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Fall 2012

Office Technology/Secretarial Courses:

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OFT102 - Intermediate Keyboarding
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Increases keyboarding techniques. Includes production using word processing software of two-page letters, two-page reports, two-page memos, tables, envelopes, and mail merges. Requires a minimum level of proficiency of 45 words per minute (wpm). Prerequisite: OFT101.

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OFT116 - Medical Terminology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Analyzes and applies comprehensive study of medical word to the continual learning of new terminology. Includes root words, prefixes, suffixes, and emphasis on the newly learned words in a variety of exercise formats. Medical terminology skills may be applied to various allied health fields.

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OFT135 - Medical Forms and Billing
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Emphasize the role of computers in health insurance using computerized patient accounting software. Students will be introduced to medical billing, insurance terminology, and the preparation of insurance claims. Software will simulate medical office situation which includes patient information input, billing operations, and document production. Prerequisite or corequisite: OFT116.

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OFT150 - Intro to Health Insurance
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course will introduce students to the history of health insurance, the legal and ethical side of health insurance, and the types of health insurance. Topics will include the claims process, HIPPA, and reimbursement.

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OFT155 - Medical Coding I (CPT)
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Students are introduced to procedural coding using the American Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding systems. Students will learn how the CPT and HCPS coding procedures interact with medical billing in office and hospital settings. Prerequisites: OFT116. Additional courses are required in order to be certified as a Medical Coder.

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OFT201 - Production Keyboarding
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Prepares students to enter the workforce as valuable contributors to their organizations' growth. Includes business simulations using word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software. Continues speed-building techniques. Requires minimum level of proficiency of 55 words per minute Prerequisites: OFT101, OFT102, and CIS116.

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OFT205 - Transcription
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Builds the skills necessary to produce high quality correspondence and reports from dictated materials using word processing software. Emphasizes punctuation, spelling, grammar, vocabulary and efficiency. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. Prerequisites: OFT102.

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OFT210 - Medical Transcription
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Builds the skills necessary to produce accurate medical records and correspondence from dictated materials. Emphasizes punctuation, spelling, grammar, medical vocabulary, and efficiency. Prerequisites: OFT116 and OFT101.

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OFT240 - Administrative Office Systems
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Focuses on improving office productivity by analyzing office system modules such as filing, telephone techniques, receptionist duties, mail processing, and office communications. Corequisite: OFT101 or permission of instructor.

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OFT244 - Medical Office Procedures
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines responsibilities and duties of the medical office assistant through the use of projects and simulations that include medical law and ethics, preparation of records and records management, telephone procedures and appointment scheduling, health insurance and billing, office management, professional reports, and medical meetings.

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OFT251 - Processing Legal Documents
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Develops legal vocabulary, ability to perform legal office procedures, and ability to prepare various legal documents and instruments. Prerequisite: OFT101.

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OFT255 - Medical Coding II (ICD 10)
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Students are introduced to diagnostic coding with emphasize on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) classification system. Students will learn how the diagnostic coding procedures, interact with medical reimbursement and office operations. Prerequisite: OFT116.

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OFT260 - Desktop Publishing
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces desktop publishing including creating and editing single-page and multi-page publications, using wizards, commercial printing considerations, editing text colors and design objects, personal information sets, logos, to create flyers, newsletters, brochures, logs, calendars, and web pages. Covers business forms, business cards, invoices, fax covers, tables, web forms for e-commerce, and object linking and embedding. Prerequisites: OFT102 and CIS116.

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