Kapi‘olani Community College offers a range of Health Care Non-Credit Programs designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in healthcare or enhance their current professional credentials. These programs are designed for students who want to learn a specific healthcare skill or gain practical experience before pursuing a degree program. With flexible schedules, affordable tuition, and experienced instructors, these programs are an excellent option for students who want to start a career in healthcare or advance their current career.
Certified Nurse Aide
Kapi‘olani Community College’s Certified Nurse Aide program prepares students for a career in healthcare by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide basic care for patients in various settings. With a curriculum that combines classroom instruction and hands-on training, students will learn how to assist patients with activities of daily living, take vital signs, and communicate effectively with patients and healthcare professionals. This program is an excellent starting point for students who want to pursue a career in nursing or other healthcare professions, and provides a strong foundation for further education and career advancement.
Our Massage Therapy program prepares students for a rewarding career in the healing arts. Through classroom instruction and hands-on training, students learn the techniques and principles of therapeutic massage, including anatomy and physiology, massage modalities, and business practices. With a focus on holistic health and wellness, this program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in a variety of settings, from spas and wellness centers to hospitals and rehabilitation clinics.
Medical Coding is an important part of the healthcare industry, and our program prepares students for a career in this field. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students learn the skills and knowledge needed to assign codes to medical diagnoses and procedures, and to ensure that healthcare providers are properly reimbursed for their services. This program covers a range of topics, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, and healthcare regulations. Graduates of this program are equipped with the skills and certification needed to pursue a career as a medical coder in a variety of healthcare settings
Optometry Assistant Apprenticeship
The Optometry Assistant Apprenticeship program provides students with the opportunity to gain specialized training and hands-on experience in the field of optometry. This unique apprenticeship program allows students to work alongside experienced professionals, assisting with patient care, managing clinical operations, and performing administrative duties. Graduates of this program are well-prepared for a rewarding career in optometry and have the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a variety of clinical settings. With a focus on both theoretical and practical training, the Optometry Assistant Apprenticeship program is the perfect choice for students who are passionate about healthcare and interested in pursuing a career in optometry.
The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to become skilled professionals in the growing field of pharmacy, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to support licensed pharmacists in various pharmacy settings such as hospitals, retail pharmacies, and long-term care facilities.
Our Phlebotomy program provides hands-on training to prepare students for a career as a skilled phlebotomist, working in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. Through classroom instruction and clinical experience, students will learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to draw blood, handle specimens, and interact with patients..
PUA for Dental Assistants
Our PUA for Dental Assistants program is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a proficient and confident dental assistant. This program offers hands-on training and practical experience in various dental procedures and techniques. Upon completion, you’ll have the skills to work in a dental office and help support the oral health of patients.