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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 Office Technology Department offers training in general, medical, and legal office skills. Office workers are responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run and maintain organizations efficiently. They use a variety of software programs, produce correspondence, maintain databases, manage projectsas well as organize meetings, manage records, and perform receptionist duties. Office workers find employment in many settings, such as corporations, government agencies, schools, law offices, hospitals, and clinics. Some related job titles include office assistant, administrative medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, electronic health records specialist, and administrative secretary.

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 2016 in the PC (windows) environment.

Course Number:1584 Time:Arrange-15 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Reed A M Above section 1584 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 24, Medical Coding/Billing 1 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

Coding is defined as the translation of procedures, services, and supplies into numeric and/or alphanumeric components for statistical reporting and reimbursement purposes. This course introduces students to CPT, CPT Modifiers, and HCPCS coding procedures.

This course will cover ICD-10.

Course Number:1585 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Reed A M Above section 1585 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

OFTECH 28, Electronic Health Records 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Office Technology 20.

This course discusses terminology, concepts, and procedures related to electronic health records and provides hands-on applications. Topics of study include advantages, core functions, data sources, workflow, coding standards, and privacy and security regulations of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Students use EHR software to input patient data, create patient records, document office visits, order prescriptions and lab tests, and perform other tasks involved in patient care and management.

Course Number:1586 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Williamson Te D Above section 1586 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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