OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

 

OFFT 100 - INTRODUCTION TO WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE

This hands-on course introduces the concept of using word processing software to create letters, memos, reports and other documents in a timely manner. Documents will be created with graphs, charts, and tables to make it easier to convey information. The course will also cover using borders, shading, bullets, spell check, and creating envelopes and labels. Window explorer is used to help students organize their files.

1 credit (3 lecture hours), spring and fall semesters, five weeks

 

OFFT 106 - PERSONAL COMPUTER KEYBOARDING I

The module includes learning the keyboard by touch, learning the use of computer features, and developing proper stroking techniques. Basic letter and report formatting are included. This course is directed to non-office technology majors.

1 credit (2 lecture hours), fall or spring semester, eight weeks

 

OFFT 108 - INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

This hands-on course introduces the concepts of using personal management software as a management tool to organize and manage personal and business information. This tool consists of creating e-mail messages, signatures, distribution lists, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, and journal.

1 credit (3 lecture hours), spring and fall semesters, five weeks

 

OFFT 109 - INTRODUCTION TO PRESENTATION SOFTWARE

This hands-on course introduces the concepts of using presentation software to communicate effectively with an audience. The course will cover the basics of creating a presentation, using the design templates, adding text, tables, graphs, transition and animation to slides, formatting and printing of the presentation to be used as handouts.

1 credit (3 lecture hours), spring and fall semesters, five weeks

 

OFFT 110 - INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE

This hands-on course introduces the concept of using spreadsheets, lists and charts. The course will cover basic data entry into worksheets, formatting the worksheets, using formulas, and creating charts. Spreadsheets provide the tools needed to manage, present and analyze numeric data for personal or business use.

1 credit (3 lecture hours), spring and fall semesters, five weeks

 

OFFT 111 - KEYBOARDING 1-A

Development of basic keyboarding techniques on computers, including learning the keyboard by touch, learning the use of the computer features/commands and developing proper techniques. Basic letter formatting is included.

1 credit (2 lecture hours), fall and spring semesters, seven weeks.

 

OFFT 112 - KEYBOARDING 1-B

This course covers the development of computer keyboarding skills as well as speed and accuracy. Basic business/personal letters from text copy and script with envelopes, memos and tables are also covered. Students will also develop proofreading skills and use Macintosh software. Prerequisite: OFFT 111 with minimum grade of C or permission from instructor for OFFT majors; minimum grade of D for all other majors

1 credit (2 lecture hours), fall and spring semesters, seven weeks

 

OFFT 113 - KEYBOARDING 2-A

Development of computer keyboarding skills in the production of diverse business letters and memo forms, complex tabulations, reports and manuscripts are covered in this course. Further development of speed and accuracy on production and straight-copy typing is also covered. Word software is used.

Prerequisite: OFFT 112 with minimum grade of C or permission from instructor for OFFT majors; minimum grade of D for all other majors

1 credit (2 lecture hours), spring semester, seven weeks

 

OFFT 114 - KEYBOARDING 2-B

The development of computer keyboarding skills in the production of business forms and templates such as purchase orders, form letters, business, standard and academic reports are covered in this course. Word software is used in this course, which also covers further development of speed and accuracy on production and straight-copy typing.

Prerequisite: OFFT 113 with minimum grade of C or permission from instructor for OFFT majors; minimum grade of D for all other majors

1 credit (2 lecture hours), spring semester, seven weeks

 

OFFT 116 MEDICAL KEYBOARDING

On-line course covering development of basic keyboarding techniques, including learning the keyboard by touch, learning to operate the computer and its menus, icons, and functions, and developing proper stroking techniques. Students learn the proper formatting of various medical documents including Chart Notes, X-Ray Reports, Consent Forms, History/Physical Forms, Single- Page and Two-Page Letters, and Two-Page Assessments and Referrals.

2 credits (2 lecture hours), fall and spring semesters

 

OFFT 117- OFFICE ADMINISTRATION ORIENTATION

This course is for all incoming Office Administration majors (including Medical Office Administration) only. Topics include researching occupational skills required for today’s office administrative assistant, attending Career Fairs, attending one SGO meeting, preparing for Portfolio Day , discussing key items to prepare for upcoming internships, and understanding philosophies that are helpful to keeping your job once companies downsize and/or merge. Students also receive thorough instruction within Webmail, Outlook, customer service techniques, telephone etiquette, resume writing, Blackboard participation. Lectures will review career opportunities in a wide range of office administration professions with the help of many invited guest speakers and shadowing opportunities. OFFT AAS Degree Majors only (including Medical Office Admin AAS Degree)

1 credit hour, 3 lecture hours per class meeting – class will meet on the Morrisville campus one weekday every third week of the Fall Semester. Required of all Office Admin (Medical Office Admin) majors in their first or second fall semester enrolled in the program. THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE CLASS - Student must have ability to come to Morrisville State College’s main campus.

 

OFFT 118 – INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE SOFTWARE

The course provides an applied introduction to database concepts using Microsoft Access software within the Windows environment. Topics include: relational database management system (DBMS) concepts, the creation and maintenance of MS Access databases, the creation of tables, forms, reports and queries, with data integration with MS Excel worksheets as time permits. Campus-wide elective.

1 credit, spring and fall semesters, five weeks.

 

OFFT 120 – DOCUMENT DESIGN FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

This full semester course combines 10 weeks of Microsoft Word with 5 weeks of Microsoft PowerPoint - emphasizing formatting, punctuation, spelling and proofreading within both applications. In Microsoft Word, topics such as development of complex tabulations, report formatting, column writing, designing letterhead, and developing a variety of marketing documents used in today's business are covered. Many Microsoft shortcuts/commands are emphasized to increase the productivity of the student. In Microsoft Power Point, the course will cover the creating of a presentation, using the design templates, adding text, tables, graphs, transition and animation to slides, formatting and printing of the presentation to be used as handouts.

Students who take this course cannot also receive credit for taking OFFT 100 -Introduction to Word Processing Software and/or OFFT109 -Introduction to Presentation Software as this course covers the material from both of those courses.

Prerequisite: OFFT 112 or permission from instructor

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester.

Required of all Office Admin (Medical Office Admin); can be used as an elective to other majors. 

 

OFFT 130 - DATA ENTRY

Operating features of a microcomputer with practical business applications. Speed development of 10,000 key-strokes per hour. Campus-wide elective.

1 credit, fall semester

 

OFFT 135 - MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION

Integration of keyboarding skills with the operation of a transcription machine. Reinforcement of basic English skills, including spelling, punctuation, grammar, paragraphing, sentence construction, and proofreading skills. Mailable transcripts required for successful completion of the course.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of OFFT 112 or OFFT 116 or permission of instructor

2 credits, fall semester

 

OFFT 200 MEDICAL CODING

This is a beginning medical coding course designed to provide students with the essential information and working knowledge of health care coding systems used in billing insurance companies for medical services to ensure optimum reimbursement. The course offers practical and easy-to-follow instructions on how to code procedures and diagnoses using the CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS systems. Other aspects of healthcare reimbursement will be covered such as HIPAA guidelines, abstracting information from patient records for correct placement on claim forms, inpatient and outpatient health care settings, and third party reimbursement issues.

Prerequisite:  OFFT 250

3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

 

OFFT 201 – OUTPATIENT BILLING

The course will focus on outpatient billing and accounting software. The student will learn to enter data into a computerized patient billing system, manage data, enter patient and case information, process transactions, process claims, create statements and produce reports.

Prerequisite: OFFT 250

2 credits (2 lecture hours)

 

OFFT 202 – INPATIENT BILLING

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of hospital billing and correct completion of the required claim form(s). Computer application is done using MediSoft’s Just Claims software.

Prerequisite:  OFFT 250

2 credit hours – (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

 

OFFT 203 – INTERMEDIATE WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE

This hands-on course introduces concepts using intermediate features of word processing software to create form letters using mail merge, mailing labels, newsletters, reference documents, table of contents, an index, and an online form template. Course will also cover document collaboration, integration, and charting tools. Campus-wide elective.

1 credit, spring and fall semesters; five weeks.

Prerequisite: OFFT 100 (or permission from instructor)

 

OFFT 205 – INTERMEDIATE SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE

This intermediate spreadsheet software course further analyzes basic spreadsheets to assist in a variety of problem solving scenarios using calculated field and other formula auditing functions. It assists with forecasting based on data presented within workbooks using a variety of Trendline charts, queries and other PowerTool reporting options. Campus-wide elective.

Prerequisite: OFFT 110 or permission from instructor

1 credit, spring and fall semesters, five weeks

 

OFFT 210 - ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF PROCEDURES

Exploration of office operations and procedures, new developments in office information technology and equipment, communication transmittal systems, records management, and administrative office skills and responsibilities. Students will gain experience with voice digital recordings, facsimile, copy machines and telephones to better enhance their skill set.

Prerequisite: OFFT 112

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

 

OFFT 216 - PROFESSIONAL OFFICE PRACTICE SIMULATION

Working in a computerized professional model office. Handling telephone calls, incoming mail, transcription, correspondence, spreadsheet and database applications, records management, coordinating travel and conference plans and preparing reports. The topics include a brush up on English and keyboarding skills and career information.

Prerequisites: OFFT 114 or OFFT 116, OFFT 120, OFFT 220

3 credits (4 laboratory hours), spring semester

 

OFFT 218 – MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES

This course is designed to introduce students to the variety of tasks and skills required for an administrative medical assistant.  Students will be able to understand medical ethics, bioethics, etiquette, legal responsibilities of   the physicians, use computer software to schedule appointments, create and maintain patients medical records, bill and collect payment, and understand method the method of scheduling appointments. The procedures of banking and payroll are introduced as part of being an administrative medical assistant.

Prerequisite:  OFFT 116

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

 

OFFT 220 – DOCUMENT DESIGN FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS

This course involves learning Microsoft Excel and Access skills. It includes topics such as merge, sort, charts, filtering, pivot tables, queries, designing your own table, etc. Students gain experience and understanding of versatility within the databases.

3 credits (4 laboratory hours), fall semester

 

OFFT 235 - MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION

This is a beginning medical transcription course designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the transcription of medical documents, including x-ray reports, chart notes, history and physical reports, consultations, office procedures notes, progress notes and letters. The goal of this course is to develop transcribing speed and accuracy, gain skills in editing and proofing documents, and increase knowledge of medical terminology.

Prerequisites: OFFT 116, OFFT 135, and OFFT 250 or permission of instructor 3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

 

OFFT 250 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This is a full semester course designed to instruct students in the various medical terminology used in medical environments today. Students learn how to pronounce and spell medical terms correctly, understand “root” words, as well as prefixes and suffixes of various terms and also recognize and define terms pertaining to the sciences of the human body and fields of medicine.

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

 

OFFT 251 - OFFICE MANAGEMENT

A study of the operations, controls, problems, systems, and human relations in the changing electronic office age are included in this course. Topics include introduction of office management, human relations management, building an understanding of the management of office services, building an understanding of office systems, building an office management vocabulary, seeking employment as a supervisor/manager. Operation of office equipment, including word processors required.

Prerequisites: OFFT 112, and OFFT 120 and OFFT 220, or permission of instructor. 3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

 

OFFT 291 - OFFICE TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP I

All second-year students are strongly encouraged or required to participate in this internship opportunity. Students must complete 45 hours within an office environment. Many of the offices that participate in this internship are on campus; however, students may also work off campus. The focus of this internship opportunity is not only to give students a greater understanding of working within a professional organization, but also to open doors for the students if an opening occurs in their internship office after graduation. Monitoring occurs during the 45-hour, one-credit internship experience whereby the Office Technology faculty meets both student and his/her Internship Supervisor at the office where the student is interning.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Office Administration/Medical Office Administration sophomore student status and BSAD 140

1 credit (45 hours per semester), fall and spring semester

 

OFFT 292 - OFFICE TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP II

Similar to OFFT 291 since it is an additional one-credit hour course (another 45 hours required) and is taken after a student has successfully completed OFFT 291. OFFT 292 allows a student an additional credit, and subsequently, additional working experience.

Prerequisite: OFFT 291

1 credit (45 hours per semester), fall and spring semester

 

OFFT 301- ADVANCED MEDICAL CODING

This course is designed to utilize the student’s previous learning experience to the variety of tasks and skills required for an administrative medical assistant dealing with coding. Students will be able to work on cases that are coded with service codes (CPT and HCPCS) and diagnosis codes (ICD-9-CM) in the outpatient settings of the clinic and outpatient departments of the hospital for both the physician and facility services.

Prerequisite: OFFT 200- Medical Coding 3 credits (3 lecture hours)

 

OFFT 335 - ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION

This is an advanced medical transcription course whereby students gain competence in transcribing the advanced materials provided in the textbook, which more closely resemble on-the-job tasks than in the initial stages of learning medical transcription. This course has strong emphasis on editing and critical thinking activities.

Prerequisite:  OFFT 235 Medical Transcription

3 credit hours (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester