Office Technology

OT-024: Keyboarding, Credits = 3
Introduction to the keyboard for beginning keyboard users or for students wishing to review the keyboard by touch.

OT-025: Keyboard Skillbuilding, Credits = 1 - 3
Provides opportunity to increase keyboarding speed and accuracy. Course includes assessment and/or correction of technique plus the use of software programs designed to work on individual accuracy and speed weaknesses. Ability to key by touch required to enroll.

OT-026: Modular Keyboard Skillbuilding, Credits = 1 - 5
Introduction to the keyboard for beginning keyboard users or for students wishing to review the keyboard by touch. This course is variable credit, allowing students to start at any time of the quarter until the 8th week. This is the same course as OT 024. Students cannot earn credit for both OT 024 and OT 026.

OT-115: Medical Transcription I, Credits = 5
Fundamental course in transcribing medical documents from sound files using word processing software and foot pedal. Instruction on developing listening skills by applying correct grammar, punctuation, and format to medical documents. Designed specifically for medical majors. Prerequisite: OT 125 and OT 280.

OT-116: Medical Transcription II, Credits = 5
Advanced course in transcribing medical documents from sound files using word processing software and foot pedal. Students develop skills by learning and applying correct number format, capitalization, punctuation, and abbreviations in the medical documents. Prerequisite: OT 115. Recommended: BUS 136 and OT 125.

OT-124: Office Procedures, Credits = 5
This course bridges the gap between the classroom and business environment with students demonstrating the ability to perform, at a professional level, the practices and procedures typical of today’s office environment. Study and practice of office procedures using current technology will be emphasized. Procedural areas include receptionist duties, mail handling and reprographics, travel arrangements, file management, data storage, operation of Windows GUI and basic computer maintenance and troubleshooting. Formerly OT 200 & OT 122

OT-125: Word Processing Applications, Credits = 5
Document processing using MS Word taught in conjunction with formatting theory for business documents. Continued development of keyboarding speed and accuracy is provided. Ability to key by touch at a minimum of 30 WPM is required to enroll.

OT-126: Advanced Word Processing Applications, Credits = 5
Introduces and develops advanced formatting and word processing functions for the creation of business documents. Continued development of keyboarding speed and accuracy as well as proofreading and editing skills is provided. Prerequisite: OT 125.

OT-151: Microsoft Excel, Credits = 5
Develop business-related spreadsheet skills, including the ability to prepare, format, maintain and enhance an Excel worksheet for common business needs. Integrate formulas, functions and tables, manage multiple worksheets and workbooks, utilize filtering, conditional formatting, sorting and other advanced features to understand how to make important business decisions.

OT-161: Practical Accounting, Credits = 5
Studies accounting principles and applies bookkeeping procedures that can be applied to a variety of business operations. Emphasis placed on the analysis, journalization and posting of transactions typical of a small office. Students also formulate and interpret financial statements; record adjusting, closing, and reversing entries; reconcile bank statements; manage petty cash; account for bad debt; and perform payroll calculations and entries.

OT-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 6
Study and train to meet established local needs in the office technology industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

OT-218: Desktop Calculator, Credits = 5
Develops job competency on desktop calculators using the ten-key touch method and special features of machine to solve common business problems with speed, accuracy, and efficiency.

OT-222: Records and Database Management, Credits = 5
Students expand their knowledge of database software learned in CS 110. This class focuses on the operation and maintenance of a computer database. It also identifies the principles and practices of effective information management for an automated records system. There is an emphasis on features and capabilities of automated database information management systems and the need to understand record life cycle from creation to disposition within the structure of any given organization. This course also addresses the development of security control systems for information management. Prerequisite: CS 110.

OT-224: Administrative Capstone, Credits = 5
Students use advanced software programs and learn to process handwritten, dictated, and stored office documents. Developing, formatting, proofreading and editing documents are also included. This course includes selected material from the following areas: technology used in today’s offices; application and evaluation of technological information; integration of applications; information management; organization and control; future technological developments and expectations; and technology as applied to calendaring, electronic mail, spreadsheets, records management, and networking. Formerly OT 127 and OT 117.

OT-228: Legal Terminology, Credits = 5
Designed to give students a background in basic legal terminology. The student who successfully completes this course will understand the "language" of legal professions in a contextual application of the terminology.

OT-229: Legal Document Processing, Credits = 5
Covers word processing of legal document formatting including the use of legal templates to complete the production of legal documents. Provides a legal procedures background as well as use and understanding of legal terminology.

OT-231: Medical Office Procedures, Credits = 5
Explores the flow of information in a medical office. MediSoft, Office Hours, and MS Word software programs are utilized to process information and produce typical medical office documents, financial records, and insurance claims. Prerequisite or co-enrollment in CS 110.

OT-232: Medical Insurance Procedures, Credits = 5
Understanding of the medical insurance programs in today's healthcare system. Students will apply knowledge learned to abstract information from medical records and complete universal claim forms that meet billing requirements of private, state and federal insurance programs. Communication with insurance companies, tracking reimbursements, and collection methods are covered. Recommended: OT 234.

OT-234: Medical Coding, Credits = 5
Fundamental course in assigning medical procedure (CPT), diagnosis (ICD-10-CM) and HCPCS codes for use in insurance billing and medical record keeping. Designed for medical coders, medical assistants, billing specialists and health information professionals. Prerequisite: OT 280. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

OT-280: Medical Terminology, Credits = 5
Learn medical terminology for the medical field. Students study terminology of major body systems in addition to common suffixes, prefixes and word roots.

OT-281: Medical Terminology II, Credits = 5
A continuation of Medical Terminology I (OT 280). The course will cover the additional body systems and then focuses on specialty areas of practice. Prerequisite: OT 280.

OT-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 5
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard office technology curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' education and work experience.