Aloha, and welcome to Hawai'i Community College. Hawai'i CC is a two-year community college on Hawai'i Island. The college is based in Hilo with a new branch campus in Kona named Hawai'i Community College – Pālamanui that opened in Fall 2015.

One of 10 campuses in the University of Hawai'i system, Hawai'i CC offers 26 degree and certificate programs that prepare students to succeed in the workforce right after graduation or continue their studies at a four-year college or university.

In addition, Hawaii Community College offers an Intensive English Program. The Intensive English Program at Hawaiʻi Community College is to provide academic English language instruction and comprehensive support services to international students seeking academic, personal, and professional goals in a rich, cross-cultural environment.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Associate of Applied Science

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The Accounting program prepares students for entry-level positions. Learning centers on the accounting equation and the accounting cycle, recording financial transactions ... [+]

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The Accounting program prepares students for entry-level positions. Learning centres on the accounting equation and the accounting cycle, recording financial transactions, and preparing financial statements.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Perform basic accounting tasks and business math skills to maintain accurate accounting systems in for-profit organizations. Communicate with stakeholders in a manner that reflects organizational culture and sensitivity to a diverse customer and community needs. Perform basic office functions using standard and emerging technologies. Demonstrate, in a work envi... [-]
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This program prepares students for employment in government service, agribusiness, horticulture, livestock, flowers and foliage, landscape, macadamia nuts, papaya, and co ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program prepares students for employment in government service, agribusiness, horticulture, livestock, flowers and foliage, landscape, macadamia nuts, papaya, and coffee industries.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Plan and manage projects and cultivate horticultural crops using legal; sustainable; safe; and ecologically, biologically, and technologically sound practices. Design gardens that demonstrate the aesthetic principles of unity, repetition, balance, colour, and texture congruent with the customers’ desires. Operate and maintain tools and equipment. Set-up and manage a business en... [-]
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This program prepares students for employment with architectural firms, contractors, engineers, surveyors, or government agencies. Job responsibilities range from making ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program prepares students for employment with architectural firms, contractors, engineers, surveyors, or government agencies. Job responsibilities range from making accurate working drawings of buildings to assisting a surveying crew.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Using computational and reasoning skills, demonstrate entry-level skills for accuracy in drawings and identifies the relationship of features to demonstrate visualization proficiency. Formulate, design, revise and construct projects utilizing knowledge of proper construction materials and resources based on design criteria, and... [-]
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The Business Technology program prepares students for employment in positions such as administrative assistants, receptionists, clerks, or secretaries. Students will lear ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Business Technology program prepares students for employment in positions such as administrative assistants, receptionists, clerks, or secretaries. Students will learn critical office skills, along with communication and organizational proficiencies. The curriculum includes courses in office technology, business communication, office administration, accounting, and business math to enhance employment and promotion possibilities.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Work as a responsible member of a team to meet an organization's objectives. Demonstrate professionalism in work quality, app... [-]
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The Carpentry program allows students to participate in the “foundation-to-finish” experiences necessary to build a basic residential house while completing the required ... [+]

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The Carpentry program allows students to participate in the “foundation-to-finish” experiences necessary to build a basic residential house while completing the required carpentry coursework. Students will graduate from the Carpentry program with the knowledge and experience necessary to begin employment at the entry level in the construction industry, or enter a four-year apprenticeship program. Credit may be given in the apprenticeship program for work completed at Hawai‘i Community College.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Understand and utilize math computations, formulas, and m... [-]
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This program is designed to provide for entry‑level employment in hotels, full‑service restaurants, fast food restaurants, institutions (schools, hospitals, corrections, ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is designed to provide for entry‑level employment in hotels, full‑service restaurants, fast food restaurants, institutions (schools, hospitals, corrections, etc.) and private clubs. Accredited by the American Culinary Federation since July 2005.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Apply appropriate ethics for purchasing and receiving in the culinary industry. Demonstrate proper work attitudes and work habits. Demonstrate a general knowledge of culinary departmental functions and their relationship. Demonstrate an understanding of the culinary industry business operations. D... [-]
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This program prepares students for employment with electrical appliance shops, utility companies, and electrical construction, and maintenance companies. ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program prepares students for employment with electrical appliance shops, utility companies, and electrical construction, and maintenance companies. Learning will centre on planning, designing, constructing, installing, and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Accurately demonstrate entry-level skills in residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installation and maintenance. Practice safety on the job and recognize potential hazards. Interpret and comply with the National Electrical Code NFPA 70 book and local codes. Read and interpre... [-]
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This program prepares students for employment in telecommunications, medical electronics, computers, and consumer electronics. The electronic technician fabricates, insta ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program prepares students for employment in telecommunications, medical electronics, computers, and consumer electronics. The electronic technician fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs electronic equipment.

Students applying to the electronics program should have two years of high school math including geometry or algebra, and two years of high school science including chemistry or physics.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Get a broad foundation of Electronics Technology skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers. Earn a Cisco Networking Certificate that is desired by employers. Learn about radio frequency communication, fiber optics, process and controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and other topics that can make you valuable to employers. ... [-]
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The Hospitality and Tourism program is designed to provide job training for entry-level and first line supervisory level positions in the hospitality/visitor industry. ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Hospitality and Tourism program is designed to provide job training for entry-level and first line supervisory level positions in the hospitality/visitor industry. Offering educational training in the field of hospitality/visitor industry will ensure a skilled pool of workers is continuously available to meet the industry’s employment demand on the Island of Hawai‘i. Additionally, making a career path possible to local workers strengthens the human assets of our community. The program was established to:

Meet the growing needs of the hotels and related hospitality/visitor organizations by training existing and future employees in basic skills needed to obtain entry-level and supervisory positions. Provide job upgrading skills necessary for career advancement in the hospitality/visitor industry. Develop skills in verbal and written communication. Develop skills in distance learning that will promote lifelong learning. ... [-]
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This program is designed for students planning a career in the field of merchandising/marketing. The competency-based curriculum is designed to prepare students for posit ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is designed for students planning a career in the field of merchandising/marketing. The competency-based curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions such as sales associate, stock clerk, display person, account assistant, assistant buyer, marketing assistant, and assistant manager and to provide basic training for possible advancement to management positions.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Synthesize principles and concepts of marketing in developing a marketing plan. Devise marketing campaigns/presentations in diverse formats that are adaptable to different target ma... [-]
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Associate of Arts

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The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies is designed for students who are preparing to transfer to a four‑year college or university and who have an interest in achievin ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

A two-year Baccalaureate direct transfer Associate in Arts degree consisting of 62-semester credits at the 100 and 200 levels. The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies is designed for students who are preparing to transfer to a four‑year college or university and who have an interest in achieving a qualification that would be beneficial in the workforce or other areas of study where a foundational knowledge of the Native Hawaiian host culture can complement their worldview.

To earn the Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies Degree from HawCC, a student must meet the following requirements:

Credits Required: A total of 62 credits earned at or transferred to HawCC in 100-200 level courses A minimum of 12 HawCC credits must be completed Minimum GPA Required: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation CR/NC option may be used to satisfy area and general elective requirements (Policy Haw 5.503) ... [-]
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The Associate in Arts degree Program, also referred to as the Liberal Arts (LBRT) Program, is designed for students who are preparing themselves to transfer to a four-yea ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Associate in Arts degree Program, also referred to as the Liberal Arts (LBRT) Program, is designed for students who are preparing themselves to transfer to a four-year college or university.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Communicate Effectively - Speak and write to communicate information and ideas in academic settings. Think Critically - Retrieve, read, and utilize information and synthesize, analyze and evaluate that information to gain understanding and make informed decisions. Reason Quantitatively - Use quantitative, logical and symbolic reasoning to address theoretical and re... [-]
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Associate of Science

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This program provides students with a solid background in the field of Administration of Justice by offering a variety of courses designed to prepare students for careers ... [+]

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This program provides students with a solid background in the field of Administration of Justice by offering a variety of courses designed to prepare students for careers within the criminal justice system. The program combines the scientific study of law enforcement, the court system and corrections, along with a focus on the administration of these systems. An important component of the program is the study of the causes and effects of crime and the ways in which society responds to such behavior.

This program is designed to prepare students to obtain a two-year degree with the knowledge and skills needed to enter a career upon graduation. It also academically prepares students who wish to continue their degree at a four-year institution. A student who successfully completes 12 credits of AJ courses at Hawai‘i CC may receive up to 6 additional AJ credits for completing basic police recruit training as required by government law enforcement agencies.... [-]

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The Creative Media program prepares students for employment in the field of digital media design and production. It provides the necessary education and training to stude ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Creative Media program prepares students for employment in the field of digital media design and production. It provides the necessary education and training to students who are seeking entry-level positions as digital media artists and/or transfer to a Baccalaureate granting institution. It provides professionals already in the field with updated technology training.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Use technology effectively to create visual artworks. Gather, analyze, and evaluate information visually. Apply knowledge of aesthetics to the needs of the community. Demonstrate professi... [-]
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This program is designed to provide attitudes, skills, and knowledge for people who work with young children and their families in a variety of early childhood programs. ... [+]

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This program is designed to provide attitudes, skills, and knowledge for people who work with young children and their families in a variety of early childhood programs. The Certificate of Competence (C.O.) or Certificate of Achievement (C.A.) prepares students for support roles in early childhood programs. An Associate in Science (A.S.) degree prepares students to be teachers or lead practitioners in early childhood programs.

Students taking Laboratory or Practicum courses are required to complete fingerprinting and pass the criminal history record checks.

This degree is fully articulated with the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (with a concentration in Early Childhood Education) offered through the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu via Distance Education. Students interested in pursuing the BA degree with UH West O‘ahu are encouraged to meet with an Early Childhood Education advisor their first semester.... [-]

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The Fire Science Program prepares individuals with the academic knowledge for entry employment in the Fire Service field as well as meeting the needs of in-service profes ... [+]

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The Fire Science Program prepares individuals with the academic knowledge for entry employment in the Fire Service field as well as meeting the needs of in-service professionals.

Upon completion of this program, students will have the knowledge to prepare for a career with federal, state and local fire and emergency service agencies, with an emphasis on Structural Fire Fighting, Wildland Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials Incidents, Fire Prevention and Investigation, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Management and Administration, and the Incident Command System.

After earning the Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree, students have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration from Colorado State University (CSU) through distance learning. See Program Faculty for a list of courses that will transfer to CSU.... [-]

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The Information Technology program is a career-laddered, competency-based program that provides training in the use and support of business-related computer systems, data ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Information Technology program is a career-laddered, competency-based program that provides training in the use and support of business-related computer systems, data communication networks (including local area networks), and the development of business computer information systems programs using procedural, event-driven and object-oriented programming techniques.

The program includes a combination of business, computer, and information technology courses. Campus-based computer and networking projects, faculty-supervised laboratories, and workplace internships provide hands-on experience designed to prepare students for positions in computer support, programming, network administration, or systems development in a business information technology system. The program focuses on computers and information technology as tools to solve business problems.... [-]

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This Associate in Science Degree program prepares students to transfer to 4-year institutions in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. H ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This Associate in Science Degree program prepares students to transfer to 4-year institutions in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. Hawai‘i Community College offers two ASNS tracks: Biological Science and Physical Science.

The ASNS degree program is also available at the Hawai'i Community College - Palamanui campus.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to: Analyze data effectively using current technology. Communicate scientific ideas and principles clearly and effectively. Analyze and apply fundamental mathematical, physical, and chemical concepts and techniques t... [-]
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Students learn to actively manage Hawai‘i’s native forest ecosystems, grow native plants, establish agroforestry operations, use Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geo ... [+]

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students learn to actively manage Hawai‘i’s native forest ecosystems, grow native plants, establish agroforestry operations, use Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Internships give students on-the-job training with potential employers.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Apply basic ecosystem concepts to natural resource management. Use an understanding of general scientific concepts in design of forestry systems. Use knowledge of applicable laws and regulations to make decisions about managing ecosystems. Apply effective interpersonal and communi... [-]
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The mission of the Intensive English Program at Hawaiʻi Community College is to provide academic English language instruction and comprehensive support services to intern ... [+]

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The mission of the Intensive English Program at Hawaiʻi Community College is to provide academic English language instruction and comprehensive support services to international students seeking academic, personal, and professional goals in a rich, cross-cultural environment.

The IEP offers 18 hours a week of academic English instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar skills. Students are prepared with the skills that they need to study in an American university.

The IEP is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). Hawaiʻi Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.... [-]

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