At SBBCollege, our success is only as good as the success of our students. We strive to help our students reach not only their academic goals, but their professional and personal goals as well.

Below is a success story from our medical assisting program.


Roxanne finds a supportive learning environment at SBBCollege

My name is Roxanne. I graduated from the medical assisting program, associate of science from Santa Barbara Business College.

Time for a change

I was working part-time at Petco, and I hated it. I used to go home and cry. It was horrible. I used to go home and cry, like "I hate my job, I don't make enough money. I work crappy hours." My ex at the time was like, "why don't you go to school?" I came for an interview with admin like two days later, and I enrolled and was in school the next month.

An emotional topic

The staff member who really had an impact on me was Rahsan. She was the teacher who taught all the body classes, all the medical classes. She really, really was able to connect with her students on a very deep, personal level and showed them "this is what I do with my patients. This is how I do things. You'll find your own niche. You'll find your own way and how you want to work with your patients." With her and a couple of other teachers who were able to connect with their students, it makes a big difference when you like who your teachers are and you enjoy being around them. You connect well with them and you have a relationship with them. It definitely has an impact on your learning.

Friends and family

Because the classes are a lot smaller than other schools here, it just changes you as a person. Being able to connect with your teachers and with smaller classes, you get to know the other students and you get to be friends and family. You take that away with you. I still talk to some of the teacher and students all the time and I graduated almost a year ago. Not many people who've gone to other schools here can honestly say they've kept in touch with their teachers.

The big picture

All around, looking at the bigger picture of everything, looking at where I was before I started and where I am now, it definitely made a big impact on my life. A lot of individuals who were raised the same way that I did, and had a lot of the same experiences that I did, they're not in the greatest place and I'm proud to say that I've managed to completely turn my life around.

This is definitely one of those big stepping stones that helped me to get where I am right now.

Roxanne B., Medical Assisting graduate


Fast Track Stop Watch

Medical Assisting at SBBCollege

SBBCollege offers a fast-track medical assisting program. Graduates can be prepared to start their careers in about nine months, which includes training in both administrative and clinical medical assisting tasks.

Program Highlights:
  • Learn vital signs, EKGs, lab work, urinalysis and more
  • Work hands-on in the medical lab
  • Receive work experience in the College’s externship program
  • Be prepared to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam
Learn more about the SBBCollege Medical Assisting program.

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