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Course Descriptions for Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS)

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Course Number: POFI 1104 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Fundamentals

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer application specific software. Emphasizes the concurrent development of office skills and computer knowledge. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: POFI 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Applications I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Keyboarding Proficiency.
Course Description: Overview of computer office applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Applications II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Computer Applications I or equivalent.
Course Description: Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is cross-listed as POFI 1441. The student may register for either POFI 1341 or POFI 1441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Spreadsheets

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: Skill development in concepts, procedures, and application of spreadsheets for business. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC

Course Title: Computer Applications II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 1301
Course Description: Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is cross-listed as POFI 1341. The student may register for either POFI 1341 or POFI 1441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Keyboarding Skills.
Course Description: Word processing software focusing on business applications. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Desktop Publishing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Keyboarding Skills.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 2301.
Course Description: Advanced word processing techniques using merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is cross-listed as POFI 2440. The student may register for either POFI 2340 or POFI 2440 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 2301.
Course Description: Advanced word processing techniques using merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is cross-listed as POFI 2340. The student may register for either POFI 2340 or POFI 2440 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2450 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Databases

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: In-depth instruction of database theory and the practical applications of a database. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: POFM 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Medical Administrative/ Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MDCA 1313, POFM 1317, POFM 1327 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


Course Number: POFM 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Medical Software Applications

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic keyboarding and computer skills.
Course Description: Medical software applications for the management and operation of health care information systems. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFM 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Medical Administrative Support

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, telephone communications, coding, billing, collecting, and third party reimbursement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFM 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Medical Insurance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, litigation, patient relations, and ethical issues. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: POFM 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Medical Document Production

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Create, format and produce publishable documents in a health care setting. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1127 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Keyboarding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of speed and accuracy. (2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business English

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Administrative Office Procedures I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic keyboarding skills.
Course Description: Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to an office environment. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Records and Information Management I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic records information management filing systems including manual and electronic filing. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Math

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of business mathematics including analytical and critical thinking skills. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Math Using Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 1301.
Course Description: Skill development in business math problem-solving using technology. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1328 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Presentations

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: Skill development in planning and conducting business presentations including communication and media skills. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Beginning Keyboarding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


Course Number: POFT 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec. 15 Ext.)


Course Number: POFT 2203 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Speed and Accuracy Building

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic keyboarding skills.
Course Description: Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Intermediate Keyboarding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFT 1329 or instructor approval.
Course Description: A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting documents. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Correspondence and Communication

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Business English.
Course Description: Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Administrative Project Solutions

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Computer application software proficiency and basic office procedures competency.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of project management and office procedures integrating software applications, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.