Office and Computer Tech

The development and use of computers in the office has created a need for individuals who are proficient in areas beyond the traditional office skills. Today’s office requires individuals who are able to take full advantage of the technology available in order to get the job done quickly and accurately.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office & Computer Technology is 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 college also offers several certificate options.

The Administrative Assistant Certificate and Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate prepares students for assisting an executive or professional in decision making, conducting research, meeting and working with the public, and managing the office. The certificates could also feed into the associate degree, if desired.

The Accounting Office Support Certificate prepares individuals for careers in the accounting field. This certificate will also feed into the Administrative Assistant certificate if the student desires to increase his or her knowledge in these areas.

The Applications Software Specialist Certificate concentrates on computer software used in the office. 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 Development). 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 and Computer Technology


Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

ENGL 1301 3
POFT 1301 3
ACNT 1303 3
Social and Behavioral Science Core 3

12


Second Semester

ACNT 1304 3
POFT 2312 3
POFI 1301 3
POFI 2301 3
POFT 2303 or ARTC 1325 3

15


Third Semester

Math/Life and Physical Science Core 3
SPCH 1311 or 1321 3
Lang, Phil, Culture/Creative Arts Core 3
ITSW 1304 3
ITSC 2321 3
Elective 3

18


Fourth Semester

POFT 2331 3
ACNT 1313 3
ITSW 1307 3
POFT 1313 (Capstone) 3
Elective 3

15
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.

Accounting Office Support Certificate



Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

POFI 1301 3
POFT 1301 2
POFT 2303 2
POFI 2301 3
ACNT 1303 3
ITSW 1304 3

18


Second Semester

ACNT 1304 3
ACNT 1313 3
ITSW 1307 3
POFT 2312 3
POFT 1313 (Capstone)* 3
POFT 2331 3

18


Administrative Assistant Certificate



Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester
POFT 1301 3
POFI 2301 3
POFT 2303 2
ACNT 1303 3

12
Second Semester
POFT 2312 3
POFI 1301 3
ACNT 1304 3
POFT 2331 3
ITSW 1307 3

15
Third Semester
ITSW 1304 3
ITSC 2321 3
POFT 1313 (Capstone)* 3
ACNT 1313 3
Elective 3

15


Applications Software Specialist Certificate



Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester
POFT 2303 3
POFT 1301 3
POFI 2301 3
ITSW 1304 3
ARTC 1325 3

15
Second Semester
ITSC 2321 3
POFT 2312 3
ITSW 1307 3
POFT 1313 (Capstone)* 3
POFI 1301 3

15


Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate



Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester
POFT 1301 3
HITT 1305 3
POFT 2303 3
POFI 2301 3
POFI 1301 3

15
Second Semester
POFT 2312 3
ITSW 1304 3
HITT 1341 3
POFT 2331 3

12
Third Semester (Summer I)
HITT 1311 3
HITT 2346 3

6
Fourth Semester (Summer II)
HITT 1353 3

3
Fifth Semester
POFT 1313 (Capstone)* 3
POFM 1317 3

6


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.

Accounting Office Support Marketable Skills Award



Subject

Semester Hours



First Semester

POFI 1301 3
POFI 2301 3
ITSW 1304 3

9

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 word origin and structure through the Introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures.

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(SUMMER ONLY) Introduction to the concepts of computer technology related to health care and the tools and techniques for collecting, storing, and retrieving health care data. Introduction to electronic billing using Medical Manager software. (

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(SPRING ONLY) Application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions. Includes assignment and application of ICD, CPT, and HCPCS coding guidelines with emphasis on physician billing as well as code selection for Evaluation and Management (E/M) and Medical/Surgical cases.

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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 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 applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures.

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In-depth coverage of word processing software focusing on business applications.

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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 the work force including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire, and career advancement

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Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of Increasing speed and improving accuracy.

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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 utilizing integration of previously learned office skills

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Last updated: 06/19/2017