Now Accepting June Start Applications
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.