Office and Computer Tech

Today's office enviroment demands proficiency with the internet and a variety of software applications. The ability to quickly and easily learn new programs is a necessity to perform tasks efficiently and accurately.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is a 60-hour online program designed to prepare individuals for the challenges of today's office. Students will obtain the skills and technical knowledge necessary to enter the job market in a variety of office administration positions.

The Administrative Assistant Certificate is a 42-hour online program that will prepare the student for assisting an executive or professional in decision making, conducting research, meeting and working with the public, and managing the office.

The Medical Administrative Certificate is a 42-hour online program that will prepare the student to work in a variety of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, physician offices, insurance companies, goverment agencies, and companies  providing services to the medical community. Areas of study include medical coding, terminology, ethics, and electronic health records management.

The Accounting Office Support Certificate is a 36-hour online program that will prepare the student for a career in the accounting field.

The Applications Software Specialist Certificate is a 30-hour online program that concentrates on computer software. The student will have a strong working foundation of several software packages currently used in industry today. Software integration will be emphasized. This certificate provides an excellent opportunity for an employee with strong organizational skills who wants to specialize in computer software.

Course Requirements

Grayson County requires a high school diploma or equivalent. The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires successful completion of the TSI requirements. Some of the courses require prerequisites. Refer to the GC catalog for specific information.

Capstone Experience

Graduation with the Associate of Applied Science Degree or any of the certificates requires the successful completion of POFT 1313 (Professional Workforce Preparation). This class must be taken during the semester of graduation.

Local Employers

Cigna, City of Denison, Douglass Distributing, Grayson College, Sherman ISD, Texoma Medical Center, Wilson N. Jones Hospital

Associate of Applied Science - Office & Computer Technology


Subject

Semester Hours



ENGL 1301 (Composition I) 3
POFT 1301 (Business English)  3
ACNT 1303 (Introduction to Accounting I)  3
*Social and Behavioral Science Core 3
ACNT 1304 (Introduction to Accounting II) 3
POFT 2312 (Business Correspondence & Communication)  3
POFI 1301 (Computer Applications I)  3
POFI 2301 (Word Processing)  3
*POFT 2303 or ARTC 1325 3
*Math/Life and Physical Science Core 3
*SPCH 1311 or 1321 3
*Lang, Phil, Culture/Creative Arts Core 3
ITSW 1304 (Introduction to Spreadsheets)  3
ITSC 2321 (Integrated Software Applications II)  3
*Elective 3
POFT 2331 (Administrative Project Solutions) 3
ACNT 1313 (Computerized Accounting Applications) 3
ITSW 1307 (Introduction to Database)  3
POFT 1313 (Capstone) (Professional Workforce Preparation) 3
*Elective 3

Students entering this program need to have basic computer and keyboarding skills. Contact advisor for more details.
*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.
Capstone Requirement: All students must complete the required capstone course Professional Development (POFT 1313) during the last semester (unless the last semester is summer) to satisfy the requirements for a Capstone experience with a "C" or better. The capstone course may not be substituted.

Accounting Office Support Certificate


Subject

Semester Hours



POFI 1301 (Computer Applications I) 3
POFT 1301 (Business English)  2
POFT 2303 (Speed and Accuracy Building) 2
POFI 2301 (Word Processing)  3
ACNT 1303 (Introduction to Accounting I)  3
ITSW 1304 (Introduction to Spreadsheets)  3
ACNT 1304 (Introduction to Accounting II) 3
ACNT 1313 (Computerized Accounting Applications) 3
ITSW 1307 (Introduction to Database)  3
POFT 2312 (Business Correspondence & Communication) 3
POFT 1313 (Capstone)* (Professional Workforce Preparation) 3
POFT 2331 (Administrative Project Solutions)  3



Administrative Assistant Certificate



Subject

Semester Hours



POFT 1301 (Business English)  3
POFI 2301 (Word Processing)  3
POFT 2303 (Speed and Accuracy Building)  2
ACNT 1303 (Introduction to Accounting I)  3
POFT 2312 (Business Correspondence & Communication) 3
POFI 1301 (Computer Applications I)  3
ACNT 1304 (Introduction to Accounting II) 3
POFT 2331 (Administrative Project Solutions)  3
ITSW 1307 (Introduction to Database)  3
ITSW 1304 (Introduction to Spreadsheets)  3
ITSC 2321 (Integrated Software Applications II) 3
POFT 1313 (Capstone)* (Professional Workforce Preparation)  3
ACNT 1313 (Computerized Accounting Applications)  3
*Elective 3



Applications Software Specialist Certificate



Subject

Semester Hours



POFT 2303 (Speed and Accuracy Building)  3
POFT 1301 (Business English)  3
POFI 2301 (Word Processing)  3
ITSW 1304 (Introduction to Spreadsheets)  3
ARTC 1325 (Introduction to Computer Graphics)  3
ITSC 2321 (Integrated Software Applications II) 3
POFT 2312 (Business Correspondence & Communication) 3
ITSW 1307 (Introduction to Database)  3
POFT 1313 (Capstone)* (Professional Workforce Preparation) 3
POFI 1301 (Computer Applications I)  3



Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate



Subject

Semester Hours



POFT 1301 (Business English) 3
HITT 1305 (Medical Terminology I)  3
POFT 2303 (Speed and Accuracy Building)  3
POFI 2301 (Word Processing)  3
POFI 1301 (Computer Applications I)  3
POFT 2312 (Business Correspondence & Communication)  3
ITSW 1304 (Introduction to Spreadsheets)  3
HITT 1341 (Coding and Classification Systems)  3
POFT 2331 (Administrative Project Solutions) 3
HITT 1311 (Health Information Systems)  3
HITT 2346 (Advanced Medical Coding)  3
HITT 1353 (Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information)  3
POFT 1313 (Capstone)* (Professional Workforce Preparation)  3
POFM 1317 (Medical Administrative Support)  3



Students entering this program need to have basic computer and keyboarding skills. Contact advisor for more details.

*Capstone Requirement: All students must complete the required capstone course Professional Development (POFT 1313) during the last semester (unless the last semester is summer) to satisfy the requirements for a Capstone experience with a "C" or better. The capstone course may not be substituted.

*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.

Accounting Office Support Marketable Skills Award


Subject

Semester Hours



POFI 1301 (Computer Applications I) 3
POFI 2301 (Word Processing) 3
ITSW 1304 (Introduction to Spreadsheets)  3

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Students earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree at Grayson College must complete fifteen semester hours of a general education core. The core courses are distributed as follows:                                                                                                     

 

Mathematics/Life and Physical Sciences (3 hours)

 

MATH 1314 College Algebra                                                         

 

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences

 

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I

 

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods            

 

MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus Math

 

BIOL 1306/1106 Biology for Science Majors I

 

BIOL 1307/1107 Biology for Science Majors II

 

BIOL 1308/1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I

 

BIOL 1309/1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

 

BIOL 1414 Introduction to Biotechnology I

 

BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy & Physiology I

 

BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy & Physiology II

 

BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized, single-semester course, lecture + lab)

 

BIOL 2320/2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

 

BIOL 2321/2121 Microbiology for Science Majors

 

CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)

 

CHEM 1311/1111 General Chemistry I

 

CHEM 1312/1112 General Chemistry II

 

GEOL 1301/1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

 

GEOL 1303/1103 Physical Geology

 

GEOL 1304/1104 Historical Geology

 

GEOL 1305/1105 Environmental Science

 

Social and Behavioral Science (3 hours)

 

CRIJ 1307 Crime in America

 

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography

 

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

 

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

 

HIST 1301 United States History I

 

HIST 1302 United States History II

 

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

 

PSYC 2314 Lifespan, Growth & Development

 

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

 

SOCI 1306 Social Problems

 

Language, Philosophy, Culture/Creative Arts (3 hours)

 

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

 

DRAM 1310 Stagecraft I

 

HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities

 

HUMA 1302 Introduction to the Humanities II

 

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

 

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

 

Component Area Option (6 hours) 

 

EDUC OR PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks           

 

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

 

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

 

SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication

 

ENGL 1301 Composition I

 

ENGL 1302 Composition II

 

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

 

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

 

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

 

**Any of the courses listed above in the previous Component Areas may be used for the hours toward the Component Area Option.

 

(FALL ONLY) Study of medical terms through word origin and structure. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.

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(SUMMER ONLY) Introduction to health IT standards, health-related data structures, software applications, and enterprise architecture in health care and public health.

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(SPRING ONLY) Fundamentals of coding rules, conventions, and guidelines using clinical classification systems.

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(SUMMER ONLY) Concepts of privacy, security, confidentiality, ethics, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information.

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Advanced concepts of ICD and CPT coding rules, conventions, and guidelines in complex case studies. Investigation of government regulations and changes in health care reporting.

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(FALL ONLY) Intermediate study of computer applications from business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data and linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software.

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Instruction in the concepts, procedures, and application of electronic spreadsheets.

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Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database.

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Overview of computer office applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

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Word processing software focusing on business applications. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

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(FALL ONLY) Instruction in medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, telephone communications, coding, billing, collecting, and third party reimbursements.

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Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business.

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Preparation for career success including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire, and advancement

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Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of Increasing speed and improving accuracy. This course us designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

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Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications.

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(SPRING ONLY). Advanced concepts of project management and office procedures integrating software applications, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

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Last updated: 04/04/2018