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 Statistics2. 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 Associate of Applied Science degree 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





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 Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) 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

International Business College offers a 16-month Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree. Our program prepares students for a rewarding career in medical assisting 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.


  • 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 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 


Medical Assistant AAS Degree Program

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Assisting Program at International Business College has an exam passage rate of 75% for the 2016 graduates4.  




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, 2019 - December 31, 2019)
Tuition Per Semester*
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019)
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit**
Confirmation Deposit**
Residence Reservation Fee
Residence Fee Per Semester*
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.