Courses Offered Online - Spring

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 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
Geographic Information Systems
Global Business Studies
Health Information Technology
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant
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 Information Systems

CIS101 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Course introduces computers and information systems. Content includes fundamental concepts of hardware and software as applied to computers in a business environment programming, operating systems, the Internet, data communications, systems development life cycle, and information systems use of typical software packages including word processing, spreadsheeting, database and presentation graphics. Hands-on experience with personal computers in labs.Intended for those seeking a career as a computer professional, an understanding of the role of Information Systems in the business community, or introductory end user computer skills. Recommended: High school algebra, MAT070, or equivalent skills.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CIS103 - Computer Software and Concepts
Course introduces business application software and fundamental concepts of computer hardware. Hands-on experience in word processing, spreadsheeting,database development, presentation graphics, digital imaging and photo editing, diagramming software, Windows operating system, computer security, and Internet (Web browsers, email, and Web site development) software. Intended for students seeking careers as Information Technology (IT) professionals or forthose needing exposure to various software applications. Recommended: High school algebra,MAT070, or equivalent skills.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $30

CIS131 - Web Page Development
Course introduces theoretical and hands-on instruction on the processes needed to create customized and interactive Web pages using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Content includes commands (tags) to create, format, and link documents tables, graphics, styles, forms, multimedia (audio, video), navigation bar, introduction to scripting, and other features of a Web page and guidelines for designing effective Web pages and Web sites.Recommended: CIS111 or concurrent enrollment in CIS111 and ability to manage files and folders using Windows OR consent of instructor or Program Coordinator
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 1)
Fee: $5

CIS148 - Introduction to Database Driven Web Sites
Course provides a general introduction to the basic framework of a database-driven web site. Content includes sample databases and a popular, industry standard software tool for creating site definitions and to plan, develop, and implement a web database application.Recommended: CAB170 or equivalent knowledge.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CIS215 - Assembly Language for The Microcomputer
Course introduces Intel microprocessor assembly language instruction set. Content includes assembly, link and executing code to write business-oriented programs and subroutines to include such concepts as screen manipulating,table searching, disk processing, calling assembly language subroutines, communicating with programs written in higher-level languages, debugging techniques and machine language execution. Recommended: Knowledge of anyprogramming language.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

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