Administrative Business Technology
OFFICE: Cluster A, Room 2023, 516.572.7288 ext. 0
CHAIRPERSON: Noreen Lowey, Noreen.Lowey@ncc.edu
FACULTY: L. Bergin, I. Carillo, M. Curry, M. D. DeSanto, S. Goldson
TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS: J. Madsen, D. Rabbene - Cluster A, Room A115
COURSES OFFERED: Administrative Business Technology (ABT) and Health Information Technology (HIT)
The Administrative Business Technology Department provides students with the opportunity
to acquire the skills and competencies necessary to use computers for professional
and personal use; and to obtain employment in an administrative support technology,
legal, or medical office environment.
Using state-of-the-art computers and various software applications, students develop
expertise in word processing, desktop publishing, web page formatting, e-commerce,
and business presentations. Emphasis is placed on administrative support technology,
legal, and medical office procedures. In addition, students who wish to continue their
education are able to transfer some or all of their credits to four-year institutions.
Courses in Health Information Technology (HIT) train workers to become qualified medical
coders. Medical coding (or clinical coding) specialists review and analyze health
records to identify relevant diagnoses and procedures.
Each semester students meet on an individual basis with a faculty advisor. This advisement
process allows students to become familiar with the specific requirements of their
chosen program of study and provides them with an opportunity to review their academic
progress and career options.
Along with the career-specific programs listed below, the Administrative Business
Technology Department offers the following courses to the general public:
ABT 100 Fundamentals of Keyboarding,
ABT 102 College Keyboarding,
ABT 109 Word Processing Applications I,
ABT 110 Word Processing Applications II,
ABT 113 Word Processing Basics,
ABT 114 Presentation Software Basics,
ABT 115 Spreadsheet Basics,
ABT 116 Database Basics,
ABT 119 Word Processing Applications III,
ABT 120 Office Technology Desktop Publishing,
ABT 230 Web Page Formatting,
ABT 235 E-Commerce for Office Professionals,
ABT 244 Business Writing, and
ABT 245 Administrative Management.
The following curricula are offered by this Department:
Administrative Business Technology-Admin Support (A.A.S.)
Administrative Business Technology-Admin Support (Cert.)
This curriculum provides students with a broad conceptual framework in office automation
and information systems combined with a strong learning experience in communication
skills, keyboarding, management, and computer applications. This program includes
an up-to-date curriculum that incorporates word processing, spreadsheets, database
applications, desktop publishing, web page formatting, and e-commerce. During the
final semester, all students participate in an internship program.
Administrative Business Technology-Legal (A.A.S.)
Administrative Business Technology-Legal (Cert.)
The legal option offers students the opportunity to learn skills in keyboarding, word
processing, and legal procedures. The legal curriculum concentrates on the areas of
civil litigation, wills and probates, and real estate. In addition, students will
learn about the Federal and New York Court Systems. Graduates are qualified to work
in law firms, which are engaged in general or specialized practice or in legal departments
of large corporations, civil service, insurance companies, law publishers, or the
courts. During the final semester, all students participate in a legal internship
program. Students intern in law firms, the Nassau County District Attorney's office,
the Probation Department, or in the Courts.
Administrative Business Technology-Medical (A.A.S.)
Administrative Business Technology-Medical (Cert.)
The medical curriculum offers students the opportunity to acquire skills necessary
to seek employment in doctors' offices, hospitals, research institutions, insurance
and pharmaceutical companies, and other health facilities. Students take courses in
medical terminology, medical transcription, medical coding, medical billing, and medical
office procedures. During the final semester, all students participate in a medical
internship program. They intern in doctors' offices, hospitals, research institutions,
insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and other health facilities.
Administrative Business Technology-ENCORE (Cert.)
ENCORE is designed for individuals who want to strengthen and learn new office skills
to obtain an administrative-support position. Individuals seeking to upgrade computer
skills or seeking re-entry into the workforce will find that this certificate enhances
employability in today's job market. Instruction includes courses in word processing,
administrative management, business presentations, spreadsheets, databases, and office
procedures. Focus is placed on preparing students to gain employment. At the completion
of ENCORE, students will earn 15 credits. Students wishing to continue their education
may apply most of these credits to a one-year certificate or a two-year degree program
in the Administrative Business Technology Department.
Health Information Technology (A.A.S.)
The AAS degree in HIT is designed to prepare students, through coursework and internships,
for employment as health information technicians. Health Information technicians organize
and manage health information data. They ensure the quality of medical records by
verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. They
use various computer applications to assemble, analyze and categorize patient information
for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain
patients’ medical and treatment records.
Health Information Technology (Cert.)
The HIT Certificate is an AHIMA-approved coding program. The Health Information Technology
(HIT) Medical Coding certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in
working in the field of medical coding. Instruction includes courses in medical terminology,
CPT coding, ICD coding, computer software applications in healthcare, reimbursement
methodologies, healthcare data structure and delivery systems, anatomy and physiology,
pathophysiology, and pharmacology. During the final semester, students participate
in a medical coding work/study program. They intern in hospitals, physicians' offices,
ambulatory care centers, and other healthcare facilities. Successful completion of
the certificate prepares students to sit for the entry level national coding certification
exam CCA (Certified Coding Associate) and provides the educational coursework required
for the mastery coding certification exams CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) and CCS-P
(Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based).
Some of these credits may be applied toward either a certificate or degree in the
Administrative Business Technology's Medical program; students are also eligible to
go directly into the workforce.
Reinforcement Learning Center
The Reinforcement Learning Center (Cluster A, Room 115) facility is open Monday through
Saturday and is staffed by technical assistants who offer reinforcement for all subjects
taught in the Administrative Business Technology Department.
Students in need of assistance in various software programs or who wish to reinforce
skills are encouraged to use the Reinforcement Learning Center.