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Clinical Medical Assisting, Associate of Applied Science2020-01-28T14:03:18-10:00

Up To $3000** Off!

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(808) 237-5140

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Clinical Medical Assistant

Associate Degree Program

The Hawaii Medical College Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Clinical Medical Assisting is now available for you!

The AAS degree for Clinical Medical Assistants is designed to prepare students with the appropriate general education (minimum, high school diploma) and didactic theory for advancing their knowledge and skills to pursue new opportunities in their current healthcare field. On-campus Day and Evening classes are available for this program as well as Online courses!

What is an A.A.S. Degree? How can it help me?
Getting your A.A.S. degree means potentially increasing the number of job opportunities available to you, and more importantly, increase the amount of pay you would receive compared to just getting your diploma.

Does an A.A.S. Degree pay more money in the job market?

The median weekly wages for those with an associate degree is about 18% higher than that of high school graduates. Over the length of a career, that can really add up.

How long does it take to complete my degree?

It takes about 2 years to complete you A.A.S. degree compared to a diploma program, which is usually about 15 months.

Is getting my degree worth it?

The current economy in Hawaii favors workers with some training beyond just a high school diploma.  The share of good jobs for people with associate’s degrees has been rising steadily over the past 25 years.

Does it cost a lot more?

Not really.  Associates degree programs will cost a little more since there’s more training involved, but you can potentially see a salary increase because you have your associate’s degree which makes it worth it.

“I feel like I have become stronger, in terms of being able to interact with people (peers, staff, and later on, patients) and not only dealing with very difficult situations but doing so in a professional manner. I am now equipped with skills that are useful to me.

Britny Yamato, Hawaii Medical College
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Our degree program will advance your knowledge and skills in the healthcare field through three areas of professional development:

Professional Communication

  • Speech
  • Writing
  • Therapeutic Communication

Professional Response

  • Local Considerations
  • Sociology
  • Alternative Cultural Considerations

Professional Leadership

  • Healthcare Management
  • Understanding the Charts and Reports
  • Managing the Data
  • Understanding the Cultural Reactions
  • Solving Problems and Creating Solutions

These areas will help you increase opportunities for employment and/or advancement in your career path. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Clinical Medical Assisting combines clinical lab-based education with traditional classroom learning.

Purpose of the Degree

  • Physiology and anatomy
  • Computer application software
  • Medical terminology
  • Human disease types
  • Clinical lab procedures
  • Pharmacology

This degree program provides students with the knowledge needed to aid doctors with medical examination and perform clerical duties. Topics generally range from medical office procedures to drug administration and specimen processing. Other coursework may include:

Preparation For Your Career

  • Lead techs
  • Senior techs
  • Supervisors
  • Trainers

Graduates will also be prepared for opportunities in supervisory roles. The program is comprised of three areas of professional development that will increase opportunities for employment and/or advancement. This degree program also offers advanced training for medical assistants who wish to become or recently have become:

Gain Experience in These Workplaces

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinics
  • Outpatient departments of hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Other health service areas

The degree program is comprised of 100.5 credits with 1215 credit hours. The length of this program is 22-24 months, now available in both day and evening classes.

  • 100 Career Preparation
  • 101 Medical Office Procedures
  • 102 Word Processing Applications/Business English
  • 103 Spreadsheet Applications/Basic Bookkeeping
  • 104 Medical Insurance Billing
  • 105 Psychology
  • 106 Medical Law and Ethics
  • 107 Anatomy & Physiology
  • 108 Medical Terminology I
  • 201 Pharmacology
  • 202 Pathophysiology
  • 208 Medical Terminology II
  • 211 Basic Clinical Procedures
  • 311 Advanced Clinical Procedures
  • 312 Phlebotomy I
  • 312B Phlebotomy II
  • 313 ECG I
  • 313B ECG II
  • 410 Clinical Medical Assisting Certification Exam Preparation
  • 510 Externship
  • 601 Therapeutic Communication
  • 602 Complementary & Alternative Healing Med
  • 701 Healthcare Management
  • 702 Health Information Management
  • 801 Composition in Healthcare I
  • 802 Composition in Healthcare II
  • 803 Speech in Healthcare
  • 804 Critical Thinking in Healthcare
  • 805 Sociology
  • 806 American History
  • 807 Math for Professionals
  • 808 Applied Psychology in Healthcare
  • Career Services Labs
Graduates will also be prepared for opportunities in supervisory roles. Furthermore, graduates of the Clinical Medical Assisting (AAS) degree program are in high demand due to the increasing need for healthcare support services, an aging population and emerging technology which fuels this growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for clinical medical assistants should be excellent, with a 29% job growth expected for the profession from 2012 to 2022.

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ProgramCreditsAverage Cost
Clinical Medical Assistant, Associates Degree100.5$32,160.00