As a part of the students training in the Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding, Phlebotomy and Dental Assisting programs internships are made available. To be eligible for an internship, the student must reach acceptable academic standards, complete all courses within the program of study and be recommended by the Program Department Chairperson. During the student’s internship, he/she will have the opportunity to apply the skill/behaviors learned throughout his/her training program. The internship will be supervised by the site manager and overseen by the Program Department Chairperson. If a student is not approved or is unable to participate in the internship program, they will be required to take a capstone course with the Program Department Chairperson to earn credits necessary to complete the program.
The internship will provide the student with outstanding practical work experience and career networking opportunities prior to graduation. The internship will provide experience that builds upon the student’s educational program; therefore, the internship is a non-paying position. Students must abide by the rules and regulations of the designated site. Students are required to follow dress code, rules of conduct, attendance, and safety procedures identified by the site supervisor. Criminal background checks, child abuse clearances, and a physical examination may also be internship site requirements. Internship sites are valuable learning environments which permit students “hands-on” opportunities under the direct supervision of the site manager. It is therefore important that students respect this privilege and act accordingly.