Advanced Spreadsheeting using Excel
I. Course Prefix/Number: CAB 235
Course Name: Advanced Spreadsheeting using Excel
Credits: 2 (2 lecture; 1 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
This course is a continuation of Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel (CAB135). Students will learn advanced Excel techniques such as developing customized Excel applications including automating tasks with macros, using advanced functions, using advanced filtering techniques, using what-if analysis tools, and connecting to external data.
IV. Learning Objectives
- Develop customized applications using features including; defined names; data validation; protecting cells, worksheet, and workbooks; comments; and macros.
- Use advanced functions to examine and manage data, including logical, lookup, text, and database functions.
- Analyze data using advanced analysis tools and techniques, including What-If and Scenario tools.
- Connect to and access external data, in order to analyze and manage the data.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• 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.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Developing an Excel Application
- Working with Advanced Functions
- Working with Text Functions and Creating Customer Formats
- Performing What-If Analyses
- Connecting to External Data
- Advanced Filters, Database functions, and Summary IFS functions
VII. Methods of Instruction
Lecture, demonstrations, hands-on, class discussions, short practice exercises.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
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.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.