Binghamton University offers certificate training in medical field


The Binghamton University Office of Continuing Education & Outreach is offering three certificate courses in the medical field: medical billing and boding professional, medical assistant administration, and pharmacy technician.

The medical billing and coding professional program, starting October 6, 2009, is a 70-hour course that offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, and use generic forms (CMS 1500) to streamline billing procedures. 

The medical assistant administration certificate program, starting October 5, 2009, is a 50-hour course that covers background information on medical terminology, insurance billing and coding, medical ethics, customer service, and legal aspects. 

The pharmacy technician program, starting October 5, 2009, is 50-hour comprehensive course that will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Board (PTCB) exam.  Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names, and more. 

The courses will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Binghamton University Downtown Center, 67 Washington Street, Binghamton.  For more information or to register for one of these certificate programs call (607) 777-6857, toll-free 1-877-313-2508, fax (607) 777-4544, or visit


Last Updated: 9/17/13