Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program — MedCerts

52 Weeks

Program Length

CCMA, CMAA, CSC

Certifications

$31,000

Avg. Starting Salary
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What does a Medical Assistant do?

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied healthcare professionals who may administer medications, assist with minor procedures, record vital signs, take medical histories, prepare patients and rooms for examinations, handle laboratory specimens, provide patient education and much more. Because of the specialized skill set and knowledge, you could find yourself working in clinics, physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient facilities and specialists’ offices across the country. Check out our blog post to learn more about what your career can look like after Medical Assistant training.

249,821
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Medical Assistants will see available jobs grow 29% over the next ten years

Medical Assistant ApprenticeshipHealthcare Organization Costs

Employers can pay for the training, use tuition reimbursement funds, or utilize apprenticeship government funding to possibly cover both the training cost and wages.

Training Costs

$5,000
At time of student enrollment

Invoicing terms available

MedCerts handles all intermediary responsibilities, paperwork and administrative tasks so the organization doesn't have to

Paid Pages

$10
an hour prevailing wage

Grants available to help with

Apprentice participants are promoted to full employees and regular pay rates when they complete their programs
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“I had a great experience with MedCerts, I had a health issue during the end of my course. They called me often to check up on me and I was able to finish the medical assistant course. Thank you MedCerts for helping me stay focused, I now get offers on jobs for Medical Assistants”

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HI 6000A Medical Assistant - Apprenticeship

Clinical Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied healthcare professionals who may administer medications, assist with   minor procedures, record vital signs, take medical histories, prepare patients and rooms for examinations, handle laboratory specimens, provide patient education, and much more. Because of the specialized skill set and knowledge that is held by these professionals, they find themselves working in clinics, physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and specialists’ offices across the country.    

Students are prepared to perform both clinical and administrative duties required in a medical facility through MedCerts’ medical assistant online class. Throughout your medical assistant training, you will have a team of Subject Matter Experts, Student Success Advisors and Coordinators providing support. MedCerts also offers career services and job search assistance upon graduation. This program does not include an externship. If you would like to participate in an externship, please ask about our Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship program.    

The Registered Apprenticeship program is comprised of MedCerts online training programs, as well as 2000 hours of on the job training with a sponsoring employer. MedCerts Apprenticeship programs combine class training and “on the job training” to provide individuals the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned with an employer to quickly become a strong contributor in the workplace.

**PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the state of Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Medical Assistant. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except Washington.

skills gained

  • Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology and responsible communication in the healthcare facility
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA and CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes and employ Electronic Health Records and related Practice Management
  • Recognize the importance of infection control and environmental safety in general, specialty and surgical practices
  • Gain an understanding of the laboratory, specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration
  • Administer medications and assist with minor procedures
  • Record vital signs, take medical histories and prepare patients and rooms for examinations
  • Handle laboratory specimens and provide patient education
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • eBooks: Kinn's Medical Administrative Assistant & Kinn's Clinical Medical Assistant Textbook
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

CS 1011

Customer Service Professional I

16 hours
Length
1 Week
Duration

This module is a unique and entertaining course designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types.  Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office.  No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills.  The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool.  These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines.  Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered.  Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).

  • Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
  • Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
  • Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
  • Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
  • Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Week
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

  • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
  • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
  • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
  • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
  • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 1011

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

64 hours
Length
6 Week
Duration

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day to day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service. 

  • Follow HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Laws
  • Understand the different kinds of insurances and plans
  • Perform Medical Front Office Procedures
  • Schedule Patients
  • Provide Patient Education
HI 6010

Clinical Medical Assisting

224 hours
Length
14 Week
Duration

Clinical Medical Assisting is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on patient care in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of clinical medical assisting with emphasis on infection control, vital signs, the clinical laboratory, general and specialty physical examinations, urinalysis, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing, pharmacology, medication administration, phlebotomy, hematology, surgical procedure assisting and emergency preparedness. Topics related to diversity, patient interaction, documentation and communication will be addressed. Throughout each lesson, the role of the clinical medical assistant will be presented and explained as applicable to patient education and legal & ethical issues.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Clinical simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key clinical skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

  • Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology and responsible communication in the healthcare facility
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes and employ Electronic Health Records and related Practice Management
  • Recognize the importance of infection control and environmental safety in general, specialty and surgical practices
  • Gain an understanding of the laboratory, specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration
COURSES DURATION
CS 1011 1
HI 1014 6
HI 1011 6
HI 6010 14
Total Program Duration 27 Week

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