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Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a physician. The median wage for medical assistants in Vermont is $17.45 per hour. Many medical assistants also receive benefits such as paid time off and health insurance.

The medical assisting apprenticeship includes five college-level courses paired with related instruction in a clinical setting. Once you have completed your on-the-job training, you can sit for a certification such as the CCMA.

The medical assisting apprenticeship is a great way to begin working toward a certificate or associate degree at CCV. The apprenticeship includes 15 college credits, which can be applied to the administrative or clinical medical assisting certificates and the health science associate degree program.

Related Instruction for Medical Assisting Apprenticeship
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
AHS 1205Medical Terminology3
BIO 1140Human Biology3
AHS 2470Fundamentals of Pharmacology3
AHS 2070Clinical Medical Assisting3
CIS 1041Computer Applications3
BMH/CCV College to Career Medical Assisting Apprenticeship

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) and CCV are once again offering an accelerated program to prepare qualified candidates for jobs as medical assistants.

The College to Career program is a one-semester apprenticeship limited to twenty participants. Classes are held at CCV-Brattleboro, with clinical aspects of the course completed at BMH. As part of the joint initiative, BMH is providing full scholarships for eight successful applicants to the program. Scholarship recipients will have their CCV tuition covered and will be hired as Medical Assistants at BMH upon successful completion of the academic program.

Classes start January 23, 2023, with applications due November 18, 2022. For full program details, visit bmhvt.org/ma/ or contact Leigh Marthe, CCV coordinator of student advising, at leigh.marthe@ccv.edu or 802-254-6370.

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