THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW
YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
To: The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents
From: Joseph P. Frey
Subject: The Mandl School: Regents authorization to permit The
Mandl School to award the Associate in Applied Science
Date: July 1, 2010
Authorizations: Goals 2 and 4
Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)
Should the Board of Regents authorize The Mandl School to award the Associate
in Applied Science degree?
Reason(s) for Consideration
Required by State regulation.
The question will come before the full Board at its July 2010 meeting where it will
be voted on and action taken.
In January 2009, The Mandl School submitted a proposal for its first program
leading to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Health Care
The Mandl School was established as a proprietary school in 1924 for the
purpose of training medical assistants in physician offices. The School was a licensed
private school offering programs approved by the Department’s Bureau of Proprietary
School Supervision in Medical Assisting and related fields of allied health practice until it
became a degree-granting institution in October 2005. At that time, The Mandl School
was authorized to grant the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree. The
Mandl School currently offers credit-bearing courses leading to the A.O.S. degree in
Medical Assisting and Surgical Technologist and certificate programs in the field of
Medical Assisting and Dental Assistant. The Mandl School is accredited by both the
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Accrediting
Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). Mandl
estimates initial enrollment of 50 students in its proposed program in Health Care
Administration, rising to 150 new and continuing students in this program by the fifth
year of operation.
The Mandl School has undergone a peer review under the Department’s
direction and has been responsive to all of the Department’s recommendations related
to the applicable Commissioner’s Regulations for degree-granting institutions. The
proposed programs meet the requirements for program registration. If the Board of
Regents authorizes The Mandl School to award the Associate in Applied Science
degree, the Department will register the proposed program and Mandl will proceed to
recruit and enroll students for both the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree
program in Healthcare Administration and the certificate program.
It is recommended that the Board of Regents authorize The Mandl School to
award the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree