Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational-content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for OFFO 100 and 101 and will not be required to attend the initial semester.
For course descriptions of the academic course required by the Office of Occupations Medical Associate Degree Options see the College of Arts and Sciences.
OFFO 100 Academic Skill Development I 1-8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, and proportions. A study of oral and written communications with an emphasis on grammar.
OFFO 101 Academic Skill Development II 1-8 credits. A continuation of Academic Skill Development I. An in-depth review of mathematical skills including fractions, decimals, proportions and percents. Special emphasis on the communication skills of grammar, spelling, writing, and critical reading.
OFFO 115 Practicum 1-10 credits. This course is designed to offer students on-the-job experience through internships, cooperative training, externships, workstudy, or other on-site work experience modalities. Permission by instructor is required.
OFFO 118 Business Communications I 3 credits. This course is designed to provide the foundation for effective business communications. The focus will be on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and the established standards of usage while emphasizing their importance in the business world. Keyboarding skills preferred.
OFFO 119 Business Communications II 3 credits. This course is designed to provide communication skills necessary to speak and write clearly in business environment. The course will focus on proofreading, editing, composition, oral and listening communications, basic research, and employment methods. PREREQ: OFFO 118 must be completed with a C grade or better.
OFFO 120 Bookkeeping 4 credits. Covers the entire bookkeeping cycle for sole proprietorship bookkeeping. Includes journalizing, posting, financial statements, payroll, and closing procedures.
OFFO 122 Machine Transcription 4 credits. Concentrated use of transcribing unit; advanced transcription from recorded media on all types of business correspondence, forms and reports. Composition of business documents. PREREQ: OFFO 118 and 119 with a C grade or better. The student must have completed or be enrolled in OFFO 144.
OFFO 123 Business Math 3 credits. Review of basic math, study of business math and the operation of electronic printing and display calculators.
OFFO 131 Shorthand I 3 credits. Introduction to the principles of shorthand including the shorthand alphabet, brief forms and phrasing. Develops the student's ability to read shorthand and to take dictation at a minimum of 50 words per minute.
OFFO 132 Shorthand II 4 credits. Puts shorthand theory to work to build speed and accuracy in dictation and transcription. Student should achieve a minimum speed of 80 words per minute. PREREQ: OFFO 131. Student must have completed or be enrolled in OFFO 144.
OFFO 140 Keyboard Skillbuilding 1-3 credits (variable). This is a Pass/No Pass class. Concentrates on building speed and accuracy in keyboarding. May be taken for credit more than once until certification requirements are met. PREREQ: Student must have completed or be enrolled in OFFO 141.
OFFO 141 Keyboarding 3 credits. This is a Pass/No Pass tutorial class covering the keyboard and basic typing skills. Develops the student's ability to type at a minimum rate of 35 words per minute. This course is offered in the fall semester only.
OFFO 144 Word Processing I 3 credits. This course builds on keyboarding competencies. Emphasis is placed on learning word processing functions, developing formatting skills, and learning document production skills. PREREQ: OFFO 141 or 35 net words a minute.
OFFO 145 Word Processing II 3 credits. This course emphasizes advanced word processing proficiency and focuses on productivity and mailability in document production. Emphasis is also placed on work habits and communication skill. PREREQ: OFFO 144.
OFFO 147 Information Specialist Office Applications 3 credits. This course is designed to offer the student the opportunity to experience hands-on applications in spreadsheets, computer bookkeeping, word processing, database, and records management. Also applies job search techniques. PREREQ: OFFO 118 and 119 must be completed with a C grade or better. Student must have completed or be enrolled in OFFO 145, 151, 170, 173 and 174.
OFFO 148 Clerk Typist/Receptionist Office Applications 3 credits. Course in which student applies receptionist skills and uses up-to-date office equipment to create business documents using word processing, spreadsheets, and database. Applies job search techniques. PREREQ: OFFO 118 must be completed with a C grade or better. Student must have completed or be enrolled in OFFO 144, 151, 170, 173, and 174.
OFFO 149 Bookkeeper/Account Clerk Office Applications 3 credits. Course in which student creates and prepares financial documents covering payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and financial statements. Applies job search techniques. PREREQ: OFFO 118 must be completed with a C grade or better. Student must have completed or be completed in OFFO 140, 141, 151, 170, 171, 173, and 174.
OFFO 151 Office Procedures and Interpersonal Skills 2 credits. This course prepares student for office duties and responsibilities, develops interpersonal skills, and explores career opportunities. PREREQ: OFFO 118 must be completed with a C grade or better. Student must have completed or be enrolled in OFFO 140, 141 and 170.
OFFO 152 Legal Terminology and Office Procedures 8 credits. Prepares students to handle legal dictation and transcription, to set up legal files and business records, to execute legal forms and to follow through on procedures relating to a wide variety of actions. This course is offered in the spring semester only. OFFO 118 and 119 must be completed with a grade of C or better. Student must have completed or be enrolled in OFFO 132 and 145.
OFFO 153 Medical Terminology 3 credits. This course is a body systems approach to theory and application of medical terms including anatomical, pathological, surgical and diagnostic as well as appropriate abbreviations.
OFFO 155 Medical Transcription 4 credits. This course focuses on the
transcription of a wide variety of medical reports including History and
Physicals, Discharge summaries, Operative Reports, Consultations,
Emergency Room, Obstetrics, Pathology, Autopsy, Radiology and others.
PREREQ: OFFO 118 must be completed with a C grade or better, OFFO 153,
and typing speed of 45 net words a minute.
OFFO 157 Diagnostic, Procedure and Operative Coding 3 credits. Using ICD9, CPT, DRG and other coding manuals, the student will select the appropriate code to use in the preparation of insurance forms, quality assurance reports and other state and national reports for statistical purposes.
OFFO 158 Medical Office Procedures 3 credits. This course focuses on specialized preparation for work in doctors' offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance offices, and public health agencies. Theory as well as manual and computer applications for scheduling, insurance form preparation and review, day sheets, and periodic reports. PREREQ: OFFO 118 must be completed with a C grade or better, OFFO 153, and typing speed of 45 net words per minute.
OFFO 170 Computer Concepts 1 credit. Introduction to the fundamentals in the use of microcomputers.
OFFO 171 Computerized Bookkeeping 3 credits. This course is designed to offer the student the opportunity to experience hands-on microcomputer bookkeeping procedures, generate reports, and analyze financial statements. PREREQ: OFFO 120 or permission of instructor.
OFFO 173 Spreadsheets, Database, Graphics 3 credits. This course is designed to acquaint users with the process of using personal computers to utilize spreadsheet analysis, graphics, and database management. PREREQ: OFFO 141 and 170.
OFFO 174 Records Management 3 credits. This course covers basic filing methods and the storage, protection, retrieval, use and disposal of records in the form of paper documents, computer disks or tapes, or microforms. PREREQ: OFFO 141 or 35 net words per minute.
OFFO 175 Computer Applications I 1-3 credits (variable). This course is designed to allow students to complete simulated projects utilizing a variety of computer applications. Permission of instructor is required.
OFFO 176 Desktop Publishing 1-3 credits (variable). This course introduces the student to the use of personal computers to format documents including brochures, catalogs, newsletters, advertisement, forms, etc. Student must have completed or be enrolled in OFFO 145.
OFFO 180 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 2 credits. Introduction to allied health careers emphasizing the interrelationships and the team approach to health care.
OFFO 181 Medical Law and Ethics 3 credits. Principles and application of law to health care organization and personnel, standards of care and liability and confidentiality; covers tort, contract and statutory law.
OFFO 184 Introduction to Medical Records 2 credits. The content of the hospital chart, principles of Medical Record Technology, the professional organizations and medical record practitioners.
OFFO 185 Medical Records I 3 credits. Analysis, preparation, preservation and retrieval of health information manually or by computer.
OFFO 186 Medical Records I Laboratory 2 credits. Practice in the various methods of filing, numbering and retrieving health records manually and by computer.
OFFO 187 Medical Records II 3 credits. Basic principles of supervising and managing a medical records department. Communication theory and practices for medical records professionals. Quality control and assurance.
OFFO 188 Medical Records II Laboratory 2 credits. Applications in communication, management and quality assurance and continued computer activities.
OFFO 189 Health Data 3 credits. Collection and presentation of routine data for daily, monthly and annual hospital statistical reports. Formulas, preparation of birth certificates and abstracting data for computer input.
OFFO 190 Clinical Practice 2 credits. Completion of 120 hours in the medical records department of an affiliated health facility following completion of all other program requirements. To be offered Pass/Fail only.
OFFO 199 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time preemployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.