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Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program

Performs Administrative and clinical duties as directed by a physician. Administrative duties may be as follows: scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may be taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.


Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a Medical Assistant?

Minimum Qualifications Include:

Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older and have a high school diploma, General Education Development (GED) equivalency or other high school credential, and must provide an official transcript(s) for high school and any post-high school education. Applicants will be required to submit the GED certificate or other high school equivalency credential, if applicable. 

Applicants must have successfully completed the first academic semester (16 weeks) of San Juan College’s Medical Assistant Certification Program. Previous training will be evaluated by the San Juan College admissions office and/or Medical Assistant Program Coordinator or Dean to determine equivalency. Applicants who believe they have the required training can choose to test out of a course according to San Juan College policies. Applicants will be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others. 

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or DACA student. Applicants must pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Applicants must meet San Juan College entry requirements for acceptance into the college. Entry Requirements can be found on San Juan College’s website www.sanjuancollege.edu/apply

Program Sponsor

San Juan College
4601 College Blvd. 
Farmington, NM 87402


Tanda McCombe
(505) 566-3220

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email.

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