Courses Offered Online - Summer

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Summer 2019; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

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
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Elder Care Support
Geographic Information Systems
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Law Enforcement
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant

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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 Academic Advising for additional information, or read about the IAI at

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: $5

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: $5

CAB125 - Word Processing Using Word
This course offers instruction in the use of Microsoft Word for creating, editing, and formatting a variety of personal and/or business documents. Through instruction and hands-on-application students create professional looking documents. Recommended: CAB110 or general knowledge of Windows and the ability to key 20 wpm or consent of the instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $5

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: $20

CAB135 - Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel
This course offers instruction in the use of Microsoft Excel for planning, designing, and developing Workbooks. It prepares students to use Excel for the development of spreadsheets using simple and complex formulas and functions, charts, and tables. Additionally, students will learn to create and use PivotTables, Pivot-Charts, manage multiple worksheets and workbooks, and utilize what-if analysis. Recommended: MAT 060 and hands on experience using Windows software.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CAB140 - Database Application Using Access
Comprehensive course covers the tools used in Microsoft Access to create and maintain relational databases. Content includes database design, creating and modifying tables, queries, forms, and reports. Macros, Visual Basic for Applications, and interface design and development will be introduced. Recommended: Hands-on experience using one of the Microsoft Office software applications (e.g. MS-Word, MS-Excel) and Windows software
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CAB235 - Advanced Spreadsheeting Using Excel
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. Prerequisite: CAB 135 or consent of instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

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