Business Technology

Updated 8/18/14

BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING FOR COMPUTING (2)
Operation of the standard alphabetic keyboard and the 10-key pad. Upon completion of this class, students should be able to keyboard at 20wpm and operate by touch a 10-key pad at 80 digits per minute.

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

BTEC 102
KEYBOARD SKILLBUILDING I (3)
Individualized skill building 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. Prerequisites: BTEC 101 and 35wpm or instructor permission.

BTEC 107
ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (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. Prerequisite: 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 communications, and office procedures.

BTEC 115
MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION I (4)
Introduction to machine transcription: operation of transcribing machines and integration of language and keyboarding skills in the preparation of mailable transcripts. Prerequisite: 2.0 or above in BTEC 110, 103 and typing speed of 40wpm

BTEC 120
APPLIED BUSINESS MATH (3)
Brief review of arithmetic fundamentals including decimals, fractions, percents and their applications to a wide range of business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 096 or equivalent test score.

BTEC 160
RECORDS CONFIDENTIALITY - HIPAA (1)
Overview of general confidentiality, considerations, and specific rules of the 1966 HIPAA law for healthcare/mental health professions. Explains and illustrates the law, with extensive review of security/privacy of patient information and records.

BTEC 190
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (1-12)
See description under COOP 190 for additional information.

BTEC 191
WORK EXPERIENCE SEMINAR I (1)
Topics include: job search techniques, resumes, interview preparation, professional image, business etiquette, sexual harassment and diversity in the workplace.

BTEC 203
KEYBOARD SKILLBUILDING II (3)
Using a computer for individualized, advanced skill building for students who have already had BTEC 102 or equivalent and who need or want to increase keyboarding speed and improve accuracy. Prerequisites: BTEC 102 or equivalent. Typing speed of 50 wpm.

BTEC 205
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK (1)
Course uses Microsoft Outlook for email, 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 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 30 wpm, Word 1 and Excel or instructor permission.

BTEC 214
EXCEL I (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 218
DESKTOP PUBLISHING (4)
Course covers desktop publishing terminology and concepts to plan, create, and design professional-looking businesses and personal documents. Prerequisite: Word1, keyboard speed of 35 wpm.

BTEC 219
WORD II (4)
Course covers advanced word processing topics. Upon completion, students should be able to create newsletters, formal reports and prepare fill-in forms to business standards. Prerequisite: Word I, keyboard speed of 35 wpm.

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, reports and graphs. Prerequisite: BTEC 110 or COMM 101 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 35 wpm, Windows Workstations OS or instructor permission.

BTEC 224
OFFICE PROCEDURES (5)
Topics include: professional image and dress, 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 e-mail. Prerequisites: a grade of 2.0 in BTEC 110 and BTEC 103 or permission of instructor.

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 110, BTEC 240, BTEC 101.

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 110, 260 and 101.

BTEC 263
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION (4)
A review of medical terminology and the preparation of medical transcripts. Prerequisite: 2.0 or above in BTEC 110, 260, and 101 and typing speed of 40wpm.

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.