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Elmira Business Institute

About EBI

From the time you enroll, the faculty and staff at EBI are dedicated to helping you succeed. We are also dedicated to the community and we feel everyone benefits immensely when qualified professionals are available to organizations in the community, to contribute and become industry and community leaders.

Our goal is the same as yours: Completing career training and finding the right job opportunity. You’ll not only get top-tier, tech-driven training, you’ll benefit from small classes and caring knowledgeable instructors who will instill you with confidence, a sense of pride and passion for learning.

Mission
Elmira Business Institute offers personalized career education and experience leading to high demand professions so graduates are prepared for their career, life pursuits, and an ever-changing global economy.

EBI History

Founded in 1858 as Elmira Business and Shorthand College, EBI is dedicated to helping people and the community. This trade school, a leader in postsecondary education, was located just blocks from EBI’s current location at Langdon Plaza in Elmira, New York. EBI is now in a new building, equipped with the proper facilities and lab equipment as a supplement to classroom learning. In 2003, EBI opened their second location in the Vestal area, and is currently the only career school in this area.

EBI’s Mission

  • To provide educational and employment opportunities and prepare students for successful careers in business technology and allied health.
  • To provide curricula that reflects the needs of a changing job market.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to acquire the skills for occupational growth, including the understanding of employer expectations.
  • To provide graduates with assistance in securing employment.
  • To provide students with the skills and attitudes to continue learning throughout their lifetimes.

Available Programs

  • Business, Marketing, and Communication
    • Associate - Accounting +

      Program Description

      In today’s business world, accounting services are indispensable to the operation of every business enterprise.

      As more businesses continue to computerize financial records, accountants need to be technologically savvy. EBI’s Accounting program can prepare you to develop the necessary analytical, conceptual, and technical skills you need to be successful in the accounting industry.

      Accounting Degree Program

      Accounting courses

      The accounting curriculum is designed to add depth and maturity to the student’s professional background. Courses include Principles of Accounting, Computerized Accounting Systems, Income Tax, and Business Organization/Management. Because it is a degree program, you will also be required to complete Communications, Economics, and College Writing courses to round out your educational experience.

      What accountants do
      Accountants prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

      Develop the skills you’ll need to work as a professional accountant
      An accounting career can be as challenging as it is fulfilling. You need to be organized and analytical, as well as have great communication time management skills. At EBI, you will hone the skills you need to be a successful accountant.

      Career outlook for accountants
      Accountants work in practically all industries, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and inventory control. Positions may be found in industry, banking, insurance, and the government sector. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook handbook, the employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11% by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

      Earn your degree in as little as 16 months
      The accounting program at EBI can be completed in as little as 16 months. Upon successful completion, you will receive an Associate Degree in Occupation Studies – Accounting.

    • Associate - Business Administration with Small Business Management +

      Program Description

      Have you ever dreamed of managing or even owning your very own business?

      At EBI, the Small Business Management concentration of our Business Administration program can prepare you to manage and/or own a small business. You’ll receive a strong foundation of the industry knowledge needed to be a successful business owner in today’s competitive world. Earn your Small Business Management degree and be your own boss!

      Business Administration: Concentration in Small Business Management Degree Program

      Small Business Management courses
      During training, you can learn to write an individual business plan, understand the basic of managing a small firm, and implementing a marketing plan. Classes include Business Mathematics, Principles of Management, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, and Small Business Management.

      What small business managers do
      As a small business owner or manager, you run the show, which means you need to wear many hats. In most situations, you are your own HR manager, meaning you’re in charge of hiring your own employees. In addition, you’re in charge of developing the overall business plan as well as marketing. More importantly, you are responsible for customer service.

      Develop the skills you’ll need to work in business
      At EBI, we develop our programs to help you acquire the skills and knowledge you needed to be a successful business owner or manager. In addition to the career-focused education you’ll receive, you need to be highly organized, goal-oriented and be able to plan and think strategically.

      Career outlook
      As the economy recovers, more and more entrepreneurs are pursuing their dream of building their own business from the ground up. The good news is this trend is expected to continue. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects administrative employment to increase 8% by 2024.

      Earn your degree in as little as 16 months

      The Small Business Management program at EBI can be completed in as little as 16 months. Graduates will receive an Associate in Occupational Studies in Business Administration – Small Business Management.

  • Medical Administration
    • Certificate - Medical Billing & Coding +

      Program Description

      Find a career that utilizes your tech and analytical skills.

      Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the country and demand for qualified professionals is on the rise.

      Our accelerated, hands-on medical coding & billing certificate program is designed to prepare you for a career in an industry that offers stability and growth potential. If you have an analytical mind and love technology, medical coding & billing can be a perfect fit for you.

      Medical Billing & Coding Program

      Medical Billing & Coding courses
      Courses in medical coding & billing focus on diagnostic and procedural codes (ICD-10-CM or HCPCS codes) to record individual patient health information for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing. Courses include Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Office Procedures, and Medical Law and Ethics.

      What do they do?
      Also known as medical records and health information technicians or health information technicians, medical coding & reimbursement specialists use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes. They organize and manage health information data, ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems.

      Develop the skills you’ll need to work in medical coding & billing
      The program is designed to help you learn necessary technical, communication and critical thinking skills you’ll need to be an effective coding & billing specialist. You can work with patients, staff, and insurance representatives. Although tech skills are important in this profession, interpersonal and decision-making skills are essential.

      Earn your medical billing & coding certificate in as little as 12 months
      The program is designed to prepare you for a career as a medical coding & billing specialist. Upon successful completion of this program, you can be prepared for a new career in the growing healthcare industry.

  • Medicine and Health Care
    • Associate - Medical Assisting +

      Program Description

      Play an important role in a medical office environment.

      The Medical Assistant training program at EBI can prepare you to work alongside both doctors and patients while maintaining an organized and efficient medical office. The healthcare industry is growing faster than any other industry. Our program can prepare you to handle both clinical and administrative duties in a number of healthcare environments.

      Medical Assisting Degree Program

      Medical assisting courses
      This program focuses on the principles and practices necessary for clinical professionals working in the healthcare industry. The goal is to help you develop a combination of clinical, administrative, communication, lab, business and technical skills. Courses include Clerical Accounting, Medical Law & Ethics, and Electronic Medical Records. After completing the program, students will qualify to sit for the AAMA Medical Assisting Certification exam.

      What medical assistants do
      As a medical assistant, your duties can vary depending on the specialty and size of your healthcare facility. You will likely handle administrative tasks, including updating patient records and scheduling appointments, as well as clinical duties, such as measuring and recording patients’ vital signs and prepping them for exams.

      Develop the skills you’ll need to work in a healthcare facility
      A professional medical assistant needs to be organized, dedicated, personable, and above all, adaptable. You need to be able work well with your medical team to ensure the best treatment for your patients. Our industry-experienced faculty and staff can help you prepare for the daily grind in any healthcare office.

      Career outlook for medical assistants
      With career-focused training at EBI, you will have the necessary skills to seek employment in a number of different capacities, including professional medical assistant, phlebotomist, ECG technician, pharmacy technician, medical billing clerk, insurance billing clerk, or chiropractic assistant.

      Earn your degree in as little as 16 months
      Our Medical Assisting degree program provides students with a basic educational foundation to be competitive in the healthcare industry. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive an Associate in Occupation Studies degree and can become eligible for a medical assisting certificate exam.

    • Associate - Medical Office Technologies +

      Program Description

      Become a valuable member in an office environment.

      Acquire the technical, communication and critical thinking skills in high demand for administrative professionals.

      We designed our Office Technologies Associates Degree program to help you develop the technical skill employers seek. Our program is designed specifically for medical industry because healthcare is expanding and offers a large number of opportunities for administrative personnel.

      Office Technologies Degree

      Office Technologies courses
      The basic courses (Computer Software, Math, Accounting, Economics and Transcription) focus on the principles and practices necessary for administrative professionals working in any industry. You’ll also take courses specific to the healthcare industry, including Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Billing, Electronic Medical Records and Medical Office Procedures.

      What office assistants do
      Automation and organizational restructuring have led to new responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. Office and administrative assistants use computer software to create spreadsheets, manage databases, and prepare presentations, reports and documents.

      Develop the skills you’ll need to work in an office environment
      While the Office Technologies program helps you develop technical skills, you’ll also sharpen attention to detail, organizational and decision-making skills, as well as written and oral communications skills. The courses will help you hone these talents while teaching you the business basics you’ll need.

      Career outlook for office assistants
      The education you’ll receive at EBI can prepare you for positions including executive secretary, office manager, or administrative coordinator. Because healthcare is growing at such a fast pace, there is room for professional growth.

      Earn your associates degree in as little as 16 months
      The Office Technologies program provides students with a basic educational foundation to be competitive in the business and medical job market. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll receive an Associates of Occupational Studies degree in Office Technologies.

Accreditation

EBI’s Accreditation

EBI is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to award the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) Degree in Accounting, Office Technologies, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding and Billing Reimbursement Specialist, Business Administration with concentrations in Financial Services, Human Resources and Small Business Management and its programs are registered with the New York State Education Department.

Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

Only the EBI Associate in Occupational Studies (Two-Year) Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).

Disclosure

For disclosure information, visit https://ebi.edu/disclosures/

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Campus Locations

Vestal, NY

4100 Vestal Rd
Vestal, NY 13850

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