Medical Assistant Apprenticeship
Free Certification Training
This all-expense paid, 9-month accelerated program will provide you with paid, on-the-job training and mastery of Medical Assisting skills learned in the classroom at YCCC.
Through the apprenticeship, 18 participants will work with medical assistants 20 hours a week at a partnering medical office. At the same time, they will receive blended classroom and online instruction from YCCC’s medical assisting instructors. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will take a national accreditation exam to become Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMA).
Additionally, participants who successfully complete the program are eligible to receive up to 30 college credits in York County Community College’s Health Studies Degree Program.
You'll learn how to:
Record patient history and personal information
Measure vital signs such as blood pressure
Help Physicians with patient examinations
Give patients injections or medications as directed by Physicians and as permitted by State Law
Schedule patient appointments and enter patient information into medical records
Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
Now Accepting Applications
Nasson Health Care
Southern Maine Healthcare
When: August 29, 2022 - June 2, 2023
High school diploma or equivalent
At least 18+ before the start of the training
All YCCC students must provide proof they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending their first in-person class. Students who require a second dose of a vaccine must provide proof of the second dose no later than 30 days from the date of their first in-person class. For more information, please click COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements below.
Funding is generously provided through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce and the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase the demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.”