Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Assistant

Skilled. Helping. Caring.

Medical assisting is projected to be among America's fastest-growing occupations through the year 2026 with an expected national job growth of 29%, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (Sources:3). If you enjoy caring for others, being a medical assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. 

The International Business College medical assistant program is designed to train medical assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With IBC's 10 and 16 month Medical Assisting programs, you will:

  • Learn clinical procedures such as performing injections, administering medications, and running medical lab tests
  • Learn administrative procedures, such as filing medical records, managing and scheduling patients, and maintaining medical records using office systems
  • Have access to the equipment found in physicians' offices
  • Get plenty of one-on-one access to faculty who want you to succeed
  • Complete an 8-week externship
  • Be eligible to take the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant exam.

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our medical assisting graduates Finish First!

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Our Medical Assistant graduates receive hands-on training in simulated medical laboratory classrooms. Each lab is equipped with the same types of medical equipment used in physicians' offices. 

You will spend most of your time taking classes that directly pertain to the medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the program quickly. 

As part of the program, you will spend 8 weeks in an externship, which is designed to let students practice what they've learned.  

Graduates of International Business College's medical assistant program qualify to take the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant  exam. 

As a student in one of our Medical Assistant programs, you can learn to:

  • Assist the physician during an exam
  • Operate basic medical equipment
  • Understand and apply aseptic techniques
  • Take and record vital signs
  • Give injections 
  • Perform venipuncture 
  • Collect and prepare lab specimens
  • Perform a variety of lab tests
  • Manage and update medical records
  • Process insurance forms
 

International Business College offers both a 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree and a 10-month diploma program. Both programs prepare students for a rewarding career in medical assisting and qualify graduates to sit for the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant exam. 

 

CURRICULUM

The medical assistant curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical, laboratory and administrative training throughout the program. The 8 week externship will give you chance to polish your skills in a real life setting. Our curriculum is supported by student focused resources intended to help you finish successfully.  

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 317-813-2300 or fill out our information request form. 

 CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Clinical Procedures 
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Administrative Procedures 
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Office Systems
  • Medical Externship
  • CMA Review*

*Associate in Applied Science Degree Only

 

CAREERS

During your training at International Business College, you will be exposed to a wide knowledge base and be given plenty of hands on experience, all in a shortened time frame.  

As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, IBC goes a step above and prepares you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and the necessary interviewing skills so you have what you need to succeed.  

In addition to helping you find a job after graduation, our career placement services continue to be available to you throughout your career.   

International Business College graduates typically work as a medical assistant for: 

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospital owned medical practices
  • Hospitals 
  • Clinics 
 

OUTCOMES 

Medical Assistant AAS Degree Program

100% of employers are satisfied with the graduates of International Business College's Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree program.   This rate is the 5 year average as reported to MAERB in February of 2018.   

 

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

93.75% of employers are satisfied with graduates of International Business College's Medical Assistant Diploma program.  This rate is the 5 year average as reported to MAERB in February of 2018.  

 

PRICES

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at International Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$6,980
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,410
Residence Reservation Fee
$100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$3,170
Lab Fees Semesters 1 & 2
$410
Lab Fees Semester 3
$205
* A.A.S. Degree Program is 4 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.
Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$6,980
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Reservation Fee
$100
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,410
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2,210
Lab Fees Semester 1 &2
$410
Lab Fees Final Semester
$205
* Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.