Course Descriptions

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CAOT-112

Keyboarding I

Credit(s): 1

This course provides introductory development of basic keyboarding skills. It proceeds from basic alphabetic keyboarding through numeric and symbolic keyboarding. Emphasis is placed on developing touch control of the keyboard using proper keyboarding techniques and building speed and accuracy.

CAOT-113

Keyboarding II

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of CAOT-112. Emphasis is placed on improving keystroke efficiency and on reinforcing and building keying speed and accuracy. Prerequisite: CAOT-112; Students may enroll and complete these courses during the same semester.

CAOT-115

Outlook

Credit(s): 1

This course will introduce the functions used in Microsoft Outlook including email messages, calendar, contacts, tasks, journals, and notes. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system.

CAOT-120

Word Processing/Word I

Credit(s): 1

This course provides an introduction to word processing fundamentals in a hands-on environment with business-oriented examples. It includes creating, storing, retrieving, editing, printing, formatting paragraphs and documents, and tables. This is a valuable course for those who want to learn how to use word processing software. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Recommended: CAOT-112

CAOT-121

Word Processing/Word II

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of CAOT-120. This course provides additional word processing functions, including graphics, themes and building blocks, merging, styles, templates, and developing multi-page documents. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Prerequisite: CAOT-112 and CAOT-120; Students may enroll and complete these courses during the same semester

CAOT-122

Word Processing/Word III

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of CAOT-121. This course provides instruction in advanced word processing functions including working with references, integrating Word with other programs, advanced graphics, forms, collaboration, and customizing Word. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Prerequisite: CAOT-112 and CAOT-121; Students may enroll and complete these courses during the same semester.

CAOT-130

Spreadsheets/Excel I

Credit(s): 1

This course is an introduction to spreadsheet fundamentals. This is a hands-on class that includes basic spreadsheet construction and formatting, formulas and functions, charts, and basic data analysis. Some computer knowledge and basic math skills are recommended. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system.

CAOT-131

Spreadsheets/Excel II

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of CAOT-130. This course provides additional spreadsheets functions including managing workbook data, using tables, analyzing table data, automating worksheet tasks, enhancing charts, sharing files, and incorporating web information. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Prerequisite: CAOT-130; Students may enroll and complete these courses during the same semester.

CAOT-132

Spreadsheets/Excel III

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of CAOT-131. This course provides additional spreadsheets functions including using what-if analyses, pivot tables, importing and exporting data, advanced worksheet management, and macros. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Prerequisite: CAOT-131; Students may enroll and complete these courses during the same semester.

CAOT-140

Database/Access I

Credit(s): 1

This course is an introduction to database management fundamentals. This is a hands-on course that includes basic skills for designing and manipulating a database, building and using queries, sorting and editing records, using forms and reports, and introduces database relationships. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system.

CAOT-150

PowerPoint

Credit(s): 1

This course provides an introduction to presentation software fundamentals using PowerPoint. A hands-on course that uses business-oriented examples, it includes planning, creating, storing, retrieving, editing, formatting, and viewing presentations. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Recommended: Some keyboarding proficiency

CAOT-162

Introduction to Computer Applications

Credit(s): 2

This course is a rich interactive learning experience designed to give students the basic tools and aptitudes they need to meet today's technology challenges. This course explores how computers and their peripheral devices work and the capabilities of software to meet the needs of the user. Emphasis is placed on the use of computers to manage information for personal and processional uses. Software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases are used during the semester. Lab assignments using software applications are a major portion of the course requirement.

CAOT-164

Computer Fundamentals for Tech Programs

Credit(s): 1

This course covers basic computer concepts including computer hardware, computer software, and using an operating system. Emphasis will be placed on current industry-recognized business applications. Students will become familiar with the basic operations and performance of personal computers. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Lecture: 1 hour per week

CAOT-165

Productivity Software for Technical Programs

Credit(s): 1

This course covers productivity software based on Microsoft Office including common program functions, word processing functions, spreadsheet functions, and presentation software functions. Emphasis will be placed on current industry-recognized business applications. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system.

CAOT-166

Living Online for Tech Program

Credit(s): 1

This course covers the basics of the Internet, including networks and the Internet, electronic mail, using the Internet, and the impact of computing and the Internet on society. Emphasis will be placed on current industry-recognized business applications. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Lecture: 1 hour per week

CAOT-168

Integrated Medical Office Software

Credit(s): 3

This course presents the use of an integrated medical practice management and electronic health record system (PM/EHR) in a medical office setting. Students first learn the conceptual framework both for medical billing and for the use of electronic health records in medical documentation and patient management. By working through exercises of increasing difficulty that simulate use of a PM/EHR, students develop transferable skills needed to manage the required software tasks across the total patient encounter. Concepts learned in this course are general enough to cover most integrated medical software packages, and students who complete this course should be able to use other brands of software with minimum training. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CAOT-112

CAOT-179

Medical Terminology

Credit(s): 2

This course is a comprehensive introduction to terminology used in the medical field. Taking a body systems approach, emphasis is placed on anatomy and physiology, abnormal conditions, diagnostic and surgical procedures, as well as medical roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Skill emphasis is placed on defining medical terms and abbreviations, understanding basic human anatomy, and spelling of medical terms. Lecture/Lab: 2 hours per week

CAOT-180

Legal Issues in Health Care

Credit(s): 1

This course provides an overview of the laws and ethical issues relevant to medical careers. Topics include medical practice acts and boards, risk management, basic elements of contract law, professional liability and medical malpractice, privacy, confidentiality and privileged communications, medical records and informed consent, and workplace legalities.

CAOT-183

Business Editing and Proofreading

Credit(s): 3

This course deals with the principles of English grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and usage necessary for preparation of all business communications with an emphasis on proofreading, spelling, and editing documents. It is also useful for students who need to apply correct rules or the mechanics of our language to written communications. Lecture: 3 hours per week

CAOT-184

Records Systems Management

Credit(s): 3

This course provides instruction in the management of manual and electronic records. The life cycle of records from creation through disposal or permanent retention is covered. Emphasis is placed on the classification of records, application of the ARMA filing rules, the organization and management of manual and electronic information, types of records storage facilities, the importance of records retention programs, and the necessity of providing for the safety and security of information. The use of manual, mechanical, and automated methods of information storage and retrieval including micrographic and optical disk storage is also discussed. Lecture: 3 hours per week Prerequisite: CAOT-140 Pre/Corequisite: CAOT-120
Prerequisites: CAOT-140

CAOT-186

Medical Coding

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed to help learners master the complexity of medical coding. Using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Classification of Diseases - Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) coding books, students will transform written descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numeric designations. Exercises will cover all medical specialties including dermatology, cardiology, primary care, and orthopedics and addresses the common coding problems encountered in the real world. Skill emphasis is placed on knowledge of coding theories and practical coding applications.
Prerequisites: CAOT-179

CAOT-191

Medical Receptionist Internship I

Credit(s): 3

This course provides supervised training in medical receptionist skills through on-the-job experience in a medical-related office. It provides a practical application of medical receptionist skills as part of the learning process and involves approximately nine hours per week of in-office work. In-Office Work: 9 hours per week
Prerequisites: CAOT-179

CAOT-204

Career Leadership

Credit(s): 1

This course is designed to allow students to explore character traits and to discover the characteristics that are needed to become an effective leader. Students are given an opportunity to apply the knowledge they gain of character and leadership through the planning and implementation of a community service project. Students will be encouraged to participate in service learning and/or leadership activities. Students will demonstrate project management, teamwork, problem solving and time management. Lecture: 1 hour per week

CAOT-205

Machine Transcription/Document Formatting

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to machine transcription and document formatting including formatting business documents such as letters, memos, reports, agendas, itineraries, and news releases. Students prepare documents by listening to recorded dictation and transcribing the dictation using word processing software. Development of good listening skills is stressed. Emphasis is placed on developing proofreading and editing skills to produce mailable documents. Recommended: CAOT-183
Prerequisites: CAOT-113
Recommended: CAOT-183

CAOT-210

Office Procedures

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed to provide students with the information necessary to be successful in today's rapidly changing office environment. In addition to providing students with opportunities to practice and use previously learned skills and abilities, topics include office technology; the global economy; increased diversity in the workplace; career planning and preparation; the importance of interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; teamwork; critical thinking skills; ethical issues in the work environment; learning and applying effective telephone techniques; handling office callers; scheduling appointments, meetings, and conferences; making travel arrangements; handling the office mail; and stress and time management. Lecture: 3 hours per week Pre/Corequisite: CAOT-120

CAOT-216

Medical Transcription I

Credit(s): 1

This course is an introduction to transcribing recorded medical dictation and covers basic reports used in the medical field, related medical terminology, use of reference material, and specialized rules of grammar and punctuation peculiar to dictated medical reports. Emphasis is on the importance of correct usage of medical terms with an introduction to proofreading and editing of medical reports. Medical reports will be transcribed from four individual case studies covering the reproductive, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary body systems. Application testing is completed under timed conditions.
Prerequisites: CAOT-179

CAOT-217

Medical Transcription II

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of CAOT-216. Medical reports will be transcribed from six individual case studies covering the urinary, nervous, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, and respiratory body systems. Prerequisite: CAOT-216; Students may enroll and complete these courses during the same semester.

CAOT-220

Administrative Support Internship I

Credit(s): 3

This course provides supervised training in administrative skills through on-the-job experience in a business office. It provides a practical application of administrative office skills as a part of the learning process and involves approximately nine hours per week of in-office work. On-the-job Activities: 9 hours per week

CAOT-221

Administrative Assistant Internship II

Credit(s): 3

This course is a continuation of CAOT-220. On-the-job Activities: 9 hours per week
Prerequisites: CAOT-220

CAOT-222

Legal Administrative Assistant Internship 1

Credit(s): 3

This course provides supervised training in administrative skills through on-the-job experience in a legal-related office. It provides a practical application of legal administrative office skills as part of the learning process. In-Office Work: 9 hours per week
Prerequisites: CAOT-213

CAOT-223

Legal Administrative Assistant Internship 2

Credit(s): 3

This course is a continuation of CAOT-222. In-Office Work: 9 hours per week
Prerequisites: CAOT-222

CAOT-224

Medical Administrative Assistant Internship

Credit(s): 3

This course provides supervised training in administrative medical office skills through on-the-job experience in a medical-related office. It provides a practical application of administrative medical office skills as part of the learning process. In-Office Work: 9 hours per week
Prerequisites: CAOT-217

CAOT-225

Medical Billing Specialist Internship I

Credit(s): 4

This course provides supervised training in medical accounts receivables/insurance billing through on-the-job experience in a medical facility. It provides practical application of medical accounts receivables/insurance billing as part of the learning process. On-Site Work: 11 hours per week
Prerequisites: ACCT-110

CAOT-226

Medical Billing Specialist Internship II

Credit(s): 4

This course is a continuation of CAOT-225. On-Site Work: 11 hours per week
Prerequisites: CAOT-225

CAOT-250

Office Skills Capstone

Credit(s): 1

This course is an application-oriented capstone assessment of students' proficiency in Computer Application and Office Technology (CAOT), Paralegal (PLEG), or Accounting Assistant skills. Lecture: 1 hour per week