Thursday, March 5, 2015

International Student Initiative

World ORT has a long and proud tradition of welcoming and educating people from all over the world. Bramson ORT College is continuing that tradition in the United States and its mission by pursuing a new initiative to recruit and educate students from all over the world in the melting pot of the United States – New York City.

Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, who was attending the opening of an ORT facility in South Africa, referred to ORT as an institution that helps individuals grow and become an asset to their community and country.  The new International Student Initiative is in keeping with the past initiatives that Nelson Mandela referred to.  He said, “One tool that will enable people to rise above their circumstances is education, particularly education that leads to the acquisition of useful and marketable skills.”   He also stated, “Technology education is the foundation stone on which we must build… ORT’s initiative could not therefore have come at a better time.”

Our first regional initiative is Africa. According to UNESCO, around two-thirds of the population in Africa is under 25-years-old, a vast majority lack higher education and job skills. Contributing to African youth high unemployment, is the dearth of colleges and technical schools needed to train young people in today’s competitive technological market place.

Irina Bokova, the Director General of UNESCO said, “The best answer to youth unemployment is to ensure that young people acquire the basic skills and relevant training they need to enter the world of work with confidence. Many youth, and women in particular, need to be offered alternative pathways to education, so that they gain the skills to earn a living, live in dignity and contribute to their communities and societies.”

Bramson ORT College is recruiting students from a number of African countries beginning with Ghana. Ghana is the initial pilot country, because of the high youth population who do not have access to higher education in Ghana or abroad. Bramson ORT College will give African students affordable education packages to attend 2-year programs and receive an Associate Degree, enabling them to achieve the education and skills needed for the job market, to go back home to work, start a business, teach or transfer to a 4-year college in the U.S. to further their education. Bramson ORT has a fast track three semester program allowing students to complete a degree program in 18 months.

Bramson ORT College offers a quality education at an affordable price, additionally a number of scholarship opportunities exist for those who demonstrate a strong academic potential. Bramson Ort has also assigned a dedicated Admissions Advisor to help International students navigate the school application process and the visa application process. The admission office can be contacted at 718 261-5800 extension 1010, or contact

Louis K Fosu is a consultant to the College for the African initiative. Mr. Fosu is a foreign policy expert for Africa, works as a consultant advising African officials, U.S. government officials, and NGOs. Louis Fosu received his B.A., from the John Jay College-CUNY, M.B.A. from Pace University, and Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law School.

Louis Fosu can be reached at +1-202-406-0911 /          

Associate Recruiter for Ghana is Portia Boateng. Ms. Boateng’s goal in life is to improve the lives of those less fortunate.  As a recent graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where she received her B.Sc., Portia Boateng teaches integrated science to high schools students about to enter college, and works at a community college in student accounts and career counseling. It is her goal to recruit many highly qualified students to study at Bramson ORT College in the United States.

Portia Boateng can be reached at +233-208-440-032 /

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2015 semester Bramson ORT College is looking forward to welcoming all of our new students and friends.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Distinguish Yourself As An Administrative Assistant With the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration of our A.O.S. Degree

Administrative assistants form the backbone of a countless array of business around the world. As the US economy continues to develop and become even more integrated with other global entities, the demand for competent and efficient administrative assistants will continue to rise. Due to the inherent flexibility of this particular profession, skilled administrative assistants can find their own enriching niche within the industry of their choice, working alongside professionals with whom they share interests and passions.

At Bramson ORT, students can benefit from the knowledge and insight of skilled faculty who bring their own professional wisdom gained through years of real-world business experience to the classroom. After completing the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration of Bramson ORT’s Associate of Occupational Science degree, students will be fully prepared to make the transition from student life to working life. Graduates of the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration are now currently employed by businesses and health-related professional organizations across the country.

Defining the Role of Administrative Assistants

The key function of administrative assistants is typically to offer expedient logistical support to colleagues and business professionals. This type of support could take the form of data entry, word processing, online scheduling, office record management and a variety of other critical tasks. In today’s era of cutting-edge cloud technology, administrative assistants are often called on to share crucial business data with employees and decision makers around the globe. Ultimately, administrative assistants service as a crucial foundation on which the success of a business enterprise is often built.

Those individuals who have enrolled in the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration at Bramson ORT will be uniquely prepared to handle the wide array of tasks and challenges that present themselves within the medical industry. Students who have completed the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration will be able to quickly integrate themselves into medical practices and other health-related organizations across the country. 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for administrative assistants is expected to grow in line with national averages. Those who do choose to receive specialized education in this particular field are likely to quickly distinguish themselves in job applications and interviews. There is often ample room for growth and career development for experienced, skilled administrative assistants. Those who have demonstrated a successful record of administrative assistance are likely to be offered positions overseeing larger teams while assuming a broader array of responsibilities.

The Advantage of Bramson ORT’s Professional Billing and Coding Concentration

Given the fact that today’s technology seems to evolve at a more rapid pace than anyone could have ever imagined, it is essential that students who are planning on becoming high-functioning office assistants be well versed in the software and utilities that will allow them to perform their duties in line with industry standards.

The Professional Billing and Coding Concentration of Bramson ORT’s Associate of Occupational Science degree features a unique and challenging curriculum which ensures that students have all of the knowledge they need to ensure rewarding employment following graduation. Examples of classes included in the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration include:

     Principles of Accounting
     Advanced Computer Applications
     Secretarial Practices
     Medical Terminology
     Advanced ICD CM Coding

One of the most valuable elements of the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration curriculum is the opportunity to experience a real-world internship, which ensures that the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom can be practiced and explored in a professional, results-oriented setting. Future job seekers who are passionate about setting themselves above their competitors in the professional setting can use this internship opportunity to ensure that their credentials are outstanding when it comes time for their first interview.

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Students can enroll in the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration of Bramson ORT’s Associate of Occupational Science degree through both the Queens and Brooklyn campuses of the college. This helps to ensure that those students who may have pre-existing work or personal commitments can still pursue the education they desire.

With some of the lowest tuition rates in the states and generous financial aid, Bramson ORT remains true to its original goal of providing an outstanding education to all individuals, regardless of their financial status. If you are interested in learning more about the Professional Billing and Coding Concentration at Bramson ORT, you can contact us here! We look forward to hearing from you!