Health Careers Counseling Center
Health Sciences Counselors provide support to students for health career pathways to earn degrees and certificates. Students learn about admission requirements and criteria, program curriculum, program cost, financial aid, application for licensure/certificates, and transfer to baccalaureate programs.
You should also meet with a counselor before
- You register each semester
- You apply to a health program
- You are ready to graduate and prepare for employment
Counseling & Advising
For Prospective, Returning, Transfer, and Program major advising
Counselors/Advisors: Russell Kinningham & Lani Suzuki-Severa
Location: Kauila 106
Phone: (808) 734-9224
Virtual Walk-in Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 9:00-11:30 am & 1:00 – 3:00 pm. No appointments are needed. Closed on holidays.
Please use the Health Science Express Kiosk to sign-in for a virtual counseling session during virtual walk-in hours.
Counselors are available to help you!
- Explore health career pathways through program advising and information sessions
- Select a health career program pathway
- Identify ‘professional qualities’ of your career pathway to ensure that the career path is the right one for you
- Select appropriate courses
- Develop an academic plan (STAR Graduation Pathway; semester-by-semester plan of courses)
- Achieve academic preparation for program admission
- Connect to resources for your academic and personal success
- Thrive for program graduation and employment
Health Education Programs
Credit Program Degrees & Certificates
- Associate in Science – Medical Assisting (AS-MEDA)
- Associate in Science – Medical Lab Technician (AS-MLT)
- Associate in Science – Mobile Intensive Care Technician (AS-MICT)
- Associate in Science – Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS-OTA)
- Associate in Science – Physical Therapist Assistant (AS-PTA)
- Associate in Science – Radiologic Technology (AS-RAD)
- Associate in Science – Respiratory Care (AS-RESP)
- Certificate of Achievement – Dental Assisting (CA-DENT)
- Certificate of Achievement – Medical Assisting (CA-MEDA)
- Certificate of Achievement – Mobile Intensive Care Technician (CA-MICT)
- Certificate of Competence – Community Health Worker (CO-CHW)
- Certificate of Competence – Dental Assisting (CO-DENT)
- Certificate of Competence – Emergency Medical Technician (CO-EMT)
- Certificate of Competence – Medical Assisting Healthcare Practice Management (CA-MEDA-HPM)
Non-Credit Programs and Certificates: Health Education Non-credit (HENC) Programs
Access to programs specializing in preparation for health care training including short-term, evenings, weekends, certificates, and certification examination
Do you know what health career you may find satisfying? Do you know what professional qualities of your profession/occupational cluster are important for success? Do you know what your personal, academic, and career strengths are? Have you volunteered, engaged in service-learning, and/or enrolled in an introductory health professions course for your occupational pathway?
We encourage you to attend a program information session(s) and visit the website for your program of study. Furthermore, meet with a counselor who can help you identify your career interests, decide on appropriate next steps in the journey, and connect you to available campus and community resources.
Campus and Community Resources
- Counseling and Advising Directory
- Hawaiʻi Is Hiring — Access labor market statistics and trends in the Hawai‘i economy
- Hawai‘i Career Explorer — Explore Hawai‘i job markets, postings, educational pathways, trends, and earnings. Online tool for interactive exploration of career pathways and related academic programs at the UH Community Colleges
- SECE — In addition to student employment (on-campus) jobs, students are now currently able to view and search for non-UH (off-campus) positions. Alumni will only be able to view and search for full-time off-campus positions.
Stay up to date with the Kapiʻolani Community College Health Science, EMS, & Nursing programs by viewing and subscribing to a quarterly newsletter.
Health Careers Info Session
Program Information sessions are held monthly and provide potential applicants with program details and requirements, application procedures, and career outlook. Attending an information session is recommended before you start your academic journey. Attendance of a program information session within one year of the application submission is mandatory when applying to a Health Science and EMS program.