Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
    $4,323 - $9,563
  • Program Length
    2.5 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible

Program Description

The Medical Assisting program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), is specifically designed to prepare students for assisting physicians in various healthcare settings such as private medical offices, clinics, and hospital outpatient clinics. Students gain expertise in clinical medical assisting, providing patient care and conducting routine office laboratory and diagnostic tests, as well as administrative medical assisting, focusing on essential office procedures and business practices.

After fulfilling program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants, becoming Certified Medical Assistants (CMA).

Degrees & Certificates

The Medical Assisting program offers both a degree and certificate program, providing students with the option to pursue an Associate of Science (AS) degree or a Certificate in Medical Assisting. These programs equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the field of medical assisting.
The tuition for all programs is $131 per credit, applicable to Hawaiʻi residents. Below are the available degree and certificate programs, along with their corresponding tuition costs:

Associate of Science – Medical Assisting (72-73 credits) – Tuition: $9,432-$9,563

Certificate of Achievement:
Medical Assisting (33 credits) – Tuition: $4,323
Medical Assisting Healthcare Practice Management (33 credits) – Tuition: $4,323


The program opens up career opportunities in Clinical Medical Assisting and Administrative Medical Assisting.

Learn more about Kapiʻolani Community College’s Medical Assisting program