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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 tech- niques 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 start- ing 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, emer- gency 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-260 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, orga- nizing 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 cor- rect 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 process- ing 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 over view of legal procedures and acquiring an in-depth knowledge of terminology. This course may be completed in fewer than 14 weeks. Pre- requisite: 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 Begin- ning 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 
Biomedical 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 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
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 
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 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST