Medical Assisting Professional

Medical Assisting Apprenticeship

Want to work in a professional medical field? Looking for opportunities to move up in your career?

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 Number Course Name Credits
AHS 1205 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 1140 Human Biology 3
AHS 2470 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 3
AHS 2070 Clinical Medical Assisting 3
CIS 1041 Computer Applications 3

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  • “I completed my medical assisting certificate at CCV, planning to transfer into VTC’s nursing program. But I found that medical assisting work is a dead right fit for me. I am continuing for my associate in this program.”

    Francoise Kahindo Medical Assisting Student