A course designed to learn touch keyboarding and to develop speed and accuracy. An introduction to the Windows environment and word processing using Microsoft Word for the creation of basic business documents. Open to all students. Recommended for those with no keyboarding experience or those who key less than 25 words per minute.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Memorize the alphanumeric keyboard for efficient keyboarding skill. 2. Develop straight copy speed and accuracy. 3. Identify errors and make corrections. 4. Demonstrates an understanding and applies knowledge of file management and e-mail. 5. Use word processing software to create common business documents.
Development of formatting skills through Microsoft Word. Preparation of business documents including letters, memorandums, reports and tables, and an introduction to newsletters and electronic communication. Emphasis on proofreading, production, and mailability skills. Recommended for those who type more than 30 NWAM for five minutes within five errors.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Touch type with correct technique. 2. Demonstrate improved speed and accuracy at a rate of 40 net words a minute (NWAM). 3. Use Microsoft Word to efficiently produce a variety of documents which may include letters, memorandums, unbound and leftbound reports, tables, newsletters, charts, or diagrams. 4. Key from straight copy for five minutes at acceptable levels of speed and accuracy.
An intermediate course emphasizing enhanced formatting skills utilizing Microsoft Word. Production of mailable business documents with advanced features. Composition and creation of business correspondence will be infused throughout the course. Integrating decision making and problem solving skills are stressed. Continued emphasis on speed development and accuracy.
Prerequisite: OFT 111 with a grade of C- or better.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Create mailable documents using prior knowledge without specific instructions. 2.Develop proofreading skills. 3. Develop speed and control at a level of at least 45 net words a minute (NWAM). 4. Demonstrate good work habits and a strong work ethic appropriate to the work environment.
This course will cover alphabetic, numeric and symbol keys. Straight copy speed and accuracy rates are developed, as well as proofreading skills. No word processing skills are covered. No prior computer skills necessary.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Memorize the alphanumeric keyboard for efficient keyboarding skill. 2. Develop straight copy speed of 25 gross words per minute. 3. Identify errors and make corrections.
A presentation and review of grammar, including punctuation, capitalization, number styles, and sentence structure, for accurate business usage. A three-level learning approach is used to facilitate comprehension and to promote a mastery level of grammar by providing graduated learning segments. Students will apply grammar skills in the composition and formatting of business documents to include letters, memos, e-mail messages, and reports.
Completion of TRS 105 or TRS 200 or placement in ENG 101 or higher.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Create clear, direct, concise business documents using proper grammar. 2. Apply correct writing conventions, such as punctuation, capitalization, and number styles. 3. Edit and revise documents effectively. 4. Identify the correct channels for the distribution of business documents in an office environment.
An intensive course covering Microsoft Excel. Objectives include preparing, formatting, and enhancing worksheets, applying formulas and functions, charting, using analysis, linking, workgroup features, and increase productivity through use of macros and templates. This course is designed to teach skill sets needed for the Microsoft Office Certification Exam. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard, and mouse is strongly recommended. A student may earn credit for OFT 170 or CRC 170, but cannot earn credit for both courses because they are equivalent courses.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Create Excel spreadsheets to fulfill various needs of an office. 2. Maintain Excel spreadsheets as required on the job. 3. Utilize charts to visually display data. 4. Link and embed worksheets into various business applications. 5. Solve business problems using Excel. 6. Apply Excel formulas and functions within a worksheet.
An intensive course that covers Microsoft Access. Objectives include planning and designing databases; building and modifying tables, forms and reports; advanced manipulation of data; defining relationships; modification of report properties; subforms, switchboards, PivotTables, and importing/exporting data. This course is designed to cover skill sets needed for the Microsoft Office Certification Exam. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard, and mouse is strongly recommended.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Create database tables using Microsoft Access. 2. Maintain database objects using Microsoft Access. 3. Create forms with subforms using Microsoft Access. 4. Create reports using tools within Microsoft Access. 5. Integrate Microsoft Access databases with other Microsoft software applications. 6. Perform database queries using Microsoft Access to retrieve specific information as needed.
This course will offer a thorough coverage of Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Publisher for the office professional. Microsoft PowerPoint instruction will cover animation, use of color and objects, and importing and exporting data and images. Activities include creating a slide show as well as delivering the presentation. Microsoft Publisher will focus on production, assembling, and the design of administrative publications. Topics will include designing page layout, creating graphics, using templates, manipulating text and graphics, using style sheets, scanning images, and adding special effects. Microsoft Outlook covers uses of communicating by e-mail, managing contacts, calendaring, address book, and schedule management. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard, and mouse is strongly recommended.
Course Learning Outcomes 1, Use the features of electronic mail effectively. 2. Create, organize, and manage contacts successfully. 3. Schedule, edit, and delete meetings and tasks using various platforms. 4. Create publications such as brochures, newsletters, and flyers. 5. Illustrate and use color effectively. 6. Create and present slide presentation using presentation software. 7. Create and customize animations and apply sound and video to a presentation. 8. Integrate images from other sources into a slide presentation or publication.
Advanced formatting skills of complex business documents utilizing Microsoft Word applications. Orientation to collaborative work concepts. Topics covered include graphics, complex mail merges, electronic forms, macros, and long document production utilizing master and subdocuments. Projects integrate decision-making, problem-solving, and language arts skills. Continued development of speed and accuracy.
Prerequisite: OFT 112 with a grade of C- or better.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Produce mailable business documents. 2. Type straight copy for five minutes with a maximum of five errors at error rates of 40 – 50 net words a minute (NWAM). 3. Utilize various graphic tools to create professional looking newsletters. 4. Develop form documents to use in an office setting. 5. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the creation of professional business documents. 6. Build a professional portfolio.
This course covers office simulations and projects that draw from all aspects of Microsoft Office Professional software. Realistic workplace projects integrate business vocabulary, critical thinking strategies, and web-research skills into document processing.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: OFT 201, or permission of instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Apply knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite for document creation and formatting. 2. Demonstrate ability to work independently. 3. Apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to make effective decisions related to document creation and formatting. 4. Formulate and initiate ways to increase productivity. 5. Demonstrate effective electronic file management.
This course presents concepts and procedures used in today’s electronic office. It encompasses discussions on professional conduct and ethics, job readiness techniques, and small group collaboration. Other topics include the use of communication devices and equipment, use of electronic mail, records management, reprographics technology, administrative travel procedures, Internet research and reference procedures. Oral and written communication skills will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: OFT 112 and OFT 141.
Course Learning Outcomes 1.Discuss evolving expectations of the changing office workplace. 2.Demonstrate efficient use of office-related equipment. 3.Describe the professional traits of a successful administrative assistant. 4.Compose effective correspondence. 5.Develop an oral report that meets professional standards. 6.Deliver an oral report effectively. 7.Arrange business travel plans that could include organization meetings or events.
An introduction to and development of transcription skills from dictated material. A review of grammar and punctuation along with an emphasis on spelling and word study skills. An introduction to the malleability concept during transcription practice with the goal of malleability in testing situations.
Prerequisites: OFT 111 with a grade of C- or better and OFT 141.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Develop proficiency in transcription. 2. Analyze different dialects and accents using learned language skills. 3. Evaluate the authenticity of Web sites by applying learned research skills. 4. Continued development of Language art and proofreading skills by recognizing errors in transcripts.
Students will use medical terminology and keyboarding skills in transcribing medical documents for major medical fields. Emphasis on accuracy, document formatting, grammar principles, production, and understanding of the responsibilities and competencies of the medical office support staff.
Prerequisites: HIM 104 and OFT 111 and OFT 141.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Transcribe authentic physician dictation by body systems or medical specialty. 2. Develop selective hearing skills necessary as a medical transcriptionist. 3. Transcribe a variety of dictation variables (regional or foreign) and in style and punctuation.
The duties and responsibilities of a medical office will be covered, including proper telephone techniques, preparation of medical records, appointment books (paper and electronic), preparation of standard insurance forms, billing, maintenance of petty cash book, handling of incoming and outgoing mail, confidentiality and legal considerations, and office management. Computer simulation projects are included.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Describe the job responsibilities of a medical office secretary. 2. Understand and articulate the components of a medical chart, medical billing, and third-party reimbursement. 3. Perform duties such as medical appointment scheduling using both "pen and paper" and computerized methods. 4. Maintain, record, and verify office financial records such as a checking accounts, bank reconciliations, and petty cash. 5. Assist in preparing professional reports and compiling research data; prepare medical letters and e-mail messages. 6. Assist in making travel arrangements, meeting arrangements, and medical conference arrangements.
This seminar course provides the student with a capstone experience to prepare for employment within the office technology field. The course will examine situations and problems related to the workplace. Students are required to attend a weekly one-hour seminar and complete a 45-hour office work experience with a cooperating employer.
Prerequisite(s): OFT 112, OFT 141.
Co-requisite: OFT 214.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Identify, review, and analyze current issues found in today's business offices. 2. Perform office tasks in an actual office setting.