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IMPORTANT!
Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.

Office Technology

The classes listed under “Office Technology” were formerly listed under “Office Information Systems.”

OFTECH 1, Keyboarding I    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

Formerly OIS 1. OFTECH 1 is equivalent to the OFTECH 1A, OFTECH 1B, and OFTECH 1C sequence.

This course is designed to teach keyboard mastery by touch, improve speed and accuracy, and use Microsoft Word to create and revise business documents. Proofreading skill development is also included.

This course uses Microsoft Word 2013 in the PC (windows) environment.

3009   Arrange-7.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rodríguez B S
Above section 3009 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 1A, Keyboarding 1A    1 unit

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

Formerly OIS 1A.

This course is intended for students without previous keyboarding instruction. Emphasis is on keyboard mastery, correct keyboarding techniques, and proofreading skills.

3010   9:30a-10:20a TTh   BUS 253   Vyor S J

3011   12:45p-2:50p TTh   BUS 253   Maschler K J
Above section 3011 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06.

3012   12:45p-2:50p TTh   BUS 253   Maschler K J
Above section 3012 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08.

4376   6:45p-8:50p MW   BUS 253   Vyor S J
Above section 4376 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

OFTECH 1B, Keyboarding 1B    1 unit

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: Office Technology 1A.

Formerly OIS 1B.

Students develop speed and accuracy. Emphasis is on using Microsoft Word to produce letters, memos, tables, and reports.

3013   9:30a-10:20a TTh   BUS 253   Vyor S J

3014   12:45p-2:50p TTh   BUS 253   Maschler K J
Above section 3014 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06.

3015   12:45p-2:50p TTh   BUS 253   Maschler K J
Above section 3015 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08.

4377   6:45p-8:50p MW   BUS 253   Vyor S J
Above section 4377 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

OFTECH 1C, Keyboarding 1C    1 unit

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: Office Technology 1B.

Formerly OIS 1C.

Course content includes keyboard mastery by touch, correct keyboarding techniques, and proper formatting of letters, memos, reports, tables, and other kinds of personal and business communications.

3016   9:30a-10:20a TTh   BUS 253   Vyor S J

3017   12:45p-2:50p TTh   BUS 253   Maschler K J
Above section 3017 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06.

3018   12:45p-2:50p TTh   BUS 253   Maschler K J
Above section 3018 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08.

4378   6:45p-8:50p MW   BUS 253   Vyor S J
Above section 4378 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

OFTECH 5, English Skills for the Office    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

Formerly OIS 5.

This course is designed to review principles of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and number format; improve vocabulary and spelling; and develop proofreading and editing skills. Word Processing software is used to create and revise business documents.

3019   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Mantabe P
Above section 3019 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 9, Keyboarding Improvement    1 unit

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

Formerly OIS 9.

This course emphasizes speed and accuracy development, keyboarding technique, and proofreading skills.

3020   9:30a-10:20a TTh   BUS 253   Vyor S J

3021   12:45p-2:50p TTh   BUS 253   Maschler K J
Above section 3021 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 14 to Apr 06.

3022   12:45p-2:50p TTh   BUS 253   Maschler K J
Above section 3022 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 18 to Jun 08.

4379   6:45p-8:50p MW   BUS 253   Vyor S J
Above section 4379 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07.

OFTECH 10, Skill Building on the Keyboard    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: Office Technology 1, 1C or keyboarding skills of 35 words per minute.

Computers are used in all work environments. To function efficiently, computer users must be able to input data on a computer keyboard quickly and accurately. This course is designed to develop the computer keyboarding skills that are required to function in the workplace.

3023   Arrange-7.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Leiva C Y
Above section 3023 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 20, Medical Vocabulary    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to develop medical vocabulary skills. Topics include word parts (roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes), body structure, major body systems, and pharmacology. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines and Internet research tools are also discussed.

3024   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Mantabe P
Above section 3024 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 21, Medical Terms and Transcription 1    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

This is a beginning course in operating transcribing machines to produce medical documents. Students learn to transcribe, proofread, and edit a variety of medical documents, including chart notes, history and physical reports, consultations, office procedure notes, and X-ray reports. Emphasis is on vocabulary development related to major body systems, formatting, and language skills.

3025   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Leiva C Y
Above section 3025 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 23, Medical Billing (Medisoft)    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

The course introduces the basics of medical insurance billing and current payment methodologies in hospital and physician office settings. Students use MediSoft, a popular medical billing accounting software program, to enter patient and case information, schedule appointments, process transactions, and produce reports and patient statements.

3026   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Williamson Te D
Above section 3026 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 26, Medical Coding/Billing 3    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: Office Technology 25.

This course develops further skills in medical coding/billing. Students develop skills in applying CPT, HCPCS LEVEL II and ICD-9-CM codes to the following specialty areas: General Surgery II, Radiology Section, Pathology/Laboratory Section, The Medicine Section and Level II National Codes, HCPCS, and ICD9-CM Coding. Emphasis is on using reference materials for medicine and inpatient hospital-based coding; filing health insurance claim forms; and billing, collection, and payment procedures.

3027   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Williamson Te D
Above section 3027 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 27, Medical Office Procedures    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course emphasizes essential administrative and clerical skills required to function in a health care environment. Topics of study include records management; insurance, coding, and finance terminology; billing, reimbursement, and collections; telephone and scheduling procedures; medical ethics, law, and compliance; computer usage in the medical office; written communications; and intercultural communications. Students are introduced to electronic billing and scheduling using Medisoft. Health care careers are also discussed.

3028   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rodríguez B S
Above section 3028 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to Jun 02, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 31, Legal Terms and Transcription    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: OFTECH 1, Keyboarding 1, or OFTECH 1C, Keyboarding 1C, or 35 wpm.

This course is designed to develop skill in using transcription equipment to produce dictated legal documents. Students will use word processing software in the production of documents. Emphasis is on legal terminology; document formatting; proofreading skill development. Areas of study include court systems, civil court documents, litigation, family law, probate, business law, real estate law, and criminal law.

3030   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hana B T
Above section 3030 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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