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Course Descriptions

Business Technologies and Administrative Careers (BTAC)


BTAC 080  Keyboarding  (2)

Uses keyboards to record words and data in the business office, as well as in personal communications. Enables a student to develop touch-keyboarding (typewriting) skills in a minimal amount of time. Introduces alphabet, number, and symbol keys to students with little or no keyboarding skills.

BTAC 090  Office Accounting  (5)

General presentation of financial accounting designed to meet the needs of the non-accountant in business. Develops fundamental accounting principles and applications from initial journal entries through the preparation of financial statements for service and merchandising firms. Topics include the accounting equation, the accounting cycle in service and merchandising firms, special journals, cash transactions, payroll, accounting professionals, and computerized accounting systems. RESTRICTION: Accounting majors are not eligible for this class.

BTAC 100  Fundamentals of Computers  (5)

Introduction of computers for home and business applications. Course content includes history, terminology, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, desktop information management, and (OLE) Object Linking and Embedding. Covers an overview of the Internet. Also provides a foundation for all Business Division computer courses. A minimum typing speed of 20 wpm is recommended. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for READ 094.

BTAC 101  Beginning Keyboarding   (5)

Uses keyboards to record words and data in the business office, as well as in personal communication. Students learn to operate the alphabet, number, and symbol keys on a computer by touch. Emphasizes speed and accuracy skill development. Students apply these computer skills to formatting basic business documents using a current word processing program. For students with little or no prior keyboarding instruction.

BTAC 102  Intermediate Keyboarding  (5)

Builds on the keyboarding skills and concepts developed in BTAC 101. Continues emphasis on speed and accuracy development on a computer keyboard. Students use a word processing program to refine formatting skills on basic business documents such as business letters, memorandums, reports, and tables. RECOMMEND: BTAC 112 and a minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or equivalent.

BTAC 103  Advanced Keyboarding  (5)

Builds on the keyboarding skills and concepts developed in BTAC 102. Continues emphasis on speed and accuracy development on a computer keyboard. Students use a word processing program to further refine formatting skills on a computer. Students enhance their ability to make decisions and to work independently. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 102 or equivalent and BTAC 112, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

BTAC 104  Computer Fundamentals: Internet  (2)

Self-paced course covering the following concepts: the Internet, using Microsoft Internet Explorer to access the world wide web, and using the more popular search engines. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

BTAC 105  Computer Fundamentals: Word  (2)

Self-paced course covering the following concepts: Using Word to create documents, editing and proofing Word documents, and formatting Word documents. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

BTAC 106  Computer Fundamentals: Excel  (2)

Self-paced course covering the following concepts: Using Excel to create worksheets, modifying Excel worksheets, formatting Excel worksheets, and creating charts. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

BTAC 107  Typing Speed and Accuracy 1  (4)

For students who know the keyboard and would like extensive speed and accuracy skill development. Emphasizes proper technique, rhythm development, straight-copy skill, and accuracy. RECOMMEND: Knowledge of keyboard and a minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 108  Typing Speed and Accuracy 2  (4)

For students who know the keyboard and would like intensive speed and accuracy skill development. Emphasizes proper technique, rhythm development, straight-copy skill, and accuracy improvement. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 107. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 109  Legal Terminology  (3)

Equips students for further legal studies such as legal transcription, legal office work, paralitigation, and/or court reporting technologies. Emphasizes Latin as a basis for many legal terms. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for READ 094.

BTAC 110  Business Math Applications  (5)

Provides a thorough review of basic arithmetic fundamentals and their application to typical business problems. Teaches students to solve business problems using an electronic desktop calculator and a computer, and to operate a ten-key computer keypad by touch. Includes a unit in Excel. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for MATH 072.

BTAC 111  Introduction to Computer Literacy  (5)

Introduction to the personal computer in a small office/home setting. Includes terminology, file management, word processing, e-mail, the In ternet, Green River's Learning Management System, and an introduction to information literacy. No previous computer experience required. REC OMMEND: Eligible for READ 094. Satisfies an activity requirement for A A degre.

BTAC 112  Beginning Word  (5)

Introduces the basic skills of Microsoft Word. Focuses on creating, saving, and printing a document; editing and managing documents; formatting characters and paragraphs; using spellchecker, autocorrect, thesaurus, word count and grammar tools; conducting find and replace; using autotext; manipulating tabs, merging documents, creating headers, footers, footnotes and end notes. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.

BTAC 113  Computer Fundamentals: Access  (2)

Self-paced course covering the following concepts: Using Access to create databases, manipulating data in a database, creating forms, creating reports, and creating queries. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

BTAC 114  Microcomputer Fundamentals: PowerPoint  (2)

Self-paced course covering the use of PowerPoint to create presentations. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

BTAC 115  Professional Image Building  (1)

Students learn to project a professional and successful image in today's competitive workplace. Discusses business wardrobe, color analysis and design, hygiene (skin care and hairstyle), self-esteem, professional etiquette and the techniques for a successful interview. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 117  Exploring PowerPoint  (2)

Students learn to create and deliver easy, effective, professional-looking presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or instructor's permission.

BTAC 118  Basics for Online Education  (5)

Introduces students to online issues such as Internet access, file management, Word documents attachments, and effective email communication. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 119  MOS Core and Expert Certification Preparation  (7)

Prepares users to take the Microsoft MOS core and expert certification tests in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 120  Introduction to Transcription  (5)

Students develop transcription and editing skills using pre-recorded materials. Emphasizes production of mailable transcripts with specific attention to the placement, arrangement, correct spelling, and grammar of letters, memos, tables, and reports. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 102 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: A college level composition course.

BTAC 121  Introduction to legal Transcription  (5)

Develops legal transcription and editing skills using pre-recorded materials. Gives students a comprehensive background in the creation, purpose, use, and procedures of legal documents in the specialty areas of litigation, wills and probate, and family law issues. Emphasizes production of mailable documents with attention to the rules of spelling, grammar, and punctuation to meet the NALS requirements. Students increase their legal terminology knowledge and develop excellent research skills. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 102 and BTAC 109 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. RECOMMEND: A college-level composition course.

BTAC 122  Introduction to Medical Transcription  (5)

Develops medical transcription and editing skills using pre-recorded materials. Emphasizes production of mailable transcripts with attention to placement, arrangement, correct spelling, and grammar of letters, medical documents, and laboratory reports to meet AAMT standards. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 102 and ENGL 108, both with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: A college level composition course.

BTAC 123  Intermediate Medical Transcription  (5)

Develops advanced medical transcription and editing skills using pre-recorded materials. Emphasizes production of mailable transcripts with attention to placement, arrangement, correct spelling, and grammar of letters, medical documents, and laboratory reports to meet AAMT standards. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 122 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: A college level composition course.

BTAC 124  Advanced Medical Transcription  (5)

Develops medical transcription production and editing skills using realistic pre-recorded materials. Emphasizes transcription of medical reports and correspondence to meet the entry-level standards for accuracy and production speed to meet AAMT standards. PREREQUISITE: AP 100, BTAC 112, and BTAC 123, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

BTAC 125  Medical Terminology for Office Administration  (5)

Provide students in-depth coverage of the terminology and the medical language used in healthcare settings and used for medical documentation. Major topics include performing analysis of word parts such as roots, prefixes, suffixes and combining vowel as well as interpreting common abbreviations. Teaches students to accurately spell, pronounce and define common medical terms related to the major organ systems, disease processes, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, laboratory tests and drugs. Not intended for students pursuing clinical degrees. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for READ 104, or instructor's permission.

BTAC 126  Pharmaceutical Basics  (2)

Provides an overview of pharmacological topics including the study of terminology, drug classifications, administration methods and usage. Emphasizes understanding of the action of drugs, including the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs from the body. Provides detailed description of chemical, generic, and brand names of drugs, as well as standards and references used in research for the preparation of medical report documentation. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for READ 104.

BTAC 127  Overview of Human Diseases for Non-Clinicians  (3)

Identifies the causes of disease and their impact on the human body. Identifies the common physiological effects of disease on body systems. Teaches the roles of multidisciplinary healthcare team in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Covers the implications in prevention and treatment of disease. Course designed for non-clinicians. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for READ 104.

BTAC 129  Intermediate Legal Transcription  (5)

Students refine legal transcription and editing skills using prerecorded materials. Students develop a comprehensive background in the creation, purpose, use, and procedures of legal documents in the specialty areas of contracts, real estate, corporate law, bankruptcy, and appellate practice. Emphasizes production of mailable documents with attention to the rules of spelling, grammar, and punctuation to meet the NALS requirements. Students increase their legal terminology knowledge and develop excellent research skills. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 121 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

BTAC 130  Business Correspondence  (5)

Emphasizes techniques to develop and compose psychologically-sound business messages dealing with good news, bad news, and persuasive messages. Develops skills to write a clear and well-organized business report. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 099 and READ 104; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: BTAC 100 or computer application experience.

BTAC 132  Business Communication Applications  (5)

Focuses on the use of the PowerPoint, Outlook and One Note applications. Includes basic and advanced concepts for each application and their usage in business. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 133  Prep Test 1-Microsoft Certification Access  (1)

For users of Microsoft Access for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS core certification test. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 134  Prep Test 2-Microsoft Certification Access  (1)

For users of Microsoft Access for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS expert certification test. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 135  Prep Test 1-Microsoft Certification Excel  (1)

For users of Microsoft Excel for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS core certification test. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 136  Prep Test 2-Microsoft Certification Excel  (1)

For users of Microsoft Excel for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS expert certification test. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 137  Prep Tests - Microsoft Certification PowerPoint  (1)

For users of Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS core and expert certification test. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 138  Prep Test 1-Microsoft Certification Word  (1)

For users of Microsoft Word who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS core certification test. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 139  Prep Test 2-Microsoft Certification Word  (1)

For users of Microsoft Word for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS expert certification test. RECOMMEND: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BTAC 140  Records Management  (5)

Introduces filing methods, related rules and applications for paper and electronic records management. Uses Microsoft Access extensively for lab applications. Students create appropriate electronic file structures for various record volumes. Covers filing equipment, supplies, microfilms, vital records plan, retention scheduling, and the records life cycle process. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: BTAC 185.

BTAC 142  Health Information and Delivery Systems  (5)

Introduces the organization, financing, regulatory and delivery structures of healthcare services, providers, payers, and agencies in the U.S. Focuses on the use of data structure, content and standards, data sets and retrieval. Explains the role of Information Technology in healthcare. Addresses current issues in healthcare and the roles and functions of various healthcare professionals. PREREQUISITE: AP 100 or AP 103, BTAC 100 and BTAC 125, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 143  Medical/Legal Aspects of Health Information  (5)

Provides an overview of law and ethics in the healthcare setting including employees' and providers' duties and responsibilities. Major topics include health information systems used to identify, file, and store patient health information, patient and healthcare recordkeeping, different types of data, sources, and use and users of data. Applies the general principles of law as related to health information. Emphasizes regulations regarding protected health information, patient privacy, and patient confidentiality. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 142 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.

BTAC 144  Computer Applications in Healthcare  (5)

Provides an overview of health informatics and examines the impact of information technology on the healthcare industry. Introduces encoding tools and computer-assisted coding software. Teaches use of practical applications using advanced word processing techniques and presentation, database, and flow chart software programs. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 142 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in BTAC 142; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 145  Introduction to ICD Coding  (5)

Introduces the International Classification of Diagnosis code (ICD) diagnostic coding, the numeric classification of disease and injury, coding methodology, and guidelines. Demonstrates the importance of accuracy and specificity in code selection, acquaints students with the different forms of medical data, and lays the foundation for advanced coding and medical record analysis. Students code from both reference books and the utilization of an online based encoder. Teaches students to assign valid diagnostic codes using authentic source documents. Provides an overview of Diagnostic Groupings (DRG's) and other clinical vocabularies such as the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms, (SNOMED-CT). PREREQUISITE: AP 100, BTAC 125, BTAC 126 and BTAC 127, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission

BTAC 146  Introduction to CPT Coding  (5)

Introduces coding in ambulatory settings using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level 2 and ICD Procedures (ICD-9 Volume III and ICD-10-PCS). General content includes coding guidelines, and the role in healthcare reimbursement. Covers coding of basic medical and surgical services including use of modifiers, as well as ethical coding and compliance issues. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 145 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 147  Beginning Keyboarding-Alphabet Keys  (1)

Introduces alphabetic keyboard including correct finger placement and reaches. Enables students to develop touch-keyboarding skills in a minimal amount of time.

BTAC 148  Keyboarding-Mastering 10-Key and Symbols  (1)

Focuses on the 10-key pad and symbols for developing efficient data-entry skills. Enables students to master the 10-key pad and symbols by touch.

BTAC 149  Keyboarding-Speed and Accuracy-Skill Building  (1)

Enables students to develop skills to improve typing speed and accuracy. Reinforces touch-typing technique. RECOMMEND: Keyboarding skills.

BTAC 150  Introduction to Windows  (5)

Introduces Microsoft Windows graphical user interface, the preparation of text and graphics documents, and the management of windows on the desktop. Includes the customization of the Windows desktop, techniques for working with files, folders and documents, and communication with other computers through the Internet. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 151  Word: Create, Edit and Format Documents  (1)

Focuses on Microsoft Word basics such as document formatting, document organization, text and paragraph formatting, styles.

BTAC 152  Word: Tables and Sharing Documents  (1)

Focuses on inserting a table, formatting a table, applying formulas to table data, inserting graphics, as well as working with document collaboration, merging documents, and using reference resources. RECOMMENDED: BTAC 151 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 153  Word: Mail Merge and Other Productivity Tools  (1)

Focuses on using templates to design documents and apply and customize themes. Teaches mail merge concepts such as label and letter creation using a database or spreadsheet data source. RECOMMEND: BTAC 151 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 154  Word: Create a Newsletter  (1)

Teaches use of Microsoft Word to design and create a newsletter, as well as working with objects and using object linking and embedding. RECOMMEND: BTAC 151 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 155  Word: Creating Forms, Macros and Document Security  (1)

Introduces creating an electronic form from a Microsoft Word template, protecting the form, and using authentication. Focuses on recording and editing macros. RECOMMEND: BTAC 151 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 157  Introduction to Outlook  (2)

Focuses on the application’s basic tools for sending and receiving e-mails; organizing schedules and events; making journal entries; and maintaining contact lists, to-do lists, and notes. Covers some customization. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 162  Introduction to Excel  (5)

Introduces the basic skills for developing spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Students prepare and format worksheets, and maintain and enhance workbooks. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 163  Advanced Excel  (5)

Focuses on advanced formatting and functions, creating and modifying templates and workbooks, using analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets and workbooks, collaborating with workbooks, and using data from external sources. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 162 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 164  Access: Create and Modify a Database  (1)

Focuses on Access objects and understanding the elements of database relationships. Also looks at table design with multiple tables. RECOMMEND: Basic knowledge of computer and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 165  Access: Use Queries to Produce Information  (1)

Introduces users to queries using Microsoft’s Access database application. Uses queries to retrieve data and extract records meeting criteria stored within the tables of a database. Students customize, analyze, and summarize query data to make decisions. RECOMMEND: Basic knowledge of computer, keyboarding, and Access skills.

BTAC 166  Access: Create and Modify Forms  (1)

Introduces data protection to ensure data integrity, validation and reliability. Also introduces students to forms using Microsoft Access database application. Viewing the data through a form allows the user to see one record at a time, rather than many records as would be the case in the datasheet view. RECOMMEND: Basic knowledge of computer, keyboarding and Access skills.

BTAC 167  Access: Create and Modify Reports  (1)

Introduces the user to reports using Microsoft Access database application. Reports are database objects used to sort, summarize, and output useful information. Emphasizes planning out the report in order to create professional and useful reports. Covers performing calculations in a report. RECOMMEND: Basic knowledge of computer, keyboarding, and Access skills.

BTAC 175  Instructor Assistant  (1-5)

Students assist the instructor including working with students individually in Business Technologies and Administrative Careers classes, answering questions, doing tutorial work, and checking papers. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

BTAC 177  BTAC Work Experience 1  (1-12)

Allows student to gain experience in full- or part-time employment directly related to their program of study. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.

BTAC 178  BTAC Work Experience 2  (1-12)

Allows student to gain experience in full- or part-time employment directly related to their program of study. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.

BTAC 179  BTAC Work Experience 3  (1-12)

Allows student to gain experience in full- or part-time employment directly related to their program of study. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.

BTAC 180  Medical Coding Professional Practice Experience  (5)

Provides students field-based practice with clinical code assignment and billing methodologies. Students complete field work with local healthcare facilities, physician practices, specialty clinics or other healthcare settings. In addition, students also complete in-class virtual based coding using authentic medical reports for a variety of patient types and encounters. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 257, BTAC 258 and BTAC 259, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 184  Internet and Basic Web Design  (5)

Students apply the necessary online skills to be successful using the Internet. Topics include understanding and using the Internet, web, FTP, E-mail, HTML, web graphics, browsers, browser plug-ins, relative/absolute addressing, and other related aspects. Students produce a web site using a variety of available technologies. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: BTAC 150 or IT 110.

BTAC 185  Introduction to Microsoft Access  (5)

Provides students with introductory Microsoft Access database training, specifically storage of data in a logical manner for later retrieval and use in the business environment. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 186  Advanced Microsoft Access  (5)

Focuses on advanced multi-table database design and techniques using Microsoft Access. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 185.

BTAC 187  PowerPoint: Preparing a Presentation  (1)

Focuses on Microsoft PowerPoint basics such as storyboard creation and presentation, managing files, and editing and enhancing the contents, applying and modifying the design, running a slide show, inserting and modifying text and images, and using the drawing tools. RECOMMEND: Keyboarding skills.

BTAC 188  PowerPoint: Design with Graphics and Multimedia  (1)

Focuses on creating diagrams for processes and relationships; creating a photo album; inserting movies and sound; creating tables and charts. RECOMMEND: BTAC 187and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 189  PowerPoint: Customize and Incorporate Web Features  (1)

Focuses on developing and organizing content, working with color; customizing design templates; running custom slide shows; preparing presentations for web delivery. RECOMMENDED: BTAC 187 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 191  Excel: Introduction to Formulas and Functions  (1)

Focuses on Excel basics such as creating, modifying, and improving the appearance of a worksheet, as well as entering formulas and functions to help analyze data. RECOMMEND: Keyboarding skills.

BTAC 192  Excel: Charts and Working with Large Worksheets  (1)

Focuses on using Excel’s charting feature and working with large worksheets. RECOMMEND: BTAC 191 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 193  Excel as a Database  (1)

Covers Excel’s database functions, pivot tables, conditional functions, and amortization table. RECOMMEND: BTAC 191 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 194  Excel: Data Consolidation and What-If Analysis  (1)

Focuses on data consolidations, links, and formula auditing. Covers use of spreadsheets for decision making with “what-if” analysis. RECOMMEND: BTAC 191 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 195  Excel: Collaboration, the Web, and Macros  (1)

Focuses on sharing and distributing Excel data, as well as working with Excel options. Students work with Excel templates and automate tasks with macros, and the use of Internet technology to display Excel data on web pages. RECOMMEND: BTAC 191 and keyboarding skills.

BTAC 200  Production Keyboarding  (5)

Emphasizes preparation of business documents. Students use a word processing program to refine formatting skills on a computer. Students develop decision-making skills while improving keyboarding (typing) skills. Emphasizes speed and accuracy improvement. Students work from an unarranged copy with minimal narrative instruction. Projects include correspondence, reports, forms, and tables. Emphasizes producing error-free copy. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 103 or equivalent, and BTAC 112. RECOMMEND: A typing speed of 55 wpm.

BTAC 201  Legal Production Keyboarding  (5)

Helps develop decision making skills and improves keyboarding (typing) and proofreading skills. Students work from an unarranged legal copy with minimal narrative instruction. Emphasizes speed and accuracy improvement, as well as legal terminology. Projects include preparation of documents commonly prepared in a legal office setting using a current word processing program. Projects include legal correspondence and documents, reports, forms, and tables. Emphasizes producing error-free copy. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 103 or equivalent, BTAC 109, and BTAC 112, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher. RECOMMEND: A typing speed of 60 wpm.

BTAC 202  Medical Production Keyboarding  (5)

Helps develop decision making skills and improves keyboarding (typing) and proofreading skills. Students work from an unarranged medical copy with minimal narrative instruction. Emphasizes speed and accuracy improvement, as well as medical terminology. Projects include preparation of documents commonly prepared in a medical office setting using a current word processing program. Projects include medical correspondence, documents and records, reports, forms, and tables. Emphasizes producing error-free copy. RECOMMEND: A typing speed of 60 wpm. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 102, BTAC 112 and BTAC 125, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

BTAC 212  Computer Application for Teachers  (5)

Assists teachers in integrating computer applications into classroom management. Uses database to generate charts for maintaining grades; a spreadsheet to produce graphs; a word processor to generate form letters; and presentation software to produce slide presentations, speaker notes, outlines, or paper printouts.

BTAC 214  Introduction to Information Security  (5)

Introduces the multi-faceted aspects of information security: facility and hardware security, data security, human security, organizational security, network security, and Internet security. Discusses the legal and ethical issues concerning information security. Focuses on information security for business and personal use, but does not deal with specific technical security equipment. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor permission. RECOMMEND: BTAC 150 or IT 101.

BTAC 216  Computer Support Internship I  (2-5)

Students assist Business Technologies and Administrative Careers (BTAC) instructors with computer applications and basic hardware functions. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

BTAC 217  Computer Support Internship 2  (2-5)

Students assist Business Technologies and Administrative Careers (BTAC) instructors with computer applications and basic hardware functions. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 216 and instructor's permission.

BTAC 218  Basic Office PC Support  (5)

Focuses on identifying and developing customer service skills while troubleshooting and resolving computer problems within a help-desk environment. Students learn troubleshooting strategies including problem identification, resolution techniques, case-management documentation and protocol. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 150 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 219  Basic Networking Concepts  (5)

A basic course in the management of a local area network. Identifies the responsibilities of the network system administrator and develops necessary skills. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 150 or instructor's permission.

BTAC 220  Technology in the Legal Office  (5)

Provides a study of the impact and use of technology in the legal office. Topics include ethical issues in using technology in a legal office; legal use of hardware and software; use of the Internet, cloud computing, and computer applications by legal assistants and the court system. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100, BTAC 103 and BTAC 109, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; Eligible for ENGL 099; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 235  Legal Office Procedures  (5)

Provides a study of activities most often performed by a legal assistant. Topics include legal office environment, communication services and management, legal code of ethics, scheduling/docketing techniques, messenger services, Washington’s legal court system structure, legal billing procedures, wills/probate procedures, job search and informational interview, preparation of job-ready resume/portfolio, leadership, and human relations. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100, BTAC 102, and BTAC 109, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher. RECOMMEND: BTAC 220 or concurrent enrollment.

BTAC 245  Medical Office Procedures  (5)

Provides a study of activities most often performed by medical administrative staff. Topics include medical office environment, communication services and responsibilities, medical records and file management, medical code of ethics, scheduling techniques and computerized patient scheduling/billing software, medical billing procedures, job search and informational interview, preparation of job-ready resume/portfolio and cover letter. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for READ 104.

BTAC 246  Advanced Coding  (5)

Covers advanced case studies using complex code assignment with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes. Discusses implications of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) and their relationship to coding assignment and finances. Covers theory and practice in advanced coding problem-solving, data, quality control. Students continue utilization of computerized encoder. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 145 and BTAC 146, both with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 248  Healthcare Reimbursement Methodology  (5)

Provides an in-depth overview of reimbursement methods and procedures used in the United States including many location based health insurance prospective payments systems (HIPPS). Study of the entire claims process from patient visit, procedure and diagnostic coding to payment using a variety of billing methods: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services forms (CMS), uniform billing (UB) forms and electronic claims submission. Students learn to define billing processes for commercial, federal and managed care insurance plans. Covers the importance of coded data, compliance, health information and charge master maintenance including an overview of fee schedules. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 142, BTAC 143, BTAC 145 and BTAC 146, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 250  Office Relations and Procedures  (5)

Provides instruction and activities directed toward technology, communication, and human relations skills of the administrative support professional. Topics include organizational structures, virtual offices, teamwork, anger, stress and time management; ethics, diversity, and sexual harassment; communication essentials, customer service, postal services, telecommunications, meetings and travel, job search, and leadership elements. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 100 and BTAC 130, both with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and eligible for ENGL& 101; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 255  Advanced Word  (5)

Focuses on using bookmarks and hyphenation; creating annotations and macros; adding borders, frames, and pictures; using WordArt, and Equation Editor; creating tables and charts; formatting text into columns; sorting text; formatting with styles; creating outlines, fill-in forms, tables of contents and indexes. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 112 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: A typing speed of 30 wpm.

BTAC 257  Intermediate ICD Coding  (5)

Focuses on intermediate coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnostic classification coding system. Students assign accurate codes to complex authentic case studies, applying compliance strategies, performing auditing procedures and maintaining quality monitor reports. Teaches students to abstract and assign valid diagnostic codes and verify code selection using real-life challenging coding cases. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 145 and BTAC 146 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 258  Intermediate CPT/HCPCS Coding  (5)

Focuses on intermediate coding using Current Procedural Terminology(CPT), Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) procedural classification coding systems to assign accurate codes to complex authentic case studies. Teaches students to abstract and assign valid procedural codes and verify code selection using real-life challenging coding cases to a variety of procedural groupings including Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APC) and Resource Utilization Groups (RUG). PREREQUISITE: BTAC 145 and BTAC 146 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 259  Medical Encoder  (3)

Provides hands-on code look-up and verification using logic-based computerized encoding systems with coding reference software for ICD, CPT, HCPCS classification systems. In addition, students are exposed to Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) using Natural Language Processing (NLP) software. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 145 and BTAC 146 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 266  Inside Microsoft Office  (5)

Focuses on the use of advanced Microsoft Office applications including object linking and embedding (OLE) and the integration of applications. Enhances prior application skills. These skills culminate in a professional PowerPoint group presentation that also may incorporate Word, Excel, and Access concepts. PREREQUISITE: BTAC 112 and BTAC 162; or instructor's permission.

BTAC 297  Independent Study-Business Technologies and Administrative Careers   (1-5)

Includes special courses and topics designed for students such as individual learning in the Business Technologies and Administrative Careers programs. Students may register for a contracted learning experience by obtaining permission from a Business Technologies and Administrative Careers (BTAC) faculty advisor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.