Office Technology

OT 10003 Beginning Keyboarding

This is a developmental course for students who are not proficient in keyboarding or who have never typed. The course is designed to help students use proper techniques to key accurately and rapidly on keyboard-activated equipment (typewriter and personal computer); to format basic business letters, memoranda, reports, and simple tabulation; and improve keyboarding speed and accuracy. Students are expected to attain a speed of 40 wpm for three to five minutes. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

OT 10403 Keyboarding I

The students develop and refine the following: speed and accuracy; skills and techniques; and preparation of business letters, envelopes, manuscripts, outlines, business forms, and complex tabulation. This course also stresses the correct grammar and punctuation usage in all documents keyed or composed by the office professional. Students  are expected to attain a speed of 40-55 wpm for five minutes. Prerequisite: OT 10003 or proficiency test. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

OT 11403 Keyboarding II – Executive

This course is designed for the development of a high degree of competence in preparing business letters, complicated tabulations, and business forms with special attention to speed and accuracy. Students are expected to attain a speed of 55-65 wpm for five minutes. Prerequisite: OT 10403. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

OT 11503 Keyboarding II – Legal

Production typing is stressed in this course with emphasis on training students for a legal office assistant position. This course is designed for the development of a high  degree of competence in the use of legal terminology and in the keying of legal documents, forms, and correspondence. Students are expected to attain a speed of 55-65 wpm for five minutes. Prerequisite: OT 10403. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

 

OT 11603 Keyboarding II – Medical

Production typing is stressed in this course with emphasis on training students for a medical office assistant position. This course is designed for the development of a high  degree of competence in the use of medical terminology and in the keying of medical documents, forms, and correspondence. The students will also gain hands-on experience in medical record keeping for a physician’s office through the use of a computerized and manual patient billing and recordkeeping simulation. Students are expected to attain a speed of 55-65 wpm for five minutes. Prerequisite: OT 10403. One-hour lecture, four-hour lab.  Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

OT 23202 Office Machines

This course is designed for the practice and development of skill in the use of various office machines including electronic printing and display calculators, with a review of basic math operations; copying equipment; fax; electronic typewriters; computer data entry; and an introduction to machine transcription. Prerequisite: OT 10003 or equivalent. One-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

OT 24203 Records/Database Management

This course emphasizes principles and practices of effective records management for manual and electronic records systems. Students are taught the indexing procedures and rules developed by ARMA that apply when working with computer or paper files. Emphasis is placed on the need to under-stand the record life cycle within which information functions in the organization. This course is a blended approach to the study of records management: traditional paper-based and electronic using Microsoft  Access. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

 

OT 27102 Executive Machine Transcription

This is a beginning to intermediate course for students to acquire the skills necessary to transcribe from recordings (tapes) using a computer. By transcribing these   administrative office tapes, students will develop an awareness of the various career opportunities available for those with transcription skills in the fields of banking, advertising, financial, travel, insurance, education, government, etc. Prerequisite: OT 11403. One-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

OT 27202 Legal Machine Transcription

Students learn how to format legal correspondence and documents directly from a dictation tape into mailable format. Students become familiar with documents and  correspondence common to specific legal proceedings. Hands-on experience is gained through the transcribing of ten legal cases, each relating to a different area of law. Students should be proficient in keyboarding before beginning this course. Prerequisite: OT 11503. One-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

OT 27302 Medical Machine Transcription

This is a beginning medical transcription course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the transcription of medical reports from dictated tapes. The students will complete inpatient and outpatient reports dealing with ten different specialty areas. Students should be proficient in keyboarding and have a working knowledge of transcription equipment before beginning this course. Prerequisites: OT 11603, OT 13302, and OT 14302. One-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

OT 28202 Office Practicum

This course is an integration of precise skills, human behavior, and office procedures, which are requisites of professional office personnel in a working situation. In this  course, the students gain practical office experience in faculty and administration offices on campus or in an off-campus site related to their major field of study. Prerequisite: Advanced standing in the Office Technology program or permission of the instructor. One-hour lecture and sixty (60) hours of supervised work experience.

Offered Fall, Spring for 2 Semester hours.

OT 28502 OT Spreadsheet Applications

In this course, the student will learn the spreadsheet application, Microsoft Excel 2010 or newer. The course is designed to be relevant and authentic to the office technology students as it connects content to context or skills to the environment in which they will be used. Instruction focuses on integrating competencies from the areas of information, technology, basic skills and thinking skills. Prerequisites: OT 10003 or evidence of correct keyboarding skills. One-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Course fee required

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

OT 28603 Word/Information Processing Applications

This course is designed for students who want to learn how to use the Microsoft Word 2016 word processing program to create professional-looking documents for school, work, and personal communication needs. Upon completion of the course students can expect to be proficient in using Word to organize, analyze, and present information. Prerequisites: OT 10003 or evidence of correct keyboarding skills. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

OT 28801-03 Selected Topics in Office Technology

This course is designed to be a study of topics not included in regular course offerings. The format for this course may be independent, directed study, or a scheduled class. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Course fee may be required

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.

OT 29901-03 Directed Studies in Office Technology

Independent study and/or research under the supervision of an instructor in office technology. May include directed research and readings, formal in-depth study of a topic of special interest to the student, individual projects, special educational experiences, or a practicum in which theories and their practical applications are brought together in a single educational experience. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, the completion of at least six (6) hours of OT courses, and permission of the instructor. Course fee may be required.

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.