BUSINESS AND OFFICE TECHNOLOGY COURSES
BUSINESS AND OFFICE TECHNOLOGY (BOTE)
BOTE 102 Keyboarding I F&S 3 credits
Learning the alphanumeric keyboard on the microcomputer 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.
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 138 Medical Coding I (IVN DCB) Fall 2 credits
This course teaches the basic skills needed for medical coding.  In the fall semester, emphasis is on CPT coding with practical application. Prerequisite: BOTE 171.
BOTE 139 Medical Coding II (IVN DCB) Spring 2 credits
This course teaches the basic skills needed for medical coding. The spring semester is an overview of the ICD-9-CM coding and reimbursement issues. Prerequisite: BOTE 171.
BOTE 152 Keyboarding II F&S 3 credits
A course using the microcomputer 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: Keyboarding I or ability to key with proper technique approximately 30-35 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 of office management concepts and technology, including office facilities development, office systems, human relations, office ethics and etiquette, and various administrative duties and responsibilities.
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.
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.
BOTE 294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
Independent or directed study of special topics in business and office technology. Department chairperson approval required.
BOTE 299 Special Topics BD 1-3 credits
Variable topics in the field of office technology. Repeatable as long as content varies. Consent of department chairperson.
BOTE 195/295 Service Learning 1 credit
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.
BOTE 197/297 Cooperative Education/lnternship F&S SM 1-3 credits
Repeatable up to six semester hours. Students get on-the-job experience under qualified supervision in computer applications and office technology occupations. Work hours are arranged by the employer, advisor, and student. Student progress is checked by oral and written reports from the employer. Grade is based on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.