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MEDICAL ASSISTANT APPRENTICESHIP

SHORT-TERM TRAINING

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About the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Short-Term Training

Coming up in June 2024! 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. View the informational flyer.

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

9-months

June 2024 at SMCC South Portland and on-location at MaineHealth facility

Prerequisites

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

COMPLETION TIME

9 MONTHS

*Estimated completion time.

NO COST

TO QUALIFIED TRAINEES

EARN

WHILE YOU LEARN

LOCATION

SMCC SOUTH PORTLAND AND ON LOCATION AT MAINEHEALTH FACILITY

Have Questions?

To learn more about the opportunity at MaineHealth, visit www.careersatmainehealth.org, email Jayne Conley at jayne.conley@mainhealth.org, or call 207-662-1816. 

THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF:

Harold Alfond Center
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The Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan