Washington Association for Community Health Apprenticeship Program

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CMAA 101 : Basic Medical Assisting Skills

This course is part of the registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program offered through the Washington Association for Community Health. Students learn entry-level medical assisting skills such as patient engagement, working with electronic health records, medical sepsis and OSHA standards, taking vital signs, collecting lab specimens, assisting with patient exams, preparing immunizations and giving injections and urinalysis. Each module also contains an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of a related body system. This class may include students from multiple sections. Prerequisite: Acceptance into WACH Apprenticeship Program.

CMAA 102 : Advanced Medical Assisting Skills

This course is part of the registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program offered through the Washington Association for Community Health. Students learn advanced medical assisting skills such as phlebotomy, advanced lab skills, administration of medications, cardiopulmonary procedures, and assisting with specialty exams. Each module also contains an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of a related body system. This class may include students from multiple sections. Prerequisite: Acceptance into WACH Apprenticeship Program.

CMAA 103 : Acute Care and Intro to Chronic Diseases

This course is part of the registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program offered through the Washington Association for Community Health. Students learn advanced medical assisting skills to address acute conditions, such as setting up a sterile field, assisting with minor office surgery and wound care, identifying and sterilizing instruments, and applying physical healing agents such as bandages and splints. Students learn to assist in medical emergencies and disasters, and to provide effective patient education. Students learn about common chronic diseases and their management. Some modules also contain an introduction to anatomy and physiology of a related body system. This class may include students from multiple sections. Prerequisite: Acceptance into WACH Apprenticeship Program.

CMAA 104 : Principles of Patient-Centered Care

This course is part of the registered Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program offered through the Washington Association for Community Health. Students learn the principles of patient-centered care and how to operate as a key member of an integrated care team. Students are introduced to basic administrative skills such as scheduling, billing and coding. Finally, students will participate in a self-paced targeted review for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. This class may include students from multiple sections. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the WACH Apprenticeship Program.

CMAA 105 : MA Apprenticeship Clinicals

The WACH apprenticeship program requires the apprentices to complete a minimum of 2,000 clock hours of paid on-the-job training with a 1:1 apprentice coach. These hours are completed at the place of employment and the hours are tracked via time sheets by the employers and the WACH. This class may include students from multiple sections. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the WACH Apprenticeship Program. Hours are to be completed concurrently with the online didactic material offered by the WACH and the in-person skills days are scheduled and conducted by the employers and the WACH.