Business: Computer Information Systems Option

The associate degree in business with a computer information systems emphasis prepares students to help small and medium-sized companies use and manage computer hardware and software systems to provide information and reports.

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Suggested Degree Plan for Business: Computer Information Systems Option (AAS)
Do not use this degree plan as a substitute for an advisor. Always meet with an advisor to discuss your specific needs for completing the program before signing up for classes each semester.
First Semester Details
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Details 3
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 141 Introduction to Internet Details 1
This course is an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include navigating the Web, using the Internet as a resource, communicating over the Internet, and working with hypertext documents. This course will be taught using popular Web software.
Prerequisites: (none)
ENG 191 Business Communication Details 3
This course instructs students in the techniques of composing effective business letters, memoranda, electronic communication, resumes and cover letters, and reports. It covers introductory business communication principles including intercultural communication, teamwork strategies, business etiquette, meeting strategies, business presentations, and employment communication.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score.
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail Details 1
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal growth. This course also develops students' abilities, which will assist them with the complexities of college life.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various MAT Gen. Ed. Requirements (AAS) Details 3
AAS degree-seeking students must select at least one course from the listed Classes.
MAT 100 Technical Mathematics Details 3
A course designed to cover mathematical processes and problems that relate to career, technical and workforce applications. Specific topics include fractions; decimals, ratio, proportion and percentage; measurements; and area and volume.
Prerequisites: (none)
MAT 109 Elementary Statistics Details 3
A study of the collection and interpretation of statistical data. Specific topics include description of sample data, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, testing hypotheses, correlation, and regression.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 113 College Algebra Details 3
This course is intended for students who plan to continue their college mathematics education or to meet college transfer requirements. Topics include advanced factoring of higher order polynomials; solving quadratic inequalities; advanced topics in relations, functions and their graphs; zeroes and graphs of polynomial and rational functions; and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 114 Trigonometry Details 3
This course is intended for students who plan to continue their college mathematics education or to meet college transfer requirements. It is the study and analysis of the sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent function; show these functions are used to solve many types of problems involving the sides and angles of triangles; and how these functions are used to solve many types of problems involving cyclic patterns, some that vary with time. Topics include definitions, properties and manipulation of trigonometric functions; applications of trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry; trigonometric form of complex numbers; and polar coordinates, equations and graphs.
Prerequisites: MAT 020 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Details 4
A course designed to introduce the concepts of derivative and integral to the student interested in pursuing degrees related to engineering, science or mathematics. Specific topics include functions and graphs; slopes and rates of change; limit theory and continuous functions; formal differentiation; application of differentiation; integration; and applications of integration.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 and MAT 114 with grades of "C" or above within one academic year, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 234 Calculus for Social Scientists Details 4
A course designed to introduce the business and social science student to the concepts of derivative and integral. Applications of these concepts stress the use of calculus to solve business and social science problems. Specific topics include relations and functions; algebraic functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; derivatives; applications of derivatives; advanced derivative techniques; integrals; advanced integration techniques.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 with a grade of "C" or above within one academic year, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
OFT 101 Beginning Keyboarding Details 2
This course is intended to provide students with the ability to operate a standard keyboard rapidly and accurately using the touch method and build basic key boarding skill.
Prerequisites: (none)
Second Semester Details
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management Details 3
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various CMN 101 / CMN 104 Details 3
Choose CMN 101 or CMN 104.
CMN 101 Introduction to Speech I Details 3
An introduction to the basic principles of oral communication as applied to public speaking. The course emphasizes the mastery of oral communication skills through a variety of exercises in which the student speaks before the group. Involves analysis of such topics as preparation, organization, and delivery.
Prerequisites: (none)
CMN 104 Interpersonal Communication Details 3
An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to face-to-face interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial and professional relationships.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 110 Business Applications of the Microcomputer I Details 3
Introduction to the uses of the microcomputer in a business environment. Software used includes word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and graphics. Associated concepts and terminology also introduced. This course uses popular software package(s).
Prerequisites: CSC 106
ECO 101 Principles of Economics I Details 3
Introduction to the major areas of modern economic theory and public policy, including fiscal policy, international trade and finance, economic growth and development, and contemporary macro-economic problems.
Prerequisites: (none)
Various BUS / CSC / OFT Electives Details 4
Choose 4 Credit Hours from the listed Classes.
Various BUS Electives Details 3
All BUS courses available.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Details 3
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship Details 3
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 115 Business Leadership I Details 3
This course will provide an introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 116 Business Leadership II Details 3
This course will be a continuation of Business Leadership I. Students will continue their introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: BUS 115 and consent of department
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management Details 3
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 122 Principles of Sales I Details 3
Principles of selling goods and services. Topics covered include buyer characteristics and motivation, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and sales techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 123 Principles of Sales II Details 3
A functional overview of the principles of selling goods and services. Topics include the sales process, sales techniques, sales careers, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and buyer characteristics and motivation.
Prerequisites: BUS 122 or consent of department
BUS 125 Supervisory Management Details 3
Basic techniques supervisors need to know for motivating and handling people, managing their jobs, and succeeding in a supervisory position.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing Details 3
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 141 Principles of Finance Details 3
Fundamental principles of financial management, including planning, control, and business formation.
Prerequisites: One semester of accounting or consent of department
BUS 161 Business Law I Details 3
A study of the legal environment of business, including contracts, negotiable instruments, and sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 199 Business Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
This course offers business students several options for acquiring work-based education in a business environment. Students may elect to participate in an approved internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
BUS 211 Supply Chain Management I Details 3
In this basic course, students will study the various functions involved in supply chain management, including storage, warehousing, transportation, materials handling, inventory control, purchasing, plant location, and information flow. Course requires students to step beyond the typical lecture mentality to begin self-education. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to understand the fundamentals of the field and to stretch this understanding to comprehend the intricate processes needed by logistical and transportation managers.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 231 Consumer Behavior Details 3
An analysis of the factors that affect consumer behavior, including consumer motivation, product quality, economics and advertising, and buying habits. Special attention is given to acquainting prospective sales personnel with consumer behavior that is likely to affect sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 240 Legal/Ethical Issues in Business Details 3
A discussion course which explores a variety of legal/ethical decision-making procedures via a case study approach in order to help students develop critical decision-making skills useful in dealing with legal and ethical issues likely to confront the business person.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 295 Advanced Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 195 Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various CSC Electives Details 3
All courses with the CSC prefix.
CSC 100 Computer Literacy Details 1
An introductory course in the history, characteristics, and significance of computers, including basic hardware and software components and a survey of applications. For persons with little or no background in computers who desire a general knowledge of computers or a foundations course on which to build a strong background in computing. Some "hand-on" experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 107 Word Processing - Core Level (MS Word) Details 2
An introduction to the use of word processing software. Topics covered include creating, printing, and editing Word documents; formatting characters and using Help; formatting paragraphs and documents; customizing documents; creating and formatting tables; and enhancing documents with special features.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 110 Business Applications of the Microcomputer I Details 3
Introduction to the uses of the microcomputer in a business environment. Software used includes word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and graphics. Associated concepts and terminology also introduced. This course uses popular software package(s).
Prerequisites: CSC 106
CSC 112 Computer-Based Problem Solving Details 3
An introduction to problem-solving strategies and methodologies. Programming logic, looping, branching, and arrays are explained through the use of flow charts and pseudo code.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 115 Introduction to Computer Programming (Visual BASIC) Details 3
Introduction to computer programming, problem-solving processes and structured and object-oriented programming techniques using Visual BASIC.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 119 Programming I Details 3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level, teaches structured and object oriented language, C++, and exposes students to methodology that serves as a foundation for later course work.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C' or above; Intermediate algebra skills recommended
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 123 Introduction to Content Management Systems Details 2
An introductory course in which students learn to create a complete website using popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Includes hands-on experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 124 Web Programming I Details 3
In this course, the student will learn techniques for planning and creative attractive Web pages using HTML and CSS. Topics include working with tables, creating forms, creating hyperlinks and menus for site navigation, and using image maps for navigation. The student will learn techniques for designing Web pages effectively and understand different ways to publish websites. The student will also learn scripting to add functionality to the website.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 125 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Publisher) Details 1
This course is an introduction to desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will create informational, periodical, promotional, and specialty publications and stationery.
Prerequisites: Experience with computers and MS Word is strongly recommended
CSC 136 Linux Operating System Details 3
This course will cover the essentials of installing, configuring, maintaining, administering and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 141 Introduction to Internet Details 1
This course is an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include navigating the Web, using the Internet as a resource, communicating over the Internet, and working with hypertext documents. This course will be taught using popular Web software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 146 Introduction to Web Page Design Details 2
An introduction to Web page design. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, Web design theory and associated information, creating a Web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and creating a Web page using a popular introductory Web page design software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 152 Computer Hardware Essentials Details 3
This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of computer hardware and peripherals. The student shall gain an ability to determine the source of elementary equipment problems and the ability to isolate problems relating to software and hardware. Through hands-on labs, the student will obtain and demonstrate knowledge of installation, configuration and repair.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 163 Fundamentals of Networking Details 2
This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 186 Desktop Publishing with InDesign Details 3
Introduction to the use of the computer as a tool in management and production of text and graphics in visual communication. Students will learn to set up complex, professional documents working with frames, colors, linked text and graphics, transparency, tools and tables. This course will be taught using a popular desktop publishing package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106, or consent of department
CSC 190 Portable Document Format (Adobe Acrobat) Details 1
Focuses on creating and distributing portable documents using industry standard portable document formats. Topics include creating PDF documents from other applications, sharing PDFs, document review processes, PDFs for print or Web use, interactive forms, document security, paperless publishing and collaboration solutions. Course is taught using industry standard electronic document exchange program.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 195 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in computer science not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
CSC 199 Computer Science Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students may elect to participate in an approved apprenticeship, internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern industry. Students complete 80 hours of on-the-job training per semester for each enrolled credit hour. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 204 Spreadsheets - Expert Level (Excel) Details 2
A continuation of CSC 104. Topics include formatting Excel worksheets using advanced formatting techniques, working with templates and workbooks, using advanced functions, working with lists, using Excel's analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets, collaborating with workgroups, and using data from the Internet and other sources.
Prerequisites: CSC 104 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 207 Word Processing - Expert Level (MS Word) Details 2
Topics covered in this course include merging documents and sorting and selecting data, formatting with special features, adding visual appeal to documents, formatting with macros and styles, working with shared documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, preparing and protecting forms, and sharing data.
Prerequisites: CSC 107 or OFT 102 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 216 Database - Expert Level (Access) Details 2
Topics include creating and modifying advanced tables, creating and modifying forms, refining queries, using advanced report features, defining relationships, using Access tools, creating database applications, and using data from the Internet and other sources. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 116 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 220 Graphic and Photo Manipulation (Photoshop) Details 3
An introduction to the use of the computer in graphic design. Students learn how to repair images, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and place type in an image. The course focuses on using painting tools, special layer functions and filters, enhancing specific selections, making color adjustment, working with clipping masks and paths. The course will be taught using industry-standard photo manipulation software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 223 Web Scripting (JavaScript) Details 3
This course will guide students in web page development with JavaScript. This course covers the basics of JavaScript to build professional quality web applications.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 224 Web Programming II (PHP, MySQL) Details 3
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software, PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming background with the applied skills to build professional-quality, database-driven Web sites. By integrating PHP and MySQL, with the XHTML and CSS frameworks, the student will develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 246 Advanced Web Page Design (Dreamweaver) Details 3
A continuation of the concepts and skills learned in CSC 146. Students learn how to design and develop more sophisticated Web pages. Topics include working with text and graphics, links, collecting data with forms, using styles and style sheets, adding media objects, creating and using templates, and working with library items and snippets. Students also learn how to work with a Web server and manage Web site files. Course is taught using industry standard Web design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 146 or consent of department
CSC 247 Web Graphics and Interactivity (Flash & Fireworks) Details 3
Course focuses on creating and manipulating graphics and interactive elements suitable for use on Web pages. Topics include working with objects; importing, selecting, and modifying graphics; modifying pixels and manipulating images; working with symbols and interactivity; creating animations and special effects; preparing and publishing movies; and adding sound and video. Course is taught using industry standard software packages.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 248 Computerized Illustration (Adobe Illustrator) Details 3
A course in the most important topics of design principles and vector graphics. Students learn how to create text and gradients, draw and compose an illustration, transform and distort objects, work with layers, create graphs, draw with symbols, and create 3-D objects. Course is taught using industry standard illustration software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 249 Advanced Graphic Applications Details 3
Course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in previous applications courses and focuses on advanced techniques working with layers, layer styles, color, blending modes and designing with multiple images. Students learn to use tools to adjust and fine-tune images for more sophisticated, professional effects. Course is taught using industry-standard graphic design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 220 or consent of department
CSC 274 Language Survey (Java) Details 3
This course will guide students in developing applications and applets using the Java programming language. Students will also build visually interesting GUI and Web-based applications and learn the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 295 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
On demand. Includes such course offerings as Facilities Management and Computerized Farm Records. No topic/problem will be offered more than twice in three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various OFT Electives Details 3
All courses with the OFT prefix.
OFT 101 Beginning Keyboarding Details 2
This course is intended to provide students with the ability to operate a standard keyboard rapidly and accurately using the touch method and build basic key boarding skill.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 102 Keyboarding I Details 2
This course teaches major business document formats, such as memos, letters, reports and tables.
Prerequisites: OFT 101 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
OFT 170 Administrative Medical Office I Details 4
This course is designed to teach the concepts and procedures associated with entry-level medical office administrative positions. Students will learn basic medical terms, customer service techniques, Microsoft Office tasks, Electronic Health Record (EHR) system functionality and data privacy requirements.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 171 Administrative Medical Office II Details 2
This course is a continuation of Administrative Medical Office I and is focused on administrative duties required for medical assistants. Students will be introduced to the responsibilities of medical assistants, safety in the medical office, patient education, and the role of the medical assistant as a patient navigator. Students will review EMR functionality and patient schedule management.
Prerequisites: OFT 170
OFT 185 Medical Insurance & Coding Details 3
This course provides an overview of medical insurance, medical claims, and coding requirements and procedures. Topics include government and third-party insurance plans, coding systems, and claims form processing.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 195 Special Topics in Office Technology Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in office technology not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. (Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.)
Prerequisites: Consent of department
OFT 260 Customer Service Details 3
This course prepares students to meet and exceed customer service expectations of both internal and external customers. The course addresses attitude and personal approach with customers; resolution of customer conflicts and complaints; importance of nonverbal communication and listening skills; appropriate telephone, online and written communication; professionalism; and stress and time management.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 270 Electronic Health Records Details 3
An overview course that focuses on the fundamental concepts, terminology and functions of the electronic health record (EHR). The course will emphasize the principles of creating and maintaining electronic health records in acute and ambulatory health settings. EHR history, benefits, standards, functionality, security, and confidentiality in a variety of healthcare settings will be examined. Students will have hands-on training using the common functions of an electronic health record system.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 281 Medical Terminology Details 3
Teaches medical language of prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Students will learn to pronounce and spell medical terms and also learn how to combine prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to describe a medical term. Course utilizes a body system approach focusing upon specific body systems and providing a brief overview of anatomy and physiology, pathology, word roots, related terms, and special procedures with emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 282 Medical Transcription Details 3
Transcription of authentic physician-dictated reports organized by body systems of medical specialties. Emphasis is on development of accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription of letters, chart notes, history and physical examination reports, discharge summaries, laboratory reports, diagnostic studies, radiology and pathology reports; using reference materials and other resources efficiently; editing and proofreading techniques; and grammar and punctuation review.
Prerequisites: OFT 102 and OFT 281
OFT 283 Pharmacology for the Medical Office Details 2
Students are introduced to the mechanisms of actions of drugs so that there is an understanding of why drugs must be dispensed in certain ways. Groupings of most-used drugs into categories provide a basis for understanding basic pharmaceutical concepts.
Prerequisites: OFT 281
OFT 284 Medical Coding - ICD Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). ICD is designed for the classification of patient morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) information for statistical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 285 Medical Coding - CPT Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). CPT is designed for communicating information about clinical services to address the needs of health care professionals, patients, accreditation organizations, and payers for administrative, financial, and analytical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 286 Patient Billing Details 3
Designed to introduce the concepts and skills needed for a career in the medical office billing field. Students will work with a patient billing and accounting software program to complete assignments and a simulation project.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 299 Office Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
The internship program is designed to provide practical "real world" experience in a carefully designed and structured program. The student is given an opportunity to apply skills learned during formal training, as well as learn new skills, by the use of on-the-job experience. Students learn office procedures and develop responsibility and professionalism. Eighty hours of on-the-site work equals one credit hour. Students may enroll for up to five credit hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of program requirements leading to internship experience and consent of department
Third Semester Details
ACC 101 Principle of Accounting I Details 3
An introduction to accounting within the context of business and business decisions. Students learn the accounting cycle and operating activities of the business. Students explore accounting information's role in the decision-making process. Seeing how accounting information can be used to make better business decisions will benefit all students regardless of their major or chosen career.
Prerequisites: MAT 010 or appropriate placement test score or consent of department.
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 125 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Publisher) Details 1
This course is an introduction to desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will create informational, periodical, promotional, and specialty publications and stationery.
Prerequisites: Experience with computers and MS Word is strongly recommended
CSC 146 Introduction to Web Page Design Details 2
An introduction to Web page design. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, Web design theory and associated information, creating a Web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and creating a Web page using a popular introductory Web page design software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
Various BUS / CSC / OFT Electives Details 5
Choose 5 Credit Hours from the listed Classes.
Various BUS Electives Details 3
All BUS courses available.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Details 3
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship Details 3
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 115 Business Leadership I Details 3
This course will provide an introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 116 Business Leadership II Details 3
This course will be a continuation of Business Leadership I. Students will continue their introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: BUS 115 and consent of department
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management Details 3
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 122 Principles of Sales I Details 3
Principles of selling goods and services. Topics covered include buyer characteristics and motivation, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and sales techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 123 Principles of Sales II Details 3
A functional overview of the principles of selling goods and services. Topics include the sales process, sales techniques, sales careers, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and buyer characteristics and motivation.
Prerequisites: BUS 122 or consent of department
BUS 125 Supervisory Management Details 3
Basic techniques supervisors need to know for motivating and handling people, managing their jobs, and succeeding in a supervisory position.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing Details 3
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 141 Principles of Finance Details 3
Fundamental principles of financial management, including planning, control, and business formation.
Prerequisites: One semester of accounting or consent of department
BUS 161 Business Law I Details 3
A study of the legal environment of business, including contracts, negotiable instruments, and sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 199 Business Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
This course offers business students several options for acquiring work-based education in a business environment. Students may elect to participate in an approved internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
BUS 211 Supply Chain Management I Details 3
In this basic course, students will study the various functions involved in supply chain management, including storage, warehousing, transportation, materials handling, inventory control, purchasing, plant location, and information flow. Course requires students to step beyond the typical lecture mentality to begin self-education. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to understand the fundamentals of the field and to stretch this understanding to comprehend the intricate processes needed by logistical and transportation managers.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 231 Consumer Behavior Details 3
An analysis of the factors that affect consumer behavior, including consumer motivation, product quality, economics and advertising, and buying habits. Special attention is given to acquainting prospective sales personnel with consumer behavior that is likely to affect sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 240 Legal/Ethical Issues in Business Details 3
A discussion course which explores a variety of legal/ethical decision-making procedures via a case study approach in order to help students develop critical decision-making skills useful in dealing with legal and ethical issues likely to confront the business person.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 295 Advanced Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 195 Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various CSC Electives Details 3
All courses with the CSC prefix.
CSC 100 Computer Literacy Details 1
An introductory course in the history, characteristics, and significance of computers, including basic hardware and software components and a survey of applications. For persons with little or no background in computers who desire a general knowledge of computers or a foundations course on which to build a strong background in computing. Some "hand-on" experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 107 Word Processing - Core Level (MS Word) Details 2
An introduction to the use of word processing software. Topics covered include creating, printing, and editing Word documents; formatting characters and using Help; formatting paragraphs and documents; customizing documents; creating and formatting tables; and enhancing documents with special features.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 110 Business Applications of the Microcomputer I Details 3
Introduction to the uses of the microcomputer in a business environment. Software used includes word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and graphics. Associated concepts and terminology also introduced. This course uses popular software package(s).
Prerequisites: CSC 106
CSC 112 Computer-Based Problem Solving Details 3
An introduction to problem-solving strategies and methodologies. Programming logic, looping, branching, and arrays are explained through the use of flow charts and pseudo code.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 115 Introduction to Computer Programming (Visual BASIC) Details 3
Introduction to computer programming, problem-solving processes and structured and object-oriented programming techniques using Visual BASIC.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 119 Programming I Details 3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level, teaches structured and object oriented language, C++, and exposes students to methodology that serves as a foundation for later course work.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C' or above; Intermediate algebra skills recommended
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 123 Introduction to Content Management Systems Details 2
An introductory course in which students learn to create a complete website using popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Includes hands-on experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 124 Web Programming I Details 3
In this course, the student will learn techniques for planning and creative attractive Web pages using HTML and CSS. Topics include working with tables, creating forms, creating hyperlinks and menus for site navigation, and using image maps for navigation. The student will learn techniques for designing Web pages effectively and understand different ways to publish websites. The student will also learn scripting to add functionality to the website.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 125 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Publisher) Details 1
This course is an introduction to desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will create informational, periodical, promotional, and specialty publications and stationery.
Prerequisites: Experience with computers and MS Word is strongly recommended
CSC 136 Linux Operating System Details 3
This course will cover the essentials of installing, configuring, maintaining, administering and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 141 Introduction to Internet Details 1
This course is an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include navigating the Web, using the Internet as a resource, communicating over the Internet, and working with hypertext documents. This course will be taught using popular Web software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 146 Introduction to Web Page Design Details 2
An introduction to Web page design. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, Web design theory and associated information, creating a Web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and creating a Web page using a popular introductory Web page design software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 152 Computer Hardware Essentials Details 3
This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of computer hardware and peripherals. The student shall gain an ability to determine the source of elementary equipment problems and the ability to isolate problems relating to software and hardware. Through hands-on labs, the student will obtain and demonstrate knowledge of installation, configuration and repair.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 163 Fundamentals of Networking Details 2
This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 186 Desktop Publishing with InDesign Details 3
Introduction to the use of the computer as a tool in management and production of text and graphics in visual communication. Students will learn to set up complex, professional documents working with frames, colors, linked text and graphics, transparency, tools and tables. This course will be taught using a popular desktop publishing package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106, or consent of department
CSC 190 Portable Document Format (Adobe Acrobat) Details 1
Focuses on creating and distributing portable documents using industry standard portable document formats. Topics include creating PDF documents from other applications, sharing PDFs, document review processes, PDFs for print or Web use, interactive forms, document security, paperless publishing and collaboration solutions. Course is taught using industry standard electronic document exchange program.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 195 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in computer science not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
CSC 199 Computer Science Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students may elect to participate in an approved apprenticeship, internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern industry. Students complete 80 hours of on-the-job training per semester for each enrolled credit hour. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 204 Spreadsheets - Expert Level (Excel) Details 2
A continuation of CSC 104. Topics include formatting Excel worksheets using advanced formatting techniques, working with templates and workbooks, using advanced functions, working with lists, using Excel's analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets, collaborating with workgroups, and using data from the Internet and other sources.
Prerequisites: CSC 104 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 207 Word Processing - Expert Level (MS Word) Details 2
Topics covered in this course include merging documents and sorting and selecting data, formatting with special features, adding visual appeal to documents, formatting with macros and styles, working with shared documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, preparing and protecting forms, and sharing data.
Prerequisites: CSC 107 or OFT 102 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 216 Database - Expert Level (Access) Details 2
Topics include creating and modifying advanced tables, creating and modifying forms, refining queries, using advanced report features, defining relationships, using Access tools, creating database applications, and using data from the Internet and other sources. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 116 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 220 Graphic and Photo Manipulation (Photoshop) Details 3
An introduction to the use of the computer in graphic design. Students learn how to repair images, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and place type in an image. The course focuses on using painting tools, special layer functions and filters, enhancing specific selections, making color adjustment, working with clipping masks and paths. The course will be taught using industry-standard photo manipulation software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 223 Web Scripting (JavaScript) Details 3
This course will guide students in web page development with JavaScript. This course covers the basics of JavaScript to build professional quality web applications.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 224 Web Programming II (PHP, MySQL) Details 3
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software, PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming background with the applied skills to build professional-quality, database-driven Web sites. By integrating PHP and MySQL, with the XHTML and CSS frameworks, the student will develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 246 Advanced Web Page Design (Dreamweaver) Details 3
A continuation of the concepts and skills learned in CSC 146. Students learn how to design and develop more sophisticated Web pages. Topics include working with text and graphics, links, collecting data with forms, using styles and style sheets, adding media objects, creating and using templates, and working with library items and snippets. Students also learn how to work with a Web server and manage Web site files. Course is taught using industry standard Web design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 146 or consent of department
CSC 247 Web Graphics and Interactivity (Flash & Fireworks) Details 3
Course focuses on creating and manipulating graphics and interactive elements suitable for use on Web pages. Topics include working with objects; importing, selecting, and modifying graphics; modifying pixels and manipulating images; working with symbols and interactivity; creating animations and special effects; preparing and publishing movies; and adding sound and video. Course is taught using industry standard software packages.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 248 Computerized Illustration (Adobe Illustrator) Details 3
A course in the most important topics of design principles and vector graphics. Students learn how to create text and gradients, draw and compose an illustration, transform and distort objects, work with layers, create graphs, draw with symbols, and create 3-D objects. Course is taught using industry standard illustration software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 249 Advanced Graphic Applications Details 3
Course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in previous applications courses and focuses on advanced techniques working with layers, layer styles, color, blending modes and designing with multiple images. Students learn to use tools to adjust and fine-tune images for more sophisticated, professional effects. Course is taught using industry-standard graphic design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 220 or consent of department
CSC 274 Language Survey (Java) Details 3
This course will guide students in developing applications and applets using the Java programming language. Students will also build visually interesting GUI and Web-based applications and learn the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 295 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
On demand. Includes such course offerings as Facilities Management and Computerized Farm Records. No topic/problem will be offered more than twice in three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various OFT Electives Details 3
All courses with the OFT prefix.
OFT 101 Beginning Keyboarding Details 2
This course is intended to provide students with the ability to operate a standard keyboard rapidly and accurately using the touch method and build basic key boarding skill.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 102 Keyboarding I Details 2
This course teaches major business document formats, such as memos, letters, reports and tables.
Prerequisites: OFT 101 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
OFT 170 Administrative Medical Office I Details 4
This course is designed to teach the concepts and procedures associated with entry-level medical office administrative positions. Students will learn basic medical terms, customer service techniques, Microsoft Office tasks, Electronic Health Record (EHR) system functionality and data privacy requirements.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 171 Administrative Medical Office II Details 2
This course is a continuation of Administrative Medical Office I and is focused on administrative duties required for medical assistants. Students will be introduced to the responsibilities of medical assistants, safety in the medical office, patient education, and the role of the medical assistant as a patient navigator. Students will review EMR functionality and patient schedule management.
Prerequisites: OFT 170
OFT 185 Medical Insurance & Coding Details 3
This course provides an overview of medical insurance, medical claims, and coding requirements and procedures. Topics include government and third-party insurance plans, coding systems, and claims form processing.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 195 Special Topics in Office Technology Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in office technology not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. (Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.)
Prerequisites: Consent of department
OFT 260 Customer Service Details 3
This course prepares students to meet and exceed customer service expectations of both internal and external customers. The course addresses attitude and personal approach with customers; resolution of customer conflicts and complaints; importance of nonverbal communication and listening skills; appropriate telephone, online and written communication; professionalism; and stress and time management.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 270 Electronic Health Records Details 3
An overview course that focuses on the fundamental concepts, terminology and functions of the electronic health record (EHR). The course will emphasize the principles of creating and maintaining electronic health records in acute and ambulatory health settings. EHR history, benefits, standards, functionality, security, and confidentiality in a variety of healthcare settings will be examined. Students will have hands-on training using the common functions of an electronic health record system.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 281 Medical Terminology Details 3
Teaches medical language of prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Students will learn to pronounce and spell medical terms and also learn how to combine prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to describe a medical term. Course utilizes a body system approach focusing upon specific body systems and providing a brief overview of anatomy and physiology, pathology, word roots, related terms, and special procedures with emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 282 Medical Transcription Details 3
Transcription of authentic physician-dictated reports organized by body systems of medical specialties. Emphasis is on development of accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription of letters, chart notes, history and physical examination reports, discharge summaries, laboratory reports, diagnostic studies, radiology and pathology reports; using reference materials and other resources efficiently; editing and proofreading techniques; and grammar and punctuation review.
Prerequisites: OFT 102 and OFT 281
OFT 283 Pharmacology for the Medical Office Details 2
Students are introduced to the mechanisms of actions of drugs so that there is an understanding of why drugs must be dispensed in certain ways. Groupings of most-used drugs into categories provide a basis for understanding basic pharmaceutical concepts.
Prerequisites: OFT 281
OFT 284 Medical Coding - ICD Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). ICD is designed for the classification of patient morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) information for statistical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 285 Medical Coding - CPT Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). CPT is designed for communicating information about clinical services to address the needs of health care professionals, patients, accreditation organizations, and payers for administrative, financial, and analytical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 286 Patient Billing Details 3
Designed to introduce the concepts and skills needed for a career in the medical office billing field. Students will work with a patient billing and accounting software program to complete assignments and a simulation project.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 299 Office Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
The internship program is designed to provide practical "real world" experience in a carefully designed and structured program. The student is given an opportunity to apply skills learned during formal training, as well as learn new skills, by the use of on-the-job experience. Students learn office procedures and develop responsibility and professionalism. Eighty hours of on-the-site work equals one credit hour. Students may enroll for up to five credit hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of program requirements leading to internship experience and consent of department
Various General Education Requirement Details 3
Any course that falls under John Wood Community College's list of approved General Education courses for communications, natural science, mathematics, humanities, or social & behavioral science may be taken. Students should always discuss with their advisor which general education course would be best for to them to take to best achieve their particular goals.
Prerequisites: Varies by course
Fourth Semester Details
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II Details 3
A continuation of ACC 101. Students learn the investing and financing activities of the business and learn how to use various types of accounting information found in financial statements and annual reports. Analyzing annual reports will benefit all students regardless of their major course of study or chosen career.
Prerequisites: ACC 101 with a grade of "C" or above within two academic years or consent of department
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 186 Desktop Publishing with InDesign Details 3
Introduction to the use of the computer as a tool in management and production of text and graphics in visual communication. Students will learn to set up complex, professional documents working with frames, colors, linked text and graphics, transparency, tools and tables. This course will be taught using a popular desktop publishing package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106, or consent of department
CSC 190 Portable Document Format (Adobe Acrobat) Details 1
Focuses on creating and distributing portable documents using industry standard portable document formats. Topics include creating PDF documents from other applications, sharing PDFs, document review processes, PDFs for print or Web use, interactive forms, document security, paperless publishing and collaboration solutions. Course is taught using industry standard electronic document exchange program.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
Various BUS / CSC / OFT Elective Details 3
Choose 3 Credit Hours from the listed Classes.
Various BUS Electives Details 3
All BUS courses available.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Details 3
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship Details 3
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 115 Business Leadership I Details 3
This course will provide an introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 116 Business Leadership II Details 3
This course will be a continuation of Business Leadership I. Students will continue their introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: BUS 115 and consent of department
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management Details 3
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 122 Principles of Sales I Details 3
Principles of selling goods and services. Topics covered include buyer characteristics and motivation, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and sales techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 123 Principles of Sales II Details 3
A functional overview of the principles of selling goods and services. Topics include the sales process, sales techniques, sales careers, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and buyer characteristics and motivation.
Prerequisites: BUS 122 or consent of department
BUS 125 Supervisory Management Details 3
Basic techniques supervisors need to know for motivating and handling people, managing their jobs, and succeeding in a supervisory position.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing Details 3
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 141 Principles of Finance Details 3
Fundamental principles of financial management, including planning, control, and business formation.
Prerequisites: One semester of accounting or consent of department
BUS 161 Business Law I Details 3
A study of the legal environment of business, including contracts, negotiable instruments, and sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 199 Business Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
This course offers business students several options for acquiring work-based education in a business environment. Students may elect to participate in an approved internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
BUS 211 Supply Chain Management I Details 3
In this basic course, students will study the various functions involved in supply chain management, including storage, warehousing, transportation, materials handling, inventory control, purchasing, plant location, and information flow. Course requires students to step beyond the typical lecture mentality to begin self-education. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to understand the fundamentals of the field and to stretch this understanding to comprehend the intricate processes needed by logistical and transportation managers.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 231 Consumer Behavior Details 3
An analysis of the factors that affect consumer behavior, including consumer motivation, product quality, economics and advertising, and buying habits. Special attention is given to acquainting prospective sales personnel with consumer behavior that is likely to affect sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 240 Legal/Ethical Issues in Business Details 3
A discussion course which explores a variety of legal/ethical decision-making procedures via a case study approach in order to help students develop critical decision-making skills useful in dealing with legal and ethical issues likely to confront the business person.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 295 Advanced Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 195 Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various OFT Electives Details 3
All courses with the OFT prefix.
OFT 101 Beginning Keyboarding Details 2
This course is intended to provide students with the ability to operate a standard keyboard rapidly and accurately using the touch method and build basic key boarding skill.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 102 Keyboarding I Details 2
This course teaches major business document formats, such as memos, letters, reports and tables.
Prerequisites: OFT 101 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
OFT 170 Administrative Medical Office I Details 4
This course is designed to teach the concepts and procedures associated with entry-level medical office administrative positions. Students will learn basic medical terms, customer service techniques, Microsoft Office tasks, Electronic Health Record (EHR) system functionality and data privacy requirements.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 171 Administrative Medical Office II Details 2
This course is a continuation of Administrative Medical Office I and is focused on administrative duties required for medical assistants. Students will be introduced to the responsibilities of medical assistants, safety in the medical office, patient education, and the role of the medical assistant as a patient navigator. Students will review EMR functionality and patient schedule management.
Prerequisites: OFT 170
OFT 185 Medical Insurance & Coding Details 3
This course provides an overview of medical insurance, medical claims, and coding requirements and procedures. Topics include government and third-party insurance plans, coding systems, and claims form processing.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 195 Special Topics in Office Technology Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in office technology not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. (Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.)
Prerequisites: Consent of department
OFT 260 Customer Service Details 3
This course prepares students to meet and exceed customer service expectations of both internal and external customers. The course addresses attitude and personal approach with customers; resolution of customer conflicts and complaints; importance of nonverbal communication and listening skills; appropriate telephone, online and written communication; professionalism; and stress and time management.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 270 Electronic Health Records Details 3
An overview course that focuses on the fundamental concepts, terminology and functions of the electronic health record (EHR). The course will emphasize the principles of creating and maintaining electronic health records in acute and ambulatory health settings. EHR history, benefits, standards, functionality, security, and confidentiality in a variety of healthcare settings will be examined. Students will have hands-on training using the common functions of an electronic health record system.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 281 Medical Terminology Details 3
Teaches medical language of prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Students will learn to pronounce and spell medical terms and also learn how to combine prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to describe a medical term. Course utilizes a body system approach focusing upon specific body systems and providing a brief overview of anatomy and physiology, pathology, word roots, related terms, and special procedures with emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 282 Medical Transcription Details 3
Transcription of authentic physician-dictated reports organized by body systems of medical specialties. Emphasis is on development of accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription of letters, chart notes, history and physical examination reports, discharge summaries, laboratory reports, diagnostic studies, radiology and pathology reports; using reference materials and other resources efficiently; editing and proofreading techniques; and grammar and punctuation review.
Prerequisites: OFT 102 and OFT 281
OFT 283 Pharmacology for the Medical Office Details 2
Students are introduced to the mechanisms of actions of drugs so that there is an understanding of why drugs must be dispensed in certain ways. Groupings of most-used drugs into categories provide a basis for understanding basic pharmaceutical concepts.
Prerequisites: OFT 281
OFT 284 Medical Coding - ICD Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). ICD is designed for the classification of patient morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) information for statistical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 285 Medical Coding - CPT Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). CPT is designed for communicating information about clinical services to address the needs of health care professionals, patients, accreditation organizations, and payers for administrative, financial, and analytical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 286 Patient Billing Details 3
Designed to introduce the concepts and skills needed for a career in the medical office billing field. Students will work with a patient billing and accounting software program to complete assignments and a simulation project.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 299 Office Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
The internship program is designed to provide practical "real world" experience in a carefully designed and structured program. The student is given an opportunity to apply skills learned during formal training, as well as learn new skills, by the use of on-the-job experience. Students learn office procedures and develop responsibility and professionalism. Eighty hours of on-the-site work equals one credit hour. Students may enroll for up to five credit hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of program requirements leading to internship experience and consent of department
Various CSC Electives Details 3
All courses with the CSC prefix.
CSC 100 Computer Literacy Details 1
An introductory course in the history, characteristics, and significance of computers, including basic hardware and software components and a survey of applications. For persons with little or no background in computers who desire a general knowledge of computers or a foundations course on which to build a strong background in computing. Some "hand-on" experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 107 Word Processing - Core Level (MS Word) Details 2
An introduction to the use of word processing software. Topics covered include creating, printing, and editing Word documents; formatting characters and using Help; formatting paragraphs and documents; customizing documents; creating and formatting tables; and enhancing documents with special features.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 110 Business Applications of the Microcomputer I Details 3
Introduction to the uses of the microcomputer in a business environment. Software used includes word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and graphics. Associated concepts and terminology also introduced. This course uses popular software package(s).
Prerequisites: CSC 106
CSC 112 Computer-Based Problem Solving Details 3
An introduction to problem-solving strategies and methodologies. Programming logic, looping, branching, and arrays are explained through the use of flow charts and pseudo code.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 115 Introduction to Computer Programming (Visual BASIC) Details 3
Introduction to computer programming, problem-solving processes and structured and object-oriented programming techniques using Visual BASIC.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 119 Programming I Details 3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level, teaches structured and object oriented language, C++, and exposes students to methodology that serves as a foundation for later course work.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C' or above; Intermediate algebra skills recommended
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 123 Introduction to Content Management Systems Details 2
An introductory course in which students learn to create a complete website using popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Includes hands-on experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 124 Web Programming I Details 3
In this course, the student will learn techniques for planning and creative attractive Web pages using HTML and CSS. Topics include working with tables, creating forms, creating hyperlinks and menus for site navigation, and using image maps for navigation. The student will learn techniques for designing Web pages effectively and understand different ways to publish websites. The student will also learn scripting to add functionality to the website.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 125 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Publisher) Details 1
This course is an introduction to desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will create informational, periodical, promotional, and specialty publications and stationery.
Prerequisites: Experience with computers and MS Word is strongly recommended
CSC 136 Linux Operating System Details 3
This course will cover the essentials of installing, configuring, maintaining, administering and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 141 Introduction to Internet Details 1
This course is an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include navigating the Web, using the Internet as a resource, communicating over the Internet, and working with hypertext documents. This course will be taught using popular Web software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 146 Introduction to Web Page Design Details 2
An introduction to Web page design. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, Web design theory and associated information, creating a Web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and creating a Web page using a popular introductory Web page design software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 152 Computer Hardware Essentials Details 3
This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of computer hardware and peripherals. The student shall gain an ability to determine the source of elementary equipment problems and the ability to isolate problems relating to software and hardware. Through hands-on labs, the student will obtain and demonstrate knowledge of installation, configuration and repair.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 163 Fundamentals of Networking Details 2
This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 186 Desktop Publishing with InDesign Details 3
Introduction to the use of the computer as a tool in management and production of text and graphics in visual communication. Students will learn to set up complex, professional documents working with frames, colors, linked text and graphics, transparency, tools and tables. This course will be taught using a popular desktop publishing package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106, or consent of department
CSC 190 Portable Document Format (Adobe Acrobat) Details 1
Focuses on creating and distributing portable documents using industry standard portable document formats. Topics include creating PDF documents from other applications, sharing PDFs, document review processes, PDFs for print or Web use, interactive forms, document security, paperless publishing and collaboration solutions. Course is taught using industry standard electronic document exchange program.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 195 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in computer science not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
CSC 199 Computer Science Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students may elect to participate in an approved apprenticeship, internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern industry. Students complete 80 hours of on-the-job training per semester for each enrolled credit hour. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 204 Spreadsheets - Expert Level (Excel) Details 2
A continuation of CSC 104. Topics include formatting Excel worksheets using advanced formatting techniques, working with templates and workbooks, using advanced functions, working with lists, using Excel's analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets, collaborating with workgroups, and using data from the Internet and other sources.
Prerequisites: CSC 104 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 207 Word Processing - Expert Level (MS Word) Details 2
Topics covered in this course include merging documents and sorting and selecting data, formatting with special features, adding visual appeal to documents, formatting with macros and styles, working with shared documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, preparing and protecting forms, and sharing data.
Prerequisites: CSC 107 or OFT 102 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 216 Database - Expert Level (Access) Details 2
Topics include creating and modifying advanced tables, creating and modifying forms, refining queries, using advanced report features, defining relationships, using Access tools, creating database applications, and using data from the Internet and other sources. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 116 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 220 Graphic and Photo Manipulation (Photoshop) Details 3
An introduction to the use of the computer in graphic design. Students learn how to repair images, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and place type in an image. The course focuses on using painting tools, special layer functions and filters, enhancing specific selections, making color adjustment, working with clipping masks and paths. The course will be taught using industry-standard photo manipulation software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 223 Web Scripting (JavaScript) Details 3
This course will guide students in web page development with JavaScript. This course covers the basics of JavaScript to build professional quality web applications.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 224 Web Programming II (PHP, MySQL) Details 3
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software, PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming background with the applied skills to build professional-quality, database-driven Web sites. By integrating PHP and MySQL, with the XHTML and CSS frameworks, the student will develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 246 Advanced Web Page Design (Dreamweaver) Details 3
A continuation of the concepts and skills learned in CSC 146. Students learn how to design and develop more sophisticated Web pages. Topics include working with text and graphics, links, collecting data with forms, using styles and style sheets, adding media objects, creating and using templates, and working with library items and snippets. Students also learn how to work with a Web server and manage Web site files. Course is taught using industry standard Web design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 146 or consent of department
CSC 247 Web Graphics and Interactivity (Flash & Fireworks) Details 3
Course focuses on creating and manipulating graphics and interactive elements suitable for use on Web pages. Topics include working with objects; importing, selecting, and modifying graphics; modifying pixels and manipulating images; working with symbols and interactivity; creating animations and special effects; preparing and publishing movies; and adding sound and video. Course is taught using industry standard software packages.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 248 Computerized Illustration (Adobe Illustrator) Details 3
A course in the most important topics of design principles and vector graphics. Students learn how to create text and gradients, draw and compose an illustration, transform and distort objects, work with layers, create graphs, draw with symbols, and create 3-D objects. Course is taught using industry standard illustration software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 249 Advanced Graphic Applications Details 3
Course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in previous applications courses and focuses on advanced techniques working with layers, layer styles, color, blending modes and designing with multiple images. Students learn to use tools to adjust and fine-tune images for more sophisticated, professional effects. Course is taught using industry-standard graphic design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 220 or consent of department
CSC 274 Language Survey (Java) Details 3
This course will guide students in developing applications and applets using the Java programming language. Students will also build visually interesting GUI and Web-based applications and learn the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 295 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
On demand. Includes such course offerings as Facilities Management and Computerized Farm Records. No topic/problem will be offered more than twice in three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various BUS / CSC / OFT Electives Details 3
Choose 3 Credit Hours from the listed Classes.
Various BUS Electives Details 3
All BUS courses available.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business Details 3
A functional view of various aspects of business. Emphasis on the operation of a business and the relationships to the environment in which it exists.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 110 Entrepreneurship Details 3
An introduction to entrepreneurship, including a study of the organizational, financial, and risk-taking skills associated with starting and managing a business enterprise.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 115 Business Leadership I Details 3
This course will provide an introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 116 Business Leadership II Details 3
This course will be a continuation of Business Leadership I. Students will continue their introduction to entrepreneurial skills for self-employment and small business ownership. Students in this course will write multiple business plans, visit with loan officers on their selected plans, and start their own business. Course includes decision-making, feasibility studies, risk taking, business ethics, finance, marketing, organization and other skills. This course will include guest speaker presentations.
Prerequisites: BUS 115 and consent of department
BUS 121 Principles of Organization and Management Details 3
A treatment of fundamental principles applying to all management, including cost control and human relations, for the improvement of operating efficiency.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 122 Principles of Sales I Details 3
Principles of selling goods and services. Topics covered include buyer characteristics and motivation, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and sales techniques.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 123 Principles of Sales II Details 3
A functional overview of the principles of selling goods and services. Topics include the sales process, sales techniques, sales careers, responsibilities and qualifications of salespeople, and buyer characteristics and motivation.
Prerequisites: BUS 122 or consent of department
BUS 125 Supervisory Management Details 3
Basic techniques supervisors need to know for motivating and handling people, managing their jobs, and succeeding in a supervisory position.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 131 Principles of Marketing Details 3
A survey of the field of marketing, designed to give basic understanding of the principles of marketing and the operation of our marketing system.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 141 Principles of Finance Details 3
Fundamental principles of financial management, including planning, control, and business formation.
Prerequisites: One semester of accounting or consent of department
BUS 161 Business Law I Details 3
A study of the legal environment of business, including contracts, negotiable instruments, and sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 199 Business Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
This course offers business students several options for acquiring work-based education in a business environment. Students may elect to participate in an approved internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern business. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
BUS 211 Supply Chain Management I Details 3
In this basic course, students will study the various functions involved in supply chain management, including storage, warehousing, transportation, materials handling, inventory control, purchasing, plant location, and information flow. Course requires students to step beyond the typical lecture mentality to begin self-education. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to understand the fundamentals of the field and to stretch this understanding to comprehend the intricate processes needed by logistical and transportation managers.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 231 Consumer Behavior Details 3
An analysis of the factors that affect consumer behavior, including consumer motivation, product quality, economics and advertising, and buying habits. Special attention is given to acquainting prospective sales personnel with consumer behavior that is likely to affect sales.
Prerequisites: (none)
BUS 240 Legal/Ethical Issues in Business Details 3
A discussion course which explores a variety of legal/ethical decision-making procedures via a case study approach in order to help students develop critical decision-making skills useful in dealing with legal and ethical issues likely to confront the business person.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 295 Advanced Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
BUS 195 Special Topics in Business Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in business not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various CSC Electives Details 3
All courses with the CSC prefix.
CSC 100 Computer Literacy Details 1
An introductory course in the history, characteristics, and significance of computers, including basic hardware and software components and a survey of applications. For persons with little or no background in computers who desire a general knowledge of computers or a foundations course on which to build a strong background in computing. Some "hand-on" experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 104 Spreadsheets - Core Level (Excel) Details 2
An introduction to the use of the electronic spreadsheet, a software package with many diverse applications in bookkeeping and accounting. Topics include basic spreadsheet terminology and concepts, creating spreadsheets, use of formulas and formatting, moving data within and between workbooks, maintaining workbooks, creating charts, and enhancing the display of workbooks.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 106 Introduction to Computers Details 3
An introductory course in which students learn basic terminology, equipment, history, various software including operating system and application software, and the impact of the computer in society. Includes "hands-on" experience. Satisfies JWCC computer literacy requirement.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 107 Word Processing - Core Level (MS Word) Details 2
An introduction to the use of word processing software. Topics covered include creating, printing, and editing Word documents; formatting characters and using Help; formatting paragraphs and documents; customizing documents; creating and formatting tables; and enhancing documents with special features.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 110 Business Applications of the Microcomputer I Details 3
Introduction to the uses of the microcomputer in a business environment. Software used includes word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and graphics. Associated concepts and terminology also introduced. This course uses popular software package(s).
Prerequisites: CSC 106
CSC 112 Computer-Based Problem Solving Details 3
An introduction to problem-solving strategies and methodologies. Programming logic, looping, branching, and arrays are explained through the use of flow charts and pseudo code.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 115 Introduction to Computer Programming (Visual BASIC) Details 3
Introduction to computer programming, problem-solving processes and structured and object-oriented programming techniques using Visual BASIC.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 116 Database - Core Level (Access) Details 2
An introduction to the use of data management systems. Topics covered include creating a database table, creating relationships between tables, creating a table using a Wizard and using Help, performing queries and filtering records, creating forms, creating reports mailing labels, and charts, importing and exporting data, creating Web pages and using database Wizards. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 119 Programming I Details 3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level, teaches structured and object oriented language, C++, and exposes students to methodology that serves as a foundation for later course work.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C' or above; Intermediate algebra skills recommended
CSC 122 Presentation Software Details 2
This course covers presentation software, concepts, and terminology. Topics include preparing, editing, and formatting presentations, adding visual elements to a presentation, sharing and connecting data, linking and embedding objects and files, and sharing presentations. Course uses a popular commercial software package.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 123 Introduction to Content Management Systems Details 2
An introductory course in which students learn to create a complete website using popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Includes hands-on experience.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 124 Web Programming I Details 3
In this course, the student will learn techniques for planning and creative attractive Web pages using HTML and CSS. Topics include working with tables, creating forms, creating hyperlinks and menus for site navigation, and using image maps for navigation. The student will learn techniques for designing Web pages effectively and understand different ways to publish websites. The student will also learn scripting to add functionality to the website.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 125 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (Publisher) Details 1
This course is an introduction to desktop publishing using Microsoft Publisher. Students will create informational, periodical, promotional, and specialty publications and stationery.
Prerequisites: Experience with computers and MS Word is strongly recommended
CSC 136 Linux Operating System Details 3
This course will cover the essentials of installing, configuring, maintaining, administering and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 141 Introduction to Internet Details 1
This course is an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include navigating the Web, using the Internet as a resource, communicating over the Internet, and working with hypertext documents. This course will be taught using popular Web software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 143 Introduction to Desktop Information Management (Outlook) Details 1
This course will be taught using a popular desktop management software. Topics include utilizing e-mail; using calendar for scheduling; managing contacts; creating tasks, notes, and journals.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 146 Introduction to Web Page Design Details 2
An introduction to Web page design. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, Web design theory and associated information, creating a Web page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and creating a Web page using a popular introductory Web page design software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 152 Computer Hardware Essentials Details 3
This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of computer hardware and peripherals. The student shall gain an ability to determine the source of elementary equipment problems and the ability to isolate problems relating to software and hardware. Through hands-on labs, the student will obtain and demonstrate knowledge of installation, configuration and repair.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 163 Fundamentals of Networking Details 2
This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 186 Desktop Publishing with InDesign Details 3
Introduction to the use of the computer as a tool in management and production of text and graphics in visual communication. Students will learn to set up complex, professional documents working with frames, colors, linked text and graphics, transparency, tools and tables. This course will be taught using a popular desktop publishing package.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106, or consent of department
CSC 190 Portable Document Format (Adobe Acrobat) Details 1
Focuses on creating and distributing portable documents using industry standard portable document formats. Topics include creating PDF documents from other applications, sharing PDFs, document review processes, PDFs for print or Web use, interactive forms, document security, paperless publishing and collaboration solutions. Course is taught using industry standard electronic document exchange program.
Prerequisites: CSC 100 or CSC 106 or consent of department
CSC 195 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in computer science not covered in other courses. Topics will vary at discretion of the instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated with different topics to maximum of four credit hours. Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
CSC 199 Computer Science Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
Students may elect to participate in an approved apprenticeship, internship, job shadowing, or mentoring activity as it pertains to their career goals. The course provides the opportunity to apply classroom theory and experience the dynamics of modern industry. Students complete 80 hours of on-the-job training per semester for each enrolled credit hour. Course requires 80 hours of work experience for each credit hour.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least 24 credit hours of course work and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
CSC 204 Spreadsheets - Expert Level (Excel) Details 2
A continuation of CSC 104. Topics include formatting Excel worksheets using advanced formatting techniques, working with templates and workbooks, using advanced functions, working with lists, using Excel's analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets, collaborating with workgroups, and using data from the Internet and other sources.
Prerequisites: CSC 104 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 207 Word Processing - Expert Level (MS Word) Details 2
Topics covered in this course include merging documents and sorting and selecting data, formatting with special features, adding visual appeal to documents, formatting with macros and styles, working with shared documents, creating specialized tables and indexes, preparing and protecting forms, and sharing data.
Prerequisites: CSC 107 or OFT 102 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 216 Database - Expert Level (Access) Details 2
Topics include creating and modifying advanced tables, creating and modifying forms, refining queries, using advanced report features, defining relationships, using Access tools, creating database applications, and using data from the Internet and other sources. Course will be taught using a popular database management system software package.
Prerequisites: CSC 116 with a grade of "C" or above
CSC 220 Graphic and Photo Manipulation (Photoshop) Details 3
An introduction to the use of the computer in graphic design. Students learn how to repair images, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and place type in an image. The course focuses on using painting tools, special layer functions and filters, enhancing specific selections, making color adjustment, working with clipping masks and paths. The course will be taught using industry-standard photo manipulation software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 223 Web Scripting (JavaScript) Details 3
This course will guide students in web page development with JavaScript. This course covers the basics of JavaScript to build professional quality web applications.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 224 Web Programming II (PHP, MySQL) Details 3
This hands-on PHP programming course uses open source software, PHP and MySQL, to provide the student with a limited programming background with the applied skills to build professional-quality, database-driven Web sites. By integrating PHP and MySQL, with the XHTML and CSS frameworks, the student will develop the skills to build interactive Web sites with authentication and security.
Prerequisites: CSC 124
CSC 246 Advanced Web Page Design (Dreamweaver) Details 3
A continuation of the concepts and skills learned in CSC 146. Students learn how to design and develop more sophisticated Web pages. Topics include working with text and graphics, links, collecting data with forms, using styles and style sheets, adding media objects, creating and using templates, and working with library items and snippets. Students also learn how to work with a Web server and manage Web site files. Course is taught using industry standard Web design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 146 or consent of department
CSC 247 Web Graphics and Interactivity (Flash & Fireworks) Details 3
Course focuses on creating and manipulating graphics and interactive elements suitable for use on Web pages. Topics include working with objects; importing, selecting, and modifying graphics; modifying pixels and manipulating images; working with symbols and interactivity; creating animations and special effects; preparing and publishing movies; and adding sound and video. Course is taught using industry standard software packages.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 248 Computerized Illustration (Adobe Illustrator) Details 3
A course in the most important topics of design principles and vector graphics. Students learn how to create text and gradients, draw and compose an illustration, transform and distort objects, work with layers, create graphs, draw with symbols, and create 3-D objects. Course is taught using industry standard illustration software.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 249 Advanced Graphic Applications Details 3
Course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in previous applications courses and focuses on advanced techniques working with layers, layer styles, color, blending modes and designing with multiple images. Students learn to use tools to adjust and fine-tune images for more sophisticated, professional effects. Course is taught using industry-standard graphic design software.
Prerequisites: CSC 220 or consent of department
CSC 274 Language Survey (Java) Details 3
This course will guide students in developing applications and applets using the Java programming language. Students will also build visually interesting GUI and Web-based applications and learn the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
CSC 295 Special Topics in Computer Science Details 1-4 (Varies)
On demand. Includes such course offerings as Facilities Management and Computerized Farm Records. No topic/problem will be offered more than twice in three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.
Prerequisites: Consent of department
Various OFT Electives Details 3
All courses with the OFT prefix.
OFT 101 Beginning Keyboarding Details 2
This course is intended to provide students with the ability to operate a standard keyboard rapidly and accurately using the touch method and build basic key boarding skill.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 102 Keyboarding I Details 2
This course teaches major business document formats, such as memos, letters, reports and tables.
Prerequisites: OFT 101 with a grade of "C" or above or consent of department
OFT 170 Administrative Medical Office I Details 4
This course is designed to teach the concepts and procedures associated with entry-level medical office administrative positions. Students will learn basic medical terms, customer service techniques, Microsoft Office tasks, Electronic Health Record (EHR) system functionality and data privacy requirements.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 171 Administrative Medical Office II Details 2
This course is a continuation of Administrative Medical Office I and is focused on administrative duties required for medical assistants. Students will be introduced to the responsibilities of medical assistants, safety in the medical office, patient education, and the role of the medical assistant as a patient navigator. Students will review EMR functionality and patient schedule management.
Prerequisites: OFT 170
OFT 185 Medical Insurance & Coding Details 3
This course provides an overview of medical insurance, medical claims, and coding requirements and procedures. Topics include government and third-party insurance plans, coding systems, and claims form processing.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 195 Special Topics in Office Technology Details 1-4 (Varies)
Deals with current topics in office technology not covered in other courses. Topics will vary with needs, interests, and goals of the student and instructor. No topic will be offered more than twice within three years. May be repeated three times with different topics. (Topics to be listed on student's permanent academic record.)
Prerequisites: Consent of department
OFT 260 Customer Service Details 3
This course prepares students to meet and exceed customer service expectations of both internal and external customers. The course addresses attitude and personal approach with customers; resolution of customer conflicts and complaints; importance of nonverbal communication and listening skills; appropriate telephone, online and written communication; professionalism; and stress and time management.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 270 Electronic Health Records Details 3
An overview course that focuses on the fundamental concepts, terminology and functions of the electronic health record (EHR). The course will emphasize the principles of creating and maintaining electronic health records in acute and ambulatory health settings. EHR history, benefits, standards, functionality, security, and confidentiality in a variety of healthcare settings will be examined. Students will have hands-on training using the common functions of an electronic health record system.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 281 Medical Terminology Details 3
Teaches medical language of prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Students will learn to pronounce and spell medical terms and also learn how to combine prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms to describe a medical term. Course utilizes a body system approach focusing upon specific body systems and providing a brief overview of anatomy and physiology, pathology, word roots, related terms, and special procedures with emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 282 Medical Transcription Details 3
Transcription of authentic physician-dictated reports organized by body systems of medical specialties. Emphasis is on development of accuracy, speed, and medical knowledge for transcription of letters, chart notes, history and physical examination reports, discharge summaries, laboratory reports, diagnostic studies, radiology and pathology reports; using reference materials and other resources efficiently; editing and proofreading techniques; and grammar and punctuation review.
Prerequisites: OFT 102 and OFT 281
OFT 283 Pharmacology for the Medical Office Details 2
Students are introduced to the mechanisms of actions of drugs so that there is an understanding of why drugs must be dispensed in certain ways. Groupings of most-used drugs into categories provide a basis for understanding basic pharmaceutical concepts.
Prerequisites: OFT 281
OFT 284 Medical Coding - ICD Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). ICD is designed for the classification of patient morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) information for statistical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 285 Medical Coding - CPT Details 2
This is a fundamental course which deals with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). CPT is designed for communicating information about clinical services to address the needs of health care professionals, patients, accreditation organizations, and payers for administrative, financial, and analytical purposes.
Prerequisites: BIO 275 and OFT 281
OFT 286 Patient Billing Details 3
Designed to introduce the concepts and skills needed for a career in the medical office billing field. Students will work with a patient billing and accounting software program to complete assignments and a simulation project.
Prerequisites: (none)
OFT 299 Office Internship Details 1-5 (Varies)
The internship program is designed to provide practical "real world" experience in a carefully designed and structured program. The student is given an opportunity to apply skills learned during formal training, as well as learn new skills, by the use of on-the-job experience. Students learn office procedures and develop responsibility and professionalism. Eighty hours of on-the-site work equals one credit hour. Students may enroll for up to five credit hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of program requirements leading to internship experience and consent of department