This apprenticeship is through a corporate-led partnership. Students in this program must be sponsored by an established healthcare employer.

This program is designed to introduce students to the healthcare field and the duties, attributes, and responsibilities of the medical assistant. Students will gain an understanding of healthcare practice, medical law and ethics, infection control, and administrative and clinical duties. Examples of administrative duties learned include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Example clinical duties learned include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a physician.  

After completion of the program: Upon successful completion of the certificate program, students are eligible to sit for a national certification exam to obtain their CCMA through NHA. Students will receive a certificate from Cincinnati State for completion of the Medical Assisting Apprenticeship program. Receive a certificate of completion of the apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Additional Enrollment Information

Lashawn Lancaster, MHA, MBA, BSHA, RMA
Program Manager – Medical Assisting Apprenticeship
Training Outcomes


  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)


  • Community Health Worker Certificate (CHWC)
  • Electrocardiography (Advanced) – Arrhythmia Recognition Certificate (ECGAC)
  • Electrocardiography (Basic) Certificate (ECGBC)
  • Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)
  • Health Sciences Technology (HSCT)
  • Health Unit Coordinator Certificate (UCMR) MCH
  • Patient Care Assistant Certificate (PCAC)
  • Restorative Aide Certificate (RESTC)


Medical Assisting Apprenticeship

April 17, 2024October 15, 2024Wednesday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
June 4, 2024December 3, 2024Tuesday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
September 12, 2024March 14, 2025Thursday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
January 16, 2025July 16, 2025Wednesday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
April 15, 2025October 14, 2025Tuesday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
June 6, 2025December 4, 2025Thursday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
All programs are offered at our Evendale campus unless otherwise noted. Course schedules and pricing to change without notice. Please contact us at (513) 569-1643 or email us at askwdc@cincinnatistate.edu for the most up-to-date information.

WDC offers several grants and scholarships that help students gain access to the education they need to further their career.

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Lashawn Lancaster, MHA, MBA, BSHA, RMA
Program Manager - Medical Assisting Apprenticeship
WDC Administrative Office