Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland

The Business Technology program includes a basic core of courses designed to prepare a student for a variety of entry-level positions through selection of a concentration leading to a Technical Certificate, Advanced Technical Certificate or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Curricula

Jobs

Career Opportunities

  • Administrative Assistant | Medical Office Assistant | Medical Transcriptionist
  • Insurance Coding Clerk | Medical Billing Clerk | Payroll Clerk
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk | Data Entry Clerk | Inventory Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative | Receptionist

 

Contact

Emily Bennett
Administrative Assistant
Goodman Campus
M.R. Thorne Building
(662) 472-9058
ebennett@holmescc.edu

Roxanne Harrison
Administrative Assistant
Grenada Campus
ITC Building
(662) 227-2350
rharrision@holmescc.edu

Reagan Dilmore
Administrative Assistant
Ridgeland Campus
Ridgeland Hall
(601) 605-3345
rdilmore@holmescc.edu
 
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Testimonial 1

I chose to come to Holmes because I could still be at home with my family. I have become close to the faculty being that I am a work study.

Sara Taylor Goss, Vaiden

Course Descriptions

BOT 1013 -  Introduction to Keyboarding. 
This course provides an introduction to keyboarding skill development using the touch system on the alphabetic keyboard.  Course emphasis will be on speed and accuracy when keying documents and timed writings. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

BOT 1123 - Keyboard Skill-building (Prerequisite: BOT 1233).
This course further develops keyboard techniques emphasizing speed and accuracy. One lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 1233 -  Microsoft Word I (Prerequisite: Prior to enrollment in this course, students will be required to key straight-copy material at a minimum of 35 GWPM on a 5-minute time writing, with a maximum of 1 error per minute OR successfully complete BOT 1013).
This course focuses on improving keyboarding techniques using the touch method and on production of documents using Microsoft Word functions. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit. 

BOT 1243 - Microsoft Word II (Prerequisite:  BOT 1233).
This course is a continuation of Microsoft Word I and focuses on production of documents using Microsoft Word. Production with accuracy is stressed and practice is given through a variety of documents for skill building. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit. 

BOT 1273 - Introduction to Microsoft Office.
This course will introduce an operating system and word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software applications using the Microsoft Office suite. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 1313 - Applied Business Math (Prerequisite:  Appropriate placement score for MAT 0124).
This course is designed to develop competency in mathematics for business use with emphasis on the touch method. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 1363 - Information Management and Design (Prerequisite:  Prior to enrollment in this course, students will be required to key straight-copy material at a minimum of 35 GWPM on a 5-minute timed writing, with a maximum of 1 error per minute or successful completion of BOT 1013.).
This course introduces student to the word processing cycle and how word processing is used in the workplace. This course is for anyone who needs to prepare their own business documents. Students will use the Microsoft Office Word application to create and edit business documents, enhance page layout, create tables, create reports, create columns, and create form letters and merge with a mailing list. Other topics covered include:  styles, templates, mailing labels, drawing objects, graphics, and WordArt. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist Exam for Word. Two lectures.  Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 1413 - Records Management.
This course focuses on the systems approach to managing recorded information in any form. Emphasis is placed on the three categories into which records generally fall and the treatment of these categories in proper management, storage, and retrieval.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 1433 - Business Accounting (Prerequisite:  BOT 1313 or appropriate placement score for MAT 0124).
This course is designed to develop an understanding of analyzing, recording, classifying, and summarizing financial information of a sole proprietorship with insight into interpreting and reporting the resulting effects upon the business.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

BOT 1443 - Advanced Business Accounting (Prerequisite: BOT 1433 or ACC 2213).
This course is a continuation of Business Accounting with emphasis in accounting for corporations. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 1453 - Introduction to Business Management
Study of the basic principles and managerial functions of organizations management with special emphasis on planning, organizing, coordinating, commanding, and controlling.  The importance of managing competitively and intelligently within a diverse environment is stressed. Situational cases are completed to reinforce decision-making in each of the function areas. The course will also consist of a series of ‘mini' presentations related to each of the topics, delivered by different types of business managers and guest speakers.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 1473 - Introduction to Marketing.
This course surveys American and international marketing systems in the development, pricing, distribution, and promotion of products and services. Concepts, practices, and policies of manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers are included. Current trends and developments in marketing practices are analyzed and strategic marketing ideas are implemented in group and individual cases.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 1493 - Social Media Management.
This course teaches students how to develop and maintain a social media presence in a personal and professional capacity.  Students will engage in community and internet-based projects with special emphasis on blogs, wikis, social networking sites, photo-sharing sites, instant messaging, video-sharing sites, podcasts, widgets, virtual worlds, and more. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 1513 - Machine Transcription (Prerequisite:  BOT 1273).
This course is designed to teach transcription of a wide variety of business communications from machine dictation. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 1613 - Medical Office Terminology I.
This course is a study of medical language relating to the various body systems including diseases, physical conditions, procedures, clinical specialties, and abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling and pronunciation. Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

BOT 1623 - Medical Office Terminology II (Prerequisite:  BOT 1613).
This course presents medical terminology pertaining to human anatomy in the context of body systems. The emphasis is directed toward medical terminology as it relates to the medical office. Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

BOT 1763 - Communication Essentials (Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score for ENG 0114).
This course focuses on the skills necessary to be successful and effective in the workplace. In addition to effectively contributing to a team while working with a diverse population, topics include: customer service and business etiquette, understanding human behavior, personal qualities of success, emotional intelligence, communication, workplace etiquette, conflict resolution, self-esteem, and goal setting. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 1823 - Microsoft Excel I (Prerequisite: BOT 1273).
This course focuses on application Microsoft Excel as an aid to management decision making.  Two lectures.  Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

BOT 1853 - Microsoft Excel II (Prerequisite: BOT 1823).
This course is a continuation of Microsoft Excel I and focuses on advanced functions and applications of the software. Two lectures.  Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

BOT 2133 - Desktop Publishing (Prerequisite: BOT 1233).
This course presents graphic design techniques, principles of page layout and design, and electronic publishing terminology and applications to create a variety of documents such as flyers, brochures, newsletters, and business cards using advanced features of word processing software. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2183 - Career Readiness.
This course is designed to prepare students for employment by teaching the importance of interviewing skills, employer expectations, employability skills, work ethics, and job retention skills. Two lectures. Two hours Laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2233 - Human Resource Management.
This course provides a general overview of the concepts and applications of the many parts of Human Resources (HR).  Student will learn how the interdependence of the major topics in HR are created and implemented through the use of real world HR issues, community projects, and case studies.   Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 2333 - Microsoft Access.
This course applies database concepts for designing and manipulating data files and formatting output as complex documents and reports using Microsoft Access. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2423 - Income Tax Accounting (Prerequisite:  BOT 1433 or ACC 2213).
This course introduces tax accounting including federal income tax laws and report preparation. Three lectures.   Three hours credit.

BOT 2433 - QuickBooks (Co/Prerequisite:  BOT 1433).
This course applies basic accounting principles using QuickBooks.  Three lectures.   Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

BOT 2463 - Payroll Accounting (Prerequisite:  BOT 1433 or ACC 2213). 
This course provides an in-depth study of payroll accounting.  Three lectures.   Three hours credit.

BOT 2473 - Cost Accounting (Prerequisite:  BOT 1433 or ACC 2213).
This course provides an in-depth study of cost accounting. Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

BOT 2523 - Medical Machine Transcription I (Prerequisites: BOT 1233 & 1613).
This course is designed to teach transcription of various medical documents. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2613 - Entrepreneurial Problem Solving (Prerequisites: BOT 1453).
This course is designed to develop business students into entrepreneurs capable of operating their own companies and to reduce the high failure rate of starting, conducting, and expanding a business. Students will gain experience in problem solving through visits to businesses, analyses of case studies, and projects and surveys of current business practices.  Two lectures.  Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

BOT 2623 - Principles of Business Finance (Prerequisites: BOT 1313).
This course is designed to provide a study of how financial data are gathered, analyzed, and used by management in planning and controlling business activities. Three lectures. Three hours credit. 

BOT 2643 - CPT Coding (Prerequisites: BOT 1613 & BOT 1623).
This course is an introduction to the field of procedural coding and requirements for insurance reimbursement. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

BOT 2653 - ICD Coding (Prerequisites: BOT 1613 & BOT 1623).
This course is an introduction to the field of diagnostic coding. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2663 - Advanced Coding (Prerequisites: BOT 2643 & BOT 2653).
This course provides an in-depth study of coding competencies in inpatient and outpatient settings. This course also incorporates standards for national certification exams. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2673 - Medical Insurance Billing (Prerequisites: BOT 2643 & BOT 2653).
This course is a culmination of skills and knowledge of appropriate procedures for generating, processing, and submitting health insurance claims to private and governmental health insurance programs. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2723 - Administrative Office Procedures (Prerequisite: BOT 1243). 
This course will provide comprehensive coverage and integration of business skills and issues, develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and establish a foundation in business procedures. Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

BOT 2743 - Medical Office Concepts (Prerequisite: BOT 1113).
This course will provide coverage and integration of medical office skills and issues. Problem solving will be emphasized. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2763 - Electronic Health Records.
This course covers electronic health records (EHR) in the healthcare environment as they pertain to various healthcare settings.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.

BOT 2833 - Integrated Computer Applications. (Prerequisites:  BOT 1273).
This advanced course integrates activities using the enhanced features of Microsoft Office Suite. Two lectures.  Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

BOT 2913 - Supervised Work Experience.
This course provides related on-the-job training in an office environment.  This training must include at least 135 clock hours.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.

BOT 2923 - BOT Externship and Seminar (Prerequisite:  BOT 2183).
Students will serve as interns with local businesses and will be given meaningful projects, responsibilities, work deadlines, and expectations, very similar to what they would expect as a full-time employee.  This capstone course can only be taken in the graduating semester.  Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

BOT 2933 - Healthcare Data Internship (Prerequisite:  BOT 2743).
Students will serve as interns with healthcare facilities and will be given meaningful projects, responsibilities, work deadlines, and expectations similar to what they would expect as a full-time healthcare data employee.  Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.