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About Hawai'i Community College – Pālamanui

Aloha, and welcome to Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui.

The new campus, which is located mauka of the Kona International Airport in North Kona, opened its doors to students for the first time in August 2015.

We are pleased to deliver education with aloha, offering high-quality, affordable college programs to the West Hawai‘i community in sustainably designed faciilties.

Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui offers associate degree and certificate programs. The campus also serves as a University of Hawai‘i Center, which means we deliver more than 60 certificates, bachelor’s degrees, and graduate degrees from campuses across the UH system, such as Mānoa, Hilo and West O‘ahu. We can help you enroll in these programs, and we will also provide the local student support to help you succeed.

Pālamanui means “foundation of profound enlightenment.” We hope our Kauhale can be your foundation for building the career and life that you want.

Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui is part of Hawai‘i Community College, which is based in Hilo. The two Hawai‘i CC campuses share many academic programs, student services and institutional structures such as Mission, Vision, Accreditation, and Institutional Learning Outcomes.    

Mission

Hawaiʻi Community College (Hawai'i CC) promotes student learning by embracing our unique Hawaiʻi Island culture and inspiring growth in the spirit of "E ʻImi Pono." Aligned with the UH Community Colleges system's mission, we are committed to serving all segments of our Hawaiʻi Island community.

Ka ʻŌlelo Nuʻukia

ʻO ka hoʻolako ʻia aku o nā ʻano pōʻaiapili hoʻonui ʻike like ʻole o ka mākaukau e ke Kula Kaiaulu o Hawaiʻi ka mea e paipai ai ka haumāna e piʻi aʻe i ka pae kālaiʻike ʻoi kelakela. Ma ka nohona ʻimi naʻauao e hoʻokele ana ka haumāna i ka wā ʻāloʻaloʻa o ke ao holoʻokoʻa ma kona ʻano he kanaka e papau ai kona noʻonoʻo i ka hana.

Vision

To promote student learning, Hawaiʻi Community College will emphasize the knowledge and experience necessary for students to pursue academic achievement. As lifelong learners, the students will become productive and engaged citizens capable of meeting the complex challenges of a global community.

Ka ʻŌlelo Nuʻukia

ʻO ka hoʻolako ʻia aku o nā ʻano pōʻaiapili hoʻonui ʻike like ʻole o ka mākaukau e ke Kula Kaiaulu o Hawaiʻi ka mea e paipai ai ka haumāna e piʻi aʻe i ka pae kālaiʻike ʻoi kelakela. Ma ka nohona ʻimi naʻauao e hoʻokele ana ka haumāna i ka wā ʻāloʻaloʻa o ke ao holoʻokoʻa ma kona ʻano he kanaka e papau ai kona noʻonoʻo i ka hana.

Kauhale

Hawaiʻi Community College embraces the concept of Kauhale that traditionally means the Hawaiian village. Kauhale is an ʻohana of administrators, faculty, staff, students, their families, and the Hawaiʻi Island community that contributes measurably to the success of our college's mission and outcomes. Kauhale maximizes the "community" in our mission through dialogue, planning, innovation, and assessment across traditional college divisions and units. Kauhale enables all members of the college ʻohana to recognize and celebrate our own individual skills, knowledge, and experiences as well as the skills, knowledge, and experiences of others. Kauhale unites all components of Hawaiʻi Community College into an "academic village without walls" for the overall success of our learners, the learners' communities and their families, in the spirit of E ʻImi Pono (seeking excellence).

Mālama Ke Kula Kaiaulu o Hawaiʻi i Kauhale, he ʻike kuʻuna Hawaiʻi ia no ke kaiaulu. ʻO Kauhale ke kaʻā e paʻa ai i nā luna hoʻoponopono, nā pūʻulu kumu kula, nā limahana, nā haumāna, ka ʻohana, a me ko ka Moku o Keawe kaiaulu i ʻohana hoʻokahi. A e hoʻolako a e hoʻonui launa ʻole Kauhale i ka holopono ʻana o ko kākou ala nuʻukia a me ko ke kula kaiaulu nei mau hopena aʻo. Na Kauhale e hoʻomāhuahua ana i ko kākou nuʻukia ma o ke kūkākūkā ʻana, ka hoʻolālā ʻana, ka ʻimi mau ʻana o ka ʻoi loa aʻe, a me nā loiloi holomua ʻana ma waho aʻe o ka mokuna kālaiʻike a me nā keʻena kākoʻo maʻamau o ke kuʻuna kula kaiaulu e kū nei. Na Kauhale e hoʻomana i nā lālā a pau o ko kēia kula kaiaulu nei ʻohana e mea e ʻike a hōʻike aʻe ai i ko kākou mau mākau iho, ko kākou naʻauao iho, a me ko kākou ʻike iho a hāpai pū ma ke ākea. ʻO Kauhale ke kaʻā e hoʻopili ana i nā mahele like ʻole o kēia kula kaiaulu nei i kaiaulu kālaiʻike me nā paia ʻole no ka holopono ʻana o nā kānaka ʻimi naʻauao, no ka honua ʻimi naʻauao a no ko lākou mau ʻohana ma o ka manaʻo ʻo "E ʻImi Pono."

Nā Hōʻike Hopena Aʻo

Institutional Learning Outcomes

  1. E hiki ana ko ke Kaiaulu nei haumāna puka e hoʻokaʻaʻike me ka poeko ma nā ʻano pōʻaiapili like ʻole.

  1. Our graduates will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.

  1. E hiki ana ko ke Kaiaulu nei haumāna puka e hōʻiliʻili, e ana, a e noʻonoʻo loi i nā manaʻo e lanakila ai ma luna o ka mea paʻakikī a pohihihi, ma ka hoʻoponopono pilikia, a ma ka hoʻoholo manaʻo.

  1. Our graduates will be able to gather, evaluate and analyze ideas and information to use in overcoming challenges, solving problems and making decisions.

  1. E hoʻomōhala ko ke Kaiaulu nei haumāna puka i ka ʻike kuʻuna me ka loina Hawaiʻi a me nā mākau e kōkua aku ai i ke kaiaulu me ka mahalo mau i ka moʻomeheu ʻōiwi o Hawaiʻi a me ka nohona o kēlā ʻano kēia ʻano.

  1. Our graduates will develop the knowledge, skills and values to make contributions to our community in a manner that respects diversity and Hawaiian culture.

Accreditation

Hawaiʻi Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. 

For more information see our Accreditation web page.