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Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional

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Begin Your Career as a Medical Scribe!  
FastForward Hybrid Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional Program 
At Central Virginia Community College Office of Workforce Development
FALL 2020 COURSE: Tuesdays & Thursdays (6:00 pm – 10:00 pm)        
Class Dates (Oct. 13, 2020 – Jan. 26, 2021) 
Clinical Dates (Jan. 27 – Feb. 26, 2021) 
Locations:  Online and In-Person                
Registration Deadline: Application Deadline: September 25, 2020
Pre-Course Testing & Training: WorkKeys Silver CRC (or higher) or TABE Testing (required)
WorkKeys Testing will be offered:
September 22      12:45pm - 5:00pm
September 23      5:30pm - 9:30pm
September 23      8:30am - 12:00 noon

Typing Assessment (minimum of 35 wpm required)
Candidates must complete a three minute Typing Test available for free at and demonstrate a proficiency of 35 Words Per Minute (WPM). Students can easily set up a free account, take the typing assessment under the Test category, and then save or print the assessment score/certificate. Please forward a copy of the certificate to Twila DeMasters at or fax to (434) 832-7761 with a Subject Line Heading as follows:
           Email Subject Line:  Full Name, Medical Scribe Candidate, Typing Test Score
If candidates are dissatisfied with their score they can practice on the site by accessing lessons, activities, and games to help improve typing score. Send best score to CVCC to be considered. This procedure is based on the honor

Career Essentials (optional), and

AHA Basic Life Support (required) 

Criminal Background History with Virginia State Police ($20 Money Order required with form)
COST: Full Tuition: $2,100.00
  Reduced Tuition with Scholarships
to learn how easy it is to qualify! 
MATERIALS: Class materials & exam fee included in tuition cost.
CLASS DETAILS: 80 HRS - Classroom Instruction (Online & In-Person)
  25 HRS – Clinical Rotations
40-50 HRS Career Essentials (Optional) (Online & In-Person)
    4 HRS - AHA BLS (Required) 
  24 HRS – Medical Terminology (Optional) (Online & In-Person)
INDUSTRY-CREDENTIALS: 1- WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) *part of application process 
2 - SkillsUSA Career Essentials (optional) 
3 - American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) (required) and
4 – Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP™)

Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP™)
Accrediting Agency:
American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group™

Course Description: This hybrid course will cover the roles and functions of a scribe, as well as medical terminology, coding, use of an EHR, and various progress note formats. Upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the Apprentice Medical Scribe Professionals (AMSP™) Certification exam. This class will be a mix of classroom hours and online work. 

As the use of Electronic Health Records continues to become more widespread in the healthcare industry, the need for Medical Scribes continues to grow. This quickly emerging profession allows the Scribe to work directly with physicians to accurately document all aspects of the patient visit.

CVCC offers an optional pre-course covering the essentials of career readiness with SkillsUSA Career Essentials classes (personal, workplace, technical, leadership, and communication skills) in partnership with Adult Education of Central Virginia. Students will explore career paths, refine resumes, and prepare for career interviews. 

CVCC offers a pre-course, The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) class, to train students to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. This class is specifically designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

CVCC offers an optional pre-course, Medical Terminology Bootcamp, designed to assist students in learning medical language and basic structure and function of the human body. 

Financial Resources: *It is easy to qualify for one or more discounts! 
  • WCG— Workforce Credential Grant for individuals meeting VA Domicile Determinate criteria & class requirements. Reduction to $700.00 *
  • Tobacco Commission Aid— Grant for individuals meeting WCG criteria and residing in a VA Tobacco dependent locality such as Appomattox, Bedford, or Campbell Counties. Reduction to $350.00
  • WCG and FANTIC— The Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credentials (FANTIC) program for individuals demonstrating financial need based on low income criteria. Reduction to $70.00.
  • Other— Additional resources are available through Community Partners. Reduction to $0.
Contact CVCC’s Office of Workforce Development at (434) 832-7607 or to learn how to apply!


Class Details

44 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Thu

Main Campus - Merritt Hall - First Floor

MultipleInstructor :
1.William Acosta2.Austin Smith 

CEUs : 10.5



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/27/2020 - 3/25/2021 Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Lynchburg, Main Campus - Merritt Hall - First Floor  Map Austin Smith  ; William Acosta