Why Petra Medical College

Fully Online. Self-Paced. Affordable.

In the last 30 years we’ve trained over

50,000 students

Petra Medical College is an online allied health science vocational trade school. We offer a variety of stand alone online courses and certificate degree programs leading to national certification, so you can become a medical professional.

We work with individual students seeking online education as well as school administrators seeking to offer vocational programs in public and private schools.

See how it works

Watch the process for yourself, from registration to graduation. Preview the learning environment and see what sets PMC apart.

What to expect

Why choose Petra Medical College?


With our unique pay-as-you-go tuition system and low cost per credit hour, we can help you fit college into your budget.

Online Learning

Future-forward, flexible, and convenient, you can join the medical profession now—on your timing—and skip the commute.

On-Demand Education

With no set class times or enrollment periods, you can begin at anytime and finish at your own pace. 24/7 learning that fits your schedule.

Mobile & Tablet Friendly

All our classes are multi-platform responsive, so you can learn the way you like on mobile, tablet, or desktop—at home or on the go.

Join In-Demand Careers

Gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials you need to join the healthcare industry, which is the fastest growing career field in the U.S.

Learn from the Best

Petra Medical College has trained over 50,000 graduates in its 30 years experience; all our instructors are industry professionals.

Meet Your Instructors

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Course Catalogue

Petra Medical College

  • Start classes now
  • Graduate in 3-5 months
  • More affordable; pay as you go
  • Fully Online
  • Multiple career tracks

Other Schools

  • Wait for classes to start
  • Graduate in 1-2 years
  • Less affordable; pay now
  • Not fully online
  • One career track

Thanks to PMC I could become a medical assistant without spending tens of thousands of dollars and going into debt.

Jane W.

Frequently Asked Questions

After graduating from PMC, you will be prepared and qualified to enter the fast-growing medical industry. Our courses focus on providing you with the entry-level skills needed to start working as an allied health professional. The curriculum is designed to help students earn nationally-recognized certifications, which are highly valued by employers in the field.

Textbooks are not required—PMC will provide you will all needed course materials. However, we do recommend certain textbooks for each course, since the publishers of these textbooks provide valuable, supplemental online resources.

Our courses are designed with scientific principles of online learning to provide you with the necessary tools for success. The LMS includes features such as guided material, the ability to re-watch videos, retake quizzes, review detailed course notes, and use of pre-made flashcards to aid in the learning process. With the resources provided, you are well-equipped to succeed.

The fees for national certification exams are not included in the course tuition. However, PMC has partnered with American Allied Health to provide our graduates with discounted national exam fees and a streamlined registration process. Upon completion of the course, you will be given a unique discount code, which you can use to register for the national exam.

Other programs add unnecessary material that is not relevant to the skills and theory that allied health professionals actually use on the job. This leads to higher tuition costs and longer time in school. PMC focuses on providing the essential theory and skills needed for employment. This approach helps us to keep tuition costs low and get our students to work faster.

PMC’s platform is compatible with all modern web browsers and either Apple or PC/Android systems. The learning portal may be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, Chromebook, tablet, and mobile devices. You will need an internet connection.

Petra Medical College does not offer financial aid directly, but we do collaborate with state and local sponsorship programs that can cover the course fees for eligible students through our Partner Portal. If you are interested in this option, we recommend reaching out to any potential funding organization to inquire about the possibility of being eligible for one of their programs, and have them contact us if they are not set up in our Partner Portal.

Our online classes are self-paced, allowing you to start at any time and progress through the material at your own pace. The estimated time of completion for each course is provided on the course's homepage (e.g. 4 weeks). Your course must be completed within one year of enrollment date.