Health Professions Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.)- Medical Office Assistant Program

Medical Office Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform administrative and clinical as well as management duties. Graduates may work in physicians’ offices, clinics, HMO’s, billing companies, or other ambulatory care facilities, such as freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. Clinical responsibilities include: performing laboratory tests, taking electrocardiograms, injections, vein punctures, sterilization techniques, vital signs, and assisting with minor surgery. Administrative responsibilities include scheduling appointments, billing and collecting, coding diagnoses and procedures, insurance claim forms, medical records, performing computer applications, and providing patient instructions. Graduates are prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Health Professions Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.)- Medical Informatics

Medical Informatics involves the ability to update and retrieve medical data as well as design and manage medical information systems. This program is a joint effort of the Information Technology (INF) and Medical Office Administration (MOA) programs at BCC, and the BS Engineering Technology, Computer Technology program at NJIT. It addresses the need for individuals with both medical and technical knowledge. This AAS degree will currently transfer to the NJIT Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) program where students can concentrate in Medical Informatics.

Health Professions Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.)- Health Sciences Program

This is a post certification course of study to earn an associate’s degree for those individuals who have received education in a hospital sponsored program and are certified (or registered professionals) and are seeking degrees. The specific certification/ registration and the accreditation of program attended of the discipline MUST be the same bodies that accredit and certify programs at Bergen Community College. Bergen Community College awards thirty credits for the certification/ accreditation after the completion of the coursework in the general education courses required for an Associate’s Degree.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate

Medical Office Administrative Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform administrative and management duties. Graduates may work in physicians’ offices, clinics, HMO’s, billing companies, or other ambulatory care facilities, such as freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. Administrative responsibilities include: scheduling appointments, billing and collecting, coding diagnoses and procedures, insurance claim forms, medical records, performing computer applications, and providing patient instructions.

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