CaPyear medical Assistant Training program

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Launch Your Career.

The CapYear medical assistant training program will get you ready for the nationally-recognized Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam in as little as 9 weeks.
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National CCMA certification 

Our state-licensed program trains you for the nationally-recognized Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam.

Build valuable clinical skills

CapYear's program covers what you need to prepare for the CCMA exam and to succeed as a medical assistant.

100% online and on your time

A program that works around you. 100% online, on demand access with live support, and can be completed in as little as 9 weeks. 

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For Less

CapYear's program can get you certified for thousands less than traditional medical assistant certification courses.

The path to medical assistant certification just got easier

Current students and recent graduates launching a career in healthcare can build valuable patient-care skills and be ready for the CCMA certification exam in weeks

 Sign up for the program

Complete the 10 minute application process and get started today. 

You must have a high school degree or its equivalent and access to broadband internet to enroll.  There is a quick application verification process to confirm eligibility.

Complete the program in as little as 9 weeks

Complete the 19 learning modules, quizzes and final assessment to ensure you are ready to go. 

Access CapYear content and interactive support from our physician, physician assistant and nurse instructors to help you along the way. 

CapYear partners with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) which is the certifying body for the CCMA certification.  Our program is mapped to the NHA guidelines and leverages NHA materials to ensure you build the skills you need to be a medical assistant and to be ready for the NHA's CCMA exam.

The graduation certificate you receive at the end of the course is your ticket to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam.

Sit for the CCMA certification exam

When you complete the CapYear CCMA training program, you receive a certificate of completion and become eligible to sit for the CCMA exam.  We'll even help you reserve your spot!

Become a certified medical assistant

After you pass the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam,  you become a certified medical assistant. 

The CCMA certification is recognized in all 50 states.  Surveys show 80% - 90% of employers require or strongly prefer medical assistants to be certified.
Why Choose Capyear acadmey for your medical assistant training?

Hear from Dr. Sami Shoucair about CapYear Academy's medical assistant training program

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Faster, more convenient and less expensive than traditional programs with a curriculum mapped to NHA's CCMA certification exam

What Can You Expect from CapYear's CCMA program?

  • Comprehensive clinical training
  • 24/7 online program access
  • Live instructor support
  • Study guides and assessments  
  • 12 month program access
  • Clinical simulations  
  • 19 clinical modules 
  • Exclusive CapYear instruction 

$1,995 for full program access
Payment plans available

Thousands less than traditional programs, CapYear Academy's program offers 0% interest payment plans and a comprehensive refund policy so you can enroll with confidence.

Become eligible to take the CCMA certification exam

Upon successfully completing CapYear's CCMA training program, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam.  The National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification is recognized in all 50 states.  Becoming certified will significantly increase the number of available clinical positions you can apply for to launch your career.  

Learn valuable clinical skills from medical professionals

CapYear's CCMA Training program is led by experienced medical professionals and supplemented by interactive videos and study guides. 

There are even patient simulations to practice and perform essential medical assistant tasks.  

Basic science

Reinforce your knowledge of human anatomy and disease.

Medical law and ethics

Lessons on HIPAA, OSHA and other regulations to make sure you are up to speed on patient privacy and protection.

Medical terminology

Learn the language of healthcare to be able to communicate effectively with patients and medical professionals.

Patient facing clinical skills

Learn how to obtain vitals, prepare patients for examinations and assist with procedures.

Patient communication 

Learn principles of patient-centered communication, obtaining patient histories and effective patient education.

Pharmacology & Medicine

Develop your knowledge in pharmacology and medication administration to improve your patient care skills.

Too busy to get certified?
Too expensive?

Think again. 

In as little as 9 weeks, get the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a medical assistant and prepare to become a nationally-recognized Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. 

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What will this course get me?

Successful completion of CapYear Academy's medical assistant training program satisfies the minimum educational requirements for eligibility to take the NHA's CCMA examination for the next 5 years and, upon passing the exam, be able to work as a certified medical assistant.

How long is the course?

The course consists of 201 course hours across 19 clinical courses 

How do I complete the program and graduate?

In order to complete the program students must:

  • Complete 100% of the 201 hours of required program learning
  • Achieve a minimum of 80% on all module quizzes and assessments

  • Score a minimum of 80% on the final program assessment
  • Completed payment for the program

When you complete the training, you will be awarded a certificate of completion for graduating the program and be eligible to sit for the CCMA exam. 

What is CapYear Academy?

CapYear Academy is a platform whose mission is to create more clinical opportunities for the medical leaders of tomorrow. CapYear will promote a student-centered learning environment where students know faculty and staff are accessible and supportive of individual needs. We would like to remove the educational bottlenecks that make it hard for many students to get the training they are looking for to succeed with a program that can get our graduates working efficiently as medical assistants within weeks of hire.  We are invested in creating growth opportunities and upskilling our students to create flexible entry-level healthcare employees for the growing needs in healthcare.

Where are CapYear Academy´s Physical Locations?

All coursework is held asynchronously online at CapYear Academy. Course content is available 24/7 online. CapYear Academy has physical locations in Baltimore, MD and Newark, OH.  

How long do I have to complete the program?

Students have 12 months to complete the program.   There are no required hours per week as long as all the content is completed within 12 months. Due to the online asynchronous format, students can start at any time that works best for them. There are no set academic terms or set program start and end dates due to the nature of online instructional delivery.  There are minimum requirements for attendance and progress to maintain enrollment.  Please see our student catalog for additional details.

What are CapYear's Hours of Operations?

CapYear Academy's program is 100% online and asynchronous so enrolled students can access program materials 24/7.
CapYear Academy's technical and academic support is available Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CapYear Academy is closed for administrative, technical and academic support  on the following days:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve

Access to the online program and content will be available but administrative offices will be closed and instructor support will not be available during regular business hours during these days.

What are the eligibility criteria to enroll in the program?

To enroll in the medical assistant training program, any student must have a high school degree or its equivalent.  All CapYear Academy applicants will be asked to certify they have a high school degree or its equivalent and may be required to provide verification. 

You have to be 18 years or older to enroll in CapYear Academy. A student may enroll at any time.

There is no credit granted for previous training or experience.

Criminal convictions may affect a student’s ability to be licensed, certified or registered.

What topics are covered in the course?

The curriculum is fully mapped to the guidelines provided by the NHA and the NHA CCMA test plan. 

Topics covered include:
☑Medical Terminology
☑Patient Care
☑Anatomy and Physiology
☑Clinical Procedures
☑Professional Ethics
☑Administrative Skills

How does the program work?

All program content is online and asynchronous and is delivered in a mixture of interactive videos, written materials and exercises, and interactive simulations.

The training program is divided into 5 primary knowledge areas - Healthcare Fundamentals, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Clinical Skills Building and Administrative Skills Building.  Each of these knowledge areas contains courses that relate to the knowledge area and the course are divided into modules.  After completing the courses in the knowledge areas, students complete a study review and then have access to practice exams.

Students will be assessed with quizzes after each completed module which must have a pass rate of 80% for the module to be considered complete.

CapYear Academy's learning platform integrates a community page where participants can reach out to other course participants for support and questions.  Instructors and administrative staff will be available during office hours to help troubleshoot any difficulty accessing course material. There will be weekly Zoom instructor-led office hours to help students navigate the course and its contents.  Instructors are also available for one-on-one sessions to address any questions.

What does a medical assistant do?

A medical assistant is a vital part of the patient care team usually found in outpatient clinical settings.  Duties can include:

  • Assist physicians, PA's, nurses and other clinicians in patient care and administrative activities 

  • Maintain medical records and complete insurance billing forms

  • Obtain and record vital signs and medical histories

  • Perform EKG, phlebotomy and injections

  • Perform laboratory and diagnostic tests 

  • Aid in customer service and appointment scheduling

What is the job outlook for medical assistants?

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 16 percent nationally from 2021 to 2031, faster than average for all occupations. About 123,000 openings for medical assistants are projected each year, on average, over the next decade. Many of the openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as retiring. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, accessed 4.7.23) 

What happens if I don't pass an assessment?

Students who score below 80% on a quiz or exam may retake the quiz or exam up until they achieve above 80%. 

What is the program refund policy?

If the student is not accepted into the training program, all monies paid by the student shall be refunded. Refunds for books, supplies, and consumable fees shall be made in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code section 3332-1-10.1. There is one (1) academic term for this program that is 201 clock hours in length. Refunds for tuition and refundable fees shall be made in accordance with the following provisions as established by Ohio Administrative Code section 3332-1-10:

(1) A student who withdraws before the first class and after the 5-day cancellation period shall be obligated for the registration fee.

(2) A student who starts class and withdraws before the academic term is 15% completed will be obligated for 25% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(3) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is 15% but before the academic term is 25% completed will be obligated for 50% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(4) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is 25% complete but before the academic term is 40% completed will be obligated for 75% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(5) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is 40% completed will not be entitled to a refund of the tuition and fees.

The School shall make the appropriate refund within thirty (30) days of the date the School is able to determine that a student has withdrawn or has been terminated from a program. Refunds shall be based upon the last date of a student’s attendance or participation in an academic school activity.

What is the process if I have a complaint?

All student complaints should be first directed to the school personnel involved. If no resolution is forthcoming, a written complaint shall be submitted to the director of the school. Whether or not the problem or complaint has been resolved to his/her satisfaction by the school, the student may direct any problem or complaint to the Executive Director, State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, Phone 614-466-2752; toll-free 877-275-4219.

In what states is the CCMA certification recognized?

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification is recognized in all 50 states