Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Assistant

Skilled. Helping. Caring.

Medical assisting jobs are expected to grow 16% through 2031, which is much faster than average2. 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 16 month Medical Assistant program, 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!





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 your program quickly. 

As part of your 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 our Medical Assistant program, 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

IBC's 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for a rewarding career and qualifies graduates to sit for the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant exam. 



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. 


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




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 services department may be helpful 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 


Medical Assistant AAS Degree Program

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assistant program at International Business College has a job placement rate of 94.00% for the graduate cohort in 20203

Medical Assistant Diploma Program 

The Medical Assistant Diploma program at International Business College has a job placement rate of 100.00% for the graduate cohort in 20203




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/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023)
Tuition Per Semester*
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit**
Confirmation Deposit**
Residence Fee Per Semester*
Residence Reservation Fee
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
Lab Fees Semesters 1 & 2
Lab Fees Semester 3
* 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.


When students use federal financial aid to help cover their educational costs, the federal Department of Education requires schools to use a formula to determine what types of financial aid the student is eligible to receive.     

Part of this formula is using a cost of attendance budget to determine the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive each academic year.    This budget includes direct school costs like tuition, fees and books.  It also includes indirect costs that the student may have while they attend school.   This includes things like housing and transportation.   The school develops a standard cost of attendance budget for these purposes using actual tuition and fees each year and average estimated amounts for the indirect costs.   

The specific components included in our COA (Cost of Attendance) budgets include: 

  • Tuition and fees 
  • Books, course materials, supplies and equipment 
  • Federal Direct Loan Program origination fees and insurance costs* 
  • Living expenses (housing and food)
  • Transportation 
  • Personal expenses
  • Other miscellaneous costs such as professional licensing fees when applicable


*These costs are excluded if the student does not borrow any funds from the student loan programs.  


Note that the amounts in the budget can vary depending on the student’s enrollment status, program of study, and dependency status.   If you have questions about this or you would like to see the COA budget for a specific program of study that would apply to you,  please contact the Financial Aid department.