Medical / Pharmacy Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Programs

The Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium currently offers three apprenticeship programs:

    • Medical Assistant
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Central Sterile Processing Technician

Click below for occupational overviews of each apprenticeship program, employer costs, and more:

Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship overview
Medical Assistant Apprenticeship overview
Central Sterile Processing Technician Apprenticeship overview

Have a question about our apprenticeship programs? Please visit our FAQs page.

Training Programs


Introduction to Healthcare Apprenticeship Program (IHAP)

Start your pathway to a new healthcare career! This free two-phase employment program trains entry-level job seekers for a career in healthcare. A Nursing Assistant Certification (NA-C or CNA) is a prerequisite for several healthcare positions.



Phase 1: The Basics of Healthcare, 3 weeks
Phase 2: Next Steps to Certification, 4 weeks
Testing: Pass the WA State Exam and register as a Certified CNA

Classes are online with in-person labs, so you can learn from wherever you have internet access and also participate in hands-on learning activities.


    • Daily online classes spanning 4-6 hours will be held Monday through Friday, each week.
    • 4-hour in-person labs will be held on weekends
    • 40 hours of clinical work experience

Are you a healthcare employer who is interested in an apprenticeship program?

We’ll help you create a new program—for one of the above occupations or something different. From hiring apprentices and identifying mentors to developing a job rotation plan and assessing apprentices, we’re with you every step of the way.

Read our Employer’s Guide to Apprenticeship.

Contact us or call 425-255-0315 for more information.