SUNY Jefferson

Office Technologies - Medical AAS

Program Type: Career
Delivery Method: On-campus
Personal Interests: Health care administration, strong organizational skills
Skill Development: Computers and technology, administrative functions, human resources, management, communications
Career Options: Healthcare, nonprofits, government, social services
Program Code: HEGIS 5005

Seek a career in health care administration

Jefferson’s Office Technologies-Medical A.A.S. program is designed to prepare you for administrative and clerical support roles in health care settings.

You’ll take classes in medical terminology, health care documentation, medical ethics, and medical office administration, as well as foundational classes in business and the liberal arts. You’ll also learn to use current computer software to process medical documents, simulate scheduling of patients, enter insurance/billing data, and maintain medical office records. Graduate with marketable skills that can be used immediately in health care settings.

This program offers:

  • Solid foundation in health care administration
  • Hands-on practice with tools you’ll need for on-the-job success
  • Preparation for jobs in the growing health care industry
  • Cost savings on business fundamentals and general education classes

Prepare for an administrative role in a growing health care market

Work in the booming health care industry as soon as you graduate. Your responsibilities may run the gamut from bookkeeping and billing to scheduling appointments and ordering laboratory tests, whether you’re working directly with patients or behind the scenes in a medical office.

You can find jobs in private clinics, group practices, hospitals, nursing homes, therapy centers, research institutions, public health institutions, insurance companies, or any setting where a knowledge of administration, professional procedures, and ethics are required.

Become an expert in health care administration

When you complete the Office Technologies-Medical A.A.S. degree you will be able to:

  • Draft business correspondence, including letters, interoffice memos, forms, reports, and tables
  • Use computer programs and other administrative tools, including Microsoft Office
  • Understand and use medical terminology—diagnoses, surgical procedures, and procedures—and look up diagnostic and procedural codes

Start work right away or complete a bachelor’s at Jefferson

Most graduates from the medical office technologies program choose to enter the workforce after graduation. But others pursue a bachelor’s degree in health care administration or related fields.

Jefferson partners with Bryant & Stratton College to provide a bachelor’s degree in health services administration at the Jefferson Higher Education Center. The program is structured to allow students to complete virtually all coursework on the Jefferson campus or online.

A formal agreement also exists with Jefferson-Lewis BOCES to offer credit for an office technology course: OFC 245 Medical Terminology.

Degree Requirements for Office Technologies - Medical A.A.S.

Office Technologies Core Requirements (17 credit hours)

OFC 122: Intermediate Keyboarding1 
OFC 126: Business Communications 
OFC 211: Administrative Software Applications 
OFC 222: Integrated Business Applications 
OFC 226: Administrative Correspondence 
OFC 275: Office Technologies Internship Medical Core Requirements (9 Credit Hours)
OFC 245: Medical Terminology 
OFC 246: Medical Terminology and Transcription 
OFC 248: Medical Office Technology 

Business Core Requirements (15 credit hours)

ACC 100: Office Accounting or ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1 
BUS 116: Applied Business Mathematics2
BUS 125: Managing Information in the Workplace 
BUS 160: Spreadsheet Applications 
Business/CIS Elective (Chosen from ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO and OFC)3

Liberal Arts/Math & Sciences Requirements (21 credit hours)

ENG 101: Research and Composition 
Liberal Arts Electives 
Science Elective 
Science or Math Elective 
Social Science Elective 
STA 151: Public Speaking or STA 161: Interpersonal Communication 

TOTAL 62 credit hours

Advising Notes:
1In order to meet the requirements for OFC 122, Intermediate Keyboarding, students must have completed OFC 121, Beginning Keyboarding, or pass a proficiency exam. The proficiency exam will be scheduled by the Business Department prior to the beginning of classes each semester. Students will be required to pass a timed writing and complete a variety of business documents using Microsoft Word. For more information, contact Stephanie Pierce, Assistant Professor of Office Technologies at (315) 786-6588 or spierce@sunyjefferson.edu.

2May substitute appropriate mathematics course.

3Students must take OFC 157: Professional Development Seminar (1 credit) in the semester prior to their internship. This course, along with OFC 121: Beginning Keyboarding (2 credits), will fulfill this elective.

Note: Students planning to transfer to a SUNY school are encouraged to meet with their advisor to review appropriate selection of SUNY General Education Requirement Course List. Transfer students should select one Natural Sciences elective, one Mathematics elective, and one Social Science elective from the approved Knowledge Ares of the SUNY General Education Requirement Course List. In addition, students should use the two Liberal Arts electives to select courses from two different categories under the remaining General Education requirements: American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, the Arts, and/or Foreign Language.

Program contact

Stephanie Pierce
Assistant Professor of Office Technologies
spierce@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-6588

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522