The program consists of two semesters of coursework and 225 hours of clinical externships. Coursework includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, administrative medical assisting and clinical medical assisting, among other classes. Everything taught in the program is designed to mimic a real world scenario, and the skills that are taught to our students are pulled from situations that occur in the clinic setting.
Students will learn how to prepare medical records, reporting patient history summary, and prepare patients for examiner by performing preliminary physical tests: blood pressure, weight, and temperature.
Schedule: M,W,F, Periods 1, 3, 5, 7
Location: Waipahu High School
Certification: Certified MA after class completion + pass national certification exam
Cost of Program: Free (Not Covered: Supplies/Textbook cost is approximately $800 - $1000)
Benefits: Employment in HPH facility as a licensed MA with a projected average starting wage of $18.38 (Hawaii data)