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Adult Workforce Programs


Enrollment Process

In order to gain admission to any of our programs, fill out an application online here on this website, then we will send you a link for an online test. Once you have obtained passing scores on the online test, a staff member will discuss next steps with you. We take pride in our work and offer classes at no cost to our students. Through funding from many partners and through donations received from foundations, corporations, and/or individual giving, costs are covered. NewBridge has a graduation rate of 89% (2021) and a placement rate of 90% (2021).

  • Phlebotomy Enrollment, we are currently accepting applications for the cohort that will begin on May 2, 2022
  • Medical Assistant (MA) is a unique program that is only open for University Hospitals Employees. If you are a University Hospital Employee who is interested in this class, please email us at medicalassistant@newbridgecleveland.org.
  • Sterile Processing Enrollment, we are currently accepting applications for the cohort that will begin in September 2022

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Medical Assisting (M.A.) (ONET 31-9092.00)

This 10-month 1200-hour (1040 hr. classroom/skills lab & 160 hr. clinical externship) training program prepares the student to sit for and obtain a National Healthcare’s Certification as a CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) upon completion of the program. Medical Assistants are multiskilled, multitasking health professionals educated not only in clinical skills allowing them to provide direct patient care but also in administrative medical clerical office procedures.

Students will learn to provide quality patient care and office procedures through class lectures, hands-on skills lab practice, and a 160-hr. clinical externship.

Medical Assistant (MA) is a unique program that is only open for University Hospitals Employees. If you are a University Hospital Employee who is interested in this class, please email us at medicalassistant@newbridgecleveland.org. This training program will prepare students to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification upon program completion.


Phlebotomy (ONET 31-9097.00)

This ten week (340 hours) training program prepares students to collect blood specimens for testing and analysis in clinical labs. Included in the 340 hours, is a 160 hour externship experience with one of our healthcare partners.

Courses taught during the didactic portion of the training are:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • CPR
  • Specimen Collection, Procedures and Techniques
  • Professional Development and Communication
  • HIPPA
  • Math
  • Basic Computer Skills

During this ten week program, students will learn to skillfully draw blood as well as the soft skills needed to become employed as a top notch Phlebotomist. Student will also have a 160 hour externship experience with one of our healthcare partners. This training program will prepare students to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Certification upon program completion.


Sterile Processing (ONET 31-9093.00)

This is a 20 week, 600 hour (300 hr. classroom/skills lab & 300 hr. clinical experience) training program will prepare students to sit for the Healthcare Sterile Processing Associations’ (HSPA) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) upon program completion. Sterile Processing Technicians are an integral part of a healthcare facility. As part of a hospital Sterile Processing Team you will be responsible for decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, disassembling, packaging and sterilizing surgical instruments.

Courses taught during the didactic portion of the training are:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Basic microbiology
  • Sterile processing roles and responsibilities (legal and ethical)
  • Surgical instruments and devices (equipment, and function)
  • Sterile processing techniques (decontamination, packaging and wrapping, storage and distribution), and quality assurance)
  • PPE and safety protocols and procedures