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 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 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 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.