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Business & Office Technology

Program Length

Two Semesters
Three Semesters
Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Career Certificate
Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

The Business and Office Technology program is designed to prepare a person for a  variety of entry-level administrative support positions in a variety of business settings. The program helps prepare students for employment opportunities in a medical or business setting through selection of a concentration in one of the following areas: Health-Care Data Technology or Office Technology.

The Health-Care Data Technology option of study is designed to prepare students to  work in office positions in doctors’ offices, health clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and other health-related organizations. The student will develop skills using medical terminology, accounting, transcription, coding, and computer software applications including electronic health records. 

The Office Technology emphasis is an instructional program designed to prepare  students for entry-level positions to utilize administrative office procedures, integrated computer applications, business financial systems, communication skills, and other computer skills such as database management and desktop publishing.

Career Opportunities Include

Accounting Clerk
Office Assistant
Executive, Legal or Medical Secretary
Receptionist
Machine Transcriptionist
Record Keeper
Computer Operator
Data Entry Clerk
Medical Records Clerk
Paralegal
Insurance Coder
Medical Transcriptionist

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Office Systems Curriculum

Health-Care Data Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.

Kandace Martin 
Instructor
J.B. Young Center Room 203 
(601) 477-2229
kandace.martin@jcjc.edu

BOT 1013 – Introduction to Keyboarding
This course provides an introduction to basic word processing commands and essential skill development using the touch system on the alphabetic keyboard. Course emphasis will be on speed and accuracy when keying documents and timed writings. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1113 – Document Formatting and Production
Prerequisite: Prior to enrollment in this course, students will be required to key straight-copy material at a minimum of 35 GWPM on a five-minute timed writing, with a maximum of one error per minute or successfully complete BOT 1013. This course focuses on improving keyboarding techniques using the touch method on production of documents using word processing functions. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1123 – Keyboard Skillbuilding
Prerequisite: BOT 1113 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course further develops keyboard techniques emphasizing speed and accuracy. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1133 – Microcomputer Applications
Prerequisite: BOT 1013 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course will introduce an operating system and word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software applications. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1143 – Word Processing
Prerequisites: BOT 1713, BOT 1133 and BOT 1113 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course focuses on production of documents using word processing functions. Production with accuracy is stressed and practice is given through a variety of documents for skillbuilding. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1213 – Personal and Professional Development
This course emphasizes an awareness of interpersonal skills essential for job success. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1233 - Microsoft Word® I
This course focuses on improving keyboarding techniques using the touch method and on production of documents using Microsoft Word® functions. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1243 - Microsoft Word® II
Prerequisite: BOT 1233. This course is a continuation of Microsoft Word® I and focuses on production of documents using Microsoft Word®. Production with accuracy is stressed and practice is given through a variety of documents for skillbuilding. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1273 - Introduction to Microsoft Office®
This course will introduce an operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software applications using the Microsoft Office Suite®. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1313 – Applied Business Math 
This course is designed to develop competency in mathematics for business use with emphasis on the touch method. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1413 – Records Management
This course focuses on the systems approach to managing recorded information in any form. Emphasis is placed on the three categories into which records generally fall and the treatment of these categories in proper management, storage, and retrieval. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1433 – Business Accounting
This course is designed to develop an understanding of analyzing, recording, classifying, and summarizing financial information of a sole proprietorship with insight into interpreting and reporting the resulting effects upon the business. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1443 – Advanced Business Accounting
Prerequisites: BOT 1433 or ACC 1213 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course is a continuation of Business Accounting with emphasis in accounting for corporations. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1513 – Machine Transcription
Prerequisites: BOT 1143 with a grade of “C’ or above unless approved by the Dean,
Instructor, or Advisor. This course is designed to teach transcription of a wide variety of business communications from machine dictation. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1613 – Medical Office Terminology I
This course is a study of medical language relating to the various body systems including diseases, physical conditions, procedures, clinical specialties, and abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling and pronunciation. Three semester credit hours: Three hours lecture.

BOT 1623 – Medical Terminology II
Pre-requisite: BOT 1613. This course presents medical terminology pertaining to human anatomy in the context of body systems. Emphasis is directed toward medical terminology as it relates to the medical office. Three semester credit hours: Three hours lecture.

BOT 1713 – Mechanics of Communication
This course is designed to develop the basic English competencies necessary for success in the business world. A study of the parts of speech, sentence structure, sentence types, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling is emphasized. Three semester credit hours: Three hours lecture.

BOT 1763 - Communication Essentials
This course focuses on the basic English competencies and communication skills necessary to be successful and effective in the workplace in addition to effectively contributing to a team while working with a diverse population. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1813 – Electronic Spreadsheet
Prerequisites: BOT 1313, BOT 1133 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course focuses on applications of the electronic spreadsheet as an aid to management decision making. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1823 - Microsoft Excel® I
This course focuses on application of Microsoft Excel® as an aid to management decision making. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 1853 - Microsoft Excel® II
Prerequisite: BOT 1823. This course is a continuation of Microsoft Excel® I and focuses on advanced functions and applications of the software. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2133 – Desktop Publishing
Prerequisites: BOT 1143 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course will present graphic design techniques, principles of page layout and design, and electronic publishing terminology and applications to create a variety of documents such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, and business cards using advanced features of word processing software. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2323 – Database Management
Prerequisites: BOT 1133 and BOT 1413 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course applies database concepts for designing and manipulating data files and formatting output as complex documents and reports. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2333 - Microsoft Access®
This course applies database concepts for designing and manipulating data files and formatting output as complex documents and reports using Microsoft Access®. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2413 – Computerized Accounting
Prerequisites: BOT 1433 or ACC 1213 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course applies basic accounting principles using a computerized accounting system. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2423 – Income Tax Accounting
Prerequisites: BOT 1433 or ACC 1213 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course introduces tax accounting including federal income tax laws and report preparation. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2433 - QuickBooks®
This course applies basic accounting principles using QuickBooks®. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2463 – Payroll Accounting
Prerequisites: BOT 1433 or ACC 1213 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course provides an in-depth study of payroll accounting. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2473 – Cost Accounting
Prerequisites: BOT 1433 or ACC 1213 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course provides an in-depth study of cost accounting for manufacturing business. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2523 – Medical Machine Transcription I
Prerequisites: BOT 1113, BOT 1613 and BOT 1623 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course is designed to teach transcription of various medical documents. Three semester credit hours: Two hour lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2533 – Medical Machine Transcription II
Prerequisites: BOT 2523 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course is designed to continue teaching transcription of various medical documents including dictation given by doctors with foreign accents and additional medical specialties. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2723 – Administrative Office Procedures
Prerequisites: BOT 1143 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course will provide comprehensive coverage and integration of business skills and issues, develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and establish a foundation in business procedures. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2743 – Medical Office Concepts
Prerequisites: BOT 1113 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course will provide coverage and integration of medical office skills and issues. Problem solving will be emphasized. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2753 – Medical Information Management
Prerequisite: BOT 2743 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course will provide coverage of medical office practices using software simulation. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2763 - Electronic Health Records
This course covers electronic health records (EHR) in the healthcare environment as they pertain to various healthcare settings. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2643 – CPT Coding
Prerequisites: BOT 1613, BOT 1623 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course is an introduction to the field of procedural coding and requirements for insurance reimbursement. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2653 – ICD Coding
Prerequisites: BOT 1613, BOT 1623 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course is an introduction to the field of diagnostic and inpatient procedural coding. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2663 - Advanced Coding
Pre-requisites: BOT 2643 and BOT 2653 with grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course includes advanced analysis of diagnostic and procedural coding systems. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2673 - Medical Insurance Billing
Pre-requisites: BOT 2643 and BOT 2653 with grades of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course is a culmination of skills and knowledge of appropriate procedures for generating processing, and submitting health insurance claims to private and governmental health insurance programs. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2813 – Business Communication
Prerequisites: BOT 1713 and BOT 1113 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course develops communication skills with emphasis on principles of writing business correspondence and reports, and preparing presentations. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2823 – Communication Technology
Prerequisites: BOT 1143 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course will present an overview of the resources available for communication using current technology. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2833 – Integrated Computer Applications
Prerequisites: BOT 1143, BOT 2813, BOT 2323, and BOT 1813 with a grade of “C” or above unless approved by the Dean, Instructor, or Advisor. This course integrates activities using the enhanced features of application software including word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, and multimedia. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

BOT 2913 – Supervised Work Experience
Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 30 semester hours in the program and consent of the instructor. This course provides related on-the-job training in an office environment. Three semester credit hours: This training must include at least 135 clock hours.