Two School of Business Programs at Hudson Valley Community College Change Names, Expand Focus
CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
Immediate, Monday, June 3, 2002
Hudson Valley Community College's two professional "Office Assistant" degree
programs have changed their names in an effort to show the programs' increasing
emphasis on technology skills training.
The former Executive Office Assistant and Medical Office Assistant programs
are now known as Administrative Information Technician and Health Information
Technician, respectively. The state Education Department recently approved the
Current and forthcoming curriculum changes in both programs will emphasize
the need for a graduate with technological skills specific to their industry. A
new curriculum addition to the Health Information Technician program, for
example, will focus on ICD Medical Coding and Health Insurance Reimbursement,
one of the most valuable skills for administrative personnel in that field.
"We are responding to the needs of the business and health care community,"
said Department Chairperson James Looby. "Both of these industries are in need
of trained administrative personnel and we plan to fill that need with our
For more information about programs, contact the college Admissions Office at
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree
and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and
Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an
Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30
community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an
enrollment of more than 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in
distance learning initiatives and workforce training.