REGISTRATION DATES: Through June 15, 2021

CLASS DATES: August 31, 2021 - November 11, 2021 (Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00pm-10:00pm); Clinical Dates: November 12, 2021 - December 15, 2021


General Information:

Classroom instruction hours: 80

Clinical rotation hours: 25

AHA BLS hours: 4

Career essintials hours: 40-50 (optional)

Medical terminology hours: 24 (optional)

Materials: Students will need access to a computer/laptop and internet. All other materials and exam fee are included.

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


Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP™)

Accrediting Agency:

American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group™


Full Tuition: $2,100(without financial aid option)

Financial Aid Options Available:

Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) – Student must meet Virginia Domicile criteria. Cost reduced to $700
Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credential (FANTIC) – Funding based on income limits. Cost reduced to $70
Tobacco Commission - Students that meet Virginia Domicile criteria and live in a county or city eligible for funding through the Tobacco Commission. Cost reduced to $350
Other: Additional resources are available through Community Partners. Cost reduced to $0.

Course offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Development office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.

*Application dates may be extended depending on enrollment