Computer Applications and Business Office Technologies Department

CABOT Course Description

Not all classes in all disciplines are offered every semester. See the Class Schedule or contact the Business Division office for offerings in the current semester.

NOTE For up-to-date course descriptions, please refer to the current GCC catalog.

CABOT 90

90
SELF-PACED INTRODUCTION TO ADAPTED WORD PROCESSING 
2.0 Units
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE 
CABOT 90 is designed to provide individualized, self-paced instruction to students with disabilities. The course combines specially designed assistive computer technology and a word processing program to enhance basic word processing skill acquisition and facilitate the production of simple written documents.

Note: This course is primarily intended for students who meet Title V eligibility requirements for Disabled Students Programs and Services. Lecture 1.5 hours/Laboratory 1.5 hours.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 189, ESL 131 or ESL 133.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 91

91 
INTRODUCTION TO ADAPTED WORD PROCESSING FOR STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS 
2.0 Units 
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE 
CABOT 91 is designed to instruct students with visual impairments in the use of a word processing application program with either screen reading or text magnification assistive computer technology, for producing basic written documents and academic assignments.

Note: This course is primarily designed for students who meet Title 5 eligibility requirements for Disabled Student Programs and Services. Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 92

92
INTRODUCTION TO ADAPTED WORD PROCESSING
3.0 Units
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE
CABOT 92 is designed to instruct students with disabilities in the use of a word processing application program and assistive computer technology to produce and format written documents and academic assignments.

Note: This course is primarily intended for students who meet Title V eligibility requirements for Disabled Students Programs and Services. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 191 or ESL 141.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 93

93 
ADAPTED COMPUTER LABORATORY
1.0 Unit
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE 
CABOT 93 provides access to the High Tech Center computer lab for students with disabilities, who have completed CABOT 92 or the equivalent. Under the supervision of High Tech Center faculty, students will learn to utilize assistive technology and specialized instruction within the framework of the student’s abilities.

Note: Open Entry/ Open Exit. This is a Pass/No Pass only. Individualized projects and specialized instructional support will be developed and implemented based upon student needs and technological developments. This course is primarily designed for students who meet Title 5 eligibility requirements for Disabled Student Programs and Services. Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CABOT 92 or demonstration of comparable knowledge and skills.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.Save

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 94

94 
ADVANCED ADAPTED APPLICATIONS
3.0 Units 
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE 
CABOT 94 is designed to instruct students with disabilities in the use of mainstream application program and assistive computer technology to produce written documents. Concepts related to spreadsheet/database applications and advanced word processing features are included.

Note: This course is primarily designed for students who meet Title 5 eligibility requirements for Disabled Student Programs and Services. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CABOT 92 or demonstration of comparable knowledge and skills.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 101

101 
BUSINESS OFFICE PROCEDURES
3.0 Units 
CABOT 101 is an in-depth study of general office procedures, including the selection of office supplies; processing of mail; use of postal services; receptionist and telephone techniques; handling travel arrangements; preparation of office documents; banking procedures; payroll, insurance, and tax records; and job preparation. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: OBT 31, OBT 33, CABOT 205 or equivalent and eligibility for CABOT 102, ENGL 120 or ESL 151 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/ Spring/Winter.

CABOT 103

103
BUSINESS VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
3.0 Units 
CABOT 103 is designed to develop skill in the acquisition and proper use of English vocabulary used in business communications. Both general and specialized vocabularies specific to business professions are covered. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 104

104 
FILING METHODS AND SYSTEMS
1.0 Unit 
CABOT 104 covers principles and procedures for establishment and use of various traditional and electronic filing systems. This includes practice in alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing methods and covers principles and procedures for storage and retrieval, retention, and transfer and disposal of records. Lecture 0.5 hour/Laboratory 1.5 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 102 and eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/ Spring.

CABOT 105

105
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE 
3.0 Units 
CABOT 105 is an entry-level writing course for students completing programs in business. The course prepares students to accomplish tasks and solve problems through the written word. Techniques are covered for creating effective documents in appropriate styles and formats. These documents include business letters, memos, e-mail messages, telephone messages, and other written communications typically generated by an employee in an entry-level position. In addition, short original essays responding to a review of rhetorical works in the fields of business and economics are prepared. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: CABOT 102.

Recommended Preparation: OBT 33 and Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151 or the equivalent, and keyboarding skill at rate of 30 wpm.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 110

110 
COLLEGIATE BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
3.0 Units 
CABOT 110 is a course in applied routine mathematical tasks typically performed by entry-level clerical employees in today’s business offices. Students learn to select and apply appropriate procedures to solve problems arising in various business situations. Emphasis is on real-world business math applications in such areas as payroll, cash and trade discounting, and both simple and compound interest. This course offers students a solid preparation for entering courses in accounting, retailing, banking, and marketing. Completion of this course is intended to increase students’ success on pre-employment exams for entry-level civil service-type office positions (e.g. county, city, state, and school district) as well as for an array of private industry office positions. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 162

162 
LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 
3.0 Units 
CABOT 162 is a course offering specialized training in preparation of legal paperwork and forms, development of specialized vocabulary and spelling, familiarization with law office routines, and other legal procedures. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 210 or equivalent, CABOT 101 and concurrent enrollment in or completion of CABOT 265 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU.