Medical Assisting
 

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 Statistics3. If you enjoy caring for others, being a medical assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. 

The Bradford School medical assisting program is known for training medical assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With Bradford School's 10-16 month Medical Assisting 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 certification test

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

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96.15% of Employers are satisfied with graduates of the Medical Assisting Diploma program.

 

93.48% of Employers are satisfied with graduates of the Medical Assisting Specialized Associate Degree program.

 

Graduates of Bradford School's medical assisting program qualify to take the Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) test. 

 
 

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 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 Bradford School's medical assisting program qualify to take the Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) test. 

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.391.6810 or fill out our information request form. 

 

 

Medical Assisting students are taught 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
 

CAREERS

During your training at Bradford School, 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, Bradford School 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.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.391.6810 or fill out our information request form. 



 

 

 

Bradford School graduates can work for: 

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospital owned medical practices
  • Clinics
 

CURRICULUM

The medical assisting curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical, laboratory and administrative training throughout the program.

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.391.6810 or fill out our information request form. 

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

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

*Associate in Specialized Business Degree Only

 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 -December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,690
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 -December 31, 2018)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1673
Lab Fees Per Semester (Semesters 1&2 only) $250
*Diploma Program is 2.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester* $7,690
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,100
Lab Fees Per Semester (Semesters 1&2 only) $250
*Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program is 4 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Accreditation

The Bradford School Medical Assisting Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The address and telephone number of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs are 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.bradfordpittsburgh.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. 

Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Bradford School. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Bradford School. Because programs at Bradford School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Bradford School may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. 

Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Credit Transfer To Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. 

There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Bradford School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Bradford School are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Bradford School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. 

Bradford School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.

 

GET STARTED

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Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Bradford School student is like!

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.391.6810 or fill out our information request form

 

 

 

As a Bradford Medical Assisting student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Finish First!