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Medical Assistant
Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Earn the knowledge and experience you need to enter a new and exciting career field in healthcare.

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What is Pre-Apprenticeship?

A pre-apprenticeship program is designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a Registered Apprenticeship Program or job. Classes teach foundational skills, and hands-on experience helps you learn about the job by trying it.

Medical Assistant Pre-Apprenticeship Program

This program will prepare eligible individuals between the ages of 18-24 who reside in Macomb or St. Clair counties to enter a Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship or similar work-based learning opportunity. Upon successful completion, students will receive the knowledge and experience they need to enter a new and exciting career field, including:

  • 10 credit hours at Macomb Community College
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification
  • Heartsaver First Aid Certification
  • Hands-on experience
  • Industry-led workplace tours
  • Interview(s) for a Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program

A limited number of spots are available. 

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How to Apply

Complete the Contact Form to be connected with a Michigan Works! staff member.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Medical Assistant Pre-Apprenticeship Program is provided at no cost.

  • All tuition and fees for Macomb Community College Medical Assistant core classes (pre-requisites).
  • Support Services for participants experiencing barriers to remaining in class. Support Services may include, but are not limited to, books, school supplies, and transportation assistance.
  • Tutoring services to assist with homework and assignments.

Individuals must be between the ages of 18-24 who reside in Macomb or St. Clair counties. Participants must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate or be able to obtain one before the end of the pre-apprenticeship program. Participants must be available during scheduled times for class, lab, hands-on experiences, and interview days.

Applications for the Spring/Summer 2023 cohort have closed. Check back soon for announcements regarding the Fall 2023 semester.

Selected participants will we contacted to complete the registration process with Michigan Works! and Macomb Community College.

  • Start Date
    • Spring/Summer classes at Macomb Community College start May 22nd and end July 15th, 2023. Class dates, times, and locations vary by class section.
  • Schedule
    • Classes at Macomb Community College
      • WHES 2072 Emergency Response
        • Hybrid
        • 8 weeks
      • HHSC 1700 OR HLTH 8010A Medical Terminology
        • Virtual, Hybrid, or Face-to-face
        • 8 weeks (or 16 weeks during Fall/Winter terms)
      • HHSC 1740 Survey of Body Systems
        • Hybrid
        • 8 weeks (or 16 weeks during Fall/Winter terms)
      • Attendance at classes and work experience is mandatory and required for successful program completion.
  • After Classes Are Complete
    •  Industry-led workplace tours and apprenticeship interviews will take place between July 15th and August 12th.

No, you are not required to enter an apprenticeship at program completion. However, if you are interested in becoming a Medical Assistant, we highly recommend it as a way to earn a paycheck while you learn the job. If interested, we will help facilitate interviews for registered apprenticeship programs. Offers of apprenticeship are via employer/industry selection.

If you are not currently eligible for the Medical Assistant Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! can still help you move toward your career goals. Visit our Job Seeker page to learn more about our programs and submit an inquiry.

If you are not selected a Michigan Works! staff member will provide you with additional career planning resources or opportunities at that time.

Pre-Apprenticeship Program Virtual Information Sessions

There are no scheduled events at this time. Please check back soon!

Want to learn more?

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