Class Descriptions

OST-080: Keyboarding Literacy

This course is designed to develop elementary keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on mastery of the keyboard. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic proficiency in keyboarding.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-122: Office Computations

This course covers the keypad touch method using the electronic calculator (10-key) and mathematical functions used in office applications. Topics may include budgets, discounts, purchasing, inventory, and petty cash. Upon completion, students should be able to solve a wide variety of numerical problems commonly encountered in an office setting.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MAT-050; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-132: Keyboard Skill Building

This course is designed to increase speed and improve accuracy in keyboarding. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic tests to identify accuracy and speed deficiencies followed by corrective drills. Upon completion, students should be able to keyboard rhythmically with greater accuracy and speed.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-080(S12295) OST-131 or OST-134(S22142); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-134: Text Entry & Formatting

This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-080(S12295) or OST-131; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-135: Advanced Text Entry and Formatting

This course is designed to incorporate computer application skills in the generation of office documents. Emphasis is placed on advanced document production with increased speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to make independent decisions regarding planning, style, and method of presentation.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-134(S22142); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-136: Word Processing

This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-137: Office Applications I

This course introduces the concepts and functions of software that meets the changing needs of the community. Emphasis is placed on the terminology and use of software through a hands-on approach. Upon completion, students should be able to use software in a business environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-138: Office Applications II

This course is designed to improve the proficiency in the utilization of software applications used in business offices through a hands-on approach. Emphasis is placed on in-depth usage of software to create a variety of documents applicable to current business environments. Upon completion, students should be able to master the skills required to design documents that can be customized using the latest software applications.

Course Prerequisites:
Take CIS-110(S21058) CIS-111(S21059) or OST-137(S24689); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-141: Medical Office Terms I

This course uses a language-structure approach to present the terminology and vocabulary that will be encountered in medical office settings. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in approximately one-half of the systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090; Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Option: Take ENG-111(S24022); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-142: Medical Office Terms II

This course is a continuation of OST 141 and continues the study, using a language-structure approach, of medical office terminology and vocabulary. Topics include word parts that relate to systemic components, conditions, pathology, and disorder remediation in the remaining systems of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to relate words to systems, pluralize, define, pronounce, and construct sentences with the included terms.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MED-121 or OST-141(S24691); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-148: Medical Insurance and Billing

This course introduces fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090; Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Option: Take ENG-111(S24022); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-149: Medical Legal Issues

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090; Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-153: Office Finance Solutions

This course introduces basic bookkeeping concepts. Topics include entering data in accounts payable and receivable, keeping petty cash records, maintaining inventory, reconciling bank statements, running payroll, and generating simple financial reports. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the entry and manipulation of data to provide financial solutions for the office.

Course Prerequisites:
Take CIS-110(S21058) CIS-111(S21059) or OST-137(S24689); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-155: Legal Terminology

This course covers the terminology appropriate to the legal profession. Topics include legal research, court systems, litigation, civil and criminal law, probate, real and personal property, contracts and leases, domestic relations, equity, and corporations. Upon completion, students should be able to spell, pronounce, define, and accurately use legal terms.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-156: Legal Office Procedures

This course covers legal office functions involved in the operation of a law office. Emphasis is placed on procedures in the law office involving the court system, legal research, litigation, probate, and real estate, personal injury, criminal, and civil law. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in performing legal office duties. This course focuses on document preparation for legal documents and pleadings in many different fields of law.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-134(S13818); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-136(S22144) OST-155(S22150) OST-134(S11818); Option: Take OST-136(S22144) OST-155(S22150) OST-134(S22142); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-164: Office Editing

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090; Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Option: Take ENG-111(S24022); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-165: Advanced Office Editing

This course is designed to develop proficiency in advanced editing skills needed in the office environment. Emphasis is placed on the application of creating effective electronic office documents. Upon completion, students should be able to apply advanced editing skills to compose text.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-164(S24696); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-181: Office Procedures

This course introduces the skills and procedures needed in today's office. Topics include effectively interacting with co-workers and the public, processing simple financial and informational documents, and performing functions typical of today's offices. Upon completion, students should be able to display skills and decision-making abilities essential for functioning in the total office context.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-184: Records Management

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-233: Office Publications Design

This course provides entry-level skills in using software with desktop publishing capabilities. Topics include principles of page layout, desktop publishing terminology and applications, and legal and ethical considerations of software use. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce professional business documents and publications.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-136(S22144); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-236: Advanced Word Processing

This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word processing functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced word processing features. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-136(S22144); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-241: Medical Office Transcription I

This course introduces current transcription techniques as applied to medical documents. Emphasis is placed on accurate transcription, proofreading, editing and use of reference materials as well as vocabulary building. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare accurate and usable medical documents in the covered specialties.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MED-121 or OST-141(S24691); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-141(S24691) OST-134(S22142) OST-164(S24696); Option: Take MED-121 OST-134(S22142) OST-164(S24696); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-243: Med Office Simulation

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Medical Office Administration program.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-148(S11620); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-247: Procedure Coding

This course provides in-depth coverage of procedural coding. Emphasis is placed on CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code procedures and services performed in a medical facility.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MED-121 or OST-141(S24691); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-141(S24691) OST-142(S24692) OST-148(S24693); Option: Take OST-141(S24691) MED-122 OST-148(S24693); Option: Take MED-121 OST-142(S24692) OST-148(S24693); Option: Take MED-121 MED-122 OST-148(S24693); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-248: Diagnostic Coding

This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on ICD coding system. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code diagnoses in a medical facility.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MED-121 or OST-141(S24691); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-141(S24691) OST-142(S24692) OST-148(S24693); Option: Take OST-141(S24691) MED-122 OST-148(S24693); Option: Take MED-121 OST-142(S24692) OST-148(S24693); Option: Take MED-121 MED-122 OST-148(S24693); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-260: Advanced Coding Methodologies

This course provides advanced instruction in a variety of emergent methodologies in medical coding. Topics include advanced outpatient coding, inpatient coding, risk adjustment coding, online encoder software, Correct Coding Initiatives (CCI), and advanced record abstraction. Upon completion, students should be able to perform advanced coding in a healthcare facility.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-247(S24704) OST-248(S24705); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-142(S24692) OST-247(S24704) OST-248(S24705); Option: Take MED-122 OST-247(S24704) OST-248(S24705); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-264: Medical Auditing

This course provides instruction on how to apply regulations and policies to perform medical record audits for provider services. Emphasis is placed on understanding the scope of an audit, statistical sampling methodologies, performing a medical record audit, and compiling data for reports to improve the revenue cycle for healthcare services. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a medical audit.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-247(S24704) OST-248(S24705); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-142(S24692) OST-247(S24704) OST-248(S24705) OST-260; Option: Take MED-122 OST-247(S24704) OST-248(S24705) OST-260; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-284: Emerging Technologies

This course provides opportunities to explore emerging technologies. Emphasis is placed on identifying, researching, and presenting current technological topics for class consideration and discussion. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the importance of keeping abreast of technological changes that affect the office professional.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-140 or OST-137(S22113); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-286: Professional Development

This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to project a professional image in the office. Topics include interpersonal skills, health lifestyles, appearance, attitude, personal and professional growth, multicultural awareness, and professional etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate these attributes in the classroom, office, and society.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-134(S22142) or OST-136(S22144); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-288: Medical Office Administration Capstone

This course is designed to be a capstone course for the medical office professional and provides a working knowledge of medical office procedures. Emphasis is placed on written and oral communication skills, practice management, electronic health records, medical office procedures, ethics, and professional development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to manage a medical office.

Course Prerequisites:
Take OST-148(S24693) or HMT-210(S24675); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-137(S24689) OST-148(S24693); Option: Take OST-137(S24689) HMT-210(S24675); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

OST-289: Office Administration Capstone

This course is designed to be a capstone course for the office professional and provides a working knowledge of administrative office procedures. Emphasis is placed on written and oral communication skills, office software applications, office procedures, ethics, and professional development. Upon completion, students should be able to adapt in an office environment.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-134(S22142) OST-164(S24696); Option: Take OST-136(S22144) OST-164(S24696); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take OST-134(S22142) OST-164(S24696) OST-138(S24690) CTS-130(S24366); Option: Take OST-136(S22144) OST-164(S24696) OST-138(S24690) CTS-130(S24366); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

HMT-110: Introduction to Healthcare Management

This course introduces the functions, practices, organizational structures, and professional issues in healthcare management. Emphasis is placed on planning, controlling, directing, and communicating within health and human services organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the concepts of management within a healthcare service environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

HMT-211: Long-Term Care Administration

This course introduces the administration of long-term care facilities and services. Emphasis is placed on nursing home care, home health care, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, and other long-term care services. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between the different long-term care offerings, criteria for use, and benefits of the patient, resident, and participant.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090 HMT-110(S20232); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643) HMT-110(S20232); Option: Take ENG-111(S24022) HMT-110(S20232); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

HMT-212: Management of Healthcare Organizations

This course examines current issues affecting the management of healthcare delivery systems. Topics include current problems, changes, and challenges in the healthcare environment. Upon completion, students should be able to identify current health care issues and their impact on healthcare management.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090 HMT-110(S20232); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643) HMT-110(S20232); Option: Take ENG-111(S24022) HMT-110(S20232); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0