Office Administration and Technology (OAT)

Sumiton Campus & Online

The purpose of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills for entry into a variety of positions in today’s fastpaced, business office environment. Office and Administrative Support Supervisors and Managers plan or supervise support staff to ensure that they can work efficiently. After allocating work assignments and issuing deadlines, office and administrative support supervisors and managers oversee the work to ensure that it is proceeding on schedule and meeting established quality standards. (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

HIT 230 : Medical Coding Systems I

This course is intended to develop an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid medical codes. Instruction includes description of classification and nomenclature systems; coding diagnoses and/or procedures; sequencing codes; analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded; and validating coded clinical information. Student competency includes demonstration of coding principles and applications (manual and/or computer assisted).

credits

3

HIT 231 : Medical Coding Systems I Lab

Lab to accompany the Medical Coding Systems I - intended to develop an understanding of coding and classifications systems in order to assign valid medical codes. Instruction includes description of classification and nomenclature systems; coding diagnoses and/or procedures; sequencing codes; analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded; and validating coded clinical information. Student competency includes demonstration of coding principles and applications (manual and/or computer assisted).

credits

1

HIT 232 : Medical Coding Systems II

This course is a continuation of Medical Coding Systems I which is intended to develop an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid medical codes. Instruction includes coding diagnoses and/or procedures; sequencing codes; analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded; validating coded clinical information. Student competency includes demonstration of coding principles and applications (manual and/or computer assisted).

credits

3

HIT 236 : Medical Coding Systems II Lab

Lab to accompany Medical Coding Systems II - a continuation of Medical Coding Systems I Lab which is intended to develop an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid medical codes. Instruction includes coding diagnoses and/or procedures; sequencing codes; analyzing actual medical records to identify data elements to be coded; validating coded clinical information. Student competency includes demonstration of coding principles and applications (manual and/or computer assisted).

credits

1

OAD 101 : BEGINNING KEYBOARDING

This course is designed to be able 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 a 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 memoranda, letters, reports, etc.

credits

3

OAD 103 : INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING

This course is designed to assist the student in increasing speed and accuracy using the touch method of keyboarding through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the production of business documents such as memoranda, letters, reports, tables, and outlines from unarranged rough draft to acceptable format. 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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 101 or test above 30 words per minute

OAD 125 : WORD PROCESSING

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 memoranda, letters, and reports.

credits

3

OAD 131 : BUSINESS ENGLISH

This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to use proper English. Emphasis is on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, word usage, word division, and proofreading. Upon completion, the student should be able to communicate effectively.

credits

3

OAD 133 : BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

This course is designed to provide the student with skills necessary to communicate effectively. Emphasis is on the application of communication principles to produce clear, correct, logically-organized business communications. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate effective communication techniques in written, oral, and nonverbal communications.

credits

3

OAD 138 : RECORDS/INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

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.

credits

3

OAD 200 : MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION

This course is designed to develop marketable skills in transcribing various forms of dictated material through classroom instruction. Emphasis is on the use of microcomputers and a commercial word processing package. Upon completion, the student should be able to accurately transcribe documents from dictated recordings.

credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 103 or advisor approval.

OAD 202 : LEGAL TRANSCRIPTION

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 lab exercises. Emphasis is on transcribing error-free legal documents using transcription equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to accurately transcribe legal documents that are appropriately formatted.

credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 200 with grade of “C” or higher or advisor approval.

OAD 203 : LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES

This course is designed to provide an awareness of the responsibilities and opportunities of professional support personnel in a legal environment through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on legal terminology, the production of appropriate forms and reports, and the importance of office procedures and practices. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform office support tasks required for employment in a legal environment.

credits

3

OAD 211 : MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This course is designed to familiarize the student with medical terminology. Emphasis is on the spelling, definition, pronunciation, and usage of medical terms. Upon completion, the student should be able to communicate effectively using medical terminology.

credits

3

OAD 212 : MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION

This course is designed to orient students to standard medical reports, correspondence, and related documents transcribed in a medical environment through classroom instruction. Emphasis is on transcribing medical records from dictated recordings. Learn/maintain standards of ethical/professional conduct. Upon completion, the student should be able to accurately transcribe medical documents from dictated recordings.

credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 200 with grade of “C” or higher or advisor approval.

OAD 214 : MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES

This course focuses on the responsibilities of professional support personnel in a medical environment. Emphasis is on medical terms, the production of appropriate forms and reports, and office procedures and practices. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform office support tasks required for employment in a medical environment.

credits

3

OAD 218 : OFFICE PROCEDURES

This course is designed to develop an awareness of the responsibilities and opportunities of the office professional through classroom instruction. Emphasis is on current operating functions, practices, and procedures, work habits, attitudes, oral and written communications and professionalism. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively function in an office support role. This course supports CIP code 52.0401.

credits

3

OAD 232 : THE COMPUTERIZED OFFICE

This course is designed to enable the student to develop skill in the use of integrated software through classroom instruction and lab exercises. Emphasis is on the use of computerized equipment, software, and communications technology. Upon completion, the student should be able to satisfactorily perform a variety of office tasks using current technology.

credits

3

Prerequisites

OAD 133

OAD 246 : OFFICE GRAPHICS AND PRESENTATIONS

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.

credits

3