Business Technology

Updated 8/22/17

BTEC 101
Keyboarding for Business (3)
For beginning students. Learn to keyboard to 25wpm by touch. Develop speed, accuracy and apply basic word processing techniques to letters, reports and tables.

BTEC 102
Keyboard Skillbuilding I (3)
Individualized skillbuilding program for increasing keyboarding speed and improving accuracy. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to type at a minimum of 35wpm with no more than one error per minute. Prerequisite: BTEC 101 and typing at 35wpm or instructor permission.

BTEC 107
Electronic Medical Recor (3)
Provides an overview of medical records as legal documents. Topics include the make-up of an electronic medical record, charting methods, and retention and storage of records. Course includes computerized medical record work. Corequisite: keyboarding skill, medical terminology.

BTEC 110
Business English (5)
Editing skills including grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and spelling for office correspondence. A basis for machine transcription, business communication, and office procedures.

BTEC 120
Applied Business Math (5)
Fundamental arithmetic skills applied to a wide range of business activities. Topics include; banking, discounts, payroll, simple interest, markups and markdowns and promissory notes.

BTEC 150
Receptionist Techniques (2)
Lecture and discussion format. Demonstration of equipment and office products is used when appropriate. Topics include: human relations, receiving visitors, making appointments, customer service, telephone procedures, processing mail, and reprographics.

BTEC 160
Records Confidentiality-HIPAA (1)
Overview of general confidentiality considerations and specific rules of the 1996 HIPAA law for health care/mental health professions. Explains and illustrates the law, with extensive review of security/privacy of patient information and records. Corequisite: keyboarding skill, medical terminology.

BTEC 190
Cooperative Work Experience (1-12)
Cooperative Work Experience allows students to apply classroom learning to on-the-job settings. Credit is earned for new and continued learning taking place in the work environment. Reaching set learning objectives and development of positive work habits are emphasized. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

BTEC 191
Work Experience Seminar (1)
Topics include professional image, business etiquette, sexual harassment, resolving conflict, and diversity in the workplace. Must be taken prior to or concurrently with Co-op Work Experience.

BTEC 204
Introduction to the Internet (1)
A project-based approach to developing an understanding of the internet and browser basics. This course covers the use of e-mail, searching and communicating on the web, downloading programs and sharing files and internet security. Prerequisite: windows experience and keyboarding skills.

BTEC 205
Microsoft Outlook (1)
Course uses Microsoft Outlook for e-mail, scheduling meetings, maintaining appointment calendars, managing contacts, and tasks. Prerequisite: windows experience and keyboarding skills.

BTEC 210
Word I (5)
Class covers Word in depth: document preparation, formatting, graphics, WordArt, columns, sorts, charts, mail merge, and styles. Students will format business documents to business standards. Prerequisite: keyboard skill of 35wpm or instructor permission.

BTEC 211
Microsoft Office I (3)
An introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel. Upon completion of this course students should have a beginning knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software. Prerequisite: keyboarding speed of 30wpm.

BTEC 212
Access I (3)
An introduction to Microsoft Access. Students will learn basic concepts of database software and be able to integrate Access with Word and Excel. Prerequisite: keyboard speed of 30wpm, Word I and Excel or instructor permission.

BTEC 213
Microsoft Office - Word Module (1)
An introduction to Microsoft Word. Upon completion of this course, students should have beginning knowledge of word processing and basic memo and letter formatting. Prerequisite: keyboard speed 35wpm, CNT 117 or instructor permission.

BTEC 214
Excel (5)
A hands-on approach for beginning through intermediate level applications of Excel spreadsheet using a variety of business applications. Prerequisite: word processing, windows, keyboard skills.

BTEC 215
Excel Module (1)
Introduction to spreadsheet. Upon completion of this course, students should have basic knowledge of a spreadsheet program. Prerequisite: keyboarding speed of 30wpm and Windows class or instructor permission.

BTEC 216
Access II (4)
An intermediate to advanced course in Microsoft Access. Upon completion students should be able to create a relational database which includes data in tables and forms, and information from queries, and reports. Prerequisite: keyboard speed of 35wpm, Word, Excel, Access I, or instructor permission.

BTEC 217
Microsoft Office - Access Module (1)
Upon completion students will have basic knowledge of a database program. Prerequisite: keyboarding speed of 35wpm and Windows or instructor permission.

BTEC 218
Desktop Publishing (4)
Course covers desktop publishing terminology and concepts to plan, create, and design professional-looking businesses and personal documents. Prerequisite: Word, keyboard speed of 35wpm.

BTEC 219
Word II (4)
Course covers footnotes, endnotes, citations, bibliographies, table of contents, indexes, linked textboxes, multilevel lists, building blocks, fill-in forms, macros, outlines, Quick Parts, templates formal reports. Prerequisite: Word 1, keyboard speed of 35wpm.

BTEC 220
Ten-Key Calculator (1)
Touch control of 10-key pad with emphasis on speed and accuracy. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division techniques used in solving business problems. Basic or Business Math recommended first.

BTEC 221
Business Communications (5)
Applying principles of effective communication in written and oral business communication: letters, memos, reports, and presentations. Upon completion students should be able to produce effective positive, negative, and routine letters, memos, and reports and graphs. Prerequisite: BTEC 110 or ENGL& 101, or instructor permission.

BTEC 222
Microsoft Office-PowerPoint Module (1)
An introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint. Upon completion of this course students should have beginning knowledge of a presentation program. Prerequisite: keyboard speed of 35wpm, Windows Workstations OS or instructor permission.

BTEC 224
General Office Procedures (5)
Topics include: professional image, employer expectations, human relations, receptionist techniques, telephone procedures, processing mail, business ethics, job safety, office supplies and equipment, travel and meeting arrangements, reprographics, financial activities, PC cleaning/care, internet and email. Prerequisites: BTEC 110, BTEC 210, BTEC 233, BTEC 214

BTEC 225
Excel II (3)
Hands on approach to intermediate through advanced level of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. A variety of business applications are used during the course. Prerequisite: Excel I or instructor permission.

BTEC 233
Filing (3)
Basic principles and procedures of records storage and management. Practice indexing, coding, and filing for alphabetic, numeric, subject, geographic filing systems, and introduction to forms design.

BTEC 240
Legal Terminology (3)
Development of a legal vocabulary with emphasis on definitions and spelling. Upon completion of this course students should be able to recognize and use basic terminology used in the legal field.

BTEC 241
Legal Office Procedures (5)
Topics include calendars, billing, document production, court structure, research, family law, wills and probate, criminal law, professional image, and receptionist techniques. Upon completion students should be prepared for work in an entry level position. Prerequisite: BTEC 101, BTEC 110, BTEC 240.

BTEC 243
Legal Machine Transcription I (4)
Review of legal terminology and the preparation of mailable transcripts from recorded legal dictation. Prerequisite: 2.0 or above in BTEC 110, 240 and typing speed of 50wpm.

BTEC 255
Insurance and Billing (5)
Introduction to major insurance program information and federal healthcare legislation. Exploration of health insurance guidelines and the knowledge and skills required for billing and reimbursement. Includes hands-on practice with simulated billing software. Prerequisite: BTEC 260.

BTEC 260
Medical Terminology (4)
Development of a medical vocabulary with emphasis on definition and spelling. Upon completion of this course students should be able to recognize spoken medical terms, analyze word parts for meaning, and understand basic medical terminology.

BTEC 261
Medical Office Procedures (5)
Topics include professional image, medical ethics and law, safety, patient records, appointments, billing and collections, mail processing, meetings and travel arrangements, office finance, patient education, telephone procedures, cultural differences, and health insurance. Prerequisite: 2.0 or above in BTEC 101, 110, and 260.

BTEC 262
Medical Office Technology (2)
Students will be exposed to the skills necessary to accurately and efficiently prepare and process medical billing claims while using medical office software.

BTEC 263
Medical Transcription (4)
A review of medical terminology and the preparation of medical transcripts. Prerequisite: 2.0 or above in BTEC 102, 110, and 260 and typing speed of 40wpm.

BTEC 264
Advanced Medical Machine Transcription (4)
An advanced medical machine transcription course designed to refine transcription skills to a competitive level through the completion of realistic, challenging activities. Prerequisite: BTEC 101, 110, and 260 or instructor permission.

BTEC 265
Medical Billing (5)
This course provides a basic understanding of the reimbursement process for those who wish to work as a medical insurance billing specialist in an outpatient setting or independent billing service. Prerequisites: BIOL& 170, BTEC 260. Corequisite: ZOOL 221.

BTEC 266
Medical Law and Ethics (3)
Overview of medical law/ethics for healthcare professionals in various settings: billing/coding, transcription, phlebotomy, etc. Designed to explain ethical/legal obligations to the patient, employer, and health worker and clarify confidentiality requirements regarding patient records and history.

BTEC 267
Principles of CPT Coding (5)
CPT Coding provides a uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services for effective communication among physicians, patients and third parties.

BTEC 268
Principles of ICD9-CM Coding (5)
An introduction to ICD9-CM coding which is used by physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers to substantiate the need for patient care or treatment and to provide illness and death statistics.

BTEC 269
Medical Office Management Seminar (1)
An introduction to basic office management principles such as management styles, working in teams, motivating others, diversity in the workplace, sexual harassment, and reading and writing resumes and cover letters.