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.
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.
An intermediate course emphasizing enhanced formatting skills utilizing Microsoft Word. Production of malleable 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.