The Ambulatory Care sub-sector focuses on providing care to patients who do not require a hospital stay, and includes services provided in clinics and physicians' offices. We currently offer the following training program(s) for jobs in this sub-sector:
Certified Recovery Peer Advocate
The Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) training program is delivered in partnership with Queensborough Community College and Bronx Community College and prepares participants to become CRPAs. CRPAs have personal experience with substance abuse issues, and draw from that experience to support people in recovery. During this part-time, two-month program, participants will be prepared to pass the CRPA certification exam and learn skills for the job. CRPAs in New York City make approximately $35,000 annually. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the CRPA training program.
Medical Assistant for Modern Healthcare Delivery
The Medical Assistant (MA) for Modern Healthcare Delivery Training Program was developed in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and prepares participants with the clinical and administrative skills they need to work as MAs in today's healthcare environment. The program includes 368 hours of classroom training as well as 100 hour paid internships at employer partner sites. Participants will be prepared to pass the National Healthcareer Association's Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG, and Phlebotomy certification exams after the classroom training. Medical assistants in New York City earn approximately $35,000 annually. SBS currently offers two tracks of the MA for Modern Healthcare Delivery program, detailed below.
Young Adult-Focused Track
Delivered in partnership with Hostos Community College and the West Farms Workforce1 Career Center, the young adult-focused track of this program is targeted toward young adults ages 18 – 24 interested in working as medical assistants. Participants in this track receive professional development training tailored to young adults in addition to the MA classroom training and internship. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the young adult-focused track.
Delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and the Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center, the Bilingual track of this program is targeted toward English language learners interested in working as medical assistants. Participants in this track receive English language training in addition to the MA classroom training and internship. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the bilingual track.