HAWAII MEDICAL COLLEGE CONSUMER DISCLOSURES
GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
STUDENT CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY (FERPA)
All student files are held in the strictest confidence in accordance with federal student right to privacy laws. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) govern their use. Access to files is limited to authorized staff that has a “working interest” in each file. Any information in student files will only be made available to outside parties with student written authorization. Other students will never have access to files. Student’s may revoke existing authorization at any time by submitting a revocation request to the Registrar, who will then file the request and update the student information system.
COMPLAINT RESOLUTION POLICY
Any student with a formal complaint regarding faculty or any aspect of instruction or course are encouraged to discuss their concerns/complaints with their respective instructor, as students will be expected to develop positive conflict resolution skills to ensure success when gainfully employed within the healthcare profession. Should the concern remain unresolved, the student can inform the Student Services Advisor, who will seek assistance from the Program Coordinator or, if necessary, the Assistant Director of Education to resolve the concern/complaint.
APPROVAL AND LICENSURE OF INSTITUTION AND PROGRAMS
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
1722 N Street NW ,Washington, DC 20036
TEL: (202) 955-1113 FAX: (202) 955-1118
Approved by Hawaii Post-secondary Education Authorization Program
Member of Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
Member of Hawaii Better Business Bureau
Eligible Training Provider of State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council
COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE
The term “copyright and fair use” refers to material someone else created that you, as a student, would like to use.
HMC requires that all faculty, staff and students comply with federal law regarding the use of copyright protected materials including material for use in the classroom, out of classroom in presentations, online, at conferences, and in homework.
Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, HMC has the responsibility to remove or deny access to websites with copyright violations if the websites are part of the College’s network. In this event, it is the producer of the material that is liable for any copyright infringements. Copyright law does make allowances for “fair use” of copyrighted material under certain circumstances. The circumstances are evaluated based on four criteria:
- The purpose and character of use
- The nature of the copyrighted work
- The amount and substantiality of the portion used
- The effect of use on the potential market of the work
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
COLLEGE NAVIGATOR STATISTICS
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
THE AMERICANS WITH DISAIBLITIES ACT (ADA) NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Retention and Graduation Rates
2018 Job Placement Rates for Graduates
Pharmacy Technician: 67%
Clinical Medical Assistant: 70.8%
Healthcare Administration Billing and Coding: 70.1%
Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Medical Assistant: 76.6%
Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Administration Billing and Coding: 77.7%
2018 Completion Rates
Pharmacy Technician: 87%
Clinical Medical Assistant: 70.27%
Healthcare Administration Billing and Coding: 69.77%
Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Medical Assistant: 76.6%
Associate of Applied Science in Healthcare Administration Billing and Coding: 84.62%
HEALTH & SAFETY
- Provide verification of a negative tuberculin test done within the past 12 months prior to the first day of attendance. The verification must indicate the dates of administration and reading of the Mantoux skin test (PPD), the transverse diameter of induration in millimeters, and the signature or stamp of the MD, DO, APRN, PA, or clinic.
- Provide proof of two Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) shots (if received before the age of 18 years old) or a combination of one Measles shot, and one MMR shot required. Shots should be one month apart, given on or after January 1, 1968, and/or after the 1st birthday and/or if student previously had the shots or the disease, but does not have a record of it, a positive MMR IgG blood test report signed by an M.D. is acceptable. *Exception* If the tentative student is 18 years of age and receives one MMR vaccination, the CDC states, that it is acceptable.
- Provide proof of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccination within 10 years of the start of class. Proof of two doses of Varicella or positive antibody test for Varicella.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM
The influence of drugs and/or alcohol impairs the students’ ability to become employable and thus, is counter to the training and educational objectives of Hawaii Medical College. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of illicit drugs or alcohol on Hawaii Medical College premises or during activities is strictly prohibited. All students’ enrollment shall be conditional on their adherence to this policy. Any student who violates this policy will be subject to immediate disciplinary action including dismissal, and referral to the appropriate authorities for legal action.
Local, state and federal laws prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution, and sale of illegal drugs and underage possession, use, distribution, and sale of alcohol. Federal Controlled Substances Act provides penalties of up to 15 years imprisonment and fines up to $25,000 for unlawful distribution or possession with intent to distribute narcotics.
For unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a person is subject to a one-year imprisonment and fines up to $5,000. Any person who unlawfully distributes a controlled substance to a person under 21 years of age may be punished by up to twice the term. Students who are under 21 years of age and who use, sell, or who are in the possession of alcoholic beverages are subject to penalties of the State of Hawaii.
Serious health risks are associated with the illegal use of drugs and alcohol. These risks include but are not limited to: addiction, impaired ability and judgment, risk of hepatitis and AIDS, hallucinations, paranoia, psychosis, damage to major organs, and overdose which can result in death.
Beginning in 2019, Hawaii Medical College established a yearly in-service and student information session facilitated by a local state approved Substance Abuse Prevention Program.
Students are encouraged to seek counseling and/or treatment should they need assistance with drug and/or alcohol problems. Contact the following for help: 1-800-NCA-CALL National Council on Alcoholism Information hotline. 1-800-662-HELP National Institute on Drug Abuse hotline.
Local resources include:
ALU Like Inc – Ho’ala HOU Department Substance Abuse Prevention
458 Keawe Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
Workforce Development; Hawaii Prevention Resource Center; Training; and Second Step Program on the Island of Oahu (Kalihi)
Family Education Center of Hawaii
Science & Family Bonding Program
Oahu (808) 936-9584
CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY POLICIES