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Counseling, advising, and support services

Counseling, Advising, and Support Services Center










COVID-19 Update for the Counseling, Advising, and Support Services Center:
Services are available using video chat or phone. Email general questions to  For specific inquiries, please schedule an appointment with a Counselor/Advisor by using STAR Balance or email us directly using the list below.
Not a student? Use Prospective STAR Balance to schedule an appointment!

Email us directly for support with choosing or changing your major, registering for classes, or for assistance with admissions, financial aid, career, 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,


Dana Aina,
Pearla Haʻalilio,
Kawehi Nguyen,
Ian Hirakawa,


New Student Orientation

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

Returning and Transfer students, please use Prospective 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

Career & Employment Services

Career preparation, assessments, and job search services for those seeking on and off campus employment.

Career Center

Online Job Search Services


HINET offers support services to help students meet their basic needs so they can focus on their education and career goals. The program helps students get and keep SNAP Food Assistance and offers financial reimbursements for school expenses like textbooks, supplies/tools, and transportation.

HINET @ Hawai‘i CC

Disability Services

The Hāʻawi Kōkua Program at Hawai‘i CC promotes equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities to gain the maximum benefit from their educational/learning experience by participating fully in their regular courses and activities.

Hāʻawi Kōkua Program

Mental Health & Wellness

Hawai'i CC is committed to providing mental health services and consultations to its students. The Mental Wellness and Personal Development (MWDP) Service provides students a confidential, safe space where they can seek out resources and engage in counseling.

MWPD Service


The mission of the Hawai'i Community College CARE Team is to promote a safe, healthy and respectful environment for our Kauhale. The team works collaboratively and proactively to provide early intervention and assistance to any member of the Kauhale who needs help.

Hawai'i CC CARE Team

Contact Information

Hours of Operation
  • Walk In
  • 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