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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog
2012-2013

BOT-BUSINESS OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

BOT 101. Keyboarding Basics - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Covers correct fingering and mastery of the keyboard to develop skillful operation. Formatting basic business letters, memos, and manuscripts.
BOT 102. Keyboarding: Document Formatting - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Designed to improve keyboarding speed and accuracy; introduce formats of letters, tables and reports. A speed and accuracy competency requirement must be met. Prerequisite: BOT 101 or consent of instructor.
BOT 105. Business English I - 3 cr.
Training and application of the fundamentals of basic grammar, capitalization and sentence structure (syntax).
BOT 106. Business Mathematics - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Mathematical applications for business, including training in the touch method of the 10-key calculator. Prerequisite: CCDM 103N or adequate score on math placement exam.
BOT 109. Business English II - 3 cr.
Training and application of the fundamentals of punctuation, numbers, basic writing and editing skills. Prerequisite: C or better in BOT 105.
BOT 110. Records Management - 3 cr.
Principles, methods and procedures for the selection, operation and control of manual and automated records systems.
BOT 120. Accounting Procedures I - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Business accounting principles and procedures. Use of special journals, cash control, and merchandising concepts. Reports for sole proprietorships.
BOT 121. Accounting Procedures II - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Continuation of BOT 120, emphasizing accounting principles and procedures for notes and interest, depreciation, partnerships and corporations, cash flow and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: BOT 120.
BOT 135. Keyboarding Technique Review - 3 cr.
Emphasis on improving keyboarding speed and accuracy. Prerequisite: BOT 101 or equivalent.
BOT 140. Payroll Accounting - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Payroll procedures including payroll tax forms and deposits. Prerequisite: BOT 120 or consent of instructor.
BOT 150. Medical Terminology - 3 cr.
Understanding of the basic elements of medical words. Use of medical abbreviations. Same as NURS 150 and OEHO 120.
BOT 158. Advanced Medical Office Terminology - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Builds upon the concepts introduced in Medical Terminology providing greater understanding of how to properly use and apply medical terminology in various health fields. Emphasis will be on terminology used in medical records and procedures, medical coding, and medical transcription. Current medical practice, technological changes in medicine, creating medical documents, and pharmacology will also be covered. Prerequisites: OHEO 120 or NURS 150 or BOT 150.
BOT 170. Office Communications in Spanish I - 3 cr.
Develop oral and written communications skills of native or near-native speakers of Spanish. The student will learn basic letter writing skills, customer service techniques, and telephone etiquette in Spanish. Prerequisite: BOT 101 or basic computer keyboarding skills and native or near-native Spanish-speaking ability.
BOT 171. Office Communications in Spanish II - 3 cr.
Develop oral and written communications skills of native or near-native speakers of Spanish. Emphasis placed on learning the office assistant's role within the office environment. Compose complex business correspondence and learn to make international travel arrangements. Prerequisite: BOT 101 or BOT 170.
BOT 190. Career Exploration - 1 cr.
Assists students in making career path choices by presenting overviews of the duties and expectations of support staff employed in legal, medical, accounting, and general offices. Includes instructor presentations, guest speakers, local office visits, advising workshop, and degree plan preparation.
BOT 191. Taking Minutes & Proofreading - 3 cr.
Preparation and practice producing minutes suited for different meeting types and purposes. Provides strategies to prepare for meetings, to record proceedings, and to transcribe minutes while incorporating proofreading skills practice. Topics include legal requirements, meeting types, minute formats, and duties/expectations of the minute taker and the meeting chair. Graded: S/U. Prerequisite(s): BOT 109 or consent of instructor. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.
BOT 202. Keyboarding Document Production - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Further development of keyboarding speed and accuracy. Production of complex letters, memos, tables, reports and business forms. A speed and accuracy competency requirement must be met. Prerequisites: BOT 102 and BOT 109, or consent of instructor.
BOT 203. Office Equipment and Procedures I - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Office organization, telephone techniques, equipment and supplies, handling meetings, human relations, mail procedures, and travel. Prerequisites: BOT 213 or CS 110G or consent of instructor.
BOT 204. Office Equipment and Procedures II - 3 cr. (2+2P)
A continuation of BOT 203 with advanced study of office practices. Prerequisite: BOT 203. Corequisites: BOT 209, COMM 253G/265G, or consent of instructor.
BOT 205. Microcomputer Accounting I - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Introduction to automated accounting systems on microcomputers. Prerequisite: working knowledge of computers and accounting or consent of instructor.
BOT 206. Microcomputer Accounting II - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Microcomputer accounting applications, integrating spreadsheets, word processing, graphics, and database. Prerequisites: BOT 121 and OECS 215, or consent of instructor.
BOT 207. Machine Transcription - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Creating office documents using transcribing equipment and microcomputer software. Emphasis on proofreading, editing and grammar. Prerequisites: minimum keyboarding of 45 wpm and C or better in BOT 105 or BOT 109 or equivalent and BOT 211 or BOT 213.
BOT 208. Medical Office Procedures - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Records and procedures as applicable to medical offices. Prerequisites: BOT 109, BOT 211, and OEHO 120.
BOT 209. Business and Technical Communications - 3 cr.
Effective written communication skills and techniques for career success in the work place. Composition of letters, memos, short reports, forms, and proposals, and technical descriptions and directions. Prerequisites: ENGL 111G and computer keyboarding ability or consent of instructor.
BOT 211. Information Processing I - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Defining and applying fundamental information processing concepts and techniques using the current version of leading software. Prerequisites: Keyboarding proficiency as demonstrated through completion of BOT 122, BOT 123, and BOT 124 or BOT 101 or equivalent. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits under different subtitles listed in the Schedule of Classes.
BOT 213. Word Processing I - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Operation and function of a word processor. Specific equipment to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: BOT 101 or keyboarding proficiency as demonstrated through completion of BOT 122, BOT 123, and BOT 124 or equivalent.
BOT 214. Word Processing II - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Advanced operation and functions of a word processor. Specific equipment to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: BOT 213 or consent of instructor.
BOT 215. Spreadsheet Applications - 1-3 cr.
Use of spreadsheets to include graphics and business applications. Same as OECS 215. May be repeated under different subtitles listed in the Schedule of Classes.
BOT 217. Powerpoint Presentation - 3 cr.
Comprehensive, hands-on approach to learning and applying basic and advanced features of PowerPoint. These include text enhancements, objects, fills, colors, animation, charts, sound, video, and hyperlinks. Students demonstrate appropriate audience and communication tools to deliver presentations. Prerequisites: BOT 211 or ability to demonstrate keyboarding and Windows proficiency.
BOT 218. Information Processing II - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Advanced information processing techniques using current version of leading software. Prerequisite: BOT 211 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
BOT 220. Internship in Business Office Technology - 2 cr.
Experience in a supervised office position. Student must work at least eight hours per week. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.
BOT 221. Cooperative Experience I - 1-3 cr.
Student employed at approved work site; supervised and rated by employer and instructor. Each credit requires specified number of hours of on-the-job work experience. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Graded S/U. Restricted to BOT majors.
BOT 222. Cooperative Experience II - 1-3 cr.
Continuation of BOT 221. Prerequisites: BOT 221 and consent of instructor. Graded S/U.
BOT 223. Medical Transcription I - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Introductory machine transcription for the medical office using medical terminology. Prerequisites: NURS 150 or OEHO 120 or BOT 150, and BIOL 101G/L or OEHO 100 or consent of instructor.
BOT 225. Medical Transcription II - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Study of machine transcription for the medial office using medical terminology. Continuation of BOT 223. Prerequisite: BOT 223.
BOT 228. Medical Insurance Billing - 3 cr.
Overview of the insurance specialists role and responsibilities. Emphasis on diagnostic and procedural coding and the claims processing cycle. Prerequisite: NURS 150 or OEHO 120 or BOT 150 and OEHO 100 or BIOL 101G/L and BOT 208 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
BOT 233. Advanced Medical Transcription - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Builds upon the concepts introduced in Medical Transcription providing greater understanding of how to produce advanced reports of physician dictation with increasing speed and accuracy. Emphasis will be on proofreading and editing of operative reports, patient history and physicals, office notes, labor and delivery reports, consultation reports, discharge summaries, and other medical reports. Prerequisite(s): BOT 223. Restricted to: All Community Colleges.
BOT 239. Personal Development - 3 cr.
Development of a marketable, employable office systems person, to include interview, voice, manners, and apparel.
BOT 240. Introduction to Individual Taxation - 3 cr.
Overview of Individual Federal Taxation; awareness of tax problems pitfalls and planning opportunities; focus on individual personal financial concerns and tax planning. One semester of accounting principles/procedures is recommended.
BOT 241. Auditing and Business Issues - 3 cr.
Introduction to basic auditing concepts, the purpose for the auditing process, and requirements of persons assisting with the audit process. The course will also deal with issues of business law including contracts, sales, torts, strict liability, and business ethics. Prerequisite(s): BOT 120. Restricted to: Community Colleges only. Restricted to BOT majors.
BOT 244. Tax Preparation - 3 cr.
Introduces basic federal and state tax codes for preparing individual income tax returns. Emphasis on use of tax software. Prerequisite: keyboarding proficiency.
BOT 246. Tax Recertification - 1 cr.
Review changes in the tax code and tax software for preparing federal and state individual income tax returns. Prerequisite: BOT 244. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
BOT 247. Civic Involvement in Tax Preparation - 1-3 cr.
Prepare individual tax returns applying current tax code. Each credit requires specific number of volunteer hours at a designated New Mexico Tax Coalition site. Prerequisite(s): BOT 246. Restricted to: Alamogordo campus, Carlsbad campus, Dona Ana campus, Grants campus.
BOT 248. Medical Coding I - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Continuation of BOT 228. Emphasis is on the most recent revisions of ICD-9-CM. In depth study of the ICD-9/10-CM coding conventions and principles. Prerequisite: BOT 228.
BOT 249. CPT Coding I - 3 cr.
Introductory coding class for the medical office using the CPT coding conventions and principles. NURS 150 or OEHO 120 or BOT 150 and OEHO 100 or BIOL 101G/L .
BOT 250. Electronic Office Systems - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Management of the electronic office. Office use of computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, and scanner concepts will be covered. Prerequisite: BOT 211.
BOT 253. Advanced Medical Transciption - 3 cr.
Builds upon the concepts introduced in Medical Transcription providing greater understanding of how to produce advanced reports of physician dictation with increasing speed and accuracy. Emphasis will be on proofreading and editing of operative reports, patient history and physicals, office notes, labor and delivery records, consultation reports and letters, outpatient records, discharge summaries, and other medical reports. Prerequisite: BOT 223. Community Colleges only.
BOT 255. Special Topics - 1-4 cr.
Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
BOT 258. Medical Coding II - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Continuation of BOT 228, and Medical Coding I. Emphasis is on the most recent revision of ICD-10-CM, CPT-4, and DSM-IV. Continued study in the ICD-9/10-CM coding conventions and principles and in depth the CPT-4, HCPCS, and DSM-IV coding convention and principles. Designed as a medical coding capstone course. Prerequisite(s): BOT 228 AND BOT 248. Restricted to: Alamogordo campus, Carlsbad campus, Dona Ana campus, Grants campus.
BOT 259. CPT Coding II - 3 cr.
Continuation of BOT 249. Emphasis on the most recent revisions of CPT coding. In depth study of CPT coding conventions and principles. Designed as a medical coding capstone course. Prerequisite: BOT 249.
BOT 268. Health Information Systems - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Applications of systems and policies to health information systems, functions and health care data requests such as administrative, patient registration, personal health record (PHR), lab, radiology, pharmacy, etc. Prerequisite(s): OECS 105 or C S 110; AND BOT 208. Restricted to: Alamogordo campus, Carlsbad campus, Dona Ana campus, Grants campus.
BOT 270. Business Office Technology Capstone - 3 cr. (2+2P)
Refines professional skills learned in the BOT program and ties all BOT coursework together. Prerequisite(s): BOT 102 or BOT 129; and BOT 120; and BOT 209 or ENGL 203G or ENGL 218G; and BOT 211 or OECS 211. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.
BOT 298. Independent Study - 1-3 cr.
Individual studies directed by consenting faculty with prior approval of department head. Prerequisite: sophomore standing with 3.0 GPA. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.