DepartmentsHere you will find current information about our departments and services.
Arts & Humanities promotes the understanding of the function of arts and ideas in a global culture, within the history of ideas both related to and independent of time and place. (Arts & Sciences)
Math & Sciences prepares students to become active participants in the study of fundamental and dynamic areas of human endeavor. Programs are informed by other disciplines, seeking out ways to make an impact on the world at large. (Arts & Sciences)
Academic Affairs is committed to working closely with faculty members and administration in its responsibility for all aspects of academic offerings, including credit courses, programs, curricula, instruction, and course and program assessment.
Alani Children’s Center provides early childhood care and education for children of the campus community and also serves as a laboratory for the early childhood teacher training programs, service learning, and related programs in the University of Hawai‘i.
The goal of the Kapi‘olani Community College Bookstore is to serve the needs of the students and faculty as efficiently and effectively as possible by providing a wide variety of services including the ordering and distribution of college texts and materials, spirit apparel, concessions, clothing, office supplies, and much more.
The objective of the Business Office is to provide quality service to students, employees, and the community in the matters of payment information and monetary functions of the college.
The Chancellor’s Office oversees all operations of the Kapi‘olani Community Community College, empowering faculty, staff and the student body through leadership, advocacy and support.
The Office for Continuing Education and Training works to meet the continuing education and training needs of Hawaii’s workers and employers in both the private and public sectors. The office also strives to meet the social and leisure-related, life-long learning needs of individuals in the communities we serve.
Culinary Institute of the Pacific
The Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head is being designed to be a culinary training ground, where students will be able to receive an affordable and accessible world-class culinary training from world-class chefs. An advanced program builds upon the strong foundation of the Kapi‘olani Community College’s current two-year degree program, enabling students to pursue a baccalaureate degree of Applied Science in Culinary Management, advanced professional certificates, and/or short-term professional/continuing education courses.
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Services at Kapi‘olani Community College provides training and certification for students who wish to work as emergency medical technicians and as paramedics in the state of Hawaii. The department also provides continuing medical education classes for those who are already prehospital care providers. The department also presents CPR, first aid, and first responder courses to promote public safety education. (Health Academic Programs)
The Nursing Department prepares students for careers as nurses to meet workforce needs in the health care industry in Hawaii. This program trains students to meet rigorous employment standards while providing students the opportunity to continue their formal education. (Health Academic Programs)
Hospitality & Tourism Education
Hospitality & Tourism Education prepares students for immediate employment in entry level and/or supervisory positions in the travel and tourism industry both locally and in developing global markets.
The Hawaiian word Kahikoluamea means the lashing together of three canoes for stability and strength. The Kahikoluamea Department, rooted in Hawaiian values, integrates First Year Experience, Mālama Hawai‘i, and foundational academic skills delivered in English (reading and writing) and in mathematics courses preparatory for college level work.
Kekaulike Information & Service Center (KISC)
The Kekaulike Information & Service Center (KISC) is a multi-purpose center providing admission, graduation, financial aid, registration and communication services to all credit and non-credit students regardless of location.
The Maida Kamber Center for Career Exploration, Transfer, and Graduation Services strives to empower students and to contribute to institutional effectiveness by counseling, advising, providing outreach services and making recommendations on policy in the areas of career/life planning, transfer, and graduation.
The Office of Student Activities operates as a hub of student programs and services such as the Board of Student Activities (BOSA), Student Congress and an assortment of Registered Independent Organizations or RIOS. The Office of Student Activities strives to compliment the academic, social and cultural experiences at Kapi‘olani Community College.
Languages, Linguistics & Literature provides students with a broad liberal arts foundation through coursework in language, culture, and literature in an interdisciplinary context. (Arts & Sciences)
Social Sciences strives toward a diversity of goals by presenting students with an introduction to social and behavioral scientific paradigms and teaching them to analyze the intricacies of individual, group, community and societal relationships. (Arts & Sciences)
The Office of Administrative Services serves to support the business and facilities operations of the the college with a mission to provide essential support services necessary to achieve its teaching and public service goals. The Administrative Services team are committed to providing services and facilities to enrich a quality learning environment, enhancing education, technology, scholarship, and public service.
Auxiliary Services provides the campus community with a broad scope of functions and services aimed at enhancing the overall educational experience of KCC students and the work environment of its faculty and staff. Our fiscal and operational management strives to provide these services with integrity, honesty, and professionalism in an efficient, cost-effective and the most technologically enhanced manner.
The Business, Legal and Technology Education Department (BLT) offers a variety of degree and certificate programs for students interested in the fields of business, law and technology. Programs are closely connected to industry partners in Hawai‘i and offered degrees and certificates are valuable in today’s competitive career market.
CELTT – the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology is responsible for planning, developing, and delivering high quality computing and media resources and services for student learning, administrative operations, faculty and staff development, and delivery of instruction and services.
The Office of College and Community Relations ensures that the Kapi‘olani Community College maintains a positive image with its various constituents, communicates messages and promotes the college and its many programs and services.
The Kapi‘olani Community College’s Culinary Arts Program provides a quality education in the culinary and pastry arts, emphasizing the blending of classical techniques with the global influences of our unique geographic location. Students engage in an a learning environment with a progressive curriculum, operational excellence, multi-industry alliances and the promotion of lifelong learning.
Disability Support Services Office (DSSO)
Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) is committed to creating a barrier-free campus and provides accommodations to ensure students with disabilities equal access to education.
The Health Sciences Department develops and delivers student‐centered health career programs, preparing students for related careers to meet island‐wide and/or Hawaii’s health‐care workforce needs. HSD programs employ industry standards through partnerships with the healthcare community. (Health Academic Programs)
Honda International Center
Honda International Center offers academic excellence to students from countries throughout the world, with the goal of developing global citizens who understand and accept the interconnectedness of peoples and celebrate cultural values and rich ethnic diversity.
Human Resources Office
The Human Resources Office supports the Kapi‘olani Community College’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. Its purpose is to develop and implement policies, programs, and services that balance the efficient use of College resources, while effectively addressing the needs of faculty, staff and administrators.
Kapi‘olani Deaf Center
Kapi‘olani Deaf Center provides programs and services for deaf students and faculty on the KCC campus, fostering the preparation of Deaf Education Paraprofessionals and programs for deaf children, their families, teachers, and the deaf identified communities in Hawai‘i and the Pacific region.
The Library & Learning Resources department (Library, Open Computer Labs, and Testing/Placement Lab) supports the vision and curriculum of Kapi‘olani Community College. Students interact in an innovative environment for learning and research, and are provided the necessary tools and avenues of communication to build an effective and diverse center for cultural exchange.
The Office for Institutional Effectiveness (OFIE) assists with all academic, student services, and continuing education programs in assessing student success, the health of programs, developing tactical plans that align with the College’s strategic plans, and providing data to be used as the basis for administrators to determine the allocation of resources.
The Office of Student Services provides a host of services to enhance the college experience for KCC students.
TRIO assists disadvantaged students in their academic trajectory toward graduation at Kapi‘olani Community College and in the optional pursuit of advanced degrees. The TRIO program at KCC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and serves over two hundred students.