Hawai`i Community College. Orientation for Students Fall 2009 E KOMO MAI - WELCOME. Hawai`i Community College Mission. Hawai`i Community College promotes student learning by embracing our unique Hawai`i Island culture and inspiring growth in the spirit of E `Imi Pono.
Hawai`i Community College
Orientation for Students
E KOMO MAI - WELCOME
We believe higher education at HawCC can benefit you in many ways…
Why is Orientation Important?
So You Will Know---
With All These Expectations Comes…..
Lots of Support and Many Resources at Hawai`i Community College
to Assist You!
Manono (Lower) Campus
Upper (Main) Campus
Learning Center(Main Campus)
Hale Kea Testing Center
The Counselors, Advisors and Support Services Center will help you…
HELP ME PLEASE…
The Career Center can help you with…
Call 974-7741 for an appt with:
Career Counselor : Karen Leialoha
Job Placement Counselor: Helen Nishimoto
Support Services are Available for Students With:
Kokua Lab Resources in Bldg 388--Room 104
Call or See Karen Kane, Counselor
BLDG 388, RM 106 (Manono Campus)
What Can You Do There?
Student Government Interim Advisor
Student Life Council Interim Advisor
Student Life Assistant
Associated Students of University of Hawai`i--HawCC
974-7480 & Info available at
Student Life Center – Bldg 379
Let your student voice be heard!
LSK Classes - Learning Skills to Help You
Financial Aid- $2 to $3 Million Dispersed Each Year
Financial Aid Officer
Student ID Card
for Adding Classes, Withdrawing from Classes, Applying to Graduate
Remember your Username and Password!!
WRITE IT DOWN!
It Lists the Courses Required for You to Earn Your Degree or Certificate
It includes current Campus Maps
Each Semester It Provides You With......
(Fall Semester = Late Aug to Mid-Dec)
(Spring Semester = Mid-Jan to Mid-May)
You will be in a classroom approximately 12 hours per
week and need about 24 hours of weekly preparation time.
Labs usually meet for 3 hours.
your schedule online if the classes are open and you’ve got the
pre-reqs. You can change your schedule at A & R with a form & $5
If you haven’t registered for classes before then you will be
charged a Late Registration Fee of $30 when you register during
--3 types of Degrees
--2 types of Certificates
--26 different credit programs
**The Career Center can assist you with choosing the major that is best for you (808-974-7741).**
A.A. Degree (Associate in Arts)
Liberal Arts Major
-- Problem solving
-- Team work
A.S. Degree (Associate in Science)
Prepares you for a Specific Career
--Administration of Justice
--Early Childhood Education
--Tropical Forest Management
The A.A.S. Degree…
Certificates of Completion (C.C.)
* = only available as CC’s
Certificate of Achievement (C.A.)
Can be completed in 2 to 3 semesters
UH System Colleges—
Oregon State University—
Transferring Into HawCC
Transferring Out of HawCC
1. Your Major and Courses Required for it
See Catalog, Majors Sheets, STAR, or Counselor/Advisor
2. Your COMPASS Test Results, Transcripts & Pre-Reqs
Start with Reading/Writing or Math You are Eligible For
SAT (550)/ACT (24) for Eng 100 placement
3. Your Time Available to Attend Classes
Check Schedule of Classes or SOC (Class Availability) On Our Website
4. Your Available Funds to Pay Fees/Books
Be aware of the tuition payment deadline and purchase your books from the booksrore
5. Your Transportation Situation
Purchase a Parking Decal for Upper/Main Campus
Be Able to Get to Classes on time
www.hawcc.hawaii.eduand click on Check Class Availability
(remember you must meet class pre-requisites, too)
Be aware that WESTHI means Kona and
Manono means lower campus in Hilo
AA/AS - Liberal Arts Math Progression
AAS -Vocational Math Progression
ESL Progression Chart
If problems arise during the semester
and submit the Complete Withdrawal Form. A student cannot do a complete withdrawal online.
semester. If a student withdraws by the end of the third week, no class and grade will show. If the student
withdraws after that, a “W” grade will show.
last day of instruction (May 6, 2009) unless a part of term course has been completed.
student during thefirst week of instruction, the absent student who decides not to attend is responsible for
Words to the Wise: Dropping & adding classes should occur only during the 1st week of instruction to avoid additional tuition costs.
1. Complete the Admissions Process --Submit a Complete Application by August 1
--Receive a letter of acceptance
2. Provide Health Clearance Documents to the Admissions Office
--Required before you can register for classes
3. Take the (free) COMPASS Placement Test
--Call 933-3219 to schedule
4. Apply early for Financial Aid (months before the semester begins) if you are seeking Financial Aid
-- Call 974-7663 for assistance with FAFSA forms or
-- Visit the Fin Aid website: http://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/financialaid/
Steps to Registering for Classes at Hawai`i Community College?
5. Set up your MyUH Account
6. Get Oriented to HawCC
7. Make an Appointment to See A Counselor
Make an Appointment to See a Counselor
Note Deadline for Paying $ Tuition and
Fees Pay before the Deadline
We are glad you’re here and have learned:
If you need more information or assistance:
Feel Free to Revisit this Orientation if you want to access the information
Please give us feedback about this Online Orientation by
Print this page to show your Counselor
that you have completed the Online Orientation
MAHALO – THANK YOU!