Oct 17, 2019  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
    
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This section includes a brief description of each credit class offered on a regular basis at Green River College. Classes are arranged in alphabetical order according to the college department that offers the class.

Each listing includes a course number (prefix & code/number), course title, number of credits awarded, prerequisite and academic transfer distributions are also designated where applicable. Common course numbers are identified by an “&” symbol at the end of the department abbreviation.

Course numbers 100-299 are designated for Green River College programs and courses that transfer to senior institutions (transfer is sometimes limited). The 100 series is ordinarily for first-year students and the 200 series for second-year students, but this distinct varies because of differing requirements at other colleges and universities. The 300 and 400 level series are for third- and fourth-year students.

Consult the “Programs of Study ” section of this catalog and your faculty advisor for specific information about each class and about which classes will meet your requirements.

 

Business Technologies & Administrative Careers

  
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    BTAC 108 - Typing Speed and Accuracy 2

    Credits: 4
    For students who know the keyboard and would like intensive speed and accuracy skill development. Emphasizes proper technique, rhythm development, straight-copy skill, and accuracy improvement.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 107 . This is a pass/no credit course.
  
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    BTAC 109 - Legal Terminology

    Credits: 3
    Equips students for further legal studies such as legal transcription, legal office work, paralitigation, and/or court reporting technologies. Emphasizes Latin as a basis for many legal terms.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for READ 094 .
  
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    BTAC 110 - Business Math Applications

    Credits: 5
    Provides a thorough review of basic arithmetic fundamentals and their application to typical business problems. Teaches students to solve business problems using an electronic desktop calculator and a computer, and to operate a tenkey computer keypad by touch. Includes a unit in Excel.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for MATH 072 .
  
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    BTAC 111 - Introduction to Computer Literacy

    Credits: 5
    Introduction to the personal computer in a small office/home setting. Includes terminology, file management, word processing, e-mail, the Internet, Green River’s Learning Management System, and an introduction to information literacy. No previous computer experience required.

    Recommended: Eligible for READ 094 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Activity
  
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    BTAC 112 - Beginning Word

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the basic skills of Microsoft Word. Focuses on creating, saving, and printing a document; editing and managing documents; formatting characters and paragraphs; using spellchecker, autocorrect, thesaurus, word count and grammar tools; conducting find and replace; using autotext; manipulating tabs, merging documents, creating headers, footers, footnotes and end notes.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 113 - Computer Fundamentals: Access

    Credits: 2
    Self-paced course covering the following concepts: Using Access to create databases, manipulating data in a database, creating forms, creating reports, and creating queries. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

  
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    BTAC 114 - Microcomputer Fundamentals: PowerPoint

    Credits: 2
    Self-paced course covering the use of PowerPoint to create presentations. Recommended for students who are self-motivated, computer-literate, and self-disciplined. Presented as an independent learning environment with no instructor present.

  
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    BTAC 115 - Professional Image Building

    Credits: 1
    Students learn to project a professional and successful image in today’s competitive workplace. Discusses business wardrobe, color analysis and design, hygiene (skin care and hairstyle), self-esteem, professional etiquette and the techniques for a successful interview. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Satisfies Requirement: Activity
  
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    BTAC 117 - Exploring PowerPoint

    Credits: 2
    Students learn to create and deliver easy, effective, professional-looking presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 118 - Basics for Online Education

    Credits: 5
    Introduces students to online issues such as Internet access, file management, Word documents attachments, and effective email communication. This is a pass/no credit course.

  
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    BTAC 119 - MOS Core and Expert Certification Preparation

    Credits: 7
    Prepares users to take the Microsoft MOS core and expert certification tests in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 120 - Introduction to Transcription

    Credits: 5
    Students develop transcription and editing skills using pre-recorded materials. Emphasizes production of mailable transcripts with specific attention to the placement, arrangement, correct spelling, and grammar of letters, memos, tables, and reports.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 102  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: A college level composition course.
  
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    BTAC 121 - Introduction to legal Transcription

    Credits: 5
    Develops legal transcription and editing skills using pre-recorded materials. Gives students a comprehensive background in the creation, purpose, use, and procedures of legal documents in the specialty areas of litigation, wills and probate, and family law issues. Emphasizes production of mailable documents with attention to the rules of spelling, grammar, and punctuation to meet the NALS requirements. Students increase their legal terminology knowledge and develop excellent research skills.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 102  and BTAC 109  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: A college-level composition course.
  
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    BTAC 122 - Introduction to Medical Transcription

    Credits: 5
    Develops medical transcription and editing skills using pre-recorded materials. Emphasizes production of mailable transcripts with attention to placement, arrangement, correct spelling, and grammar of letters, medical documents, and laboratory reports to meet AAMT standards.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 102  and ENGL 108 , both with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: A college level composition course.
  
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    BTAC 123 - Intermediate Medical Transcription

    Credits: 5
    Develops advanced medical transcription and editing skills using pre-recorded materials. Emphasizes production of mailable transcripts with attention to placement, arrangement, correct spelling, and grammar of letters, medical documents, and laboratory reports to meet AAMT standards.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 122  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: A college level composition course.
  
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    BTAC 124 - Advanced Medical Transcription

    Credits: 5
    Develops medical transcription production and editing skills using realistic pre-recorded materials. Emphasizes transcription of medical reports and correspondence to meet the entry-level standards for accuracy and production speed to meet AAMT standards.

    Prerequisite: AP 100 , BTAC 112 , and BTAC 123 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
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    BTAC 125 - Medical Terminology for Office Administration

    Credits: 5
    Provide students in-depth coverage of the terminology and the medical language used in healthcare settings and used for medical documentation. Major topics include performing analysis of word parts such as roots, prefixes, suffixes and combining vowel as well as interpreting common abbreviations. Teaches students to accurately spell, pronounce and define common medical terms related to the major organ systems, disease processes, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, laboratory tests and drugs. Not intended for students pursuing clinical degrees.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for READ 104 , or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 126 - Pharmaceutical Basics

    Credits: 2
    Provides an overview of pharmacological topics including the study of terminology, drug classifications, administration methods and usage. Emphasizes understanding of the action of drugs, including the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs from the body. Provides detailed description of chemical, generic, and brand names of drugs, as well as standards and references used in research for the preparation of medical report documentation.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    BTAC 127 - Overview of Human Diseases for Non-Clinicians

    Credits: 3
    Identifies the causes of disease and their impact on the human body. Identifies the common physiological effects of disease on body systems. Teaches the roles of multidisciplinary healthcare team in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Covers the implications in prevention and treatment of disease. Course designed for non-clinicians.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    BTAC 129 - Intermediate Legal Transcription

    Credits: 5
    Students refine legal transcription and editing skills using prerecorded materials. Students develop a comprehensive background in the creation, purpose, use, and procedures of legal documents in the specialty areas of contracts, real estate, corporate law, bankruptcy, and appellate practice. Emphasizes production of mailable documents with attention to the rules of spelling, grammar, and punctuation to meet the NALS requirements. Students increase their legal terminology knowledge and develop excellent research skills.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 121  with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
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    BTAC 130 - Business Correspondence

    Credits: 5
    Emphasizes techniques to develop and compose psychologically-sound business messages dealing with good news, bad news, and persuasive messages. Develops skills to write a clear and well-organized business report.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  and READ 104 ; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: BTAC 100  or computer application experience.
  
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    BTAC 132 - Business Communication Applications

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on the use of the PowerPoint, Outlook and One Note applications. Includes basic and advanced concepts for each application and their usage in business.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 133 - Prep Test 1-Microsoft Certification Access

    Credits: 1
    For users of Microsoft Access for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS core certification test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 134 - Prep Test 2-Microsoft Certification Access

    Credits: 1
    For users of Microsoft Access for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS expert certification test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 135 - Prep Test 1-Microsoft Certification Excel

    Credits: 1
    For users of Microsoft Excel for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS core certification test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 136 - Prep Test 2-Microsoft Certification Excel

    Credits: 1
    For users of Microsoft Excel for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS expert certification test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 137 - Prep Tests - Microsoft Certification PowerPoint

    Credits: 1
    For users of Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS core and expert certification test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 138 - Prep Test 1-Microsoft Certification Word

    Credits: 1
    For users of Microsoft Word who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS core certification test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 139 - Prep Test 2-Microsoft Certification Word

    Credits: 1
    For users of Microsoft Word for Windows who are preparing to take the Microsoft MOS expert certification test. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Recommended: A minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 140 - Records Management

    Credits: 5
    Introduces filing methods, related rules and applications for paper and electronic records management. Uses Microsoft Access extensively for lab applications. Students create appropriate electronic file structures for various record volumes. Covers filing equipment, supplies, microfilms, vital records plan, retention scheduling, and the records life cycle process.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: BTAC 185 .
  
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    BTAC 142 - Health Information and Delivery Systems

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the organization, financing, regulatory and delivery structures of healthcare services, providers, payers, and agencies in the U.S. Focuses on the use of data structure, content and standards, data sets and retrieval. Explains the role of Information Technology in healthcare. Addresses current issues in healthcare and the roles and functions of various healthcare professionals.

    Prerequisite: AP 100  or AP 103 , BTAC 100  and BTAC 125 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 143 - Medical/Legal Aspects of Health Information

    Credits: 5
    Provides an overview of law and ethics in the healthcare setting including employees’ and providers’ duties and responsibilities. Major topics include health information systems used to identify, file, and store patient health information, patient and healthcare recordkeeping, different types of data, sources, and use and users of data. Applies the general principles of law as related to health information. Emphasizes regulations regarding protected health information, patient privacy, and patient confidentiality.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 142  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 144 - Computer Applications in Healthcare

    Credits: 5
    Provides an overview of health informatics and examines the impact of information technology on the healthcare industry. Introduces encoding tools and computer-assisted coding software. Teaches use of practical applications using advanced word processing techniques and presentation, database, and flow chart software programs.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 142  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in BTAC 142 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 145 - Introduction to ICD Coding

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the International Classification of Diagnosis code (ICD) diagnostic coding, the numeric classification of disease and injury, coding methodology, and guidelines. Demonstrates the importance of accuracy and specificity in code selection acquaints students with the different forms of medical data, and lays the foundation for advanced coding and medical record analysis. Students code from both reference books and the utilization of an online based encoder. Teaches students to assign valid diagnostic codes using authentic source documents. Provides an overview of Diagnostic Groupings (DRG’s) and other clinical vocabularies such as the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms,(SNOMED-CT).

    Prerequisite: AP 100 , BTAC 125 , BTAC 126  and BTAC 127 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 146 - Introduction to CPT Coding

    Credits: 5
    Introduces coding in ambulatory settings using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level 2 and ICD Procedures (ICD-9 Volume III and ICD-10-PCS). General content includes coding guidelines, and the role in healthcare reimbursement. Covers coding of basic medical and surgical services including use of modifiers, as well as ethical coding and compliance issues.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 145  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 147 - Beginning Keyboarding-Alphabet Keys

    Credits: 1
    Introduces alphabetic keyboard including correct finger placement and reaches. Enables students to develop touch-keyboarding skills in a minimal amount of time.

  
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    BTAC 148 - Keyboarding-Mastering 10-Key and Symbols

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on the 10-key pad and symbols for developing efficient data-entry skills. Enables students to master the 10-key pad and symbols by touch.

  
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    BTAC 149 - Keyboarding-Speed and Accuracy-Skill Building

    Credits: 1
    Enables students to develop skills to improve typing speed and accuracy. Reinforces touch-typing technique.

    Recommended: Keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 150 - Introduction to Windows

    Credits: 5
    Introduces Microsoft Windows graphical user interface, the preparation of text and graphics documents, and the management of windows on the desktop. Includes the customization of the Windows desktop, techniques for working with files, folders and documents, and communication with other computers through the Internet.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 151 - Word: Create, Edit and Format Documents

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on Microsoft Word basics such as document formatting, document organization, text and paragraph formatting, styles.

  
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    BTAC 152 - Word: Tables and Sharing Documents

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on inserting a table, formatting a table, applying formulas to table data, inserting graphics, as well as working with document collaboration, merging documents, and using reference resources.

    Recommended: BTAC 151  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 153 - Word: Mail Merge and Other Productivity Tools

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on using templates to design documents and apply and customize themes. Teaches mail merge concepts such as label and letter creation using a database or spreadsheet data source.

    Recommended: BTAC 151  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 154 - Word: Create a Newsletter

    Credits: 1
    Teaches use of Microsoft Word to design and create a newsletter, as well as working with objects and using object linking and embedding.

    Recommended: BTAC 151  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 155 - Word: Creating Forms, Macros and Document Security

    Credits: 1
    Introduces creating an electronic form from a Microsoft Word template, protecting the form, and using authentication. Focuses on recording and editing macros.

    Recommended: BTAC 151  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 157 - Introduction to Outlook

    Credits: 2
    Focuses on the application’s basic tools for sending and receiving e-mails; organizing schedules and events; making journal entries; and maintaining contact lists, to-do lists, and notes. Covers some customization.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 162 - Introduction to Excel

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the basic skills for developing spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Students prepare and format worksheets, and maintain and enhance workbooks.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 163 - Advanced Excel

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on advanced formatting and functions, creating and modifying templates and workbooks, using analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets and workbooks, collaborating with workbooks, and using data from external sources.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 162  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 164 - Access: Create and Modify a Database

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on Access objects and understanding the elements of database relationships. Also looks at table design with multiple tables.

    Recommended: Basic knowledge of computer and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 165 - Access: Use Queries to Produce Information

    Credits: 1
    Introduces users to queries using Microsoft’s Access database application. Uses queries to retrieve data and extract records meeting criteria stored within the tables of a database. Students customize, analyze, and summarize query data to make decisions.

    Recommended: Basic knowledge of computer, keyboarding, and Access skills.
  
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    BTAC 166 - Access: Create and Modify Forms

    Credits: 1
    Introduces data protection to ensure data integrity, validation and reliability. Also introduces students to forms using Microsoft Access database application. Viewing the data through a form allows the user to see one record at a time, rather than many records as would be the case in the datasheet view.

    Recommended: Basic knowledge of computer, keyboarding and Access skills.
  
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    BTAC 167 - Access: Create and Modify Reports

    Credits: 1
    Introduces the user to reports using Microsoft Access database application. Reports are database objects used to sort, summarize, and output useful information. Emphasizes planning out the report in order to create professional and useful reports. Covers performing calculations in a report.

    Recommended: Basic knowledge of computer, keyboarding, and Access skills.
  
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    BTAC 175 - Instructor Assistant

    Credits: 1-5
    Students assist the instructor including working with students individually in Business Technologies and Administrative Careers classes, answering questions, doing tutorial work, and checking papers.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 177 - BTAC Work Experience 1

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows student to gain experience in full- or part-time employment directly related to their program of study. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 178 - BTAC Work Experience 2

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows student to gain experience in full- or part-time employment directly related to their program of study. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 179 - BTAC Work Experience 3

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows student to gain experience in full- or part-time employment directly related to their program of study. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 180 - Medical Coding Professional Practice Experience

    Credits: 5
    Provides students field-based practice with clinical code assignment and billing methodologies. Students complete field work with local healthcare facilities, physician practices, specialty clinics or other healthcare settings. In addition, students also complete in-class virtual based coding using authentic medical reports for a variety of patient types and encounters.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 257 , BTAC 258  and BTAC 259 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 184 - Internet and Basic Web Design

    Credits: 5
    Students apply the necessary online skills to be successful using the Internet. Topics include understanding and using the Internet, web, FTP, E-mail, HTML, web graphics, browsers, browser plug-ins, relative/absolute addressing, and other related aspects. Students produce a web site using a variety of available technologies.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: BTAC 150  or IT 110.
  
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    BTAC 185 - Introduction to Microsoft Access

    Credits: 5
    Provides students with introductory Microsoft Access database training, specifically storage of data in a logical manner for later retrieval and use in the business environment.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 186 - Advanced Microsoft Access

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on advanced multi-table database design and techniques using Microsoft Access.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 185 .
  
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    BTAC 187 - PowerPoint: Preparing a Presentation

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on Microsoft PowerPoint basics such as storyboard creation and presentation, managing files, and editing and enhancing the contents, applying and modifying the design, running a slide show, inserting and modifying text and images, and using the drawing tools.

    Recommended: Keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 188 - PowerPoint: Design with Graphics and Multimedia

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on creating diagrams for processes and relationships; creating a photo album; inserting movies and sound; creating tables and charts.

    Recommended: BTAC 187  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 189 - PowerPoint: Customize and Incorporate Web Features

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on developing and organizing content, working with color; customizing design templates; running custom slide shows; preparing presentations for web delivery.

    Recommended: BTAC 187  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 191 - Excel: Introduction to Formulas and Functions

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on Excel basics such as creating, modifying, and improving the appearance of a worksheet, as well as entering formulas and functions to help analyze data.

    Recommended: Keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 192 - Excel: Charts and Working with Large Worksheets

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on using Excel’s charting feature and working with large worksheets.

    Recommended: BTAC 191  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 193 - Excel as a Database

    Credits: 1
    Covers Excel’s database functions, pivot tables, conditional functions, and amortization table.

    Recommended: BTAC 191  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 194 - Excel: Data Consolidation and What-If Analysis

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on data consolidations, links, and formula auditing. Covers use of spreadsheets for decision making with “what-if” analysis.

    Recommended: BTAC 191  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 195 - Excel: Collaboration, the Web, and Macros

    Credits: 1
    Focuses on sharing and distributing Excel data, as well as working with Excel options. Students work with Excel templates and automate tasks with macros, and the use of Internet technology to display Excel data on web pages.

    Recommended: BTAC 191  and keyboarding skills.
  
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    BTAC 200 - Production Keyboarding

    Credits: 5
    Emphasizes preparation of business documents. Students use a word processing program to refine formatting skills on a computer. Students develop decision-making skills while improving keyboarding (typing) skills. Emphasizes speed and accuracy improvement. Students work from an unarranged copy with minimal narrative instruction. Projects include correspondence, reports, forms, and tables. Emphasizes producing error-free copy.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 103  or equivalent, and BTAC 112 . Recommended: A typing speed of 55 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 201 - Legal Production Keyboarding

    Credits: 5
    Helps develop decision making skills and improves keyboarding (typing) and proofreading skills. Students work from an unarranged legal copy with minimal narrative instruction. Emphasizes speed and accuracy improvement, as well as legal terminology. Projects include preparation of documents commonly prepared in a legal office setting using a current word processing program. Projects include legal correspondence and documents, reports, forms, and tables. Emphasizes producing error-free copy.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 103  or equivalent, BTAC 109 , and BTAC 112 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Recommended: A typing speed of 60 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 202 - Medical Production Keyboarding

    Credits: 5
    Helps develop decision making skills and improves keyboarding (typing) and proofreading skills. Students work from an unarranged medical copy with minimal narrative instruction. Emphasizes speed and accuracy improvement, as well as medical terminology. Projects include preparation of documents commonly prepared in a medical office setting using a current word processing program. Projects include medical correspondence, documents and records, reports, forms, and tables. Emphasizes producing error-free copy.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 102 , BTAC 112  and BTAC 125 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Recommended: A typing speed of 60 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 212 - Computer Application for Teachers

    Credits: 5
    Assists teachers in integrating computer applications into classroom management. Uses database to generate charts for maintaining grades; a spreadsheet to produce graphs; a word processor to generate form letters; and presentation software to produce slide presentations, speaker notes, outlines, or paper printouts.

  
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    BTAC 214 - Introduction to Information Security

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the multi-faceted aspects of information security: facility and hardware security, data security, human security, organizational security, network security, and Internet security. Discusses the legal and ethical issues concerning information security. Focuses on information security for business and personal use, but does not deal with specific technical security equipment.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor permission. Recommended: BTAC 150  or IT 101 .
  
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    BTAC 216 - Computer Support Internship I

    Credits: 2-5
    Students assist Business Technologies and Administrative Careers (BTAC) instructors with computer applications and basic hardware functions.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 217 - Computer Support Internship 2

    Credits: 2-5
    Students assist Business Technologies and Administrative Careers (BTAC) instructors with computer applications and basic hardware functions.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 216  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 218 - Basic Office PC Support

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on identifying and developing customer service skills while troubleshooting and resolving computer problems within a help-desk environment. Students learn troubleshooting strategies including problem identification, resolution techniques, case-management documentation and protocol.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 150  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 219 - Basic Networking Concepts

    Credits: 5
    A basic course in the management of a local area network. Identifies the responsibilities of the network system administrator and develops necessary skills.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 150  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 220 - Technology in the Legal Office

    Credits: 5
    Provides a study of the impact and use of technology in the legal office. Topics include ethical issues in using technology in a legal office; legal use of hardware and software; use of the Internet, cloud computing, and computer applications by legal assistants and the court system.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100 , BTAC 103  and BTAC 109 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; Eligible for ENGL 099 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 235 - Legal Office Procedures

    Credits: 5
    Provides a study of activities most often performed by a legal assistant. Topics include legal office environment, communication services and management, legal code of ethics, scheduling/docketing techniques, messenger services, Washington’s legal court system structure, legal billing procedures, wills/probate procedures, job search and informational interview, preparation of job-ready resume/portfolio, leadership, and human relations.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100 BTAC 102 , and BTAC 109 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Recommended: BTAC 220  or concurrent enrollment.
  
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    BTAC 245 - Medical Office Procedures

    Credits: 5
    Provides a study of activities most often performed by medical administrative staff. Topics include medical office environment, communication services and responsibilities, medical records and file management, medical code of ethics, scheduling techniques and computerized patient scheduling/billing software, medical billing procedures, job search and informational interview, preparation of job-ready resume/portfolio and cover letter.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for READ 104 .
  
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    BTAC 246 - Advanced Coding

    Credits: 5
    Covers advanced case studies using complex code assignment with the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes. Discusses implications of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) and their relationship to coding assignment and finances. Covers theory and practice in advanced coding problem-solving, data, quality control. Students continue utilization of computerized encoder.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 145  and BTAC 146 , both with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 248 - Healthcare Reimbursement Methodology

    Credits: 5
    Provides an in-depth overview of reimbursement methods and procedures used in the United States including many location based health insurance prospective payments systems (HIPPS). Study of the entire claims process from patient visit, procedure and diagnostic coding to payment using a variety of billing methods: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services forms (CMS), uniform billing (UB) forms and electronic claims submission. Students learn to define billing processes for commercial, federal and managed care insurance plans. Covers the importance of coded data, compliance, health information and charge master maintenance including an overview of fee schedules.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 142 , BTAC 143 , BTAC 145  and BTAC 146 , all with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 250 - Office Relations and Procedures

    Credits: 5
    Provides instruction and activities directed toward technology, communication, and human relations skills of the administrative support professional. Topics include organizational structures, virtual offices, teamwork, anger, stress and time management; ethics, diversity, and sexual harassment; communication essentials, customer service, postal services, telecommunications, meetings and travel, job search, and leadership elements.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 100  and BTAC 130 , both with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and eligible for ENGL&101 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 255 - Advanced Word

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on using bookmarks and hyphenation; creating annotations and macros; adding borders, frames, and pictures; using WordArt, and Equation Editor; creating tables and charts; formatting text into columns; sorting text; formatting with styles; creating outlines, fill-in forms, tables of contents and indexes.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 112  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission. Recommended: A typing speed of 30 wpm.
  
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    BTAC 257 - Intermediate ICD Coding

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on intermediate coding using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnostic classification coding system. Students assign accurate codes to complex authentic case studies, applying compliance strategies, performing auditing procedures and maintaining quality monitor reports. Teaches students to abstract and assign valid diagnostic codes and verify code selection using real-life challenging coding cases.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 145  and BTAC 146  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 258 - Intermediate CPT/HCPCS Coding

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on intermediate coding using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) procedural classification coding systems to assign accurate codes to complex authentic case studies. Teaches students to abstract and assign valid procedural codes and verify code selection using real-life challenging coding cases to a variety of procedural groupings including Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APC) and Resource Utilization Groups (RUG).

    Prerequisite: BTAC 145  and BTAC 146  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 259 - Medical Encoder

    Credits: 3
    Provides hands-on code look-up and verification using logic-based computerized encoding systems with coding reference software for ICD, CPT, HCPCS classification systems. In addition, students are exposed to Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) using Natural Language Processing (NLP) software.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 145  and BTAC 146  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 266 - Inside Microsoft Office

    Credits: 5
    Focuses on the use of advanced Microsoft Office applications including object linking and embedding (OLE) and the integration of applications. Enhances prior application skills. These skills culminate in a professional PowerPoint group presentation that also may incorporate Word, Excel, and Access concepts.

    Prerequisite: BTAC 112  and BTAC 162 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    BTAC 297 - Independent Study - BTAC

    Credits: 1-5
    Includes special courses and topics designed for students such as individual learning in the Business Technologies and Administrative Careers programs. Students may register for a contracted learning experience by obtaining permission from a Business Technologies and Administrative Careers (BTAC) faculty advisor.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

Carpentry Technology

  
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    CARP 113 - Foundations and Floor Framing

    Credits: 1-13
    A competency-based course. Major areas of study include foundation forming and floor framing principles and practices; carpentry computation related to foundations and floor framing; International Residential Building Code requirements relating to foundations and floor framing; and related OSHA/WISHA construction safety standards. Credits are awarded upon competency completion. Leadership, workplace ethics, human relations, cultural diversity, attendance, punctuality, and craftsmanship are integral to instruction.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    CARP 114 - Wall and Roof Framing

    Credits: 1-13
    A competency-based course. Major areas of study include wall and roof framing principles and practices; carpentry computation related to wall and roof framing; International Residential Building Code requirements related to wall and roof framing; and OSHA/WISHA construction safety standards. Credits are awarded upon competency completion. Leadership, workplace ethics, human relations, cultural diversity, attendance, punctuality, and craftsmanship are integration to instruction.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    CARP 115 - Exterior and Interior Finish

    Credits: 1-13
    A competency-based course. Major areas of study include exterior and interior finish carpentry materials; principles and practices; carpentry computation; International Residential Building Code related to exterior and interior finish; and OSHA/WISHA construction safety standards. Credits are awarded upon competency completion.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    CARP 161 - Print Reading

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to reading and interpreting architectural drawings for construction.

  
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    CARP 162 - Stair Design and Construction

    Credits: 1-4
    Introduction to the design and construction of residential and commercial stairs. Topics include stair design factors, International Building Code requirements, common stair calculations, stair layout and cutting, and installation practices.

  
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    CARP 163 - Rafters Design and Framing Level 1

    Credits: 4
    Competency-based/hybrid course that covers the theory and current practice of building a stick framed roof. Topics include basic roof theory, common roof designs, rafter length computations, layout cutting and installation of common rafters and their appropriate components, roof sheathing applications, matching existing roofs, and safety.

  
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    CARP 164 - Intermediate Woodworking and Cabinetry

    Credits: 1-4
    A competency-based/hybrid course. Intermediate woodworking and cabinetry skills. Topics include wood species and identification and characteristics, various cabinet construction methods, common cabinetry materials and hardware, sources for cabinetry parts and components, cabinet design and construction, hardware installation and adjustment, power tool and stationary tool set-up, safety procedures and operations.

    Prerequisite: INDUS 101  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CARP 165 - Residential Remodeling Practices

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to residential remodeling practices. Topics include planning, demolition, tying into existing buildings, basic electrical and plumbing practices, permit processes, matching existing finished material and material estimating. Most skill development will take place at off-campus sites where students will work on full-size remodeling project(s).

  
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    CARP 166 - Deck Construction and Concrete Flatwork

    Credits: 1-4
    Competency-based course. Introduction to techniques and practices for residential deck and concrete flatwork project. Topics include material selection, construction techniques, International Building Code requirements for both decks and flatwork and creating different types of flatwork finishes.

  
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    CARP 167 - Material Estimating

    Credits: 3
    A competency-based course. Introduction to material estimating methods. Topics include foundation, framing, exterior and interior material estimating methods and practices.

  
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    CARP 168 - Green Construction Principles and Practices

    Credits: 3
    Competency-based course. The study of Green Building principles and practices. Topics include environmental and economic issues related to home construction, sustainable building materials and practices, health and safety issues, energy generation and saving methods, green building codes and Washington energy codes, and testing and evaluating home performance and requirements for Energy Auditors certification.

  
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    CARP 169 - Advanced Stair Construction

    Credits: 1-4
    Competency-based/hybrid course that covers the theory and current practice of building complex stair systems including winder stairs, circular stairs and wrap-around (pyramid) stairs. Topics include layout and construction techniques for winder and circular stair systems.

 

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