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OT 101 BASIC COMPUTER KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT FORMATTING 3 credits / 4 hours
(Formerly MSS 5602)
Prerequisite: ESL 025 or ESL 081
The student will acquire basic keyboarding skills, learn computer terminology, format and process documents including reports, manuscripts, letters, and memoranda. The student will develop proofreading and English skills, and will be required to key a minimum of 25 wpm for three minutes.
OT 102 INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT FORMATTING 3 credits / 3 hours
(Formerly MSS 5604)
Prerequisite: OT 101 or equivalent skill as demonstrated on a proficiency examination
The student will demonstrate the ability to format and key unarranged documents including manuscripts, outlines, tables, newsletters, two-page letters, and other documents using word processing and other software. The student will develop English skills by composing at the computer. The student will continue to develop keyboarding skills and will be required to key a minimum of 35 wpm for five minutes. The student is expected to work a minimum of two hours a week in the Academic Learning Center to develop keyboarding and formatting skills.
OT 103 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SOFTWARE PACKAGES 3 credits / 3 hours
(Formerly MSS 5670)
Prerequisite: ENG 091 or ESL 091
The student will have hands-on experience on computers and will be introduced to business applications of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. The student is expected to work a minimum of two hours per week in the Academic Learning Center to develop computer skills.
OT 104 OFFICE SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES 3 credits / 3 hours
(Formerly MSS 5656)
Prerequisite: OT 101
The student will be introduced to basic office systems, technology, and routine workplace procedures including managing traditional and electronic mail, developing electronic and traditional records, becoming familiar with telephone procedures, coordinating travel and conference plans, and administrative office skills.
OT 201 ADVANCED COMPUTER KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT FORMATTING 3 credits / 3 hours
(Formerly MSS 5606)
Prerequisite: OT 102 or equivalent skill as demonstrated on a proficiency examination
The student will format more complex letters, memoranda, tables, manuscripts, and other business documents in addition to integrating various software applications. The student will continue to develop keyboarding skills and will be required to key a minimum of 45 wpm for five minutes. The student is expected to work a minimum of two hours a week in the Academic Learning Center to develop keyboarding and formatting skills.
OT 202 TRANSCRIPTION 3 credits / 3 hours
(Formerly MSS 5626)
Prerequisite: OT101
The student will develop the ability to accurately transcribe memos, letters, and reports from various areas of the business world from pre-recorded dictation. The student will develop English and transcribing skills through grammar, number usage, word usage, and punctuation exercises. The student is expected to work a minimum of two hours a week in the Academic Learning Center to develop transcribing skills.
OT 204 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY / TRANSCRIPTION 3 credits / 3 hours
(Formerly MSS 5649)
Prerequisite: OT 102, OT 202
The student will be introduced to medical terminology related to a variety of medical specialties. The student will demonstrate the ability to transcribe medical histories, summaries, and other documents relating to various medical specializations including the cardiovascular system, the endocrine system, and the respiratory system. The student is expected to work a minimum of two hours a week in the Academic Learning Center to develop medical transcription skills.
OT 205 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY / TRANSCRIPTION 3 credits / 3 hours
Prerequisite: OT 102, OT 202
The student will be introduced to legal terminology related to various areas of law. The student will demonstrate the ability to transcribe documents from pre-recorded dictation related to the courts and legal systems, litigation, civil actions probate, contracts, leases and others. The student is expected to work a minimum of two hours a week in the Academic Learning Center to develop legal transcription skills.
OT 206 MEDICAL BILLING AND INSURANCE 3 credits / 3 hours
(Formerly MSS 5651)
Prerequisite: OT 102, OT 104
The student will use billing software to input patient information, process patient transactions, produce various reports, print statements and insurance forms, and process claims. The student will become familiar with various types of health coverage and insurance programs and will be introduced to medical coding.