Academics

    AOT

    AOT 101  Introduction to Keyboarding  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Co-requisite: AOT 106 (required)
    This is an introductory course in touch keyboarding and basic formatting techniques.  AOT 106 is a required co-requisite for this class and will be offered in the second half of the semester. (It is possible to exempt any keyboarding class by passing an exemption exam administered by the Administrative Office Technology department.)

    AOT 105  Keyboarding  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  AOT 101, AOT 106
    This course focuses on the mastery of touch keyboarding.  Keyboarding skill will be developed in using the alphabetic and numeric keyboards with an emphasis on proper keyboarding techniques, speed, and accuracy.  Students must complete AOT 101 and AOT 106 before taking this class. (It is possible to exempt any keyboarding class by passing an exemption exam administered by the Administrative Office Technology department.)

    AOT 106  Keyboarding Lab I  (0-3-1)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Co-requisite:  AOT 101 (required)
    This lab focuses on improving keyboarding speed and accuracy. Students must complete AOT 101 (during the first half of the semester) before taking this class. (It is possible to exempt any keyboarding class by passing an exemption exam administered by the Administrative Office Technology department.)

    AOT 133  Professional Development  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  AOT 167
    This course emphasizes development of personal and professional skills required of an office worker in areas such as projecting a professional image, job seeking skills, office etiquette, ethics, and time and stress management.  Course is taught Online only.

    AOT 134  Office Communications  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisites:  ENG 101, AOT 106
    This course is a study of grammar, punctuation, and written communication skills for the office environment.

    AOT 143  Office Systems and Procedures  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  AOT 234
    This course emphasizes procedures and applications used in the office environment.

    AOT 161  Records Management  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:   AOT 167
    This course emphasizes records management functions and various types of storage methods, technology, and procedures.  Both manual and electronic records information management systems are included.

    AOT 162  Basic Information Processing  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  RDG 100 or satisfactory test placement
    Co-requisites: AOT 101, AOT 106 (required)
    This is an entry level course to introduce the user to basic computer information processing software applications.  Note:  Microsoft Windows and Outlook are covered.  Course is taught Online only.

    AOT 163  Word Processing  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite: AOT 167
    Pre- or Co-requisite: AOT 106
    This course introduces the concepts of word processing. Students will develop document formatting skills as well as skills using the basic functions of Microsoft Word.

    AOT 167  Information Processing Applications  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  CPT placement score or successful completion of COL 107; plus placement into MAT 101 or higher and placement into RDG 100.
    This course emphasizes applications and features of information processing software. In addition, the course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration. The course is taught in both blended and online formats.

    AOT 234  Administrative Office Communications  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  AOT 134, AOT 163
    This course emphasizes communication skills necessary in the business environment.  It includes composing business correspondence, developing and giving oral presentations, practicing recording and translating information using the latest technology, and developing effective communication skills. This course integrates composition skills and grammar skills necessary in the preparation of a variety of business messages in the workplace. 

    AOT 252  Medical Systems & Procedures  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisites:  AHS 102, AOT 106, AOT 234
    Pre- or Co-requisite: HIM 103
    This course emphasizes development of proficiency in integrating skills commonly performed in medical offices.  Specialized application software for medical offices is used.

    AOT 254  Office Simulation  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: AOT 234, AOT 260, AOT 261, AOT 167
    This course integrates a wide variety of skills and knowledge through practical work experience in a simulated office environment.  Decision-making and judgment in creating documents using Microsoft Office are included in this capstone course. Course is taught Online only.

    AOT 260  Office Word Processing Applications  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  AOT 163
    This course emphasizes the concepts of word processing for information management in an office environment. Students will further develop document formatting skills, as well as skills using the intermediate and advanced functions of Microsoft Word. Course is taught Online only.

    AOT 261  Office Spreadsheet Applications  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters 
    Prerequisite:  AOT 167
    This course emphasizes the concepts of spreadsheets for information management in an office environment. Students will develop skills in basic through intermediate Microsoft Excel functions. This course also covers four weeks of business math using a business calculator. Course is taught Online with class meetings.

    AOT 265  Office Desktop Publishing  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  AOT 260
    This course emphasizes the integration of text and graphics using computer software to design, edit, and produce a variety of documents.  Emphasis is placed on efficient use of page layout software to create, design, and print publications. Course is taught Online only.

    AOT 271  SCWE in Administrative Office Technology (0-16-4)
    Offered  Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  Department head approval; completion of the Medical Clerical certificate; plus AOT 260, AOT 261, MGT 101, MGT 130
    Co-requisite:  MKT 130
    This course integrates office skills within an approved work site related to administrative office technology.  Work site is an approved medical associate practice.  (Available only to students in the Physician Practice Specialist certificate program.)