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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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 any difficulty accessing course material. There will be weekly Zoom instructor-led office hours to help students navigate the course and its contents.

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 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?

All monies paid by the student will be fully refunded if the student chooses not to enroll in or withdraw from the school within seven calendar days after having signed the enrollment contract. 

If the student chooses not to enroll after the seven-day cancellation period, but before the first day of instruction, the school will retain the registration fee.

If the school closes, cancels, or discontinues a course or program, the school will refund to each currently enrolled student all monies paid by the student for tuition and fees and all monies for which the student is liable for tuition and fees.

A prorated refund shall be made based on the proportion of the program completed by the student. The proportion of the program completed shall be the percentage of submitted lesson assignments completed by the student compared to the total number of lesson assignments in the program or portion of the program delivered by distance education.

All refunds due will be paid within 60 days of the student’s last date of attendance.

What is the process if I have a complaint?

The CapYear Academy team is ready to help address any issues that arise and can be reached by email at [email protected] and by phone at 800 943 0023.
If still unsatisfied, the student may submit a written complaint to: the Maryland Real Estate Commission, 500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651, 410-230-6230, fax: 410-333-0023, e-mail: [email protected]; the Secretary of Higher Education at the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201; or the Maryland Consumer Protection Division at 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, 410-576-6550, email: [email protected].

In what states is the CCMA certification recognized?

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