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Office Administration (OAD)

OAD 101  Beginning Keyboarding 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to enable the student to use the touch method of keyboarding through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on speed and accuracy in keying alphabetic, symbol, and numeric information using the typewriter or microcomputer keyboard. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proper technique and an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy, as defined by the course syllabus, in the production of basic business documents such as memos, letters, reports, and tables. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 103  Intermediate Keyboarding 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: OAD 101   Code C
This course is designed to assist the student in increasing speed and accuracy using the touch method of keyboarding through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the production of business documents such as memoranda, letters, reports, tables, and outlines. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency and an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy, as defined by the course syllabus, in the production of business documents. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 110  Computer Navigation 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to introduce the student to the Windows environment through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on Windows as a graphical user interface and includes operations and applications that use the Windows environment. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the operation and management of hardware and software as defined by the course syllabus. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 125  Word Processing 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to provide the student with basic word processing skills through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the utilization of software features to create, edit and print common office documents. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to use industry-standard software to generate appropriately formatted, accurate, and attractive business documents such as memos, letters and reports. Currently courses are available in W. Microsoft® Word (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 127  Business Law
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of business law affecting consumers and citizens. Emphasis is on principles of law dealing with contracts, sales, and commercial papers. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the legal issues affecting business transactions. (Su)

OAD 137  Computerized Financial Recordkeeping (Quickbooks)
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: BUS 241 or ACT 145   Code C
This course is designed to provide the students with skill in using the microcomputer to enter financial data through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the use of appropriate software in the preparation of journals, financial statements, and selected payroll records. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to use a microcomputer system to record financial data. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 138  Records/Information Management
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to give the student knowledge about managing office records and information. Emphasis is on basic filing procedures, methods, systems, supplies, equipment, and modern technology used in the creation, protection, and disposition of records stored in a variety of forms. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform basic filing procedures. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 201  Legal Terminology
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to familiarize the student with commonly used legal terms. Emphasis is on the spelling, definition, pronunciation, and usage of legal terminology. (Sp)

OAD 202  Legal Transcription 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: OAD 103   Code C
This course is designed to familiarize students with legal terms and provide transcription skill development in the production of legal correspondence, forms, and court documents through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on transcribing legal documents from dictated recordings. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to transcribe accurately appropriately formatted legal documents. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 211  Medical Terminology
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to familiarize the student with medical terms. Emphasis is on the spelling, definition, pronunciation and usage of medical terms. Upon completion, the student should be able to understand and use medical terminology. (F, Sp)

OAD 212  Medical Transcription 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: OAD 103   Code C
This course is designed to orient students to standard medical reports, correspondence, and related documents transcribed in a medical environment through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on transcribing medical records and operating a transcribing machine efficiently. Upon completion, the student should be able to accurately transcribe medical documents from dictated recordings (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 215  Health Information Management (ICD-9, CPT-4 Coding) 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to promote an understanding of the structure, analysis and management of medical records through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on filing and managing medical records, coding of diseases, operations and procedures, and the legal aspects of medical records. Upon completion, the student should be able to maintain medical records efficiently. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 216 Advanced Health Information Management (ICD-9, CPT-4 Coding) 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: OAD 215   Code C
This course is a continuation of OAD 215. It is designed to promote an advanced understanding of the structure, analysis, and management of medical records through classroom instruction. Emphasis is on filing and managing medical records, coding of diseases, operations and procedures; and the legal aspects of medical records. Upon completion, the student should be able to efficiently maintain medical records. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 217  Office Management
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to develop skills necessary for supervision of office functions. Emphasis is on issues relating to the combination of people and technology in achieving the goals of business in a culturally diverse workplace, including the importance of office organization, teamwork, workplace ethics, office politics, and conflict resolution skills. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate use of the tools necessary for effective supervision of people and technology in the modern office. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 230  Computerized Desktop Publishing 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to introduce the student to the elements and techniques of page design, layout and typography through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the use of current commercial desktop publishing software, graphic tools, and electronic input/output devices to design and print high-quality publications such as newsletters, brochures, catalogs, forms, and flyers. Upon completion, the student should be able to utilize proper layout and design concepts in the production of attractive desktop published documents. (Su)

OAD 232  The Computerized Office 
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None   Code C
This course is designed to enable the student to develop skill in the use of integrated software through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the use of computerized equipment, software, networking, and communications technology. Upon completion, the student should be able to satisfactorily perform a variety of office tasks using current technology. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 242  Office Internship
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Code C   (Int 15 hrs)
This course is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to work in an office environment. Emphasis is on the efficient and accurate performance of job tasks. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate successful performance of skills required in an office support position. (F, Sp, Su)

OAD 246  Office Graphics and Presentation
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to provide the student with a foundation in the use of the computer and appropriate application software in the production of business slides and presentations through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on available software tools, presentation options and design, as well as such presentation considerations as the make-up of the target audience. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to design and produce a business presentation. (F, Sp, Su)