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Institute of Medical and Business Careers

2 Campuses
12 Programs
Online

Why IMBC? For more than two decades, students have trusted IMBC with their career training. If you are looking for a trade school near Pittsburgh, look no further! You’ll experience the difference at IMBC with professional and certified instructors who care about the success of each student as you prepare for a rewarding career. Instructors and staff greet you with smiles and by your name, not a student ID number. Working parents with busy schedules can fit school into their lives with support from IMBC. We’re more than a tech or trade school in Pittsburgh; we’re a community of support waiting to help you jumpstart your career. Start training for a new dental career, healthcare career, and more.

Available Programs

  • Welding Technology - Diploma
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    As a welder, you’ll be trained to work in a variety of environments, including indoors, outdoors, in a workshop or factory, on the road, on a pipeline, up high on scaffolding or a stadium, in the ocean, or even on a race car team or cruise ship.

    IMBC’s program can help welders at all skill levels succeed; from those just entering the field to seasoned veterans. Located at our Erie campus with 32 large welding bays stocked with a full suite of welding tools, you’ll be given hands-on instruction. Students will start with basic welding applications and then proceed to more advanced welding techniques, including mig, tig, pipe, and structural metal welding. Courses also include destructive and non-destructive testing and quality control to ensure that students have a thorough understanding of welding and its applications across a variety of settings. Our welding program includes safety training so that students become familiar with the safety procedures and regulations governing welding and welding environments.

    The welding technology program does not require an internship. However, IMBC partners with global organizations, such as the American Welding Society and Lincoln Electric to bring a high-quality welding experience to each student.



    Available at this location

    Erie, PA

    5739 W 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

  • Business Administration-Marketing and Management - Associate - Online
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    Marketers and managers are an important part of the business landscape for many types of organizations, helping them grow, create new sales opportunities, and improve operations. Entry-level marketers and managers perform a variety of tasks, ranging from helping with social media and assisting with campaigns for sales growth, to analyzing reports on financial performance, managing customer relationships, and more.

    Students in this program will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge of marketing and management.

    Fundamental business courses will introduce students to basic marketing principles such as advertising best practices and social media do’s and don’ts. General and specialized marketing and management courses will provide students with a diverse background necessary to be successful in entry-level marketing and management roles.

    If things like advertising, social media, and customer engagement seem intriguing, then marketing and management might be the right field for you. Do you enjoy commercials and consider yourself a natural leader? Then a business degree should be part of your career path.

  • Medical Billing and Coding - Diploma
    Medical Administration

    The healthcare and health insurance industries generate an enormous number of medical and patient records. In a medical billing and coding career, you are responsible for classifying individual diagnoses and medical procedures for billing and reimbursement purposes with ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and PCS codes. You’ll typically work in an office environment at a computer workstation reviewing electronic healthcare records (or EHR).

    You’ll learn about medical terminology and the reference codes used for reimbursement between the doctor’s office or hospital and the insurance companies. You’ll also study office management, computer basics, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology. Students in this program will receive hands-on training in medical billing software and in the completion, submission, and claims resolution techniques for CMS-1500 and UB04 forms.

    Toward the completion of your program, all students will participate in an internship that lets you practice your new skills in a real healthcare setting with professional supervision.

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5739 W 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Medical Records Technician - Associate
    Medical Administration

    Medical records technicians, or MRTs, manage medical records for lab tests, x-rays, and more.

    You’ll learn about the preparation, maintenance, and security of patient records. You will develop core medical knowledge such as medical terms, anatomy, and physiology. Students will explore electronic healthcare records or EHRs and the systems used to store and manage them.

    Medical records are computer-based, so you will learn how to use software for record-keeping and how to help offices run efficiently.

    Toward the completion of your medical records program, all students will participate in an internship (campus students) or practicum (online students) that lets you practice in a real healthcare setting with professional supervision.

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5739 W 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Medical Office Administrator - Diploma - Online
    Medical Administration

    Medical office administrators perform a wide range of administrative activities, such as organizing files, preparing documents, scheduling appointments, checking in patients, and collecting payments. Additionally, you may be responsible for helping order supplies, assisting staff with various office functions, handling mail, and recordkeeping.

    You may work with patients to record their medical histories, assist with arrangements for services such as hospitalization, or process insurance payments.

    This online training program will teach you to perform these administrative and clerical skills so that you can contribute and support a medical office in a meaningful way.

    The 48-week program does not require an internship or practicum and can be completed entirely online. Additionally, there is no certification required to work in this field so you can get started immediately upon graduation. IMBC’s career services team will help you search for and apply to various job openings.

  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding - Diploma - Online
    Medical Administration

    You’re the type of person others call “detail-oriented,” and you enjoy working with data, information, and computers. In fact, you enjoy computers so much that you’re ready to earn your diploma online.

    The healthcare and health insurance industries generate an enormous number of medical and patient records. In a medical billing and coding career, you are responsible for classifying individual diagnoses and medical procedures for billing and reimbursement purposes with ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS and PCS codes. You’ll typically work in an office environment at a computer workstation reviewing electronic healthcare records (or EHR).

    You’ll learn about medical terminology and the reference codes used for reimbursement between the doctor’s office or hospital and the insurance companies. You’ll also study office management, computer basics, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology. Students in this program will receive hands-on training in medical billing software and in the completion, submission, and claims resolution techniques for CMS-1500 and UB04 forms.


  • Medical Records Technician - Associate - Online
    Medical Administration

    Medical records technicians, or MRTs, manage medical records for lab tests, x-rays, and more.

    You’ll learn about the preparation, maintenance, and security of patient records. You will develop core medical knowledge such as medical terms, anatomy, and physiology. Students will explore electronic healthcare records or EHRs and the systems used to store and manage them.

    Medical records are computer-based, so you will learn how to use software for record-keeping and how to help offices run efficiently.

    Toward the completion of your medical records program, all students will participate in an internship (campus students) or practicum (online students) that lets you practice in a real healthcare setting with professional supervision.

  • Medical Office Administrator - Diploma
    Medical Administration

    Medical office administration includes a wide range of administrative activities, such as organizing files, preparing documents, scheduling appointments, checking in patients, and collecting payments. Additionally, as a medical office administrator, you may be responsible for helping order supplies, assisting staff with various office functions, handling mail, and recordkeeping.

    This residential training program at the Erie or Pittsburgh, PA campuses will teach you to perform these administrative and clerical skills so that you can contribute and support a medical office in a meaningful way.

    The 9-month program does not require an internship and can be completed on-campus or by taking some classes on a traditional campus (in classrooms) and some courses online from your home. If you do not live in or near Erie or Pittsburgh, PA and you wish to student Medical Office Administration, you can complete a similar program at IMBC, offered entirely online.

    Additionally, there is no certification required to work in this field so you can get started immediately upon graduation. IMBC’s career services team will help you search for and apply to various job openings.

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5739 W 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Dental Assisting - Diploma
    Medicine and Health Care

    Dental assistants play an important role in the dental office, as they help patients remain comfortable and calm before, during, and after an exam or procedure. They also prepare patients for treatment, obtain and update medical records, take vital signs such as blood pressure, and provide patients with postoperative and aftercare instructions.

    You’ll train in our large labs with actual dental equipment and tools and receive classroom instruction on-site by our experienced teachers.

    You’ll learn how to prepare and maintain treatment rooms, dental laboratories, and instruments, following OSHA, CDC, EPA, and OSAP guidelines for sterilization and disinfection; proper mixing and manipulation techniques for a variety of chairside and dental laboratory materials; and how to expose and process dental radiographs.

    Toward the completion of your program, you will participate in an internship that lets you practice your new skills in a real dental setting with professional supervision.


    Available at this location

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Medical Assisting Technician - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    MATs perform a wide variety of functions, depending on the type of office they work within. Administrative duties might include supporting, scheduling, and communicating with patients; documenting vitals; billing; and general office management.

    IMBC’s program trains students on how to complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Medical assisting technicians work with patients, doctors, and nurses to support positive patient outcomes, provide great customer service, and ensure efficient healthcare offices.

    At the same time, MATs may have clinical responsibilities, such as taking vital signs; explaining procedures; preparing patients for exams; taking medical histories; and helping doctors and nurses during procedures, such as lab work collection, administering medications, authorizing pharmacies to refill prescriptions, performing diagnostic tests, changing dressings and managing equipment.

    Toward the completion of your program, all students will participate in an internship that lets you practice your new skills in a real healthcare setting with professional supervision.

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5739 W 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Veterinary Technician - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians with a wide variety of procedures and tasks, typically at veterinary hospitals and clinics. That means you’ll be supporting veterinary doctors with lab procedures, exams, and animal care. You’ll also work with pet owners and animal care providers to provide education and guidance for proper care and treatment, based upon the doctor’s instructions. Your patients might include exotic animals, birds, large animals, and household pets, such as cats and dogs.

    The ANNA West shelter is one of our many clinical sites directly on our campus. Throughout your program, you’ll interact with companion and exotic animals that are brought directly into the classroom labs.

    Toward the completion of your vet tech program, all students will participate in an externship that lets you practice your new skills in a real veterinary setting with professional supervision. Before beginning an externship, you will be required to meet the following:

    • Ability to tolerate walking and standing for sustained and prolonged periods of time (85% of the workday).
    • Capable of lifting from floor to waist level and/or carrying up to fifty pounds unassisted frequently and more with assistance occasionally.
    • Ability to bend over at the waist, twist the trunk, squat, kneel, reach above the head, and have sufficient grip strength. Have the body size, conformation, and fitness to do the physical work required of a technician.
    • Ability to see, to speak in English, and to hear well enough to communicate observations about animals, and to possess arm and hand steadiness — as well as finger dexterity — to operate equipment and work with animals.
    • Obtain medical insurance prior to the start of the clinical procedures course.

    Available at this location

    Erie, PA

    5739 W 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

  • Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy - Diploma
    Medicine and Health Care

    MAs perform a wide variety of functions, depending on the type of office they work within. Administrative duties might include supporting, scheduling, and communicating with patients; documenting vitals; billing; and general office management.

    At the same time, MAs may have clinical responsibilities, such as taking vital signs; explaining procedures; preparing patients for exams; taking medical histories; and helping doctors and nurses during procedures, such as lab work collection, administering medications, authorizing pharmacies to refill prescriptions, performing diagnostic tests, changing dressings, managing equipment, and more.

    As an MA, you may also have phlebotomy tasks, such as drawing blood samples from patients to test for illness and health conditions. Depending on where you work, you may also be entering patient, specimen, and insurance information into billing systems; organizing blood-drawing trays; and taking inventories of, and sterilizing equipment.

    Toward the completion of your program, students participate in an internship that lets you practice your new skills in a real healthcare setting with professional supervision.

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5739 W 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Accreditation

The Institute of Medical and Business Careers is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs.

Online programs are affiliated with the Erie, PA campus for accreditation purposes. IMBC is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Board of Private Licensed Schools.

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