Administrative Assistant, Associate of Occupational Science (A.O.S) Degree: Professional Billing & Coding Concentration

Students in the Administrative Assistant with a Concentration in Professional Billing & Coding Program use the latest office technology equipment and software in all of their classes. Furthermore, students are provided with individual-based training and tutoring; high quality internship opportunities for practical experience; and hands-on courses, such as Keyboarding, Secretarial Practices, Graphic Presentation and Publishing.

By the end of their studies, students will have a working knowledge of keyboarding (with the ability to type more than 40 WPM without mistakes), accounting, business management, electronic data processing and electronic office record management, Microsoft Office programs and advanced publishing, human resource management, legal transcription, legal office practices, office procedures, and graphic presentations.

Credits obtained by students while in the Administrative Assistant with a Concentration in Professional Billing & Coding Program are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities worldwide.


Program Summary Chart

Program:

Administrative Assistant Associate Degree: Professional Billing & Coding Concentration Concentration

Program Length:

63 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters

Offered:

Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission Bramson ORT College's Administrative Assistant Associate Degree: Professional Billing & Coding Concentration is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

Department:

More Information
Office Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717
Email: officetech@bramsonort.edu


Administrative Assistant
21 Credits
Required Major Courses
AC111 Principles of Accounting I
3 Credits
CP100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
CS206 Advanced Computer Applications
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
SS102 Keyboarding II
3 Credits
SS111 Secretarial Practices I
3 Credits
SS121 Word Processing II
3 Credits
Professional Billing & Coding Concentration
15 Credits
(Required major courses within each Concentration)
SS204 Medical Terminology
3 Credits
SS251 Understanding Health Insurance
3 Credits
SS253 Advanced ICD CM Coding
3 Credits
SS254 Advanced Procedural Coding and Hospital Billing
3 Credits
SS252 HIPAA (Patient Privacy) and Electronic Health Records (EHR)
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
3 Credits
Select two from the following list of courses:
AC121 Business Law I
3 Credits
AC261 Advanced Computer Applications for Business
3 Credits
BM100 Introduction to Business
3 Credits
BM110 Business Management
3 Credits
BM180 Human Resources Management
3 Credits
BM290 Business Communication
3 Credits
CS243 Presentation Graphics
3 Credits
MA110 Business Mathematics
3 Credits
MD110 Introduction to Medical Assisting and Medical Law/Ethics
3 Credits
SS103 Keyboarding III
3 Credits
SS105 Legal Keyboarding
3 Credits
SS106 Medical Transcription I
3 Credits
SS112 Secretarial Practices II
3 Credits
SS120 Computerized Medical Billing and Coding
3 Credits
SS125 Desktop Publishing
3 Credits
SS201 Legal Transcription I
3 Credits
SS211 Legal Office Practices I
3 Credits
SS212 Legal Office Practices II
3 Credits
SS240 Medical Secretary Practices
3 Credits
SS296 Office Internship I
3 Credits
SS297 Office Internship II
3 Credits
Required Art and Sciences Courses
15 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
IL100 Information Literacy
2 Credits
JP100 Career Planning
1 Credits
Select one course out of the following:
MA120 Statistics
3 Credits
MA121 College Algebra And Trigonometry
3 Credits
MA125 Pre-Calculus I
3 Credits
MA130 Discrete Mathematics
3 Credits
Select two courses out of the following:
EC100 Economics
3 Credits
LA140 American History I
3 Credits
LA141 American History II
3 Credits
LA160 American Government
3 Credits
LA161 State and Local Government
3 Credits
Elective Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
General Education Courses (Select three)
9 Credits
Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.


Career Outlook

Recent graduates usually obtain entry-level, junior, or assistant positions and may advance with successful work experience, additional education, and participation in company sponsored training programs. Specific job descriptions vary greatly by industry, by the nature and size of the organization, and by level and include the following:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Word Processor/Typist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Secretary
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Professional Billing & Coding
  • Professional Billing & Coding Specialist








  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Administrative Assistants. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.

    Position

    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Secretary

    $33,750

    Government

    Executive Assistant

    $41,145

    Government

    Secretary

    $32,390

    Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools

    Medical Secretary

    $30,800

    General Medical

    Legal Secretary

    $41,640

    Legal Services

    Professional Billing & Coding

    $30,017

    Hospitals & Specialized Medical Facilities.