement
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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

Global Business Studies

GBS101 - Introduction to Global Business
Course provides necessary foundation for introductory courses in global business, as well as for advanced courses and seminars. Content includes current world trade activities, practices, government aids and barriers to trade economic, geographic, political and transportation aspects, cultural differences affecting trade traffic, documentation, finance and marketing.Prerequisite: Recommended: BUS 101 taken prior to, or in conjunction with, this course.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

GBS205 - Import/Export Basics
Course provides comprehensive overview of import or export business. Content includes who and why, import/export marketing strategies, product development and market research, export terms, documentation, procedures, tariff and non-tariff barriers, getting paid or paying for imports or exports, import terms, procedures and U.S. Customs entry regulations, dates and quotas.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

GBS212 - Global Sourcing and Import Procedures
Course simulates the importing experience of a retail buyer while exposing students to the policies and procedures associated with sourcing merchandisefrom another country. Topics parallel the importing process and a virtual simulation provides students with the actual experience of importing a product. Course teaches students to be well-trained researchers and import planners,and serves as an essential tutorial for novice importers, product developers, and retail buyers.Recommended Prerequisite: GBS 205
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

GBS235 - Global Marketing
Course provides an overview of the marketing process as applied to global marketing. Content includes concerns of inexperienced firm consideringexporting as an option for increased sales and profits, and presents an approach for experienced firm in evaluating export marketing process and reaching global markets. Prerequisite: Recommended: GBS101 or MKT131
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

GBS253 - Practicum
Course provides opportunity to earn credit and valuable experience while doing a project on the job in an approved company. Intended for the second-year Global Business Studies student.Prerequisite: 12 hours of GBS or consent of instructor
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

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