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Institute of Medical and Business Careers

2 Campuses
9 Programs
As a graduate of The Institute of Medical Careers, they helped me to train in Medical Billing and Coding. I loved my experience there! The great faculty and administrators were truly invested in my achieving success! I found the faculty was eager to help vested students in their classes, while also making the classes enjoyable. -Institute of Medical and Business Careers Graduate

Institute of Medical and Business Careers (IMBC) is dedicated to the preparation of men and women in occupational skills necessary to qualify them for entry into their chosen career. Programs at the school provide a combination of clinical training and classroom instruction to develop the abilities of its students for a successful career.

The most important prerequisites for enrollment are good attitude and initiative. Institute of Medical and Business Careers philosophy and objectives are to combine these attributes with the school’s programs to help individuals toward a career of their choice to compete in the “working world” society.

Available Programs

  • Welding Technology
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    Did you know that more than 50% of all man-made products rely on some form of welding? Transportation (trains, cars, trucks, and planes), buildings, homes, computers and factories all rely upon a form of welding for their construction. Welders use handheld or remote-controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts (both small and large). Welders build new items and fix broken ones using this specialized equipment.

    There’s a manufacturing resurgence3 in the United States, and that is creating new demand for trained welding technicians. As a welder, you’ll be trained to work in a variety of environments, including indoors, outdoors, in a workshop, a factory, on the road, on a pipeline, up high on scaffolding or a stadium, in the ocean, or even on a racecar team or cruise ship.

    IMBC’s Welding Technology program can help welders of all skill levels succeed – from those just entering the field to seasoned veterans. Students will start with basic welding applications and then proceed to more advanced, sophisticated welding techniques including mig, tig, pipe, and structural metal welding. Courses also include CNC plasma, destructive and non-destructive testing, and quality control to ensure that students have a thorough understanding of the field of welding and its applications across a variety of work settings. Our welding program also includes safety and occupational health 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.

    Finally, upon the successful completion of your program, you will be prepared to seek two certifications to demonstrate your mastery of the course material: the SMAW and FCAW certifications. The costs of the professional certification exams are included in your program. Certification exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third-party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills, and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.

    Available at this location

    Erie, PA

    5617 West 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

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

    Marketers and managers are an important part of the business landscape for many types of organizations, helping them grow their businesses, create new opportunities, and improve processes. Entry-level marketers and managers perform a very wide set of tasks, ranging from creating and running campaigns to generate sales, running reports on financial performance, managing customer relationships, and much more.

    Students in IMBC’s Business Administration – Marketing and Management Associate Degree2 program will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge of marketing and management procedures.

    Fundamental accounting courses introduce the student to basic accounting principles. General and specialized marketing and management courses provide the student with a diverse background necessary to be successful in an entry-level marketing and management career.

    Workers in these fields will typically work in an office environment, using a computer and specialized business software.

    Students will also learn to use Microsoft Word to gain the ability to create many types of documents such as letters, memos, and reports.

    A course in Microsoft Excel teaches concepts and applications, such as entering common spreadsheet formulas, sorting data, and exporting files.

    Since this is an associate degree program, you will also take general college-level courses such as psychology, public speaking, and more.

    Toward the completion of your program you will participate in a internship that lets you practice your new skills in a business setting.

    Finally, upon the successful completion of your program, you will be prepared to seek a certification to demonstrate your mastery of certain materials in the program. IMBC is an authorized Certiport Testing Center so Pittsburgh students can sit for your Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams on campus. Certification exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third-party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills, and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.

    Please note: This program is available as an Associate in Specialized Business (A.S.B.) in Pittsburgh only. In Erie, the program is a diploma and has not been approved as an associate degree at the current time.

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5617 West 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road Suite 101
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Medical Billing and Coding
    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 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, and anatomy and physiology. Students in the medical billing and coding program will receive hands-on training in medical billing software and in completion, submission, and claims resolution techniques for CMS-1500 (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. Prior to your internship, students will be required to have a physical and to verify current and up-to-date vaccinations and immunizations. Some medical internship sites may also require a criminal background check. Please speak with your admissions representative prior to enrolling in this program if a drug test or background check presents an obstacle for you. You may be required to relocate to obtain gainful employment.

    Finally, upon the successful completion of your program, you will be prepared to seek a certification to demonstrate your mastery of the course material. The National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) offers a Nationally Registered Certified Coding Specialist (NRCCS) exam and certification. The cost of the professional certification exam is included in your program. Certification exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third-party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills, and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5617 West 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road Suite 101
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Medical Records Technician
    Medical Administration

    Medical Records Technicians, or “MRTs” manage medical records for lab tests, x-rays, and more. They assign ICD-10 codes to each diagnosis and procedure that determines costs and payments for hospitals, clinics, physicians, and nursing homes.

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

    As a student in this program, you’ll learn about the preparation, maintenance, and security of patient medical records. You will develop core medical knowledge such as medical terms, anatomy, and physiology. Students will explore electronic healthcare records (EHR) and the systems used to store and manage them.

    Since this is an associate degree program, you will also take general education courses such as psychology, public speaking, and more.

    Toward the completion of your program all students will participate in an internship (campus students) or practicum (online students) that lets you practice and observe in a real healthcare setting with professional supervision. Some medical internship sites and employers may require a criminal background check. Please speak with your admissions representative prior to enrolling in this program if a background check presents an obstacle for you.

    Finally, upon the successful completion of your program, you will be prepared to seek a certification to demonstrate your mastery of the course material. There are three optional certifications:

    • The Nationally Registered Certified Coding Specialist (NRCCS), administered by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)
    • The Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
    • CPR certification

    Certification exams are not required for employment. For Pittsburgh and Erie students, the costs are included in your program; for online students, the cost of the certification exams are paid for by IMBC, when the student qualifies and meets the IMBC guidelines. Employers understand students passing voluntary, third-party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills, and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.

    *Also offered at IMBC Online

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5617 West 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road Suite 101
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Medical Office Administrator
    Medical Administration

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

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

    The ability to be professional, provide excellent customer service, enter accurate data, multi-task, and to maintain confidentiality are essential skills for a medical office administrator.

    The IMBC Medical Office Administrator online training program will teach you to perform these administrative and clerical skills so that you can contribute and support the medical office in a meaningful way.

    This 48-week program (less than a year)1 does not require an internship or practicum and can be completed entirely online. Additionally, there is no certification requirement to work in this field.

    *Offered at IMBC Online.

  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
    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 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, and anatomy and physiology. Students in the medical insurance billing and coding program will receive hands-on training in medical billing software and in completion, submission, and claims resolution techniques for CMS-1500 (UB04) forms.

    Finally, upon the successful completion of your program, you will be prepared to seek a certification to demonstrate your mastery of the course material. The National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) offers a Nationally Registered Certified Coding Specialist (NRCCS) exam and certification. The cost of the certification exams are paid for by IMBC, when the student qualifies and meets the IMBC guidelines.

    Certification exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third-party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills, and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.

    Offered at IMBC Online.

  • Dental Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    Dental assistants perform many a wide variety of tasks, typically at a dental office. Day-to-day duties might range from providing patient care and taking x-rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. A dental assistant will work daily with both patients and dentists, as well as hygienists and other dental workers.

    Dental assistants play an important role in the dental office, as they: help patients be comfortable and calm before, during and after an exam or procedure; prepare patients for a treatment; obtain and update medical records; take vital signs such as blood pressure; and provide patients with post-operative instructions (also called after care).

    IMBC’s Dental Assistant training program will teach you to perform these duties as well as how to hand instruments and materials to dentists for a variety of procedures in a general dental practice, as well as specialty practice in oral surgery, pediatrics, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and prosthodontics.

    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.

    You will become proficient in laboratory skills, including taking and pouring alginate impressions, articulating and mounting study casts, fabricating custom trays, mouth guards, whitening trays, provisional crowns and bridges, and minor denture repairs.

    Students at IMBC will be prepared to sit for the Pennsylvania Dental Radiology Exam. We incorporate a Practical Dental Assisting Review Course into our program, so you will be familiar with the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry’s requirements and be able to anticipate a dentist’s needs.

    Toward the completion of your program all students will participate in an internship that lets you practice your new skills in a real dental setting with professional supervision. Before beginning an internship, you will be required to provide proof that all of your immunizations are current.

    Finally, upon the successful completion of your program, you will be prepared to seek two nationally recognized certifications to demonstrate your mastery of the course material: The Nationally Registered Dental Assistant (NRDA) credential, and the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam, administered by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) and Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), respectively. The cost of these professional certification exams are included in your program. Certification exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third-party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills, and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.

    Available at this location

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road Suite 101
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Medical Assisting Technician
    Medicine and Health Care

    Similar to our diploma program for Medical Assisting Technician training, our Associate Degree trains students to complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Medical Assisting Technicians will work with patients, doctors, and nurses to support positive patient outcomes, great customer service, and efficient healthcare offices.

    MATs perform a wide variety of functions, depending on the type of office they work within. These employees perform administrative duties include supporting, scheduling, and communicating with patients; billing and bookkeeping; and general office management or support.

    At the same time, MATs may have a variety of 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, drawing blood, performing diagnostic tests, changing dressings, managing equipment, and more.

    The IMBC Medical Assisting Technician Associate Degree training program will teach you to perform these administrative and clinical skills. Since this is an associate degree program, you will also take general college-level courses such as psychology, public speaking, and more.

    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. Before beginning an internship, you will be required to have a physical and obtain proof that all of your immunizations are current. Some medical internship sites may require a criminal background check. Please speak with your admissions representative prior to enrolling in this program if a background check presents an obstacle for you.

    Additionally, students in the Associate Degree program may elect to obtain a “Double Major” in Phlebotomy.

    Finally, upon the successful completion of your program, you will be prepared to seek the following certifications to demonstrate your mastery of the course material:

    • The Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) exam, administered by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)
    • The Nationally Registered Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NRCPT), administered by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)
    • The Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), administered by the National Health Association (NHA)
    • You will also be eligible to obtain your CPR certification

    The costs of the professional certification exams are included in your program. Certification exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third-party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills, and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.

    Available at these locations

    Erie, PA

    5617 West 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

    Pittsburgh, PA

    133 Jefferson Road Suite 101
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235

  • Veterinary Technician
    Medicine and Health Care

    Veterinary Technicians assist veterinarian doctors with a wide variety of procedures and tasks, typically at veterinary hospitals and clinics. That means you’ll be supporting veterinary doctors and assistants 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 typical household pets such as cats and dogs. You’ll provide comfort to both the pet and the pet’s caregiver, great customer service, and help ensure a clean and safe veterinary environment.

    Veterinary Technicians (vet techs) perform a wide variety of functions, depending on the type of practice they work within. Vet techs might administer anesthesia, perform dental prophylaxis, establish and open airways, administer resuscitative oxygen procedures, administer external cardiac resuscitation, and administer drugs. You’ll provide wellness care, assist with exams, and more.

    Administrative duties might include supporting, scheduling, and communicating with animals owners/care providers; billing and bookkeeping; and general office management or support.

    The IMBC Veterinary Technician training program will teach you to perform these administrative and clinical skills. Since this is an associate degree program, you will also take general college-level courses such as English, math, and biology.

    Toward the completion of your 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 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.

    Some employers and externship sites may require a criminal background check or drug test. Please speak with your admissions representative prior to enrolling in this program if this presents an obstacle for you.

    Although each state regulates veterinary technologists and technicians differently, most candidates must pass a credentialing exam before beginning employment as a Veterinary Technician. The state of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York require technicians to pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), offered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). Passing the examination is not a requirement for graduation. You will need to graduate the Veterinary Technician program first to apply for the Veterinary Technician National Examination. The costs of the professional certification exams are included in your program. Additionally, graduates may need to relocate to obtain gainful employment.

    Available at this location

    Erie, PA

    5617 West 26th Street
    Erie, PA 16506

Accreditation

The Institute of Medical and Business Careers is accredited by the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Accreditation by ABHES signifies that the institution has met the eligibility criteria and evaluation standards of ABHES evidenced during its most recent on-site review and continues to comply with the policies and procedures for maintenance of accreditation as established by ABHES.

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