Courses Offered Online - Spring

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 2020; 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
Cannabis Disp & Patient Care
College Studies
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking & Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Elder Care Support
Geographic Information Systems
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Horticultural Therapy
Law Enforcement and CRJ
Mechanical Design
Medical Laboratory Technology
Physical Education
Political Science

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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

CAB104 - Skill Building and Formatting
Course provides an interactive and engaging approach for skill building, business document formatting, and improving your speed and accuracy while building a marketable skill set. This course will also focus on the following: document design skills, word processing skills, and communication skills. Prerequisite: Recommend: CAB 125 and keyboarding of 20 wpm.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)

CAB110 - Windows Fundamentals
Course presents basic Windows skills necessary to be successful in learning other Windows-based applications. Content includes understanding of Windows environment, hands-on use of both keyboard and mouse to control computer applications, perform file operations efficiently, transfer data between applications, run multiple applications simultaneously, virus check a disk and do simple troubleshooting.
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

CAB132 - Adobe Acrobat PDF
Course introduces the Adobe Acrobat program to design and navigate Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. Content includes designing, editing and enhancing PDF documents, adding security, and working with forms. Prerequisite: Recommended: Hands-on computer experience and the use of the computers operating system.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $30

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

CAB160 - Desktop Publishing Concepts and Procedures
Course introduces the components of desktop publishing as used in the modern office, including hardware, software, graphics, typography and design. Content includes the relationship between concepts and applications. Students will be exposed to Creative Software applications.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $15

CAB175 - Adobe Illustrator
Course introduces Adobe Illustrator, industry standard tool for graphic designers and technical illustrators. Content includes various features of object-based drawing application; practical exercises in basics of object manipulation including reflecting, shearing and blending; additional content includes subtleties of layering and Bezier’ curves toward creating professional, computer-based illustrations. Recommended: Hands-on experience using Windows software. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CAB 160 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $45

CAB225 - Advanced Word Processing and Publishing
Course reinforces word processing and desktop publishing concepts through instruction and exercises in which students create business-quality documents. Exercises are designed to build proficiency in the desktop publishing features in Word and to develop skills in critical thinking, decision making, and creativity. Based on real-life situations, students plan, design, and evaluate business and personal documents for publication. This course is designed for majors in Computer Applications for Business (CAB) and for those who wish to expand their word processing and desktop publishing skills. Prerequisite: CAB125 or consent of instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; 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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