Medical Billing/Coding Office
The Associate of Applied Business degree in Office Technology focuses primarily on front-end office functions, in which employees use technology for daily job responsibilities that may include producing business documents, designing presentations, generating data reports and creating financial spreadsheets. Students use the most current versions of business software applications and learn the fundamentals of accounting, automated records management, business communications and resource management.
Graduates gain a wide variety of computer application skills needed for gainful employment in office administrative support positions, including office assistant, accounting clerk, office manager, administrative coordinator, executive administrative and administrative assistant–technology.
A Medical Billing/Coding Office concentration is available for this program, which provides a basic understanding of software, medical terminology, billing/coding and procedures used in medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices and outsourcing facilities involved with providing billing operations.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.
Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.
Courses for the online AAB in Office Technology cover a range of topics essential to professionals in technology-facing office and administrative roles. These include word processing, database and spreadsheet applications, resource management, other current technologies, accounting and workgroup productivity software. All students must also take 9 credit hours of applied business electives and 15 credit hours of Kent Core requirements to complete the program. Students who choose the Medical Billing/Coding Office concentration will take an additional 12 credit hours of topical coursework, while students who do not select a concentration will complete 12 further credit hours of coursework on general business technologies.
All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.
|Ohio Residents||Out of State|
|Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost|
|$283 lower division
$331.20 upper division
$849 lower division
$993.60 upper division
|Approximate Cost: $12,400||$293 lower division
$341.20 upper division
$879 lower division
$1,023.60 upper division
|Approximate Cost: $13,000|