SUNY Jefferson

Office Technologies - Medical AAS

Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Career
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Healthcare administration, strong organizational skills.
  • Skill Building: 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

 

Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Monday—Thursday
Extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 7:00 p.m
8:00 a.m.— 4:00 p.m. Friday

 

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.

Effective Fall 2014

Office Technologies Requirements (26 credit hours)
Office Technologies Requirements (26 credit hours) Credit Hours
OFC 122: Intermediate Keyboarding1 2
OFC 126: Business Communications 3
OFC 211: Administrative Software Applications 3
OFC 222: Integrated Business Applications 3
OFC 226: Administrative Correspondence 3
OFC 245: Medical Terminology 3
OFC 246: Medical Terminology and Transcription 3
OFC 248: Medical Office Technology 3
OFC 275: Office Technologies Internship 3
Accounting and Business Requirements (15 credit hours)
Accounting and Business Requirements (15 credit hours) Credit Hours
ACC 100: Office Accounting or
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1
3
BUS 116: Applied Business Mathematics2 3
BUS 125: Managing Information in the Workplace 3
BUS 160: Spreadsheet Applications 3
Business/CIS Elective (Chosen from ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO and OFC)3 3
Liberal Arts Requirements (21 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (21 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
STA 151: Public Speaking or
STA 161: Interpersonal Communication
3
Liberal Arts Electives4 6
Science Elective4 3
Science or Math Elective4 3
Social Science Elective4 3

Total Credit Hours 62

 

Advising Notes
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 the Business Department at (315) 786-2287.  
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.  
4Students 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 areas 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 Contacts

Stephanie Pierce

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

Dawn Robinson

Assistant Professor of Business and Business Department Chair
drobinson@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2486