Office Administration

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

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.

hours

3

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

OAD 101 or permission of instructor

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

OAD 103 or permission of instructor

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

OAD 101 or permission of instructor

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

OAD 125 or permission of instructor

OAD 130 : Electronic Calculations

This course is designed to give students a job-level competency in using the ten-key touch method and develop the student's ability to solve common business problems with an electronic display-printing calculator. Emphasis is placed on basic mathematical functions in a business context. Upon completion students will be able to perform basic electronic calculating at an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy.

hours

3

OAD 134 : Career and Professional Development

This course is designed to assist the student in preparing for employment. Emphasis is on developing resumes, improving interview techniques, participating in mock interviews, setting goals, conducting job searches, and improving personal and professional image. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate confidence in seeking employment.

hours

3

OAD 138 : Records and 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 forms. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform basic filing procedures.

hours

3

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

OAD 101

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

OAD 103 or permission of instructor

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

OAD 103

OAD 213 : Advanced Medical Transcription

This course is designed to develop skills in medical transcription. Emphasis is on diagnostic studies, 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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

OAD 212 or permission of the instructor

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

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.

hours

3

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

OAD 218 : Office Procedures

This course is designed to develop an awareness of the responsibilities and opportunities of the office professional through classroom instruction. 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.

hours

3

OAD 231 : Office Applications

This course is designed to provide the student with a foundation in the use of computerized equipment and application software as tools in the performance of a variety of office tasks through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the role of the office professional in the selection and application of appropriate technology to the specific task or combination of tasks. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the selection of appropriate computerized tools to complete designated tasks.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

OAD 241 : Office Co-Op

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to work in an office environment. Emphasis is on the integration of classroom learning with on-the-job experiences that relate meaningfully to office careers. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to an actual work situation.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

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.

hours

3