Business Administrative Technology

BUSN 1015 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL INSURANCE (60-0-4)
Prerequisite: ALHS 1090
This course is designed to increase efficiency and streamline administrative procedures for insurance coding and billing. Topics include documentation in the medical record, diagnostic code selections, types of insurance, Medicare compliance policies related to documentation and confidentiality, and HIPAA and other compliance regulations.

BUSN 1100 INTRODUCTION TO KEYBOARDING (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques. Topics include: computer hardware, computer software, file management, learning the alphabetic keyboard, the numeric keyboard and keypad building speed and accuracy and proofreading. Students attain a minimum of 25 GWAM (gross words a minute) on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors.

BUSN 1180 COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND DESIGN (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
Introduces how to design and transmit electronic communications, create graphics on-line, and insert animation and sound to computer-generated charts graphs and diagrams.

BUSN 1190 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN BUSINESS (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
Provides an overview of digital technology used for conducting business. Students will learn the application of business activities using various digital platforms.

BUSN 1200 MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: BUSN 1440, COMP 1000, ENGL 1010
This course emphasizes transcribing mailable documents from dictation using word processing software. Topics include: equipment and supplies, maintenance and usage, work area management, transcription techniques, productivity, and accuracy proofreading and language arts skills.

BUSN 1210 ELECTRONICS CALCULATORS (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: None
Develops skill in the use of electronic calculators to interpret, solve, and record results of various types of problems involving the four arithmetic processes. Topics include: machine parts and features, touch system techniques, and arithmetic applications.

BUSN 1220 TELEPHONE TRAINING (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: None
This course familiarizes the student with the proper use of current telephone technology to include equipment techniques and attributes.

BUSN 1230 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
This course introduces the spelling, pronunciation, definition, and usage of basic legal terms. The course broadly covers general law terms as well as specialized legal terminology. Topics include: word origins, word building, abbreviations and symbols correct spelling, pronunciation and meanings of terminology related to the court system, contracts, family law, real estate, litigation, wills/probate, bankruptcy and other areas of the law.

BUSN 1240 OFFICE PROCEDURES (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
Emphasizes essential skills required for the business office.

BUSN 1250 RECORDS MANAGEMENT (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces records management concepts for use in any office environment. Topics include: basic records management concepts, alphabetic numeric subject and geographic filing, records retention, transfer and disposition of records.

BUSN 1300 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course introduces organization and management concepts of the business world and in the office environment. Topics include business in a global economy, starting and organizing a business enterprise, management marketing strategies, and financial management.

BUSN 1310 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS CULTURE (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course provides skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively both professionally and interpersonally in the workplace. Topics include: health and wellness, exercise, stress time and money management, work ethics, wardrobe on the job, workplace communications; and business, entertainment, travel and international culture.

BUSN 1320 BUSINESS INTERACTION SKILLS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course equips students with the tools to communicate and interact more effectively in person, in writing, and on the telephone with both internal and external customers. Participants also learn how to work in teams to create a collaborative environment for accomplishing goals. Topics include: language of business, communication skills, working with information, business writing, team and collaborative skills, and resolving interpersonal conflict.

BUSN 1330 PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the skills needed to be effective in the corporate environment. Students learn the importance of effectively managing time, stress, and change as they relate to work behavior and quality of work. Topics include: time management, stress management, interview skills/job development, resume writing and managing change.

BUSN 1340 CUSTOMER SERVICE EFFECTIVENESS (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course emphasizes the importance of customer service throughout all businesses. Topics include: customer service challenges and problem solving, strategies for successful customer service, effective communication and dealing with difficult customers, empowerment, motivation, and leadership, customer retention and satisfaction measurement, and excellence in customer service.

BUSN 1400 WORD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use word processing software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Minimal document keying will be necessary as students will work with existing documents to learn the functions and features of the word processing application. Topics and assignments will include: word processing concepts, customizing documents, formatting content, working with visual content, organizing content, reviewing documents, sharing and securing content.

BUSN 1410 SPREADSHEET CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating and securing data.

BUSN 1420 DATABASE APPLICATIONS (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use database management software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Topics and assignments will include: database concepts, structuring databases, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data, and managing and maintaining databases.

BUSN 1430 DESKTOP PUBLISHING AND PRESENTATION APPLICATIONS (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use desktop publishing (DTP) software and presentation software to create business publications and presentations. Course work will include course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Topics include: desktop publishing concepts, basic graphic design, publication layout, presentation design, and practical applications.

BUSN 1440 DOCUMENT PRODUCTION (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: The ability to key 28 GWAM on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors or BUSN 1100.
This course reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

BUSN 2160 ELECTRONIC MAIL APPLICATIONS (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: COMP 1000
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of communicating with others inside and outside the organization via a personal information management program. Emphasizes the concepts necessary for individuals and workgroups to organize, find, view, and share information via electronic communication channels. Topics include: internal and external communication, message management calendar management, navigation, contact and task management, and security and privacy.

BUSN 2170 WEB PAGE DESIGN (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: Program Admission, COMP 1000
This course provides instruction in the concepts necessary for individuals to create and manage professional quality web sites. Topics include: web site creation, web page development and design, hyper link creation, test and repair, integration, web site navigation, and web site management.

BUSN 2180 SPEED AND ACCURACY KEYING (0-30-1)
Prerequisite: BUSN 1100 or the ability to key 25 GWAM on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors.
Further develops speed and accuracy through analysis of keying and prescribed practice drills. Topics include: building speed, accuracy, and straight-copy proofreading.

BUSN 2190 BUSINESS DOCUMENT PROOFREADING AND EDITING (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1101
Co-requisite: BUSN 1440
This course emphasizes proper proofreading and editing for business documents. Topics include: applying proofreading techniques and proofreaders marks with business documents, proper content, clarity, and conciseness in business documents; and business document formatting.

BUSN 2200 OFFICE ACCOUNTING (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course introduces fundamental concepts of the accounting cycle for a sole proprietor service business. Topics include: accounting equation, analyzing business transactions, journalizing and posting transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, financial statements, cash control, and payroll concepts.

BUSN 2210 APPLIED OFFICE PROCEDURES (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: BUSN 1240, BUSN 1400, BUSN 1410, BUSN 1440
Co-requisite: BUSN 2200 or ACCT 1100, BUSN 2190
This course focuses on applying knowledge and skills learned in prior courses taken in the program. Topics include: communications skills, telecommunications skills, records management skills, office equipment/supplies, and integrated programs/applications. Serves as a capstone course.

BUSN 2220 LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: BUSN 1230
Co-requisite: BUSN 1440
Emphasizes essential skills required for the legal office. Topics include: legal terminology, preparation of legal documents and correspondence, ethics, and legal office tasks.

BUSN 2230 OFFICE MANAGEMENT (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: BUSN 1240
This course provides students with an overview of management concepts, styles, and skills. Topics include: management styles, leadership traits, ergonomics/workflow, communication channels, business ethics, supervisory techniques, and job performance evaluation techniques.

BUSN 2240 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP I (0-180-4)
Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of program. With advisor approval may take concurrently with last semester courses.
Provides student work experience in a professional environment. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions. Students will be under the supervision of the Business Administrative Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

BUSN 2250 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP II (0-270-6)
Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of program. With advisor approval may take concurrently with last semester courses.
Provides student work experience in a professional environment. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions. Students will be under the supervision of the Business Administrative Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

BUSN 2300 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course introduces the basic spelling and pronunciation of medical terms and the use of these terms as they relate to anatomy treatment surgery and drugs. Topics include: word analysis, word elements, spelling, pronunciation, and semantics.

BUSN 2310 ANATOMY AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE MEDICAL ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
This course introduces the structure and function of the human body including medical terminology. Topics covered include information which will provide the medical office assistant with the knowledge needed to communicate with office staff physicians and patients and to assist in completion of medical reports generated in the medical office. Topics include: body structures, body functions, and medical terminology.

BUSN 2320 MEDICAL DOCUMENT PROCESSING/TRANSCRIPTION (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090 and ALHS 1010 or ALHS 1011 or BUSN 2310; BUSN 1440; ENGL 1010
Provides experience in medical machine transcription working with the most frequently used medical reports. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, spelling, definitions, punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy, resource utilization, and pronunciation.

BUSN 2330 ADVANCED MEDICAL DOCUMENT PROCESSING/TRANSCRIPTION (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: BUSN 2320
This course continues the development of speed and accuracy in the transcription of medical reports with emphasis on a variety of medical specialization. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, spelling, definitions, punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy, resource utilization, pronunciation, and medical transcription work ethics.

BUSN 2340 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090 and BUSN 2310 or ALHS 1010 or ALHS 1011; BUSN 1440; COMP 1000
Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical office. Introduces the knowledge and skills of procedures for billing purposes. Introduces the basic concept of medical administrative assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical administrative assistant's role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to medical administrative assisting, medical law, ethics, patient relations/human relations, physician-patient-assistant relationship, medical office in litigation, medical records management, scheduling appointments, pegboard or computerized accounting, health insurance, transcription of medical documents and billing/collection.

BUSN 2350 COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL OFFICE SKILLS (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090 and BUSN 2310 or ALHS 1010 or ALHS 1011; BUSN 1440; COMP 1000
This course provides a study of the content, code sets, storage, retrieval, control, flow, retention, and maintenance of the medical administrative and electronic health record; and computerized office management. Topics include: electronic health information management, electronic data interchange, coding standards, medical record and office management software, point of entry data entry, electronic coding from medical records, speed data entry in processing medical records, analysis of records to improve patient care, confidentiality, release of information, security of electronic health record, communication, technology, insurance payment, managed care, posting to accounts, appointment schedules, practice management, report generation and HIPAA security.

BUSN 2360 ACUTE CARE MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION (30-60-4)
Prerequisite: BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090 and BUSN 2310 or ALHS 1010 or ALHS 1011; BUSN 1440; BUSN 2320; ENGL 1010
This course helps develop a high level of speed and accuracy in the transcription of medical reports in an acute care setting. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, pronunciation, spelling, definitions, punctuation, typing speed and accuracy, and resource utilization.

BUSN 2370 MEDICAL OFFICE BILLING/CODING/INSURANCE (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090 and BUSN 2310 or ALHS 1010 or ALHS 1011
This course provides an introduction to medical coding skills and applications of international coding standards for billing of health care services. Provides the knowledge and skills to apply coding of diagnostic statements and procedures for billing purposes. Provides an introduction to medical coding as it relates to health insurance. Topics include: International classification of diseases, code book formats, coding techniques, formats of the ICD and CPT manuals, health insurance; billing reimbursement and collections, and managed care.

BUSN 2380 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP I (0-180-4)
Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of program. With advisor approval may take concurrently with last semester courses.
Provides student work experience in a medical office environment. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions. Students will be under the supervision of the Business Administrative Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

BUSN 2390 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP II (0-270-6)
Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of program. With advisor approval may take concurrently with last semester courses.
Provides student work experience in a medical office environment. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions. Students will be under the supervision of the Business Administrative Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.