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Office Technology Courses

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OFT 103: Keyboarding

(1.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to increase keyboard proficiency. Students type letters, numbers and symbols using acceptable technique and without looking at the keyboard. Students who have completed OFT 104 with a grade of "D" or better are not permitted to take this course. Hours: Self-paced. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 104: Formatting and Typing

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
Students build typing speed and accuracy through drills, timed writings and an emphasis on correct typing techniques. They format letters, memos, reports, tables, resumes, emails and news releases. Students develop the basic keyboarding skills necessary for an entry-level office position or for personal use. Hours: Selfpaced. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 110: Business English Skills

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course enables students to apply the correct use of English grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as capitalization, word division and the presentation of numbers. Students learn to use language in context, proofread and compose. An introduction to formatting is also included. Students increase their keyboarding speed and accuracy through additional skill building. Hours: 39 lecture. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 130: Introduction to Health Information Technology

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course introduces students to the field of health information technology. Students become familiar with the content, use and structure of health care data and medical records. Students also become familiar with the organization of health care providers and insurers. Legal and ethical issues associated with health information are examined extensively. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 131: Basic Procedural Coding

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the basic Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) with a focus on the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) coding of operations and procedures (including anesthesia, evaluation and management, surgical, pathology/laboratory, radiology and medicine) and HCPCS Level II codes. This course also covers International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure coding, an introduction to ICD-10-PCS and the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI). Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: BIO 115 and OFT 140 with grades of "C" or better and permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 132: Basic Diagnostic Coding

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides a basic orientation to the coding principles and practices of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). It also provides an introduction to ICD-10-CM and other diagnosis classification systems. This course covers the historical development of the ICD classification system, coding of diagnosis records from a variety of medical specialties and the use of official coding guidelines. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: BIO 115 and OFT 140 with grades of "C" or better and permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 133: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

(4.0 credit hours)


No Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to introduce students to specific disease processes in the human body, including the cause, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Topics also include drug classifications, drug actions and commonly-prescribed drugs and reference materials. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisites: BIO 115 and OFT 140 with grades of "C" or better and MTH 092 or an acceptable mathematics placement test score, and permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 140: Medical Terminology

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to develop an understanding of medical vocabulary pertinent to medical office tasks, such as transcription, medical records coding and billing. Proficiency is developed through the recognition, spelling, location and meaning of medical prefixes, suffixes and root words. Knowledge of medical terminology is then applied to reading and interpreting medical documents. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 095 or ENG 097 with a grade of "C" or better, an acceptable reading placement test score or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 155: Word Processing

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers fundamental through advanced word processing skills, including creating, editing and formatting documents, creating tables, working with themes, styles, graphics and templates, merging and integrating data with various programs and the World Wide Web. Hours: 39 lecture. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 160: Introduction to Spreadsheets

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers spreadsheet development, including creating, editing, formatting worksheets and charts, creating and working with formulas, collaborating and securing data and integrating worksheet data with various programs and the World Wide Web. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 092 or an acceptable mathematics placement test score or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 162: Introduction to Database Design

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This computerized database course is a comprehensive introduction to database software applications. Students create and manage databases consisting of tables, queries, forms and reports. Emphasis is placed on retrieving, modifying, sharing and maintaining information. Hours: 39 lecture. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 165: Records Management

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
Students learn the fundamental concepts of records and information management, including an overview of the most widely used filing systems and procedures. Hands-on activities include filing and retrieval of both paper and electronic records according to alphabetic, subject, numeric and geographic filing systems. Hours: Self-paced. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 203: Administrative Processes

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to develop the student's ability to integrate the technical and human relations skills necessary to succeed in today's business office. Emphasis is placed on effective interactions with people, procedures and equipment. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: OFT 155 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Materials fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 211: Medical Typing

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
Students produce documents used in a medical environment. They gain familiarity with medical terminology, abbreviations and medical reports specific to 10 medical departments. They follow specific formatting guidelines and increase typing and accuracy through drills and five-minute timed writings. Hours: Self-paced. Prerequisites: OFT 104 and OFT 140 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 220: Advanced Word and Information Processing

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In this second-level course, students learn the more advanced skills and concepts of word processing to create and format all types of documents, such as letters, memos, webpages and reports. Students increase keyboarding speed and accuracy through additional skill-building exercises. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: OFT 155 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 241: Multimedia Communication

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course enables students to apply the theories and processes of successful communication using desktop publishing, multimedia presentations and web-based venues. The focus is on face-to-face and web-based communication, including basic and intermediate skills in visual presentation development design and production of high-quality color publications, webpage development and the effective use of programs for creating, sending and organizing email. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: OFT 155 or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $15. Usually offered in the spring.
OFT 260: Office Technology Field Experience

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved position relevant to his or her area of emphasis. The student is required to develop, in cooperation with the instructor and field supervisor, a learning contract for the field experience. Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 100 as an intern. Prerequisites: SDV 101 and permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
OFT 270: Medical Office Field Experience

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved position relevant to his or her area of emphasis. The student is required to develop, in cooperation with the instructor and field supervisor, a learning contract for the field experience. Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 100 as an intern. Prerequisites: SDV 101 and permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
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