The community college system in Hawaii is a subset of the University of Hawaii system of public higher education. Having the community college network within this larger framework opens the door to many innovative programs including the ability to earn upper-division credits prior to official entrance into a four-year program.

Hawaii Community College
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 808-974-7611
Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, this campus provides an affordable start to a four-year degree or career and vocational training. More than 30 associate degree, certificate, and non-credit programs range from health services and hotel operations to business and trades. The campus is adjacent to the University of Hawaii-Hilo and also administers the UH Center at West Hawaii in Kona.

Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, Oahu 808-845-9211
Near downtown Honolulu, the main campus is complemented by special facilities for aeronautic, marine, automotive, and heavy equipment programs. This campus serves the Pacific Region as the primary technical training center in areas such as transportation, information technology, education, communications, and construction. This innovative community college offers a strong liberal arts curriculum as well as comprehensive vocational and technological programs.

Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Oahu 808-734-9000
Just minutes from Waikiki on the slopes of Diamond Head, this royal namesake campus is the largest in the UH community college system. Nationally recognized programs include culinary studies, health sciences, emergency medical services, and legal assistance. The college promotes an international focus and is home to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

Kauai Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, Kauai 808-245-8314
Nestled on the lush “Garden Isle” of Kauai, the college serves as a social and cultural center as well as a comprehensive educational resource. Business, hospitality, health, early childhood education, and liberal arts programs are available as a transfer-level liberal arts education. The college also provides many vocational and professional training programs. Four-year and graduate degrees are offered through the University Center.

Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, Oahu 808-455-0011
Overlooking Pearl Harbor, this campus provides comprehensive opportunities from professional studies to liberal arts. The college also provides an education center that serves Waianae. The campus provides some acclaimed advantages that include hands-on digital media and television production programs that are some of the finest in Hawaii. The cultural expression is exceptionally well-developed, with professional and community performing arts programs drawing audiences of nearly 100,000 each year.

Maui Community College
310 W. Kaahumanu
Kahului, Maui 808-984-3500
Providing a tri-island community college for Maui County residents, the campus provides comprehensive opportunities, special programs, and an entire bachelor’s degree program at its UH Center on Maui. Education centers in Hana and on Lanai and Molokai are further extended by a pioneering television network that reaches rural areas. The Culinary Arts program and the Maui Language Institute are two of many outstanding offerings.

Windward Community College
W 45-720 Keaahala Road
Kaneohe, Oahu 808-235-7400
Nestled at the base of the Oahu Koolau mountains, the campus specializes in creative arts, environmental sciences, and Hawaiian studies. The campus is home to the Hawaii Music Institute and administers the Employment Training Center. Other highlights include exploratory programs in marine and aerospace fields as well as state-of-the-art resources like Paliku Theatre and the Hokulani Imaginarium.


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