Medical Assisting Program

Medical Assisting

Program Description

The Medical Assisting curriculum is designed to prepare students to assist physicians in private medical offices and clinics and hospital outpatient clinics. They assist with patient care as well as with routine office laboratory and diagnostic tests (clinical medical assisting). In addition, students are prepared to perform administrative medical office and business practices and procedures (administrative medical assisting).

Degree and Certificate Programs

The Kapi‘olani CC Medical Assisting program provides instruction in both clinical and administrative medical assisting, offering both the Certificate of Achievement and the Associate of Science degree. The curriculum consists of didactic studies, on-campus lab practice, and supervised practice in affiliated offices and clinics. New students are accepted in the fall.

  • Associate in Science (64 credits)
  • Certificate of Achievement (33 credits)

Potential Careers and Employers

  • Careers: Clinical Medical Assisting, Administrative Medical Assisting. 


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