Topics in Computer Applications for Business
I. Course Prefix/Number: CAB 290
Course Name: Topics in Computer Applications for Business
Credits: 1-4 (0-4 lecture; 0-4 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Designed to meet the needs of students for specialized instruction in current office automation topics. Topics will be identified for each section of the course. May be repeated up to three times on different topics for a maximum of nine semester credit hours.
IV. Learning Objectives
- Familiarize students with topics and/or features of current and emerging office automation areas.
- Provide students with awareness of the latest technologies.
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
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
- Attend seminars as scheduled.
- Complete required assignments and tests.
- Attend lab as required (minimum of two hours per week).
IX. Instructional Materials
Teacher prepared handouts and text to be selected. (REQUIRED)
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
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:
- make copies of software for yourself or others.
- receive and use unauthorized copies of software.
Students are expected to attend all classes.
Work will not be accepted after the due date unless previous authorization is given by your instructor.
70% Progress Checks and Tests
30% Completion of assignments and class participation
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.