Healthcare Office Coordinator, A.A.S. , Major #3051

This program is offered at the Morrisville Campus only.

The Healthcare Office Coordinator program is designed to give the student a background for medical office work in this electronic age. To supplement the regular program of study, special features emphasize medical coding and billing as well as medical transcription, information processing and/or the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge working within the front end of a medical office. Students in the Healthcare Office Coordinator degree program will have the opportunity to work with up-to-date computers and software, including Electronic Health Records systems. Students are introduced to the various exams that may be required of them upon graduation in relation to the billing and coding occupations. Students are required to participate in an internship program their second year where they combine their education and interpersonal skills. Various required courses listed in the Proposed Curriculum structure (below) may be earned through articulation agreements between various high schools and SUNY Morrisville. Distance learning (online) courses are currently in place for all of the courses in this degree; however, the general education courses could also be taken on campus if desired. No previous business education is required. Scheduling is flexible, with students being placed in courses according to the level of proficiency achieved in high school. Students are placed in the curriculum with the appropriate courses that challenge their skills and enhance their learning experience. Graduates of the two-year Healthcare Office Coordinator program receive the associate in applied science (AAS) degree. Credits may be transferred into either of the following, four-year degree programs: Business Administration or Technology Management. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use electronic health records systems to register new patients, maintain doctors' schedules, update records, including vitals, medication orders, family history, insurance information, medical encounters, and more;

  • Apply appropriate critical thinking skills and identify human relation skills in structured case settings;

  • Analyze medical language using prefixes, suffixes, root words, and combining forms;

  • Identify and practice legal and ethical responsibilities of an administrative medical specialist, (i.e. HIPAA mandates, medical records, health information, and consents and disclosures as well as telephone etiquette);

  • Identify the coding diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10, HCPS and CPT coding systems;

  • Transcribe a dictated letter or report into a mail-ready document using a computer and transcribing equipment;

  • Identify and apply technological skills including: operating systems, spreadsheets, database management

Curriculum Requirements - 62 Credits

course

credits

ACCT Accounting as Advised

3

BSAD 102 - Business Math

3

BSAD 140 - Business Communications

3

HCOC 116 (OFFT 116) - Medical Keyboarding

2

HCOC 117 (OFFT117) - Office Administration Orientation

1

OFFT 120 - Document Design for Effective Communications

3

OFFT 130 - Data Entry

1

OFFT 135 - Machine Transcription

2

HCOC 200 (OFFT 200) - Medical Coding

3

HCOC 201 (OFFT 201) - Outpatient Billing

2

HCOC 202 (OFFT 202) - Inpatient Billing

2

OFFT 216 - Office Practice Simulation

3

HCOC 218 (OFFT 218) - Medical Office Procedures

3

OFFT 220 - Document Design Business Analysis

3

HCOC 235 (OFFT 235) - Medical Transcription

3

HCOC 250 (OFFT 250) - Medical Terminology

3

HCOC 291 (OFFT 291) - Office Technology Internship I

1

HCOC 292 (OFFT 292) - Office Technology Internship II

1

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature 

3

MATH or Science as Advised

3

BIOL 150 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 150L - Human Anatomy Physiology I Lab

1

Additional General Elective Credits

7

*A minimum average of C is required in all Healthcare Office Coordinator courses

Suggested Course Sequencing

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 16 Credits

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

HCOC 116 (OFFT 116) - Medical Keyboarding

2

HCOC 117 (OFFT 117) - Office Admin Orientation

1

OFFT 120 - Document Design for Effective Communications

3

HCOC 250 (OFFT 250) - Medical Terminology

3

OFFT 130 - Data Entry

1

SUNY GER as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 15 Credits

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

HCOC 218 (OFFT 218) - Medical Office Procedures

3

OFFT 220 - Document Design for Business Analysis

3

SUNY GER as Advised

6

Year 2/Fall - 16 Credits

BIOL 150 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 150L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

1

OFFT 135 - Machine Transcription

2

HCOC 200 (OFFT 200) - Medical Coding

3

BSAD 102 - Business Math

3

BSAD 140 - Business Communications

3

SUNY GER as Advised

1

Year 2/Spring - 15 Credits

ACCT - Accounting as Advised

3

HCOC 201 (OFFT 201) - Outpatient Billing

2

HCOC 202 (OFFT 202) - Inpatient Billing

2

OFFT 216 - Office Practice Simulation

3

HCOC 235 (OFFT 235) - Medical Transcription

3

HCOC 291 (OFFT 291) - Office Technology Internship I

1

HCOC 292 (OFFT 292) - Office Technology Internship II

1