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Elmira Business Institute

About 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.

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

  • Certificate - Medical Billing & Coding

    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.

    Vestal, NY

    4100 Vestal Rd



  • Associate - Medical Assisting

    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.

    Vestal, NY

    4100 Vestal Rd



  • Associate - Medical Office Technologies

    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.

    Vestal, NY

    4100 Vestal Rd




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).


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Campus Location

4100 Vestal Rd




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