Chancellor’s Message


Hawai‘i Community College will host hundreds of middle school and high school students from around Hawai‘i Island for the 2nd Annual Hawai‘i CC Day on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27. We will also invite the mayor, the county council, and the Hawai‘i Island legislative delegation to the event for tours of the Manono Campus and to visit our programs.

Interactive displays will engage the visitors. Faculty, staff, and current Hawai‘i Community College students will also be available to answer questions.

This annual event is an excellent opportunity to showcase our campus, services, and academic programs for the local community. It was a tremendous success last year and we are looking forward to another great event this year.

CTE Program Advisory Council Meeting

On February 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Manono Campus we will host the Career & Technical Education Program Advisory Council for the annual program meetings. Advisory councils are formed for each degree program, so community leaders in business, industry and the professions can provide guidance regarding course content, the selection of training equipment, employment needs, and the effectiveness of different programs.

OCET Offerings

The Office if Continuing Education and Training (OCET) is offering several new classes, including a 16-week Process Technology & Industrial Maintenance course. Students who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Professional Development and will learn the fundamentals skills required by power and process industries in Hawai‘i. Classes start February 9, and scholarships are available to qualified students.

Due to new boating safety requirements, boat operators in Hawai‘i must take an approved course prior to attending the recreational thrill craft or ocean safety courses. OCET offers several of  courses to fulfill this requirement.

In addition, OCET is offering Electrical Technology courses that help journey worker electrical apprentices fulfill state requirements for electrical academic coursework.

OCET also continues to offer the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course at the Manono Campus.

To see all of OCET’s offerings visit

Calling Campaign

The annual University of Hawai‘i Foundation Spring Calling Campaign will begin in February.  We appreciate the efforts of the UH Foundation in soliciting donations to support our various programs and activities.

We believe it’s important to promote cultural and environmental awareness in our students, particularly through emphasizing an appreciation of our unique Hawaiian culture and values. It is in the spirit of E ‘Imi Pono, or seeking excellence, that I ask you to consider DONATING to Hawai‘i Community College. By investing in us and in our students, our entire community will earn dividends for decades to come.

If you would like to make a donation, you may prefer to do the transaction online at


Noreen Yamane


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