40 The Queens Courier • business • SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com business (continued from cover) for employment. The business market in New York City is one of the largest in the world, therefore making it essential for prospective members of the workforce to be prepared for this dynamic field. Much like the Allied Health disciplines, programs in Business and Technology are offered on both the associate and the baccalaureate levels. One of Plaza College’s most in-demand programs, the Health Information Technology program prepares students to be competitive in the field by providing them with skills needed to be wellrounded in all areas. “As the Health Information Technology profession demands and government mandates develop, the trained professionals who can embrace new technology and navigate health care requirements will be in high demand,” says Clara Erman, RHIII A RHIA, CPC, Director of Health Information Technology at Plaza College. “Maintaining patient privacy and ensuring the protection of health records is just one of the many skills our students learn during the course of their program at Plaza. Health care facilities face new challenges with constant changes in regulations and having individuals who can actually rise to meet these challenges is critical.” Erman also noted that since Plaza’s program is small, the faculty has the unique opportunity to provide students with the training they need to become successful in any setting, no matter the size or complexity. Plaza College has a wide variety of resources aimed at helping students achieve their academic goals, regardless of which discipline they choose to pursue. The many expertly-staffed departments at the college include a dedicated Admissions team that offers students support and guidance from the very start of their academic journey; a Career Services Center (continued on page 42) Jackson Heights’ Bruson Building, the former home of Plaza College. Rendering of the Queens Boulevard entrance to Plaza’s new Forest Hills campus.
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