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Office Administration Courses

1061
OST

Introduction to Office Management

This course is designed to prepare the student to efficiently perform essential skills needed in the office environment and to develop an understanding of everyday office routines. Topics include prioritizing work and time management, handling mail and electronic communications, making travel and conference arrangements, developing basic grammar and proofreading skills, cultivating ethics and professionalism in the office, refining telephone skills, and other appropriate topics.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1101
OST

Keyboarding and Document Processing I

A study of the QWERTY keyboard, the mechanics of the typewriter/microcomputer, reports, business letters, and forms.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1102
OST

Keyboarding and Document Processing II

Prerequisite: OST1101 or pretest by instructor. A continuation of OST1101.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1257
OST

Medical Terminology Workshop

Study of medical terminology, including prefixes, suffixes, pronunciation, definition, and usage.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1355
OST

Records Management

Prerequisites: OST1101 and CGS1570 or consent of instructor. This course is designed to develop an understanding of the principles and practices in effective records management. The importance of using correct filing procedures and processes in the storing of records is emphasized. The ARMA filing rules will be emphasized throughout the course. The use of Microsoft Access database software and other alternatives to file storage and retrieval will be an integral part of the course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1461
OST

Computerized Medical Office Management

Prerequisites: OST1101, HSC1531, CGS1570. Lectures and laboratory experiences on the most popular medical office management software program in use. Students are trained in maintaining patient files, storing treatment information, matching codes with treatment procedures, diagnoses and charges, and in medical insurance claims and procedures.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1611
OST

Medical Transcription 1

Prerequisites: HIM1000, HIM1475, HIM2652, HIM2430, and HIM2442. Transcribing of basic healthcare dictation, incorporating skills in English language, technology, medical knowledge, proofreading, editing, and research, while meeting progressively demanding accuracy standards.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1612
OST

Medical Transcription 2

Prerequisite: OST1611. Transcription of intermediate original healthcare dictation using intermediate proofreading, editing, and research skills, while meeting progressively demanding accuracy and productivity standards.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1613
OST

Medical Transcription 3

Prerequisite: OST1612. Transcription of advanced original healthcare dictation using advanced proofreading, editing, and research skills, while meeting progressively demanding accuracy and productivity standards.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1614
OST

Medical Transcription 4

Prerequisite: OST1613. This course offers a minimum of 100 transcription hours in an externship or simulated professional practice setting, emphasizing a variety of healthcare documents.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1856
OST

Word Processing with Microsoft Word for Windows

Prerequisites: OST1101 and CGS1570. This course uses the current version of Microsoft Word for Windows to develop skills necessary to utilize commercial word processing software. Students will learn how to effectively handle the word processing needs for personal and small business use.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2335
OST

Business Communications

Prerequisites: OST1101, ENC1101 with a minimum grade of "C" or satisfactory score on the Gulf Coast State College English placement test. This course focuses on the general principles of effective communications and applies them to specific types of writing: the business letter and the memorandum. Students study the mechanics of writing and methods of writing effectively. Current grammar usage is addressed.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2601
OST

Machine Transcription

Prerequisites: OST 1101 or OST1856 or CGS1570. This course provides training in machine transcription skills. Speed, accuracy, neatness, and mailable copy are emphasized on the various documents that are transcribed. Language arts skills and decision-making are developed in this course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2811
OST

Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Publisher

Prerequisites: CGS1570, OST1856, or consent of instructor. A hands-on approach to desktop publishing for the office using Microsoft Publisher. The student will learn the skills required to create professional quality newsletters, flyers, brochures, business cards, and more using pre-designed templates as well as original layouts to customize content and create publications. (Offered spring semester only).

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2949
OST

COOP/Work Experience/Secretarial

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student's major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

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