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IMS 115 PROOFREADING

Fall

The proofreading course provides the instruction and practice needed to improve the student's proofreading and editing skills. The students learn how to proofread to detect errors in capitalization, content, format, grammar, keyboarding, number usage, punctuation, spelling, word division, and word usage. Also the student learns to edit a document for clarity and conciseness via the use of realistic business communications: letters, memorandums, messages, expense reports, itineraries, and income statements. Disk applications give students practical experience in proofreading and editing on the computer screen.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture hours and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


IMS 117 TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION

Spring

The telephone communication course has a dual focus on technology and personal communications skills. This course is designed to benefit everyone who comes in contact with customers/clients/associates on the telephone. The student/employee learns how vital he/she is in promoting a good company image, how to make customers feel important, and how to increase sales. Telephone, telecommunications systems, equipment, and technology are discussed. Students listen to dialogues, analyze, and apply problem-solving skills to real world situations.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture hours and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


IMS 120 RECORDS/INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Fall

Fundamentals in alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing are reviewed in this course. The elements of an organized records management program are studied, including records inventory procedures, records classification systems, active and inactive records control procedures, forms analysis and control, archives management, and records center management. ARMA-comparable indexing rules are applied in manual and microcomputer applications. PC-File+ software is used to complete the computer work. Records maintenance emphasizing protecting and maintaining computerized files is included in this course.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


IMS 121 BEGINNING KEYBOARDING

T Fall/Spring/Summer

Basic keyboarding and formatting techniques are introduced. The keyboard, techniques of developing speed and accuracy, centering, tables, letters, and manuscripts are emphasized. Minimum five minute speed of 35 words per minutes for a C by the end of the course is required.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


IMS 122 DOCUMENT FORMATTING

T Fall/Spring/Summer

A continuation of Beginning Keyboarding with emphasis on straight copy as well as timed production work. Included in this course are letters, tables, memos, forms, and reports. Minimum five minute speed of 45 words per minute for a C by the end of the course is required.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Beginning Keyboarding-IMS 121 or previous keyboarding experience


IMS 127 VOICE DICTATION

Fall

Using voice recognition software and the micro-computer, the student will be able to compose e-mail messages, create reports, draft letters, edit proposals, and more just by speaking.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Beginning Keyboarding - IMS 227 or Consent of instructor


IMS 128 MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION

Fall

Computer transcription of pre-recorded data from transcription machine into mailable document form. Student composition, dictation, and proofreading are incorporated activities. Punctuation, spelling, word usage, and corrections are additional skills emphasized.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Office Information Processing I-IMS 227


IMS 130 CURRENT TECHNOLOGY FOR OFFICE SUPPORT

Spring

This course is designed to familiarize students with the most current technology and its impact on office support. Due to the fast-paced field, the course will continually be updated to match the needs of the changing workplace. Topics introduced include scheduling and calendaring features related to email and telephony, tutorial/orientation creation packages, cloud computing, podcasting and vodcasting, and apps for office production. Interpersonal skills, teamwork, communication skills, and ethical considerations applicable to today's work environment will be developed and practiced.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


IMS 191 OFFICE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student enrolled in the Office Assistant program. Each student is required to complete 150 contact hours at an approved worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's approval


IMS 192 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student enrolled in the Administrative Assistant program. Each student is required to complete 150 contact hours at an approved worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's approval


IMS 193 LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

T Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student enrolled in the Legal Administrative Assistant program. Each student is required to complete 150 contact hours at an approved worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's approval


IMS 194 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

T Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student enrolled in the Medical Administrative Assistant program. Each student is required to complete 150 contact hours at an approved worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's approval


IMS 197 INFORMATION PROCESSING INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student enrolled in the Information Processing program. Each student is required to complete 150 contact hours at an approved worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's approval


IMS 223 DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

T Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is a continuation of Document Formatting with emphasis on speed development and timed production work. Government, medical, technical, financial, and legal mini-simulations are included. A minimum 5-minute speed of 50 words per minute for a C by the end of the course is required.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Document Formatting-IMS 122 or prior keyboarding experience with speed of approximately 45 words per minute.


IMS 226 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROCEDURES

Fall

This course is a comprehensive study of the duties of the Administrative Assistant. Topics examined include human relations, personality, communications, and career options. Knowledge, attitudes, and values that are important for competent performance on the job are stressed. Decision making on the job is incorporated. This is considered a capstone course and should be taken near the end of the two-year Administrative Assistant program.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Keyboarding ability


IMS 227 OFFICE INFORMATION PROCESSING I

Fall/Spring

This course introduces concepts, vocabulary, hardware, software, and career information which directly relates to information processing. Students will progress through a packet of exercises dealing with word processing and moving toward integrating word processing documents into computerized presentations. Exercises will be completed as a simulation, which will parallel an office work environment in dealing with the expectations of a supervisor. Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems - COM 111 or consent of instructor.


IMS 229 LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Spring

This course reinforces the use of legal documents and legal terms. The vocabulary of the legal environment is stressed through spelling, legal abbreviations, symbols, and usage. Students use machine and voice recognition to transcribe legal documents. Students, through simulation work, learn the role of the legal administrative assistant in the legal environment, whether in an attorney's office or other legal entity. This is considered a capstone course and should be taken near the end of the two-year legal administrative assistant program.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): keyboarding ability


IMS 236 OFFICE INFORMATION PROCESSING II

Fall/Spring

This course is a continuation of Office Information Processing I with emphasis on advanced features of software application packages and the introduction of additional information processing software packages. This course includes simulations applying skills previously learned and the comparison of hardware/software on the current market.

Credit: 3 hours-Two lecture and two lab hours per week

Prerequisite(s): Office Information Processing I - IMS 227


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