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OFT 100 Computer Keyboarding (2-0) 1 hr.

A seven-week course to develop "touch" keyboarding skills. It is designed for students entering a variety of occupational fields that utilize the keyboard to input information. Concentration is placed on correct techniques, accuracy, and speed building of alphabetic and numeric characters. Assignments and timed speed drills form the basis for grading. Not open to Administrative Professional students. (Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade.) OFT 100 is being replaced by BUS 111. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 131 Keyboarding Inprovement (2-0) 1 hr.

The course, which is designed to improve students' typing speed and accuracy, integrates the microcomputer and the leading-edge technology, Windows®. The seven-week course is based on a diagnostic approach for improving keyboarding skills. Each unit consists of pretests, timings, individualized assignments based on each student’s weaknesses, and post-test timings for evaluation and measurement of improvement. The course is graded on a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: BUS 111 or equivalent, BUS 113 or equivalent. OFT 131 is being replaced by BUS 112. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 140 College Keyboarding I (4-0) 3 hrs.

This course integrates the microcomputer; the leading-edge technology, Windows®; and primary word processing application software to develop keyboarding skills. Students learn the alphabetic, numeric and symbol characters, and the keypad by the “touch” method. Also included is formatting and editing of simple business/personal correspondence, reports, term papers, and tables. The desired speed at the end of the course for the Administrative Professional major is 30 words per minute and 20 words per minute for all other majors. OFT 140 is being replaced by BUS 113. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 141 College Keyboarding II (4-0) 3 hrs.

This course integrates the microcomputer, the leading-edge technology Windows®; and primary application software to refine keyboarding skills. Emphasis is also placed on formatting and the development of speed and accuracy in preparing advanced business correspondences, reports, tabulations, and other business documents. The desired speed at the end of the semester is 45 words per minute. Note: Students are required to have basic keyboarding knowledge and the ability to format basic documents, if not students must take BUS 113 College Keyboarding I. OFT 141 is being replaced by BUS 114 S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 150 Basic Accounting (4-0) 3 hrs.

A study of the principles of business accounting with emphasis on the accounting cycle for the student in the Administrative Professional and Paralegal programs. OFT 150 is being replaced by BUS 151. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 156 Office Communications (4-0) 3 hrs.

This course stresses the development of skills in business letter writing and English grammar and usage. There is also concentration on spelling improvement, speaking skills, listening skills, and interviewing techniques. Note: Students are required to have basic keyboarding knowledge and the ability to format basic documents, if not students should take BUS 113 College Keyboarding I or BUS 114 College Keyboarding II. OFT 156 is being replaced by BUS 156. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 200 Office Management (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is a comprehensive overview of the administration of the modern office in the public and private sector. The application of management principles to office operations will be covered. The course provides practical information about human relations, office technology, and management process. OFT 200 is being replaced by BUS 200. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 210 Word Processing I (4-0) 3 HRS.

This course provides comprehensive, hands-on instruction in Microsoft Word. Students learn the theories and practical applications of document creation for business or home use. Students will learn to create, edit, print, format, and store office documents. This course also introduces additional word processing functions including mail merge, sorting, document management, charts, and macros. Note: Students are required to have basic keyboarding knowledge and the ability to format basic documents, if not students should take OFT 140 or OFT 141. s View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 211 Word Processing II (4-0) 3 hrs.

This course provides hands-on training in word processing and presentation application software to learn desktop publishing techniques. Students build on their knowledge developed in BUS 216 Microsoft Word to create professional-looking documents including flyers, brochures, and newsletters. Prerequisite: BUS 216 Microsoft Word. OFT 211 is being replaced by BUS 218. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 213 Office Automation (4-0) 3 hrs.

This course provides comprehensive, hands-on training of Excel and Access. Students will also learn the integration of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. OFT 213 is being replaced by BUS 219. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 247 Office Procedures I (4-0) 3 hrs.

This is a course which provides preparation for the administrative business office. This course includes techniques and topics such as the work environment, communication skills, computer hardware and software, records management, ethics, business documents, mail handling, and office machines. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


OFT 248 Office Procedures II (3-1) 3 hrs.

A continuation of OFT 247. Course content includes telework, telecommunications, time management, business presentations, travel arrangements, meetings and conferences, telephone efficiency, leadership skills, and planning your career path. OFT 248 may be taken before OFT 247. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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