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 Statistics10. If you enjoy caring for others, being a medical assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. 

The Minneapolis Business College Medical Assistant program is known for training medical assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With Minneapolis Business College’s 10-16 month Medical Assistant 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 assistant graduates Finish First!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Our Medical Assisting 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 the majority of your time taking classes that directly pertain to the medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the program in as little as 10-16 months. 

As part of the program, you will spend 8 weeks in an externship. Designed to let students practice what they’ve learned, you can make valuable industry contacts. Many students are hired directly by their externship employers! 

Graduates of Minneapolis Business College's program can also take the Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) test. 

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
 

Minneapolis Business College offers a 10-month diploma and 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. 

 

CURRICULUM

The medical assistant curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical, laboratory, and administrative training throughout the 10-16 month 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 651-636-7406 or fill out our information request form. 

 

 CONCENTRATION COURSES

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

     *A.A.S. Degree Only

 

 

CAREERS

With an education from Minneapolis Business College, you will have been exposed to a wide knowledge base and gained plenty of hands-on experience, all in a shortened time frame.

As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, MBC 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.   

 

MBC graduates typically work as a Medical Assistant for: 

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospitals 
  • Clinics 

OUTCOMES 

 

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

The five year placement rate as reported to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board for Medical Assistant Diploma graduates is 87.97% (Source Info # 9).   

 

 

Medical Assistant A.A.S. Degree Program

The five year placement rate as reported to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) for Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree graduates is 81.71%  (*Source Info #9)

 

PRICES

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Minneapolis 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*
$7,560
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,490
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$1,705
Lab Fees Per Semester* (first 2.5 semesters only)
$390
* 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*
$7,560
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,490
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$1,120
Lab Fees Per Semester* (first 2.5 semesters only)
$390
* Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.