About the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Short-Term Training
No cost to trainees. Earn while you learn.
Become a Medical Assistant in just 9 months while working part-time honing your skills in a physician practice! Southern Maine Community College has partnered with both MaineHealth and Martin’s Point on this exciting new Medical Assistant short-term training program!
This grant-funded, accelerated program will provide you with paid, on-the-job training and mastery of MA skills learned in the classroom. Participants will work part-time in one of the physician practices while attending classes at SMCC, performing their externship hours, & preparing to take their certification exam upon completion of the program.
What opportunities does this program provide?
Put Your Skills to Work
Upon completion of this accelerated program you will be prepared to take the Medical Assistant certification exam and enter the workforce as a practicing Medical Assistant.
Continue Your Education
Interested in continuing to build your skills? Further your education by enrolling in one of our certificate or degree programs which lead to advanced and expanded career opportunities upon graduation.
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How do I complete this program?
Browse the information below to learn what is involved in qualifying for and completing this program.
Successfully complete training in:
- Direct patient care
- Patient education
- Take vital signs
- Drawing blood
- Administering injections
- Assisting with exams and surgical procedures
- Insurance and billing procedures
- And more!
Completion Time & Location
Offered on a rolling basis at the SMCC South Portland and Midcoast campuses. Inquire about upcoming sessions.
To qualify for this training you must meet the following prerequisites:
- At least 18 years of age
- High school diploma,
GED or HiSet
- Resident of Maine
- Proof of authorization to
work in the U.S.
- Affected by the pandemic
- Testing may be required