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BOT 086 - Essential Skills for Workplace Success
A class designed for office occupation students, providing essential skills and techniques necessary for success in college and in the world of work. The course includes basic keyboarding skills as well as basic literacy and arithmetic refresher skills using business office occupations curriculum as the subject matter. Special emphasis will be placed on conflicting role demands of student, parent and employee in order to provide students with basic life management skills. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course)
BOT 094 - Practical Internet Basics

This course will enable a student to use the Internet, including understanding basics such as searching and navigating the Internet and accessing e-mail. It will also introduce the student to the concepts of downloading files, using and organizing bookmarks and
favorites. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course)

BOT 095 - Keyboarding Skill Reinforcement
This course is designed for students who have completed a basic keyboarding course and desire to reinforce their skills before advancing to the next level of keyboarding. The course begins with a keyboard review, then progresses to practice and timings designed to improve keyboarding speed and accuracy. This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. (Nondegree credit course)
BOT 096 - Computer Office Basics for the Office
For students who want to learn information about the computer system itself
BOT 097 - Windows Basics for the Office

For students who want to understand Windows, the computer operating system.

BOT 100/CSIS 100 - Basic Keyboarding
For students who wish to properly learn to use the keyboard.
BOT 101A - Keyboarding / Document Processing

The focus will be on learning or reviewing the alphabetic and numeric keyboard, including the 10-key pad for numeric data entry. Students will learn to use basic features of Microsoft Word software to produce simple memos, letters, and reports. Keyboarding software will be used to build speed and accuracy. Students wishing to progress to Business Office Technology 102A/B should also complete Business Office Technology 101B.

BOT 101B - Keyboarding / Document Processing II
Part II, Keyboarding/Document Processing
BOT 102A - Intermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing (Part I)

Students review
and create business documents to apply formatting skills taught in BOT 101 (or BOT 101A and 101B), and then students are introduced to new formatting and report styles options, including agendas, formal reports, and multipage tables. This course begins with intermediate Microsoft Word functions so entering students should be proficient in using
basic Word features and should key a minimum of 30 net words per minute on a 5-minute timing.

BOT 102B - Intermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing (Part II)
Part II, Intermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing
BOT 103A - Building Keyboarding Skill I

This course is for students who have completed a keyboarding course but wish to work further on developing speed and accuracy. Entering students should know the alphabetic keyboard by touch and key and a minimum rate of 20 net words per minute on a 5-minute timed writing. Students keying at a lower rate should enroll in Business Office Technology 100.

BOT 103B - Building Keyboarding Skill II
For students who want to continue to build keyboarding speed and accuracy
BOT 103C - Building Keyboarding Skill III
For students who want to continue to build keyboarding speed and accuracy
BOT 104 - Filing and Records Management

This course offers instruction in the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) filing rules and techniques which are widely used in business to create and maintain files. Alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing rules are included. The course also includes instruction in records management, including the rules for retention, transfer and disposition of records. Students use a microcomputer software package to learn basic filing rules. Transfers to CSU

BOT 105 - Data Entry Skills

This course is designed for students who wish to prepare for employment in the data entry field. Emphasis is on development of speed and accuracy in the use of the microcomputer alphabetic keyboard and the microcomputer numeric keypad to reach employable levels of skill. Students will complete assignments, drills, and timed speed and accuracy tests.
Transfers to CSU

BOT 106 - Effective Job Search
This course will provide comprehensive and valuable skills that are needed to successfully secure employment, specializing in the office technology industry. It is designed to examine the continuous process of career/life planning through effective, well planned and efficiently organized job search procedures. Transfers to CSU
BOT 107 - Office Systems and Procedures
Content includes office ethics and professionalism; prioritizing and productivity; human relations; working in teams; customer service skills; telephone skills; scheduling appointments; using e-mail; handling office mail; and using the Internet for common office functions such as travel reservations and ordering supplies. Transfers to CSU
BOT 108 - Using Calculators

Introduces the ten-key, digital display, electronic calculator. The student will build skill in performing fundamental arithmetic operations using a calculator. Topics include use of decimals, fractions, constants, discounts, percentages, and memory keys.
Transfers to CSU

BOT 109 - (Business 109) Elementary Accounting
A one-semester introduction to elementary accounting principles. Presentation includes journals, ledgers, work sheets and financial statement for the single proprietorship. The course is designed for the clerical employee. (May not be substituted for Business 120 where required. Not open to students with credit in Business 120.) Transfers to CSU
BOT 110 - Business English and Communication
A class designed to provide English and communication skills for use in office occupations. Areas covered include spelling, vocabulary, language structure, mechanics of style, and writing business memos, e-mails, and letters. All memo, e-mail and letter assignments must be typed or prepared on a computer. This course is designed primarily for Business Office Technology students. Transfers to CSU
BOT - 112 † Business Office Correspondence and Office Professionalism
Corequisite: BOT 114 and 115. This 8-week course provides comprehensive and valuable guidelines for creating general business correspondence used in office occupations, including spelling, vocabulary, letter writing, and developing a marketable resume and cover letter. It touches upon the continuous process of career planning and networking when resume and cover letter writing is discussed. In addition, the course examines office professionalism and productivity, introducing students to various office equipment and its appropriate use. This course is intended for Business Office Technology majors. Transfers to CSU BUSINESS OFFICE T
BOT 114 - Essential Word

This course is designed for the student who wants to learn the most commonly used features of a current popular word processing software package. Students who complete this course will be proficient in using text editing and formatting commands to produce
typical business documents. They will also be proficient at using the mail merge feature to produce form letters, labels, and envelopes. 

BOT 115 - Essential Excel

This course is for the student who wants to become proficient in the most commonly used features of Microsoft Excel. Basic spreadsheet concepts and terms will be introduced. Students will learn how to create, format, and revise spreadsheets and charts. They will also learn how to create basic formulas and templates. Transfers to CSU

BOT 116 - Essential Access

This course is for the student who wants to become proficient in the most commonly used features of Microsoft Access. Basic database concepts and terms will be introduced. Students will learn how to create, format, edit, and revise simple databases. They will learn
to sort and filter records, to use queries, and to create forms, reports, and labels.

Transfers to CSU

BOT 117 - Essential PowerPoint

This course is for the student who wants to become proficient in the most commonly used features of Microsoft PowerPoint. Basic concepts and terms will be introduced. Students will learn how to create, format, and revise PowerPoint presentations, including animation effects. Transfers to CSU

BOT 118 - Integrated Office Projects
This capstone course is designed forBusiness Office Technology majors who have completed prerequisite courses in all applications of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and have keyboarding skills of minimum 40 net words per minute. Students will apply their skills to complete projects which integrate these applications. Students will also use the Internet to complete projects. Transfers to CSU
BOT 119 - Windows for Informatin Workers
This course is designed for students who wish to learn the latest Cloud-based generation of Windows. Students will learn to use the Windows operating system efficiently to create and manage files and folders. In addition, students will learn the latest in the "universal" applications. Transfers to CSU
BOT 120 - Comprehensive Word Level I **
This is the first level of a three-level course sequence designed to give students thorough coverage of most features of Microsoft Word. Students who complete all three levels will be prepared to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certification examination or similar examinations. Students wishing less comprehensive coverage of Microsoft Word should consider enrolling in Business Office Technology 114. Transfers to CSU
BOT 121 - Comprehensive Word Level II**

For students interested in learning details about Microsoft Word at an intermediate level.

Transfers to CSU 

BOT 122 - Comprehensive Word Level III**

For students interested in learning details about Microsoft Word at an advanced level.

Transfers to CSU 

BOT 123 - Comprehensive Excel Level I**
This course is the third in a three-level course sequence designed to give students thorough coverage of most features of Microsoft Excel. Transfers to CSU
BOT 124 - Comprehensive Excel Level II**

For students interested in learning details about Microsoft Excel at an intermediate level

Transfers to CSU

BOT 125 - Comprehensive Excel Level III**

For students interested in learning details about Microsoft Excel at an advanced level

Transfers to CSU

BOT 126 - Comprehensive Access Level I**
This is the first level of a three-level course sequence designed to give students thorough coverage of most features of Microsoft Access. Students who complete all three levels will be prepared to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist certification examination or similar examinations. Students wishing less comprehensive coverage of Microsoft Access should consider enrolling in Business Office Technology 116. Transfers to CSU
BOT 127 - Comprehensive Access Level II**

For students interested in learning details about Microsoft Access at an intermediate level.

 Transfers to CSU

BOT 128 -Comprehensive Access Level III**

For students interested in learning details about Microsoft Access at an advanced level

 Transfers to CSU

BOT 129 - Comprehensive PowerPoint Level I**
This is the first level of a three-level course sequence designed to give students thorough coverage of most features of Microsoft PowerPoint. Students who complete all three levels will be prepared to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certification examination or similar examinations. Students wishing less comprehensive coverage of Microsoft PowerPoint should consider enrolling in Business Office Technology 117. Transfers to CSU
BOT 130 - Comprehensive PowerPoint Level II**

For students interested in learning details about Microsoft PowerPoint at an intermediate level

Transfers to CSU

BOT 131 - Comprehensive PowerPoint Level III**

For students interested in learning details about Microsoft PowerPoint at an advanced level

Transfers to CSU

BOT 150 - Using Microsoft Publisher
An introductory course in Microsoft Publisher for those students who wish to acquire a basic understanding of concepts and terminology for the production of professional quality publications. The emphasis is on graphics, word processing, and page layout. Transfers to CSU
BOT 151 - Using Microsoft Outlook
This course is designed to offer students proficiency in the use of Microsoft Outlook to create e-mail messages, maintain personal calendars and schedules, plan work, maintain contact lists, and organize information. Transfers to CSU
BOT 153 - Introduction to Banking and Financial Services
This course will provide a working knowledge of the basics necessary to begin a financial services career in a bank, credit union, or other financial services company. Course content includes the principles of cash handling, the check processing cycle, sales techniques, and legal/ regulatory and ethical/ confidentiality issues. In addition, this course will enable students to evaluate the credit worthiness of an applicant for a personal loan and demonstrate customer-service based selling techniques. Transfers to CSU
BOT 161- Medical Terminology
A basic course designed to familiarize students with fundamental medical terms and to help them recognize common prefixes, roots, and suffixes that will give clues to meaning. Stresses correct spelling, pronunciation, usage, and syllabication. Uses anatomy and physiology as a basis of study. Transfers to CSU
BOT 163 - Introduction to Basic Insurance Principles
This course will provide a working knowledge of the insurance basics necessary to begin a career in an insurance agency or an insurance company. Course content includes the principles of property and casualty insurance and the coverage they provide. Transfers to CSU
BOT 165 - Medical Insurance Billing
The course provides entry-level training in medical insurance billing. The course will cover government, military, private and group insurance claim forms and process, including the use of standardized forms. Students will develop an understanding of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Health Care Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) as they are used in medical records, insurance billing, and related correspondence. Emphasis is placed on: ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS coding; processing and monitoring health care claims, manually and using specialized software; interpretation and processing of Explanation of Benefits (EOB) information; and claims review and appeal. Students will use word processing and patient accounting software to produce billing correspondence and documents. Transfers to CSU
BOT 167 - Medical Coding
This course provides entry-level training in medical coding. Students will develop an understanding of Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) and International Classifications of Diseases (ICD-9-CM), Volumes I and II as they are used in records. Transfers to CSU
BOT 170 - Medical Office Procedures
A course designed for those who wish to pursue a career as a medical business office worker or for those currently working in a medical office who wish to improve their skills. Students will develop skills in oral and written communications, records management, office supervision, legal and ethical obligations, credit and collections, banking procedures, bookkeeping for a medical office, employer and payroll taxes, special administrative procedures and preparation of a procedure manual for the medical office. Transfers to CSU
BOT 172 † (Computer Science Information Systems 172) Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
This class introduces a student to microcomputer application software. It is taught using a Windows operating system and IBM-compatible microcomputer, using business software in a hands-on lecture approach. Topics include the use of microcomputers for word processing, spreadsheet, database, electronic publishing and presentation functions. Transfers to CSU
BOT 176 - (Business 176, Computer Science Information Systems 176) COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
An introductory course of computerized accounting functions utilizing an integrated general ledger software package. This course is especially beneficial for students, teachers and professionals who are using, or who plan to use, computerized accounting packages in a business environment. Transfers to CSU
BOT 179 - Computerized Accounting Lab
Corequisite: BOT/BUS/CSIS 176. Supervised laboratory practice to enhance computer skills in subject areas included in Business/Business Office Technology/Computer Science Information Systems 176. Use of integrated general accounting software for completion of projects assigned in Computerized Accounting Applications class. Transfers to CSU
BOT 199 Special Studies or Projects in Business Office Technology
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Individual study, research or projects in the field of business office technology under instructor guidance. Written reports and periodic conferences required. Content and unit credit to be determined by student/instructor conferences and/or division. May be repeated for a maximum of nine units.
BOT 201 - Advanced Keyboarding/ Document Processing
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in BOT 102 or 102B or equivalent. Advanced Keyboarding/Document Processing is a course for the further development of keyboarding skill to meet professional placement requirements. Students will use intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Word software to create complex business documents with minimum instruction. Students will use computer software for building speed and accuracy on five-minute timed writings to attain the speed and accuracy required for professional office positions. Transfers to CSU
BOT 203 - Office Project Coordination
This capstone course gives students who have comprehensive knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook the opportunity to integrate those skills by assuming responsibility for completing a given project from inception to completion. Transfers to CSU
BOT 223 - 225 Office Work Experience

Prerequisite: Limited to majors in Business Office Technology who have completed at least 12 units in the major. Work experience in an office. Trainee spends 60-75 hours per semester in on the-job training in an office. Keyboarding and computer skills as well as training in a variety of office procedures are required by most worksites. For work experience or field experience requirements.

Transfers to CSU

BOT 299 A & B

299A 

Selected topics in Business Office Technology not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Division of Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development in relation to community/student need(s) and/or available staff. May be offered as a seminar, lecture or laboratory class. Associate degree applicable

299B: Baccalaureate level-CSU transfer

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