Office Administration

Classes

OAD 100 : Intro to Keyboarding and Technology

This course is designed to enable the student to develop touch keyboarding skills for efficient use of the microcomputer through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proper keying techniques and basic computer skills.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 101 : Beginning Keyboarding

This course is designed to enable the student to use the touch method of keyboarding through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on speed and accuracy in keying alphabetic, symbol, and numeric information using a keyboard. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proper technique and an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy, as defined by the course syllabus, in the production of basic business documents such as memoranda, letters, reports, etc.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 103 : Intermediate Keyboarding

This course is designed to assist the student in increasing speed and accuracy using the touch method of keyboarding through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the production of business documents such as memoranda, letters, reports, tables, and outlines from unarranged rough draft to acceptable format. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency and an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy, as defined by the course syllabus, in the production of business documents.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 104 : Advanced Keyboarding

This course is designed to assist the student in continuing to develop speed and accuracy using the touch method of keyboarding through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the production of business documents using decision-making skills. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency and an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy, as defined by the course syllabus, in the production of high-quality business documents.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 125 : Word Processing

This course is designed to provide the student with basic word processing skills through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the utilization of software features to create, edit, and print common office documents. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to use industry-standard software to generate appropriately formatted, accurate, and attractive business documents such as memoranda, letters, and reports.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 126 : Advanced Word Processing

This course is designed to increase student proficiency in using advanced word processing functions. Emphasis is on the use of industry-standard software to maximize productivity. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to generate complex documents such as forms, newsletters, and multi-page documents.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 127 : Business Law

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of business law affecting consumers and citizens. Emphasis is on principles of law dealing with contracts, sales, and commercial papers. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the legal issues affecting business transactions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 130 : Electronic Calculations

This course is designed to teach the touch system and problem solving. Emphasis is on basic mathematical functions. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy, as defined by the course syllabus, to solve problems based on typical business applications.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 135 : Financial Record Keeping

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the accounting concepts, principles, and terminology. Emphasis is on the accounting cycle and equation as they relate to different types of business ownership. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate accounting procedures used in a proprietorship, partnership, and corporation.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 137 : Computerized Financial Record Keeping

This course is designed to provide the student with skill in using the microcomputer to enter financial data through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the use of appropriate software in the preparation of journals, financial statements, and selected payroll records. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a microcomputer system to record financial data.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 138 : Records/Information Management

This course is designed to give the student knowledge about managing office records and information. Emphasis is on basic filing procedures, methods, systems, supplies, equipment, and modern technology used in the creation, protection, and disposition of records stored in a variety of files. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform basic filing procedures.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 200 : Machine Transcription

This course is designed to develop marketable skills in transcribing various forms of dictated material through classroom instruction. Emphasis is on the use of microcomputers and a commercial word processing package. Upon completion, the student should be able to accurately transcribe documents from dictated recordings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 201 : Legal Terminology

his course is designed to familiarize the student with legal terminology. Emphasis is on the spelling, definition, pronunciation, and usage of legal terms. Upon completion, the student should be able to communicate effectively using legal terminology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 202 : Legal Transcription

This course is designed to familiarize students with legal terms and provide transcription skill development in the production of legal correspondence, forms, and court documents through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on transcribing error-free legal documents using transcription equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to accurately transcribe legal documents that are appropriately formatted.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 203 : Legal Office Procedures

This course is designed to provide an awareness of the responsibilities and opportunities of professional support personnel in a legal environment through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on legal terminology, the production of appropriate forms and reports, and the importance of office procedures and practices. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform office support tasks required for employment in a legal environment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None

OAD 211 : Medical Terminology

This course is designed to familiarize the student with medical terminology. Emphasis is on the spelling, definition, pronunciation, and usage of legal terms. Upon completion, the student should be able to communicate effectively using medical terminology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 212 : Medical Transcription

This course is designed to orient students to standard medical reports, correspondence, and related documents transcribed in a medical environment through classroom instruction. Emphasis is on transcribing medical records from dictated recordings. Learn/maintain standards of ethical/professional conduct. Upon completion, the student should be able to accurately transcribe medical documents from dictated recordings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 213 : Advanced Medical Transcription

This course is designed to develop skill in the transcription of documents generated in the medical office through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on diagnostic studies, and laboratory, radiology, and pathology reports. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the preparation of a variety of reports and forms used in the medical environment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 214 : Medical Office Procedures

This course focuses on the responsibilities of professional support personnel in a medical environment. Emphasis is on medical terms, the production of appropriate forms and reports, and office procedures and practices. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform office support tasks required for employment in a medical environment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None

OAD 215 : Health Information Management

This course is designed to promote an understanding of the structure, analysis, and management of medical records.Emphasis is on managing medical and insurance records, coding of diseases, operations and procedures, and the legal aspects of medical records. Upon completion, the student should be able to maintain medical records efficiently.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 216 : Advanced Health Information Management

This course is designed as a continuation of OAD 215 Health Information Management. It is designed to promote an advanced understanding of the structure, analysis, and management of medical and insurance records. Emphasis is on managing medical and insurance records, coding of diseases, operations and procedures, and the legal aspects of medical records. Upon completion, the student should be able to maintain medical records efficiently.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 217 : Office Management

This course is designed to develop skills necessary for supervision of office functions. Emphasis is on issues relating to the combination of people and technology in achieving the goals of business in a culturally diverse workplace, including the importance of office organization, teamwork, workplace ethics, office politics, and conflict-resolution skills. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate effective supervision in the modern office.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 218 : Office Procedures

This course is designed to develop an awareness of the responsibilities and opportunities of the office professional through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on current operating functions, practices and procedures, work habits, attitudes, oral and written communications, and professionalism. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively function in an office support role.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 230 : Computerized Desktop Publishing

This course is designed to introduce the student to the elements and techniques of page design, layout, and typography through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the use of current commercial desktop publishing software, graphic tools, and electronic input/output devices to design and print high-quality publications such as newsletters, brochures, catalogs, forms, and flyers. Upon completion, the student should be able to utilize proper layout and design concepts in the production of attractive desktop published documents.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 232 : The Electronic Office

This course is designed to enable the student to develop skill in the use of integrated software through classroom instruction and outside lab exercises. Emphasis is on the use of computerized equipment, software, networking, and communications technology. Upon completion, the student should be able to satisfactorily perform a variety of office tasks using current technology.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 233 : Trends in Office Technology

This course is designed to research current trends in office technology. Emphasis is on advances in technology relevant to the office environment such as electronic mail, multimedia interaction, presentation hardware and software, and Internet use. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate an awareness of current technological applications for the modern office.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 242 : Office Internship

This course is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to work in an office environment. Emphasis is on the efficient and accurate performance of job tasks. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate successful performance of skills required in an office support position.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 243 : Spreadsheet Applications

This course is designed to provide the student with a firm foundation in the use of computerized equipment and appropriate software in performing spreadsheet tasks through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on spreadsheet terminology and design, common formulas, and proper file and disk management procedures. Upon completion, the student should be able to use spreadsheet features to design, format, and graph effective spreadsheets.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 244 : Database Concepts

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts of database management through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the use of database software for business applications. Upon completion, the student should be able to create and manipulate data files and format output such as documents and reports.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

OAD 246 : Office Graphics and Presentations

This course is designed to provide the student with a foundation in the use of the computer and appropriate application software in the production of business slides and presentations through classroom instruction and lab exercises.Emphasis is on available software tools, presentation options and design as well as such presentation considerations as the make-up of the target audience. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to design and produce a business presentation.

Prerequisites

None.