Time and Stress Management

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MGT 106

       Course Name: Time and Stress Management

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course presents basic principles and theories of time and stress management; teaching how small adjustments can reap rewards in personal and professional effectiveness.

IV.   Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the students will be able to:

  1. Identify techniques of top achievers
  2. Examine and use priority management techniques
  3. Develop a space management plan
  4. Construct a personal action plan
  5. Incorporate stress reducing practices into your lifestyle
  6. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the stress process
  7. Develop a stress management plan
  8. Demonstrate competency in stress reduction procedures

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

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.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Time saving techniques
Priority management
Office technology for peak performance
Stress management
Psychological aspects of stress
Coping strategies
Values, goals and life direction
Relaxation techniques
Holistic approaches

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture, class discussion, in class exercises, group exercises
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

  1. Reading Assignments (articles and outside books)
  2. Writing Assignments
  3. Homework Assignments
  4. In class exercises

IX.   Instructional Materials

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

(similar to:)
    Stress Management for life (2007) by Olpin & Hesson
    Comprehensive Stress Management, Jerold Greenberg, McGraw Hill

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Grades are based on written assignments, classroom presentations/participation and projects.

40% Written Assignments
30% Presentation/Participation
30% Project(s)

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
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.