The Best Way to Become a Medical Assistant
Snap Medical Assistant Academy is an affordable, safe, and convenient alternative to the traditional costly programs often associated with medical assisting. Our 12-week program prepares you to sit for the CCMA exam and obtain a nationally-recognized credential in a growing field.
Our program costs $3,350. We offer flexible payment plans outlined below that enable you to enroll at minimal upfront cost! Our program provides you with the foundational education needed to become a medical assistant without the financial burden.
We know that the world’s a changed place due to the pandemic. Now more than ever is the time to practice smart safety measures. Our online program enables you to practice social distancing and learn from the safety of your own home. Many Americans are under quarantine. It’s a tragic time; but a great time to work on yourself and develop a new, in-demand skill set!
We also send our students masks and gloves as an additional safety measure to show our care for your well-being.
All of us have different circumstances - busy work schedules, children or family members to take care of, etc. Our hybrid medical assistant program allows you to learn throughout the week through various modules, and devote a mere four hours on a Saturday to class - all from the comfort and convenience of your home! While we encourage the use of computers for the best educational experience, our programs are designed to be mobile-friendly!
*Please note: simulation activities need to be done on computers
Snap is pleased to announce we offer an optional, free lab and externship seminar to completers of our 12-week program. Labs are held across two-weekends (Saturday and Sunday) at regional training centers and provide students an opportunity to practice the hands-on skills they will use as medical assistants. The 80-hour externship provides students with additional first-hand practice in a medical office.
Time: Your online classes are held every Saturday from 10a-2p CST.
Your Saturday sessions will consist of an instructor-led lecture accompanied by at-home labs and learning activities. This is the perfect time to ask questions and gain direct insights from our experienced, knowledgeable medical assistant instructors!
You can expect to spend about 5 hours per week on reading, online activities, lab simulations, CCMA practice exams, and quizzes. Your electronic textbook and student portal will provide you with the resources needed to complete the program.
Here’s a breakdown of the topics you’ll learn:
- Infection Control
- Patient Intake and Vital Signs
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Eye and Ear Care
- Patient Scheduling and Telephone Technique
- Orthopedic Medicine
- Medication Administration
- Phlebotomy and Analysis of Blood
- Clinical Laboratory
- Types and Sources of Health Insurance and Medical Coding Procedures.
- Urinary System
- Medical Office Management
- Cardiopulmonary Procedures,
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Surgical Asepsis & Procedures
- Minor Office Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Administrative Assisting
- Communication and Customer Service
After you’ve completed your 12-week medical assisting course, we invite you to attend one of our lab seminars offered at regional training facilities!
Lab is 32 hours in total, consisting of four 8-hour sessions (two Saturdays, two Sundays)
Here’s what we review in lab:
- Taking vitals
- Cleaning the exam room
- Instrument sterilization
- Finger Stick
- Ear Irrigation
- Rapid Strep Test
What’s in the box?! Your welcome package includes a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, tongue depressors, gloves, masks, and a Snap MAA shirt for use at home during class!
We will assist you in locating a local CPR training facility!