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OFFT 106 - Personal Computer Keyboarding I
OFFT 111 - Keyboarding 1-A
OFFT 112 - Keyboarding 1-B
OFFT 113 - Keyboarding 2-A
OFFT 114 - Keyboarding 2-B
OFFT 116 - Medical Keyboarding
OFFT 120 - Word/Information Processing I
OFFT 130 - Data Entry
OFFT 135 - Machine Transcription
OFFT 140 - Business Communications
OFFT 200 - Medical Coding/Billing
OFFT 210 - Administrative Support Staff Procedures
OFFT 216 - Professional Office Practice Simulation
OFFT 218 - Medical Office Procedures
OFFT 220 - Word/Information Processing II
OFFT 235 - Medical Transcription
OFFT 250 - Medical Terminology
OFFT 251 - Office Management
OFFT 291 - Office Technology Internship I
OFFT 292 - Office Technology Internship II
 
OFFT 106 - Personal Computer Keyboarding I

The module includes learning the keyboard by touch, learning the use of computer features and developing proper keystroking techniques. Basic letter and report formatting are included. This course is directed to
non-Office Technology majors.

1 credit (2 lecture hours), fall or spring semester, total of eight weeks

 
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OFFT 111 - Keyboarding 1-A

Development of basic keyboarding techniques on computers, including learning the keyboard by touch, learning the use of the computer features/commands and developing proper techniques. Basic letter formatting is included.
1 credit (2 lecture hours), fall and spring semester, total of eight weeks.

 
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OFFT 112 - Keyboarding 1-B

This course covers the development of computer keyboarding skills as well as speed and accuracy. Basic business/personal letters from text copy and script with envelopes, memos and tables are also covered. Students will also develop proofreading skills and use Microsoft® Word software.
Prerequisites: OFFT 111 with minimum grade of C
1 credit (2 lecture hours), fall and spring semester, total of eight weeks

 
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OFFT 113 - Keyboarding 2-A

Development of computer keyboarding skills in the production of diverse business letters and memo forms, complex tabulations, reports and manuscripts are covered in this course. Further development of speed and accuracy on production and straight-copy typing is also covered. Microsoft® Word software is used.
Prerequisites: OFFT 112 with minimum grade of C
1 credit (2 lecture hours), spring semester, total of eight weeks

 
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OFFT 114 - Keyboarding 2-B

The development of computer keyboarding skills in the production of business forms and templates such as purchase orders, form letters, business, standard and academic reports are covered in this course. Microsoft® Word software is used in this course which also covers further development of speed and accuracy on production and straight-copy typing.
Prerequisites: OFFT 113 with minimum grade of C
1 credit (2 lecture hours), spring semester, total of eight weeks

 
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OFFT 116 - Medical Keyboarding
16 week on-line course covering development of basic keyboarding techniques, including learning the keyboard by touch, learning to operate the computer and its menus, icons, and functions, and developing proper stroking techniques. Students learn the proper formatting of various medical documents including Chart Notes, X-Ray Reports, Consent Forms, History/Physical Forms, Single-Page and Two-Page Letters, and Two-Page Assessments and Referrals.
2 credit hours

This course will be offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters (offered online this spring 2006 semester!!!)
 
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OFFT 120 - Word/Information Processing I

This introductory course in word processing/information processing emphasizes formatting mailable copy, punctuation, spelling and proofreading. Development in complex tabulations, report formatting, column writing and designing letterhead as announcements as well as press releases and many other marketing documents used in today's business are also covered. Many Microsoft shortcuts/commands are emphasized to increase the productivity of the student.
Prerequisites: OFFT 112 or permission of instructor
3 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

 
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OFFT 130 - Data Entry

Operating features of a microcomputer with practical business applications. Speed development of 10,000 keystrokes per hour.
Prerequisites: Keyboarding skill
1 credit, fall semester

 
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OFFT 135 - Machine Transcription

Integration of keyboarding skills with the operation of a transcription machine. Reinforcement of basic English skills, including spelling, punctuation, grammar, paragraphing, sentence construction and proofreading skills. Mailable transcripts required for successful completion of the course.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of OFFT 112 or one year of high school keyboarding
2 credits, fall semester

 
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OFFT 140 - Business Communications

Fundamentals of effective English in written and oral business communications. Planning and writing effective business letters and memos, letters of application and resume, sales, credit collection, inquiry, order, acknowledgment, claims adjustments and personnel letters. Gathering and presenting information for reports in written and oral form through research, interviewing, questionnaires and conferences. Understanding the impact of international business team work, technology and multiculturalism on business communications. Further development of networking and teamwork opportunities.
Prerequisites: ENGL 101
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

 
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OFFT 200 - Medical Coding/Billing
This is a beginning medical coding and billing course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of coding diagnosis and billing to customers or insurance carriers. The first eight weeks focuses the students with the coding of medical diagnosis. The second eight weeks focuses the students in the field of patient billing. MediSoft software is utilized by the student to simulate the medical billing skills instructed through the course. The concepts introduced in this course are general enough to cover most patient billing and accounting software. The software is a popular patient billing and accounting software program. It enables health care practices to maintain their billing data as well as to generate report information. The software handles all the basic tasks that a medical billing assistant needs to effectively perform his/her job.
Prerequisite: OFFT 116 (Medical Keyboarding); OFFT 250 (Medical Terminology)
3 credit hours

This course will be offered in the spring 2007 semester and then every spring semester afterwards

 
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OFFT 210 - Administrative Support Staff Procedures

Exploration of office operations and procedures, new developments in office information technology and equipment, communication transmittal systems, records management and administrative office skills and responsibilities. Students will gain experience with voice digital recordings, facsimile, copy machines and telephones to better enhance their skill set.
Prerequisites: OFFT 112
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

 
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OFFT 216 - Professional Office Practice Simulation

Working in a computerized professional model office. Administrative- handling telephone calls, incoming mail, transcription, correspondence, spreadsheet and database applications, records management, coordinating travel and conference plans and preparing reports. Includes brush up on English and keyboarding skills and career information. Legal-Legal transcription, calendaring, law office files, client and financial records, legal documents, litigation, office management and professional ethics. Medical-Transcription of patient records, telephone procedures, appointments, office files, financial and banking records, computerized medical billing.
Prerequisites: OFFT 114, OFFT 210, OFFT 120, OFFT 220
3 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

 
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OFFT 218 - Medical Office Procedures
This course is designed to introduce students to the variety of tasks and skills required for an administrative medical assistant. Students will be able to understand medical ethics, bioethics, etiquette, legal responsibilities of the physicians, use computer software to schedule appointments, create and maintain patients medical records, bill and collect payment, and understand the method of scheduling appointments. The procedures of banking and payroll are also introduced as part of being an administrative medical assistant.
Prerequisite: OFFT 116 (Medical Keyboarding)
3 credit hours

This course will be offered in the fall 2007 semester and then every fall and spring semester afterwards

 
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OFFT 220 - Word/Information Processing II

This course involves learning Microsoft Excel and Access skills. It includes topics such as merge, sort, charts, filtering, pivot tables, queries, designing your own table, etc. Students gain experience and understanding of versatility within the databases.
Prerequisites: OFFT 112 with a minimum grade of C
3 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

 
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OFFT 235 - Medical Transcription
This is a beginning medical transcription course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the transcription of medical documents, including x-ray reports, chart notes, history and physical reports, consultations, office procedures notes, progress notes and letters. The goal of this course is to develop transcribing speed and accuracy, gain skills in editing and proofing documents, and increase knowledge of medical terminology.
Prerequisite: OFFT 116 (Medical Keyboarding); OFFT 250 (Medical Terminology)
3 credit hours

This course will be offered in the spring 2007 semester and then every spring semester afterwards

 
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OFFT 250 - Medical Terminology
This course is designed to provide students with a basic foundation in medical terminology that will lead to recognizing thousands of medical terms. Students will have practice pronouncing the medical terms and will also be able to recognize the singular form versus the plural form of terms. Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic human anatomy and correlate this understanding with medical terminology.
Prerequisite: OFFT 116 (Medical Keyboarding)
3 credit hours

This course will be offered in the fall 2006 semester and then every fall semester afterwards

 
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OFFT 251 - Office Management

A study of the operations, controls, problems, systems and human relations in the changing electronic office age are included in this course. Topics include introduction of office management, human relations management, building an understanding of the management of office services, building an understanding of office systems, building an office management vocabulary, seeking employment as a supervisor/manager. Operation of office equipment, including word processors, required.
Prerequisites: OFFT 112 or OFFT 120 or permission of instructor.
3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

 
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OFFT 291 - Office Technology Internship I

All second-year students are strongly encouraged or required to participate in this internship opportunity. Students must complete 45 hours within an office environment. Many of the offices that participate in this
internship are on campus; however, students may also work off campus. The focus of this internship opportunity is not only to give students a greater understanding of working within a professional organization, but also to open doors for the students if an opening occurs in their internship office after graduation. Monitoring occurs during the 45-hour, one-credit internship experience whereby the Office Technology faculty meets both student and his/her Internship Supervisor at the office where the student is interning.
Prerequisite: Office Technology senior student status and OFFT 140
1 credit (45 hours per semester), fall and spring semester

 
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OFFT 292 - Office Technology Internship II

Similar to OFFT 291 since it is an additional one-credit hour course (another 45 hours required) and is taken after a student has successfully completed OFFT 291. OFFT 292 allows a student an additional credit, and subsequently, additional working experience.
Prerequisite: OFFT 291
1 credit (45 hours per semester), fall and spring semester

 
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