Medical Assisting Program Outcomes

Accreditations

Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science degree program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Graduates of the program are qualified to write the national certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants, Inc.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Associate degree graduates are qualified to write the national certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants, Inc.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Associate in Science Degree

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science degree in Medical Assisting, the student should be able to:

  1. Perform administrative and clinical skills expected of a beginning practicing medical assistant in an entry-level position.
  2. Maintain professional and ethical behavior as a health care provider.
  3. Communicate, interact and work appropriately and effectively with patients, patients’ family, peers, staff and supervisors.
  4. Discuss the value of lifelong learning and being an active member of a professional society.
  5. Identify and use multicultural perspectives to meet the needs of diverse populations.
  6. Use general education knowledge and advanced administrative and clinical medical assisting skills in the delivery of quality patient care.

The Medical Assisting Associate in Science Degree Program at Kapi‘olani Community College has an average retention rate of 96.88% for the past five years.

Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting, the student should be able to:

  1. Perform administrative and clinical skills expected of a beginning practicing medical assistant in an entry-level position.
  2. Maintain professional and ethical behavior as a health care provider.
  3. Communicate, interact and work appropriately and effectively with patients, patients’ family, peers, staff and supervisors.
  4. Discuss the value of lifelong learning and being an active member of a professional society.
  5. Identify and use multicultural perspectives to meet the needs of diverse populations.

The Medical Assisting Certificate of Achievement Program at Kapi‘olani Community College has an average retention rate of 86.81% for the past five years.

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