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.

CABOT 205

205 
KEYBOARDING & DOCUMENT PROCESSING I 
3.0 Units 
CABOT 205 develops the basic skill of keyboard techniques to give the foundation for advanced training in keyboarding. Training is given in the preparation of memorandums, personal letters, business letters, simple tabulation, outlines, and manuscripts.

Note: Students who can type at least 35 words a minute should enroll in CABOT 210. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: OBT 11 and Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151.

Transfer Credit: CSU.

CABOT 206

206
MACINTOSH BASICS
1.0 Unit 
CABOT 206 provides students with a basic introduction to the Macintosh Operating System. Topics covered include managing the desktop using a mouse and pull-down menus, creating and manipulating folders, files, and windows, and other standard operations used in every Macintosh application. The course includes an introduction to word processing, Internet applications and multimedia integration using Apple Creativity Apps.

Note: This course is Pass/No Pass only.

Lecture 1 hour.

Prerequisite: None.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 208

208 
WINDOWS BASICS 
1.0 Unit 
CABOT 208 provides students with a basic introduction to the Windows environment. Topics covered will include the skills necessary to manage the desktop, to use the mouse and pull-down menus, to create and manipulate folders, files, and windows, and other standard operations used in every Windows application.

Note: This course is Pass/No Pass only.

Lecture 1 hour.

Prerequisite: None.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 209

209
ADVANCED WINDOWS 
1.0 Unit 
CABOT 209 reviews the fundamental skills taught in CABOT 208 and continues with more advanced features. Topics covered include modifying the desktop work environment, customizing with control panel, and advanced file and document management.

Note: This course is Pass/No Pass only.

Lecture 1 hour.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 208 or OBT 80 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 210

210 
KEYBOARDING & DOCUMENT PROCESSING II 
3.0 Units
CABOT 210 is a continuation of CABOT 205, providing refinement and development of technique with increased emphasis on accuracy and speed. The course provides a detailed study of business letters, special office forms, tabulated reports, manuscripts, resumes, and letters of application. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: OBT 12 or CABOT 205 or equivalent and eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU

CABOT 260

260
BEGINNING MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS
4.0 Units
CABOT 260 provides students with the necessary skills and training to create, enhance, manipulate, and manage files in four different software programs. Some of the topics for this course consist of: creating a document with a table, a chart, and a watermark, working with large worksheets, data tables, amortization schedules, and hyperlinks, designing, maintaining, and querying databases, and creating slide shows with embedded visuals. Lecture 4 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 208 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently with CABOT 260.)

Course Typically Offered: Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall.

Transfer Credit: CSU

CABOT 265

265 
MICROSOFT WORD I 
3.0 Units
CABOT 265 provides students with beginning features and functions of Microsoft Office Word, a word processing software program. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) core certification exam in Word. Some of the topics for this course consist of: creating and editing a word document, creating a research paper, using a wizard to create a resume, creating a cover letter with a table, and creating a document with a table, a chart, and a watermark. Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 208 or equivalent and CABOT 205 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/ Summer.

CABOT 266

266
MICROSOFT WORD II 
3.0 Units
CABOT 266 provides students with advanced features and functions of Microsoft Office Word, a word processing software program. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) expert certification exam in Word. Some of the topics for this course consist of: creating a professional newsletter in multiple columns with a table, using imported graphics, creating an online form with combo boxes and check boxes, working with tables of contents and indexes, and generating form letters, mailing labels and envelopes with mail merge. Lecture/ Demonstration 3 hours.

Prerequisite: CABOT 265 or OBT 100 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall (Every Other Year).

CABOT 270

270 
MICROSOFT EXCEL I
3.0 Units 
CABOT 270 provides students with instruction in beginning features and functions of Microsoft Office Excel, a spreadsheet software program. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) core certification exam in Excel. Some of the topics for this course consist of: creating a worksheet with an embedded chart: working with financial functions, data tables, amortization schedules, and hyperlinks, and creating static and dynamic Web pages. Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 208 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/ Spring.

CABOT 271

271
MICROSOFT EXCEL II 
3.0 Units 
CABOT 271 provides students with advanced features and functions of Microsoft Office Excel, a spreadsheet software program. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) expert certification exam in Excel. Some of the topics for this course include using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), creating templates and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks. Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Prerequisite: CABOT 270 or OBT 90 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

CABOT 275

275 
MICROSOFT ACCESS I 
3.0 Units 
CABOT 275 provides students with instruction in beginning features and functions of Microsoft Office Access, a database software program. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) core certification exam in Access. Some of the topics for this course consist of: creating a database using design and datasheet views, querying a database, maintaining a database, and creating reports and forms. Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 208 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall (Every Other Year).

CABOT 276

276 
MICROSOFT ACCESS II 
3.0 Units 
CABOT 276 provides students with advanced features and functions of Microsoft Office Access, a database software program. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) expert certification exam in Access. Some of the topics for this course consist of creating a report using design view, enhancing forms with Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) fields, hyperlinks, and subforms, and customizing forms using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), charts, and Pivot Table objects. Lecture/ Demonstration 3 hours.

Prerequisite: CABOT 275 or OBT 113 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 280

280 
MICROSOFT POWERPOINT I
3.0 Units
CABOT 280 provides students with instruction in beginning features and functions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint, a presentation software program. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) core certification exam in PowerPoint. Some of the topics for this course consist of: using a design template and auto layouts to create a presentation, using outline view and clip art to create a slide show, using embedded visuals to enhance a slide show, and creating a presentation on the Web. Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 208 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

CABOT 281

281 
MICROSOFT POWERPOINT II
3.0 Units
CABOT 281 provides students with advanced features and functions of Microsoft Office PowerPoint, a presentation software program. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) expert certification exam in Power-Point. Some of the topics for this course consist of creating a presentation containing interactive object Linking and Embedding (OLE) documents, creating a self-running presentation using animation eff ects, and using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Prerequisite: CABOT 280 or OBT 111 or equivalent.

CABOT 285

285 
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK
3.0 Units 
CABOT 285 introduces students to the beginning features and functions of Microsoft Office Outlook. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam in Outlook. Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 208 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Spring (Every Other Year).

CABOT 286

286 
MICROSOFT PUBLISHER 
3.0 Units 
CABOT 286 introduces students to the beginning features and functions of Microsoft Office Publisher, a desktop publishing program. Students create flyers, brochures, newsletters, letterheads, forms, and other publications that incorporate text, graphics, illustrations, and photographs. Lecture/Demonstration 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 208 or equivalent.

Course Typically Offered: Fall (Every Other Year).

CABOT 287

287 
INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT FOR COLLABORATION AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT 
3.0 Units
CABOT 287 covers the team collaboration, document management and social features of Microsoft SharePoint. Students collaborate with individual students and student teams within various SharePoint environments. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: CABOT 260 or equivalent.