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OFOCC 111: TELEPHONE SKILLS FOR THE OFFICE

1 hr. (OC)

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This course will cover training in the professional use of the telephone.

OFOCC 114: FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSCRIPTION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in TYPE 121 or equivalent

This course covers basic fundamentals of transcription. Classroom activities emphasize basic secretarial grammar, word study, spelling, and punctuation required for the transcription of notes and rough drafts in a business office. The students use computers with word processing software programs to accomplish their daily tasks and tests.

OFOCC 117: USING VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course will provide instruction and practice using voice recognition software to complete office tasks using a computer. This course is repeatable up to three times.

OFOCC 141: SPECIAL TOPICS

0.5 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite:

The content of this special topics course will vary to allow an examination of various topics such as software updates, new software, new productivity tools, and emerging trends and issues in the office environment. Each section offered will present a unique topic of value to students in the office professions. This course may be repeated three times when the topic and content are different.

OFOCC 151: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EMPLOYEES

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course prepares the student for initial entry into a career through the study of professional dress, etiquette, customer service, professional behavior and integrity, workplace adjustments, team membership, meeting professional responsibilities, letters of application and resumes, job interviews, and employment tests.

OFOCC 200: MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION AND SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Credit in OFOCC 114 and TYPE 121 with a grade of "C" or better

This course prepares individuals to support business information operations by using current technology to enter, process, and retrieve data including instruction in word processing software and transcription equipment. Students will create mailable transcribed business, medical, and legal documents.

OFOCC 205: FUNDAMENTALS OF RECORDS CONTROL

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course examines the principles of storage, retention, transfer and disposition of records; and numerous filing systems, equipment and techniques of record management.

OFOCC 210: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROCEDURES

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: TYPE 121 with a grade of "C" or better and OFACS 132 with a grade of "C" or better

This course provides students with opportunities to integrate technology, knowledge, and skills for successful office employment. Students will benefit from this class by learning basic procedures which office professionals are expected to know and by improving their interpersonal skills.

OFOCC 250: OFFICE OCCUPATIONS INTERNSHIP

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to an Office Occupations Internship Program and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average

The student-intern is placed in an area office to receive on-the-job training under the direction of a training station supervisor and/or employer. Student-interns also meet in class or individually with the office occupations coordinator for one hour per week to work on problems or special assignments related to the internship training. This course may be repeated one time.

OFOCC 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student. Repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.