Description: Students are introduced to accounting terminology and general theoretical principles.
The major focus of the course is on the accounting cycle and the communication of
financial information to decision-makers.
Fundamentals of Accounting II
Description: Basic financial accounting concepts and methods are expanded to include accounting
for partnerships and corporations. Prerequisite: ACT 101.
Computerized Accounting Systems
Description: Accounting concepts and principles are applied using computerized accounting systems.
Keyboard and Introduction to Document Formatting
Description: Develops skill in operating a keyboard by touch and to develop an introductory level
of skill producing standard business documents using a word processing program with
speed and accuracy.
Introduction to Information Systems
Description: Introduces and familiarizes students with essential computer concepts and terminology
including operating systems software, multitasking concepts, disk and file management
and telecommunications. Teaches basic competencies in word processing, electronic
spreadsheets, presentations, databases and online skills including networking, electronic
mail, Web browsing, and Internet research.
Editing Skills for Office Professionals
Description: A hands-on approach to editing business documents. Applies proper placement and structure
of business documents. Reviews principles of grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling,
word and number usage, and proofreading rules.
Introduces the judicial system (discovery, trail, and appellate processes), civil
law, criminal law, legal terminology and legal citations commonly used in the legal
field. Includes terms and how to use them in legal context.
Document Formatting and Word Processing
Description: Provides experience in word processing including the mastery of touch typing with
speed and accuracy using industry standard software.
Description: Designed to teach students fundamental principles and concepts including: financial
markets, futures, bonds, commodities, interest rates, and taxes. The primary emphasis
is short and long term financial planning along with interpretation of financial information.
Careers in the financial industry discussed.
Description: Presents techniques for increased keyboarding speed and accuracy.
Description: Introduces the principles of typography, type basics, type aesthetics, how to design
with type, parameters of type and how they can be used to produce quality type. Utilizes
advanced commands and pagination composition skills, Studies grids, file management
and other options such as design standards with business publications.
Transcription and Office Technology
Description: Produce usable business documents from machine dictation using word processing software,
with emphasis on spelling, punctation, and grammar. Proofreading and editing applications
stress the importance of accuracy and quality of document creation and production.
Demonstration of office machines will be incorporated. Lecture: 3 hours. Prerequisite:
ENG 101 or Permission of Instructor and OST 110.
Records and Database Management
Description: Presents aspects of the management of records from creation to disposal, using database
software to create and edit files and prepare reports.
Advanced Word Processing Application
Description: Uses advanced features of a current word processing software to format and produce
documents utilized in an office. Lecture: 3 hours.
Business Calculations for the Office Professional
Description: Applies skills required for the performance of business tasks: use of numeric keypad
to compute payroll, markup/markdown, purchases, loans, discounts, stock and bond transactions;
and other business applications.
Description: Studies the practices and procedures of current office concepts with emphasis given
to the electronic office including: job application procedures, human relations in
the office, business ethics, decision-making skills, travel and meeting arrangements,
time and stress management, incoming/outgoing mail processes, and telephone procedures.
Administrative Office Simulations
Description: Applies administrative procedures office simulations to include organizing, communicating,
scheduling, and analyzing. Emphasizes productivity, efficiency, accuracy, and problem
solving. Uses technology to research information on the Internet and send and receive
e-mail. Continues to develop speed and accuracy. Prerequisite: OST 215 and OST 240
or consent of instructor.
Legal Office Simulation
Applies classroom experiences and skills in a simulated legal office environment.
Introduction To Desktop Publishing
Description: Uses desktop publishing software to design and produce high resolution publications
such as flyers, brochures, business forms, and newsletters. Introduces basic design
techniques, type and graphics layout, and related terminology.
Business Communications Technology
Description: Presents aspects of communications technology used in the global business environment,
including presentations software; a basic understanding of voice recognition software;
planning and composition of written, oral, and electronic communications; grammar,
punctuation, and spelling; and principles of proofreading, both manual and electronic.
Description: Expands computer skills through the use of spreadsheet, database management, word
processing, and presentation software for the integration of information.
Advanced Desktop Publishing
Description: Provides advanced techniques in electronic publishing design, layout, composition
and paste-up. Prerequisite: OST 225 or consent of Instructor.
Introduction to Business Graphics
Description: Provides instruction in the process of image-editing including how to create original
artwork, manipulate color, enhance artwork, graphics and retouch photographs and clipart
used in desktop publishing programs.
Description: Uses industry standard software to create business presentations, business graphics,
transparencies, and slides. Applies editing, formatting, page layout and design, and
paste-up techniques for clarity and impact.
Description: Management principles and techniques and their applications to the modern business
office are included. Emphasis is on information systems and the role of managerial
personnel. Lecture: 3 hours.
Office Systems Technology Internship
Credits: 1 - 3
Description: Provides the opportunity to apply acquired occupational skills in a realistic setting,
enhancing the transition from school to work. Requires approval of OST advisor.