The correct techniques of touch keyboarding and the attainment of speed and accuracy goals will be achieved through textbook assignments and a self-paced keyboarding tutorial. The keyboarding text focuses on the composition and format of common business documents as it introduces basic word processing concepts.
This course will focus on intermediate word processing features as they apply to the tasks performed by administrative personnel in today's business office. Students will learn to format information in columns, tables, reports, and forms. Development of speed and accuracy will be monitored by individualized progress reports maintained by an individualized typing tutor, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.
Emphasis is placed on developing a high degree of speed and accuracy on document production. The popular typing tutor, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing will be used as a practice tool to build speed and accuracy. Students will explore the graphic capabilities of word processing and learn many shortcut commands to increase keyboarding proficiency.
The student reviews the basic rules of effective written communications through document editing and proofreading exercises. These skills will be integrated into the machine transcription process. Emphasis will be placed on the production of mailable business correspondence. Practice tapes introduce the student to many diverse business fields.
This course prepares the student to perform an important role as a member of the healthcare team by developing the ability to transcribe machine dictation by physicians and other health care professionals. Students learn to key accurate medical documents including autopsy reports; discharge summaries, operative, pathology, and radiology reports; history and physical examinations, progress chart notes; and patient consultations in the style prescribed by the American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT). Emphasis is place on the proper use of medical terms and correct proofreading techniques.
The course prepares the student for an office professional role in a modern electronic office. Students will learn the importance of soft skills such as human relations, office ethics, stress management, and team building. Daily office routines including records management, meeting and conference planning, scheduling with calendaring software, proper telephone techniques, and customer service will be covered. Students are required to research business topics and communicate the information in a multimedia presentation. This capstone course integrates the skills acquired in previous business classes in an office simulation. Guest speakers and field trips to business offices provide the student with current business information.
This internship provides the Executive Administration student an opportunity to gain experience in the office environment using the skills and applications learned in previous courses. The student must complete a minimum of 140 supervised hours in a professional business environment.