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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Business Office Systems - 30 courses
BOFF108 Ethics in the Workplace (Fall and Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Covers an awareness of ethics and professional conduct. Topics include identifying values, attitudes, resolving people problems and conflicts, confidentiality, time management skills, and employer and peer expectations. Emphasis in this course will focus on identifying ethical values and resolving ethical dilemmas.
Notes

BOFF114 Keyboarding (Fall and Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course covers how to use computer hardware and software to operate an alphabetic keyboard and numeric keypad by the touch system.
Notes [ C]

BOFF121 Fundamentals of Business Documents (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction includes keyboarding mastery, techniques, speed and accuracy development,proofreading, professional email, business plans, brochures, flyers, and tables. Formatting and development of business letters and memos are also included. Upon completion of the course a minimum speed of 35 words per minute with 6 errors or less on a 3-minute timing is required. This course is delivered with a competency based learning approach.
Notes [T, C]

BOFF125 Business Communication Strategies (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Theory and application of effective business writing including letters, memos, email, meeting correspondence, and reports. Strategies for producing good news, bad news, and persuasive messages are included. Interpersonal communication strategies in business are explored, as well as cultural and legal considerations for communication in the global business environment.
Notes [T, C]

BOFF127 Intro to PowerPoint (As Needed) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This is an introductory course designed to introduce students to basic elements of the presentation graphics software, Microsoft Power Point. Students will develop skills in creating slides with text, titles, bulleted lists, and graphics as well as printing and giving presentations. Adding visual elements, linking and embedding objects, sharing data and presentations will also be introduced. Students will utilize all the skills developed in the course to create and electronically share professional presentations.
Notes [ C]

BOFF130 Windows (Fall and Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course introduces Microsoft Windows and teaches computer terminology, mouse techniques, and keyboard shortcuts, and file management. Instruction also includes managing user accounts and settings, controlling and managing applications, finding and storing files, navigating and researching on the Internet, monitoring and tracking system performance, and computer security.
Notes [ C]

BOFF135 Business Etiquette (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to teach proper business etiquette, which is a fundamental requirement for all professional jobs. The course will cover basic and advanced principles in business etiquette as well as provide additional advanced strategies and tips to refine one’s professional image. Main focus will be directed on image, communication, and conveyance. Writing effective emails, developing a professional presence, mastering verbal and nonverbal communication, using social media for career success, designing and delivering powerful presentations, being assertive rather than aggressive in person and online, and managing conflict will all be covered.
Notes [ C]

BOFF139 Medical Office Procedures (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course explores the electronic health record used in the medical office. Students will be able to use up-to-date and accurate features and concepts of the electronic health record. The student will learn the functionality of the electronic health record as it applies to the medical office.
Notes

BOFF140 Medical Terminology (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Medical Terminology includes: prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviations, conditions, symptoms and procedure terms are studied by body systems. Emphasis is placed on the precise meaning, exact spelling, and correct pronunciation of medical terms and their use by body systems.
Notes [ |T,C]

BOFF180 Graphic Design Fundamentals for Print and Web (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course covers topics and the skills to work in graphic design by discussing and practicing how to apply graphic design theory and use graphic design applications. This course discusses graphic design trends and visual problem-solving techniques. In this course, students can work for local businesses and contribute to graphic design by expressing their creativity.
Notes [ C]

BOFF217 Digital and Print Media Layouts for Business (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: In this course, students will become familiar with software and applications used for digital and print media layout. You will learn how to work with text and set up a document. Then, you will then learn how to work with frames, colors, place and link graphics, create graphics using shapes, and the how to use Pen tool. You will learn how to content elements like tables, books, tables of contents, and indexes, as well as how to prepare, package, and export documents. You will explore a wide variety of advanced design effects and techniques in order to organize ideas and create compositions that communicate a specific message.
Notes [ C]

BOFF219 Digital Publication Design for Business (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course discusses digital publishing techniques and applications. It covers how to create eBooks, digital magazines, and interactive PDF’s. Students learn how to become self-publishers by producing Ebooks, digital magazines, and digital newspapers while exploring how digital publication helps businesses.
Notes [ C]

BOFF220 Graphic Editing and Illustration (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: In this course, you will learn how to manipulate photos, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and use the Bezier tool to draw and compose complex vector illustration. You also explore techniques for transforming and distorting objects, creating patterns, and brushes.
Notes [ C]

BOFF222 Design for Blogging Platforms (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: In this course, you will learn how to manage, create, and design content and artwork for blogging platforms (CMS). You will learn how to prepare and export work for CMS.
Notes [ C]

BOFF225 Spreadsheet Applications (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course is an introductory course designed to develop skills in creating, maintaining, printing, and sharing spreadsheets and charts. Features and functions of Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets will be introduced. Developing multiple-sheet workbooks, formatting worksheets, moving data between worksheets and workbooks, styles and templates will also be introduced.
NotesStudents should display basic computer literacy before enrolling in the course.
[ C]

BOFF226 Database Applications (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: An introductory course in database concepts including the skills to create tables; add, edit, and delete records. The creation of forms, queries, and reports will be introduced.
Notes [ C]

BOFF228 Intro To Word (As Needed) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This is an introductory course designed to introduce students to the word processing program, Microsoft Word. The course includes an overview of basic word processing skills using Microsoft Word. The instruction includes entering, editing, enhancing, customizing, and printing text documents.
Notes [ C]

BOFF230 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course is an advanced course designed to develop skills in maintaining and enhancing worksheets and reports. Students will work in both Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Topics include special effects, working with tables and data features, protecting workbooks, data validation, as well as Pivot Tables and Charts. Consolidating data, outlines, macros, analysis tools, collaborating tools, and integrating applications will also be introduced.
Notes [ C]

BOFF237 Word Processing Applications (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An introduction of word processing applications. Instruction includes creating, navigating, modifying, customizing, and sharing documents. Other topics include tables, charts, forms, images, building blocks, templates, markup and editing tools, mail merge, macros, hyperlinks, and embedded objects. File management techniques will also be introduced.
Notes [ C]

BOFF246 Illustrator (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: In this course, you will learn how to work with layers, incorporate color techniques, and use the Bezier tool to draw and compose complex vector illustrations. You also explore techniques for transforming and distorting objects, creating patterns, preparing vector artwork for web, and creating brushes.
Notes [ C]

BOFF249 Medical Office Procedures II (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course familiarizes the student with all aspects of the insurance industry relative to the medical office. Fees, billing, collections, and credit as well as financial management in the medical office will be discussed. The course will give the student an overview of insurance coding (CPT and ICD 10 coding), employability skills, resume writing, interview skills, and introduction to medical transcription, proofreading skills, punctuation, and spelling exercises are incorporated into this course.
Notes

BOFF253 Social Media for Business (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The course exposes students to multimedia communications focusing on various social media channels and their application in current media and business. The course examines the current habits in social media, trends, and evolution in social communication to provide a better understanding of the relationship between the different social channels and how they can be used to serve brands and promote business growth. To better understand these concepts, students will develop, maintain, and evaluate a simulated advertising account. Students will also work with local businesses to build a mini social media campaign.
Notes [ C]

BOFF255 Digital Presentations (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to develop skills in preparing and using presentation graphics software and applications. Students will develop core presentation skills utilizing digital technology. Topics will include creating, editing, formatting, printing, collaborating and sharing presentations. The course will cover features and functions of multiple presentation tools such as Microsoft Power Point, Google Slides, Sway, Prezi, and PowToon.
NotesStudents should display basic computer literacy before enrolling in the course.
[ C]

BOFF260 Professional Development (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to connect students’ education in the program with their work experiences to their post-graduation goals, whether that is obtaining a new job or earning a promotion. Topics such as job search trends, targeted documents necessary to be employable, proper interview skills and the importance of networking will be covered in detail. The goal is for students to focus on professional development topics so they feel confident marketing their skills after graduation and have concrete materials that will allow them to stand out to employers.
Notes [ C]

BOFF265 Virtual Technology for Business (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Virtual technology is becoming an increasingly import part of the professional arena; new and emerging technologies are inundating the workplace. This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of virtual technology platforms, prompting them to be more comfortable with the ever-changing world of technology and ultimately making them more marketable to employers. Topics will include using digital tools efficiently, such as email, calendars, e-meetings, and more. At the end of the course, students should be proficient in communicating virtually, confident in their ability to learn new technologies and comfortable using technology to enhance their personal work performance.
NotesStudents should display decent computer literacy before enrolling in the course.
[ C]

BOFF270 Social Media for Metrics & Analytics (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The course will help students understand the need and importance of social media analytics. It will teach them how to leverage the data made natively available by select platforms to evaluate social marketing campaigns. A large part of this course will be spent working first-hand with data in Excel. After working with the data, students will learn how to identify key data points, create charts and graphs to visualize analysis, glean insights, and make actionable recommendations. Students will then learn how to put together a robust presentation that highlights key findings from their analysis; presentations will be delivered to the class as if it were a real-life presentation to managers and business executives.
NotesStudents should have taken BOFF 275 or be enrolled concurrently.
[ C]

BOFF275 Social Media Management (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The course teaches students to use social media strategically for a client or organization. An emphasis is placed on strategic planning and collaboration, tactical execution, and measurement of social media efforts. Students will learn by doing through assignments focused on social media strategy and tactics, content planning and creation, paid social, management and measurement tools, as well as crisis management. The course will cover an array of social platforms including, but not limited to blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Snapchat. Students will develop a social media strategy for a current brand and present the strategy in a class presentation as if it were a real-life presentation to managers and business executives.
Notes [ C]

BOFF290 Office Management Seminar (As Needed) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course requires students to participate in an internship, which will allow them to complete projects related to their career goals under the supervision of an experienced practitioner in the field. Students will gain professional, real-world experience in the office management field and will reflect on their experiences to better enhance their understanding. By the end of the course, students should have a fundamental understanding of the expectations in the field and be able to connect their internship experience with their personal job search.
Notes [ C]

BOFF291 Social Media Seminar (As Needed) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course requires students to participate in an internship, which will allow them to complete projects related to their career goals under the supervision of an experienced practitioner in the field. Students will gain professional, real-world experience in the social media field and will reflect on their experiences to better enhance their understanding. By the end of the course, students should have a fundamental understanding of the expectations in the field and be able to connect their internship experience with their personal job search.
NotesThis course if for Business Administrative Technology majors concentrating in Social Media.
[ C]

BOFF292 Graphic Design Seminar (As Needed) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: The study of contemporary problems in business.
Notes [ C]

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