The Medical Assisting (MEDA) program is designed to prepare students to assist physicians and health care providers in private medical offices and outpatient clinics with patient care as well as routine office laboratory and diagnostic tests. Students are also prepared to perform administrative medical office and business practices and procedures. Students will earn a Certificate of Achievement (CA) upon completion of the program.
Program Admission Requirements:
Students will be admitted as a cohort in the fall semester each year. All program prerequisite courses must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to entry. Students may submit applications during the application period only. Acceptance will be on a first applied, first qualified basis. Progression onto the spring semester will require a “C” or higher in all required MEDA program courses in the fall.
A grade of “C” or higher in all MEDA alpha courses and program prerequisite courses required for the Medical Assisting program is required for graduation.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) approved 03/18/2015:
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with all members of the healthcare team (affective).
- Demonstrate ethical and legal behavior to maintain patient safety and confidentiality (affective).
- Apply medical office business, financial and administrative concepts and practices (cognitive).
- Apply critical thinking skills and concepts of medical assisting to maintain quality patient care and efficient administrative procedures (cognitive).
- Perform clinical and administrative medical assisting skills appropriate for entry-level practice in an ambulatory care setting (psychomotor).
Federal Program Licensure Reporting Requirements:
The Kaua‘i Community College MEDA program prepares students for national certification. It is common for employers and physicians to require medical assistants to possess specific education, training, and/or national certification. If you are not residing in the state of Hawai‘i and are taking a Kaua‘i Community College online course or program leading to professional certification or licensure, Kaua‘i Community College cannot confirm whether the course or program meets your state’s professional certification or licensure requirements. Please verify with the appropriate certification or licensing board in the state you intend to practice.