Degree Programs

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Administrative Specialist - Medical Concentration HEGIS Code 5005

USC’s Medical concentration is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of medical office careers within the diverse and growing health care field. Positions may be found in private medical practices, clinics, hospitals, public health departments, insurance companies, extended care facilities and laboratories.

Foundation office skills such as keyboarding, word processing, microcomputer applications and transcription are mastered along with the additional skills and knowledge unique to the medical environment. Specialized medical courses such as anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and medical office procedures provide the medical foundation of this program. Upon successful completion of the Administrative Specialist/Medical program, the student will demonstrate the ability to analyze medical language using prefixes, suffixes, root words and combining forms; recognize and practice legal and ethical responsibilities of an administrative medical specialist, including HIPAA mandates, the rules for maintaining privacy of medical records and protected health information and the types of consents and disclosures that are required in a medical office environment; practice professional interpersonal relations with diverse patient/client customers using knowledge of medical/legal and ethical issues.

 

 

Administrative Specialist - Legal Concentration HEGIS Code 5005

USC’s Legal concentration is designed to provide skills and knowledge unique to law firms, legal clinics, legal departments, private companies, government agencies and local, state or federal courts. Graduates of the Administrative Specialist/Legal program will have strong foundations of basic administrative professional skills such as word processing, transcription and office procedures.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to apply legal principles and terminology to legal office scenarios. Students will also be able to prepare various legal documents in the areas of wills, family law, corporate law as well as criminal and tort law.

 

 

Administrative Specialist - Executive Concentration HEGIS Code 5005

USC’s Executive concentration prepares graduates for career positions as executive assistants in a wide variety of settings such as technical, corporate or governmental training. 

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate and integrate effective supervisory skills with general administrative professional duties in daily business activities; manage records in a work-related setting using knowledge of manual and electronic filing systems; master keyboarding skills in formatting business documents accurately and in a timely manner; integrate software applications such as word processing, e-mail, calendaring, presentation, spreadsheet and database to record and store information electronically and complete business-related activities.

 

Administrative Specialist - Coding and Billing Concentration HEGIS Code 5005

USC’s Coding and Billing concentration prepares the student for positions in the medical field related to reimbursement procedures. This area is expected to grow much faster than average in the Administrative Medical field. The student will learn medical office protocol and receive specialized training in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS). The student will be able to practice professional interpersonal relations with diverse patient/client customers using knowledge of medical/legal and ethical issues. The student will also be able to employ advanced coding techniques with emphasis on case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding prospective payment systems and methods of reimbursement.

The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) has established a national certification program for medical coders. Upon completion of the Coding and Billing courses, students will be prepared to take the AAPC examination as a first step in becoming a Certified Professional Coder (CPC).

 

 

Administrative Specialist - Medical Transcription Concentration HEGIS Code 5005

A medical transcriptionist interprets oral dictation by physicians and other healthcare professionals and records the content in a written form (either print or electronic) while editing simultaneously to produce a grammatically correct document. The dictation is commonly related to patient assessment, workup, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, treatment and clinical course, prognosis and patient instructions. The resulting documentation is the legal record of patient care that is necessary to facilitate delivery of healthcare services. 

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to transcribe challenging medical dictation accurately and in a timely manner. The student will be able to operate word processing equipment, dictation and transcription equipment and other equipment as specified.

 

 

Administrative Specialist - Computer Applications Concentration HEGIS Code 5005

The Administrative Specialist/Computer Applications Program trains students to meet the many challenges of the electronic office. Students develop specialized knowledge in automated office equipment, word processing, office systems, accounting and administrative skills. Graduates will be able to acquire positions as administrative support personnel in high-tech offices. Graduates of this program will function in jobs that require the selection, application and analysis of data within computerized office systems.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to manage records in a work-related setting using advanced knowledge of manual and electronic filing systems; master keyboarding skills in formatting business documents accurately and in a timely manner; integrate advanced software applications such as word processing, e-mail, calendaring, presentation, spreadsheets, and database to record and store information electronically and complete business-related activities.

 

 

Administrative Specialist - General Concentration - AS HEGIS Code 5005

The Administrative Specialist/General Program provides the student maximum flexibility in designing a curriculum to meet individual career needs. Students develop specialized knowledge and skills designed to meet the many challenges of today’s electronic office. Graduates will be able to acquire various positions as an administrative support specialist.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to manage records in a work-related setting using knowledge of manual and electronic filing systems; master keyboarding skills in formatting business documents accurately and in a timely manner; integrate software applications such as word processing, e-mail, calendaring, presentation, spreadsheet and database to record and store information electronically and complete business-related activities; demonstrate and integrate effective written communication skills in daily business activities.

 

 

Business Administration - Accounting Concentration HEGIS Code 5004

USC’s Business Administration/Accounting concentration prepares graduates for career positions in financial accounting, cost accounting and tax accounting. Positions may be found in industry, banking and insurance. This concentration can also lead to a position in the government sector after completing pertinent Civil Service examinations. Once this concentration is completed, students will be competent in calculating, analyzing and solving management-level accounting problems. A number of graduates from this program also continue their studies at a four-year college where they can earn their bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree. With a master’s degree, they may become eligible to take the NYS examination to become a Certified Public Accountant.

 

 

Business Administration - Entrepreneurial Concentration HEGIS Code 5004

The Business Administration/Entrepreneurial concentration provides the student with a broad training in the principles of organizing and operating a small business. It provides techniques for managing the day-to-day activities associated with conducting a small business. Graduates of this program can find positions in retail, service-related industries and entrepreneurship. A number of graduates from this program also continue their studies at a four-year college where they can earn their bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree.

 

 

Business Administration - General Concentration - BA HEGIS Code 5004

The Business Administration/General Program provides the student with maximum flexibility in choosing a personalized degree program. This can be achieved through the use of extensive electives available to meet individual goals. Positions may be found in the industry of the student’s chosen concentration. The concentration will allow for growth and advancement into managerial-level positions. A number of graduates from this program also continue their studies at a four-year college where they can earn their bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in their specific field of concentration.

 

 

Business Administration - Management Concentration HEGIS Code 5004

The Business Administration/Management concentration provides the student with broad training in the principles of management. It provides techniques and knowledge useful for management positions. Management positions may be found in industry, banking, retail and service-related fields with opportunities for growth and advancement. A number of graduates from this program also continue their studies at a four-year college where they can earn their bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree.

 

Business Administration - Risk Management and Claim Services Concentration HEGIS Code 5004

The Risk Management and Claim Services concentration provides the student with broad training in general business, as well as training in these specific areas of insurance. This degree program provides the education needed for entry level positions including sales, claims, underwriting and risk management. Graduates from this program may continue their studies at a four year college where they can earn a bachelor’s degree in a specific field of business.

 

 

Health Service Management HEGIS Code 5004

This program combines business administration skills and health service skills. Students will learn about medical insurance, non-profit accounting and medical laws and ethics. In addition, students will learn management skills in human resource management, management processes and labor management relations.

 

 

Information Security HEGIS Code 5104

During the first year, the student is given a solid foundation of business core courses and networking essentials, including logic and program design, network ethics, and security. In the second year, more advanced concepts and technologies are covered, including systems analysis and design, Internet concepts, cloud computing, cyber security, computer programming, and systems analysis and design. It also provides the student with advanced skills in computer system and environment security, application security, project management, cloud environments, and the roles of end users. Successful graduates may seek employment in a variety of occupations in areas such as information systems, systems analysis, project management, computer information security, cyber security, network administration, system administrator, and information management.

 

 

Non-Profit Agency Management HEGIS Code 5004

This program provides learning skills in agency management, community relations and fundraising, non-profit accounting, human resource management and insurance. Combined with mathematical and computer skills, graduates are very well prepared to start immediately in this fast growing business area.