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Counseling, advising, and support services

Counseling, Advising, and Support Services Center










COVID-19 Update:
Services are available by appointment with a Counselor/Advisor. Schedule an appointment using STAR Balance.

Not a student? Use Prospective STAR Balance to schedule an appointment!

All visitors must wear a mask; do not visit the office if you are feeling sick.

Schedule an appointment for support with choosing or changing your major, registering for classes, or for assistance with admissions, financial aid, career, transfer, and student success strategies.

Program Counselor/Advisor
Accounting (ACCT) Grace Funai,
Administration of Justice (AJ) Kaleo Quintana,
Agriculture (AGR) Karen Crowell,
Architecture, Engineering & Construction Technologies (AEC) Karen Crowell,
Autobody Repair & Painting (ABRP) Karen Crowell,
Automotive Mechanics Technology (AMT) Karen Crowell,
Business Technology (BTEC) Grace Funai,
Carpentry (CARP) Karen Crowell,
Creative Media (CM) Kaleo Quintana,
Culinary Arts (CULN) Karen Crowell,
Diesel Mechanics (DISL) Karen Crowell,
Digital Media Arts (DMA) Kaleo Quintana,
Early Childhood Education (ECED) Larissa Leslie,
Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology (EIMT) Karen Crowell,
Electronics Technology (ET) Karen Crowell,
Fire Science (FS) Kenoalani Dela Cruz,
Hawaiian Studies (HWST) Kaleo Quintana,
Hospitality and Tourism (HOST) Grace Funai,
Human Services (HSER) Kaleo Quintana,
Information Technology (IT) Grace Funai,
Liberal Arts (LBRT) Jeanne Batallones,
Larissa Leslie,
Liberal Arts - Exploratory Business Grace Funai,
Liberal Arts - Exploratory Health Science Kenoalani Dela Cruz,
Liberal Arts concentrations Kaleo Quintana,
Machine Welding and Industrial Mechanics Technology (MWIM) Karen Crowell,
Marketing (MKT) Grace Funai,
Natural Science - BIO & PHYS (NSCI) Larissa Leslie,
Nursing & Allied Health (NURS, PN) Kenoalani Dela Cruz,
Substance Abuse Counseling (SUBS) Kaleo Quintana,
Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management (TEAM) Karen Crowell,
Undecided / Undeclared Jeanne Batallones,


Pearla Haʻalilio,
Ian Hirakawa,


New Student Orientation

Attend an orientation to ensure a smooth transition to Hawai'i Community College.

Returning and Transfer students, please use STAR Balance to schedule an advising appointment.

Scheduling Information

Student Success Workshops

Reach your personal and academic goals. Improve your study habits and gain strategies to overcome your challenges.

In-Class Workshops

On-Line Workshops

Ka‘ao Success

Kahuaola Basic Needs Center

Basic human needs like food, health, and financial security are important parts of student success. Contact Kahuaola to get assistance applying for SNAP food support, the HAWCC HINET program, and other resources. Come visit our food pantry and learn more about available programs.


HINET @ Hawai‘i CC

Contact Information

Hours of Operation
  • Virtual Drop-in & Walk-Up Service Window (Hilo only)
  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Phone
  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • *Office closed on holidays



Counseling, Advising & Support Services
Hawaiʻi Community College
1175 Manono Street
Hilo, HI 96720-5096
Phone: (808) 934-2720
Fax: (808) 934-2721
Office: Manono Campus, Bldg 379-5A


Office of Student Services
Hawaiʻi Community College-Pālamanui
P.O. Box 1327
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-1327
Phone: (808) 969-8816
Fax: (808) 209-8022
Office: Elama Building

Department Chair

Larissa Leslie