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Medical Option, Business Office Technology, A.S.*

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Program Design

The Medical Option, Business Office Technology, associate degree program prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel and contribute as a positive team member in the medical office environment. Students become proficient in keyboarding/data-entry, word processing, medical terminology,  computerized communication, and state-of-the-art medical software simulations integrating Practice Management/EHR and health information management principles.  Human biology is also included in this program.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Business Office Technology - Medical Option degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Create and modify standard types of business communications in both printed and electronic forms.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and human relations skills required for success in a professional setting.
  3. Execute medical office procedures used in today’s technological work environment.
  4. Understand and perform medical practice management/patient accounting operations.
  5. Define and apply medical terminology.
  6. Demonstrate accuracy in medical billing and coding procedures.
  7. Acquire up-to-date technology skills in the following areas: word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, personal information management, web technologies, and speech recognition.
  8. Demonstrate keyboarding and data-entry speed and accuracy using industry accepted standards.
  9. Understand and adhere to the importance of federal regulations, medical ethics, legal implications, and patient confidentiality when handling protected health information.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Total Minimum Credits Required: 61-63


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

Students may elect to substitute BOT* 296: Cooperative/Work Experience  for any equivalent BOT credit course with prior departmental approval.

HIS* 201  or HIS* 202  are recommended by COSC for Gen Ed - Social Science

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