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hcc catalogue '11-'12




Course Descriptions

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

OFFI-102 Editing Skills
3 Credits

After successful completion of this course, the student will improve his or her proofreading and spelling skills and develop a business vocabulary. This will include learning proofreading techniques and capitalization, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word usage principles. An intensive study of spelling rules is included. This course does not take the place of an English course; it is a review (brush-up) of previously acquired skills. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All of the work for this course (except tests) may be done outside of class. Prerequisite: OFFI‑177.

OFFI-104 Data Entry
1 Credit

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to input data in real-world applications while building alphanumeric and numeric keyboarding speed and accuracy. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All of the work (except tests) may be done outside of class if student has compatible software. The student should have a minimum typing speed of 30 words a minute before starting this course.

OFFI-177 Grammar for Your Job
2 Credits

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to use the principles of English grammar in both spoken and written communications.

OFFI-201 Office Technology Work Experience
3 or 4 Credits

See COOP-201 Cooperative Education Work Experience I.

OFFI-260 Medical Terminology
3 Credits

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to spell and define medical prefixes, suffixes, and terminology peculiar to various medical specialties. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All of the work for this course (except tests) may be done outside of class.

OFFI-270 Medical Transcription Techniques
3 Credits

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the fundamentals of medical transcription including document formats and grammar and punctuation rules when transcribing letters, chart notes, emergency room notes, history and physical exams, and operative and specialty reports. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All of the work for this course (except tests) may be done outside of class. Prerequisites: OFFI-290 and CMSY-102.

OFFI-275 Office Simulation
3 Credits
After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to use Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point to complete office simulation projects. This will include setting priorities, organizing tasks, problem solving and researching on the Web. In addition, general office procedures are included. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All work for this course (except tests) may be done outside of class. Prerequisites: CMSY‑101, CMSY-103, CMSY-104, CMSY-116, and CMSY‑126 or CMSY-129.

OFFI-279 Keyboarding
1 Credit
After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to touch type and use correct keyboard technique. Speed and accuracy development are stressed. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All work for this course (except graded speed and accuracy tests) may be done outside of class.

OFFI-281 Legal Document Preparation
2 Credits
After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to prepare various legal forms and documents using Microsoft Word. Included is an introduction to legal terminology and procedures. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All of the work for this course (except tests) may be done outside of class if the student has compatible word processing software. Prerequisite: CMSY-104.

OFFI-283 Legal Transcription and Terminology
3 Credits

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to transcribe legal material from prerecorded dictation while obtaining an overview of legal procedures and acquiring an in-depth knowledge of terminology. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. Prerequisite: OFFI-281.

OFFI-293 Beginning Medical Transcription
3 Credits

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to transcribe medical reports from prerecorded, dictated material. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All of the work for this course (except tests) may be done outside of class. Prerequisite: OFFI-270.

OFFI-297 Advanced Medical Transcription
3 Credits
After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to transcribe medical reports from prerecorded, dictated material that is more rigorous and covers more medical specialties and reports than the dictation in OFFI-293 Beginning Medical Transcription. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. All of the work for this course (except tests) may be completed outside of class. Prerequisite: OFFI-293.


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST