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Virtual Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Informational Session

Join us for a virtual informational session for the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program for Fall 2021 on June 4 at 12pm, June 16 at 4pm, or June 22 at 4pm. The Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program is a 6-month program that prepares students to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) test through the National Healthcareer Association. Apprentices will be hired by HCA/HealthONE while completing their medical assistant training through Arapahoe Community College. 

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Earn While You Learn - Community Association Manager Apprenticeship Program Info Sessions

ACC has partnered with the Community Association Institute Rocky Mountain Chapter (CAI-RMC) to provide an amazing "Earn While You Learn" opportunity! This apprenticeship program is designed for students who are interested in Community Association Management to explore a career as a Community Association Manager. This is a paid apprenticeship program with the potential of tuition reimbursement. 

Join us for a virtual information session on May 31, June 11, or June 21 to learn about becoming a Community Association Manager. 

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What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an employer-driven teaching/learning model that allows individuals to become employees of a company and ‘earn while they learn’ through paid on-the-job-training (OJT) and related technical instruction (RTI). The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has three classifications for apprenticeships: time-based, competency-based, and a hybrid of both.

Our apprenticeship programs require a minimum of 2000 hours of OJT conducted by an employer partner, and a minimum of 144 hours of RTI provided by Arapahoe Community College. We develop our curriculum with our employer partners so that you can work towards your degree and learn the immediate skills for your specialty. RTI instruction can be included in credit hours, non-credit hours, or a mixture of both.

What Should I Expect from an Apprenticeship at ACC

If you are interested in participating in an apprenticeship with Arapahoe Community College, you should expect to attend an informational session to learn more about the program. These informational sessions are hosted approximately two months prior to the program start date and will have information on the application and selection process.

You do not need to have prior experience in a field to begin an apprenticeship! Most apprentices have little to no background or job history in the field.

Our programs are supported by multiple partners that ensure the success of the apprentice: employer partners, ACC instructors and staff, and local Workforce Center staff. You'll be provided wrap-around services and support from Arapahoe Community College and local Workforce Center staff. 

Because apprentices become ACC students, there are a wide variety of educational and other resources available to you. Depending on qualification, Workforce Center support may include funding for the program, transportation, or child care assistance. In addition to this partner support, this program was designed to make sure apprentices can learn from and support one another.

The apprenticeship program is intensive, rigorous, and competency-based. It requires apprentices to be committed to both an education program and work.

What are the Standards for Apprenticeships?

There are five basic components of an apprenticeship:

Businesses are Involved in Apprenticeships

Employers are the foundation of every apprenticeship program. They play an active role in building the program and remain involved every step of the way to maintain strong standards and adapt to changing needs.

Structured On-the-Job Training

Apprenticeships always include an on-the-job training component so that you gain real-world experience and receive hands-on training directly from an experienced mentor at the job site. This training is focused on the skills and knowledge an apprentice must learn to be fully proficient on the job and is based on national industry standards.

ACC's Related Technical Instruction

Apprenticeships provide not only on-the-job training but related education on the technical and academic competencies that apply to the job. Arapahoe Community College provides the RTI (related technical instruction) for all apprenticeships provided by the college. This instruction can be credit-bearing, non-credit training, or a mixture of both. We collaborate with businesses to ensure that your education is customized to the field and meets established national-level skill standards.

Financial Rewards for Skill Gains

Apprentices receive wages as soon as they begin work. Paid employment helps break down the traditional barriers to starting a new career and lets you Move Mountains. Pay increases as you meet benchmarks for skills attainment, tying rewards directly to your achievements.

Nationally-Recognized Credentials and Certifications

Every graduate of a USDOL apprenticeship program receives a nationally-recognized credential. This credential signifies to employers that apprenticeships are fully qualified for the job, so you'll be able to launch your new career anywhere. In addition, apprentices through our program often earn industry certifications that open other doors and further attest to your skills.