Quinsigamond Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Center (WDCC) is offering a free, grant-funded Administrative Medical Professional Training program that will prepare students for a career as a medical administrative assistant. An in-person summer class is being offered June 28 – August 3, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., with a maximum of 10 students accepted. Students must apply by the application deadline of June 14. Accepted students will be required to attend an orientation session.
This training program prepares students to work as medical administrative assistants in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and health systems, physicians’ offices, clinics, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, and other types of healthcare areas.
Students will learn roles and responsibilities of a healthcare team, interpersonal communication, medical records management, compliance with HIPAA, and diagnostic and procedural coding.
Those we are accepted into the program will not only receive free tuitions, books and supplies; but also will attend a computer class, and earn contract tracing and infectious control certifications. After successfully completing the program students are eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Exam (fee is paid for by the program). Participants who complete the program will receive career placement assistance and those who work in the field for at least two months will receive a $500 stipend.
“Everyone is eligible to take part in this program but space is limited. We encourage those who are interested to reach out and register as soon as possible as classes fill up quickly,” said Grant/SNAP Coordinator Jo Sundin, of QCC’s Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. Prospective students should email Ms. Sundin, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.