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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BOTE 102-Keyboarding I (F&S, 3 credits)
Learning the alphanumeric keyboard on the personal computer with emphasis on skill building, letters, reports and tabulation.

BOTE 108-Business Mathematics (F&S, 3 credits)

Review of fundamental processes and their application to business. Among topics studied are percentages, commissions, inventories, payrolls, taxes, interest, insurance, stocks and bonds.

BOTE 113-Elementary Anatomy and Physiology (Fall, 2 credits)
This is a first semester course and a concise course designed for medical administrative assistants and others who will not go into the biological sciences. Emphasis will be placed on a broad basic knowledge of the skin, bones, muscles, and nerves and the development of a vocabulary of common anatomical terms.

BOTE 114-Elementary Anatomy and Physiology (Spring, 2 credits)
This is a second semester course designed for medical administrative assistants and others who will not go into the biological sciences. Emphasis will be placed on a broad basic knowledge of the special senses, the heart, respiration, digestion, and reproductive systems. Students will develop a vocabulary of common anatomical terms. Prerequisite: BOTE 113.

BOTE 116-Student Leadership Practicum (Phi Beta Lambda) (F&S, 1 credit)
Phi Beta Lambda provides opportunities for leadership training, personal development, community service, and further development of business-specific skills. PBL is open to any BSC student who has completed one business course during previous semesters or is concurrently enrolled in at least one business course as part of their degree program. Students may enroll in course more than one semester. Repeatable four times.

BOTE 121-Business English (Fall, 3 credits)
Business English grammar fundamentals which assist the college students in fulfilling a prerequisite for successful communication: a high degree of skill pertaining to the principles of grammar, usage, and basic sentence structure.

BOTE 122-Business English (Spring, 3 credits)
A course in business English pertaining to a high degree of skill in sentence structure, punctuation, number style, spelling, word division, word usage, proofreading and editing. This theory is applied in transcribing business letters and memos by using the transcribing machine. Prerequisite: BOTE 121.

BOTE 152-Keyboarding II (F&S, 3 credits)
This course uses the personal computer with selected software on concentrated drills to increase speed and accuracy. Students will also prepare letters, memos, reports, tabulations, as well as special problems. Prerequisite: Ability to key with proper technique 40+ words per minute.

BOTE 171-Medical Terminology (Fall, 3 credits)
This course is a study of prefixes, suffixes, and root words of medical terms and their meaning, spelling and pronunciation. Designed for medical administrative assistants and related areas.

BOTE 172-Medical Terminology (Spring, 3 credits)

A review of medical vocabulary, this course also covers aspects of pathology, surgical operations, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, with a greater comprehension of human anatomy and physiology. The course also covers medical abbreviations and the principal terms used in pharmacology and radiology. Prerequisite: BOTE 171 or permission from instructor.

BOTE 209-Office Management (Fall, 3 credits)

Introduction to office management concepts and technology, with emphasis on critical thinking, creative problem solving, professional development, leadership, teamwork, and other soft skills.

BOTE 210-Business Communications (F&S, 3 credits)

A creative business letter-writing course with emphasis on vocabulary and review of grammar combined with computer skills to produce clear, concise, correct, courteous and complete business letters. Report writing, team presentation, and oral communication included.

BOTE 222-Medical Transcription I (Fall, 3 credits)

First semester course. Arrangement of professional charts, medical records, history sheets, and laboratory reports dictated by a professional dictator and covering physicals, radiology, operations, pathology, and autopsies.

BOTE 223-Medical Transcription II (Spring, 3 credits)

Second semester course. Arrangement of professional charts, medical records, history sheets, and laboratory reports dictated by foreign doctors and covering endocrinology, special senses, neurology, pediatrics, obstetrics, and corrective surgery. Prerequisite: BOTE 222.

BOTE 251-Legal Transcription (Spring, 2 credits)

Development of the administrative assistant's skills in the area of legal transcription. Students gain understanding of letters, legal documents, and forms used in the legal office. Students learn how to plan and organize legal forms and documents used in the litigation process.

BOTE 253-Legal Office Procedures (Fall, 3 credits)

This course familiarizes students with law office setup, ethics, mailing procedures, law office dockets, and communication skills. Emphasis on terminology and spelling. Emphasis will also be placed on law office procedures and the legal administrative assistant's responsibility to
employers and clients.

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