Medical Assisting Program: Bradford School in Columbus, OH
Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
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 Statistics2

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

The Bradford School medical assisting programs are 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 CMA certification test

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our Medical Assisting 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 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 (CMA) test. 

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
 

Graduates are eligible to enhance their resumes by taking the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) national exam.  

 

CURRICULUM

The Medical Assisting curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical, laboratory and administrative training throughout the program. Courses build on one another and the program includes an 8 week externship so you can practice what you've learned.  

To read our course descriptions, download our school catalog

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

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

*A.A.S. Degree Only

 

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.

 

Bradford School graduates work in:

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics

OUTCOMES 

 

Associate of Applied Business Degree Program

The five-year placement rate for these graduates as reported to the ACCSC was 81.8%8

 

 

 

Diploma Program

The five-year placement rate for these graduates as reported to the ACCSC was 77.8%8

 

PRICES

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

Diploma Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$6,990
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,160
Residence Reservation Fee
$100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2480
Lab Fees Per Semester (1&2 only)
$360
* 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 of Applied Business Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Tuition Per Semester*
$6,990
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$3,160
Residence Reservation Fee
$100
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$3,250
Lab Fees Per Semester (1&2 only)
$360
* A.A.B. Degree Program is 4 Semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.