No cost pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs

Chart a new career path in the healthcare industry in as little as 5 months through pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs at CCBC. One of only a handful of educational institutions nationally to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, CCBC can pass along no-cost healthcare training to you.

Prepare to earn a national certification. Take advantage of in-class course options (Maryland residents) or allow the classroom to come to you, wherever you are. We offer a range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. 


Medical Front Office Pre-Apprenticeship

Prepare for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification and learn the administrative tasks which keep physicians’ offices, healthcare clinics and hospitals running efficiently, including the use of electronic health records.

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Central Services Technician (Sterile Processing) Pre-Apprenticeship

Central Service Technicians provide critical support by processing surgical supplies and equipment, including decontaminating, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed for patient care. Clinicals are required and will be scheduled for Maryland residents. Out-of-state residents must have access to or work in a hospital location.

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Medical Assisting Apprenticeship (for Maryland residents only)

Prepare to take the national certification exam to become a certified Medical Assistant (MA). The MA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs,

Medical Assistants perform clinical duties and some administrative 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, taking EKGs, and administering medications as directed by a physician.

Application process

  1. Watch the overview video for the programs, which includes guidelines and how to apply
  2. Watch the videos for each program to determine your area of interest:
  3. Review the Medical Front Office Pre-apprenticeship schedule to see what sessions will work for you. We know there are many demands on your time, so we have built both in-person and online courses to help meet your needs.
    • Please note that due to COVID-19 impact, we will not have summer sections of the Central Service Technician training.
  4. Apply online »
  5. Complete our interest form »

After you apply:

We will review your application, and contact you for further information or an invitation to register. This will occur in about two weeks after application. Registration links will be provided to you to enroll in the section you have selected.

Contact Information 

Have questions? We are here to help!

Diane Targarona 

Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Math, CPR 
Katie York 

Medical Front Office 
Ruth Burke 

Central Service Technician
Silke Elsner  

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