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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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. 

National CCMA certification 

CapYear's program will prepare you for the nationally recognized Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam.

Get Certified
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 became easier

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

 Sign up for the program

Complete the quick three step 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 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 and Physician Assistant instructors to help you along the way. 

CapYear partners with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) which is the certifying body of the CCMA certification.  Our program ensures you are building 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

Upon graduating from the CapYear CCMA program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion and be eligible to sit for the CCMA exam. 

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.

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.

What Can You Expect from CapYear´s CCMA program?

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

$1,995 for full program access
Payment plans available

Less expensive than traditional programs, CapYear Academy offers optional payment plans and a comprehensive refund policy to make it easier to get started.

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.  
Our teachers

It matters who your instructors are

All of our instructors are highly qualified professionals, widely acknowledged in their field.
Sami Shoucair, M.D.
Jacqueline Snyder, MSPAS, PA-C
Megan Sponaugle, MMS, PA-C
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When it comes to medical education, it matters who your instructors are

Deborah Gutman

Chief Medical Educator
Course Director 
Dr. Gutman is a board certified emergency physician and established, award winning, professional medical educator for over 20 years. 

She has previously served in admissions for the Warren Alpert Medical School and the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Brown University. She has won multiple teaching awards both from said medical school and nationally. As an Emergency Physician she has the clinical skills and knowledge to guide you to successful certification and more!

She and her team of instructors will support you through the process of completing your course modules to become certified as a clinical medical assistant. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

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 CCMA exam preparation program satisfies the minimum educational requirements for eligibility to take the NHA CCMA examination for the next 5 years and ultimately be available to work as a certified medical assistant.

How long is the course?

The course consists of 201 course hours across 19 clinical modules 

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
Once all modules are completed with a passing grade, you will be awarded a certificate of completion for graduating the program and be eligible to sit for the CCMA exam. 

What is CapYear?

CapYear 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 bottleneck 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's Facilities?

All coursework is held asynchronously online at CapYear Academy.  CapYear has administrative offices in Baltimore, MD and Newark, OH. There are no physical classroom spaces or labs as the course will be 100% online. Course content is available 24/7 online.

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 full 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 progress requirements measured every 3 months 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 clinical 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.  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 accreditation guides and the NHA CCMA test plan. 

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

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. Students will be able to freely navigate between section modules to complete them when they are ready and at their own pace.

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 and instructors will be available during office hours to help troubleshoot a