OFFICE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

OST 134 - Text Entry and Formatting

3 credits

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability. (Offered spring semester)

OST 136 - Word Processing

3 credits

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the MOS: Microsoft Office Word Core certification (Offered fall semester).

OST 141 - Med Office Terms I

3 credits

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms. (Offered fall semester)

OST 148 - Med Ins and Billing

3 credits

This course introduces the fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim. (Offered spring semester)

OST 149 - Medical Legal Issues

3 credits

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior. (offered summer term)

OST 153 - Office Finance Solutions

3 credits

Prerequisites: CIS 110 or OST 137

This course introduces basic bookkeeping concepts. Topics include entering data in accounts payable and receivable, keeping petty cash records, maintaining inventory, reconciling bank statements, running payroll, and generating simple financial reports. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the entry and manipulation of data to provide financial solutions for the office. Upon completion of this course, students should be prepared to complete the Intuit Quickbooks Certified Online User exam (Offered in spring semester).

OST 164 - Office Editing

3 credits

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text. (Offered fall semester)

OST 184 - Records Management

3 credits

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system. (Offered fall semester)

OST 233 - Office Publications Design

3 credits

Prerequisites: OST 136

This course provides entry-level skills in using software with desktop publishing capabilities. Topics include principles of page layout, desktop publishing terminology and applications, and legal and ethical considerations of software use. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce professional business documents and publications. (offered summer term)

OST 236 - Adv Word Processing

3 credits

Prerequisites: OST 136

This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word processing functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced word processing features. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the MOS: Microsoft Office Word Expert certification (Offered spring semester).

OST 243 - Med Office Simulation

3 credits

Prerequisites: OST 148

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections. (offered summer term)

OST 289 - Office Admin Capstone

3 credits

Prerequisites: OST 164 and either OST 134 or OST 136

This course is designed to be a capstone course for the office professional and provides a working knowledge of administrative office procedures. Emphasis is placed on written and oral communication skills, office software applications, office procedures, ethics, and professional development. Upon completion, students should be able to adapt in an office environment. (Offered spring semester)