UH System Strategic Plan, 2002-2010
• For information, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/ovppp/uhplan/
HawCC Mission Statement
To promote student learning, Hawai'i Community College will emphasize the knowledge and experience necessary for students to pursue academic achievement. As lifelong learners, the students will become productve and engaged citizens capable of meeting the complex challenges of a global community.(top)
Hawai'i Community College promotes student learning by embracing our unique Hawai'i culture and inspiring growth of the spirit of E 'Imi Pono. Aligned with the UH Community Colleges system's mission, we are committed to serving all segments of our Hawai'i Island community(top)
Dedicated to student learning, Hawai'i Community College commits to the following imperatives:
Community Development The College will provide students with opportunities to serve their community
Workforce Development The College will teach skills needed to succeed in the workforce.
Cultural Competency The College will respect and learn from all its students
EnvironmentThe College will build an awareness, appreciation, and sense of personal responsibility for the natural, social and economic environments.
Hawaiian Culture and ValuesThe College will be a center for the study of Native Hawaiian cultural knowledge.
Healthy Communities The College will work with students to build healthy communities.
TechnologyThe College will provide access to current technology that supports student learning.(top)
Address, Phone and FAX
81-964 Haleki’i Street - Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phone: (808) 322-4850
FAX: (808) 322-4855
Admissions & Advising: (808) 322-4856
Map & Directions
UCWH Campus Map
printable campus map (.pdf file)
UCWH DL Classrooms
Parking is free and available unless otherwise designated. Handicapped parking is available near each building in designated slots.
Other UH Campus Maps
University of Hawai'i Campus Maps
The primary purpose of the Center at West Hawai'i is instructional. The Center provides access to multiple disciplines, serves as a receive site for courses, course sequences and/or a limited number of complete BOR-authorized credential programs that originate from other campuses of the University of Hawai'i system.
In addition to HawCC programs, the Center facilitates the delivery of baccalaureate and master's programs to West Hawai'i. Students may apply/register for distance education courses found at other community colleges in the UH system.(top)
Hawai'i Community College serves West Hawai'i at the UH Center in Kealakekua, with classrooms, a nursing learning center, a dining room/kitchen, computer lab, library, learning center and administrative offices.
Distributed Learning HITS and video conferencing classrooms provide West Hawai'i students the opportunity to attend live classes locally while pursuing a degree through the UH system.(top)
The University of Hawai'i Center in West Hawai'i is one of three University Centers established by the Board of Regents (BOR) in June 1996. Administrative responsibility for West Hawai'i was given to Hawai'i Community College, effective in July 1997.
Access to higher education is one of the core commitments of the University of Hawai‘i. Whether you are a taro farmer on Moloka‘i, a single parent in Kona, or a business professional looking for career advancement opportunities, you can be a student of the University of Hawai‘i.
Multiple UH Learning Facilities exist in the UH system.(top)
Some links for information about living and working in West Hawaii:
- West Hawaii Today Newspaper
- Big Island Weekly
- Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce
- Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau
- Go Hawaii's Big Island
- County of Hawaii
- Hawaii Island Maps & Drive Guide