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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420
Overland Park, KS 66211

Program Description

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Medical Office Management prepares graduates to begin their careers in medical organizations. Emphasis is placed on developing office skills and knowledge of medical terms. 

The medical office manager provides office support to medical facilities including records management, medical report production, patient interface, insurance and billing responsibilities, telephone interaction, and confidentiality.

Students take a sequence of office skill courses including various levels of Keyboarding, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Excel and Access, Transcription Skills, Medical Terminology, Physiology, and Medical Coding.  Students learn to use modern office equipment and are exposed to realistic office situations through internships.  Special medical projects are provided in Advanced Office Applications, Transcription Skills and Excel and Access. 

This degree has been approved by ACBSP and SUNY NYS Education Department for online distance learning delivery. This does not mean that SUNY Orange offers every course in the program online; however, many are offered in this format. Please check the current credit course schedule for online DL virtual course listings offered each semester.

A Day in the Life ...

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Medical Office Management prepares graduates for entry level positions in medical billing, medical reports production, medical insurance reporting, and medical records. The program's concentration of medical courses provides a strong background for employment.

Three Reasons to Consider Medical Office Management

  1. Medical office careers are listed as one of the “fastest growing” in the Hudson Valley.
  2. Internship experience for those who want to build their resumes working for regional companies.
  3. Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate the ability to keyboard in correct form medical correspondence, which includes letters, memos, forms, reports, tables and statements
  • demonstrate the ability to keyboard straight copy for five minutes with a maximum of three errors
  • effectively communicate both orally and in written documents
  • understand and apply proper medical codes
  • learn critical thinking skills through an analytical business report project

Keep This in Mind

This program includes core courses in the medical field using modern office equipment in computer labs.

The number and variety of medical office environments is growing, from hospitals to long-term care facilities, imaging centers, and health maintenance organizations.  

Admission Criteria

Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (HSEs). If students are not high school graduates, they may be eligible for admission to the College’s 24 Credit Hour Program. If students are home schooled, they may be eligible for admission. All students begin with Introduction to Keyboarding and Office Applications to build basic keyboarding proficiency.

Transfer Options

While the A.A.S. is a degree that prepares you for employment, SUNY Orange students have successfully transferred to:

  • Franklin University (to another related degree)
  • Mount St. Mary College
  • Ramapo College
  • SUNY Empire State College

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Medical office management career opportunities exist in the following fields:

  • hospitals
  • long-term care
  • community agencies
  • health maintenance organizations
  • government and industry
  • physicians’ offices
  • outpatient services
  • military-medical services
  • medical laboratories
  • imaging centers

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Program Availability Status

This program is available during the daytime on the Middletown campuses. Some coursework is available online.