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Orientation for students fall 2009 e komo mai welcome

Hawai`i Community College

Orientation for Students

Fall 2009


Hawai i community college mission
Hawai`i Community CollegeMission

  • 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.

  • Aligned with the UH Community Colleges system’s mission, we are committed to serving all segments of our Hawai`i Island community.

Congratulations on your decision to pursue higher education at hawai i community college
Congratulations On Your Decision to Pursue Higher Education at Hawai`i Community College!

We believe higher education at HawCC can benefit you in many ways…

  • Open doors to more job opportunities

  • Increase your self confidence

  • Enhance your earning potential

Start off right navigate through an orientation before the semester begins
Start off RIGHTNavigate Through an Orientation before the semester begins

Why is Orientation Important?

So You Will Know---

  • What HawCC Expects of You

  • The Resources Available at HawCC

What does hawai i community college expect from you
What Does Hawai`i Community College Expect From You?

  • Attend Classes

  • Complete the Assignments

  • Meet with Teachers to Ask Questions

  • Get Free Tutoring in the Learning Center

  • Access Computers (available in the Learning Center or Testing Center)

  • Use the Web to Register for Classes

  • Check MyUH Emails for scholarship info, messages from counselors, important announcements, etc

More expectations for success
More Expectations For Success

  • Develop Study Skills

  • Read with a Purpose

  • Set Goals

  • Manage Time, $$$ and Stress

  • Be Willing to Ask for Assistance

  • Learn about and Use Resources

  • Know Your Catalog

Remember college expectations differ from high school expectations
Remember…College Expectations Differ From High School Expectations

High School

  • Required to Enroll

  • Free/Low Cost

  • Bus Service

  • Long Day in Classes

  • Schedule Provided

  • Not Much Freedom

  • No Financial Aid


  • Your Choice

  • Tuition & Book Costs

  • You Transport Yourself

  • Less Class Time--More Study Time

  • You Schedule Online

  • More Freedom & Responsibility

  • You Can Apply for Financial Aid

No worries

With All These Expectations Comes…..

Lots of Support and Many Resources at Hawai`i Community College

to Assist You!

Support you can expect from hawai i community college
Support You Can Expect From Hawai`i Community College

Manono (Lower) Campus


  • Career Center

  • Counseling Center

  • Financial Aid

  • Ha`awi Kokua Lab

  • Disability Services

  • Hale Kea Center (Computers)

  • Job Placement

  • Student Life

  • Cafeteria

Upper (Main) Campus


  • Bookstore

  • Campus Housing

  • Health Services

  • Learning Center (Computers)

  • Library

  • Parking Office

  • Women’s Center

  • Campus Center

What can these resources do for you
What Can These Resources Do For You?

Learning Center(Main Campus)

  • Receive Free Tutoring

  • Use Computers

    Hale Kea Testing Center

    (Manono Campus)

  • Use Computers

  • Use Testing Services

Counseling Center(Manono)

  • Navigate HawCC

  • Get Academic Counseling

  • Get Personal Counseling

  • Get Transfer Advising

  • Receive Financial Aid Advising

  • Learn Student Success Strategies

  • Call 974-7741 for Info

Counseling advising and support services center
Counseling, Advising and Support Services Center

The Counselors, Advisors and Support Services Center will help you…

  • Identify barriers to your success and strategies to overcome them

  • Develop an understanding of information needed to navigate through college

  • Formulate and apply problem-solving decision-making skills

  • Further refine and/or adjust values and goals

  • Engage in meaningful employment


Career center manono campus
Career Center Manono Campus

The Career Center can help you with…

  • Decide Which Major is Best for You

  • Decide Which Career is a Good Match for You

  • Get a Job (On-Campus or Off-Campus)

  • Learn Job Readiness Skills

    • Resume Writing

    • Interviewing

    • Job Search

  • Plan Further Education

    Call 974-7741 for an appt with:

    Career Counselor : Karen Leialoha

    Job Placement Counselor: Helen Nishimoto

Ha awi kokua program services for students with disabilities
Ha`awi Kokua ProgramServices For Students With Disabilities

Support Services are Available for Students With:

  • Disabilities (Emotional, Learning, Physical)

  • SPED High School Experience

  • Chapter 31 Veterans’ or Workers’ Comp Status

  • Situations Involving Rehab or Incarceration

    Kokua Lab Resources in Bldg 388--Room 104

  • Adaptive Equipment

  • Computers w/ Assistive Technology

    Call or See Karen Kane, Counselor

    BLDG 388, RM 106 (Manono Campus)


Karen Kane

Student life center building 379 manono campus
Student Life CenterBuilding 379 – Manono Campus

What Can You Do There?

  • Join or Create a RISO (Registered Independent Student Organization)

  • Volunteer to be a HawCC Partner

  • Participate in Student Body Gov’t

  • Be a Part of the Student Life Council (SLiC)

  • Use the Center for Relaxation, Meetings, Events, Socializing or Coffee Break

  • Collaborate on Community Partnerships/Events

  • Watch DVD’s (movies)


Student Government Interim Advisor


Kaleo Quintana

Student Life Council Interim Advisor


Kelly Lau

Student Life Assistant


Student government at hawai i communtiy college
Student Government at Hawai`i Communtiy College


Associated Students of University of Hawai`i--HawCC

  • WHO? - Elected students of HawCC

  • WHAT? - Represent students of HawCC

  • WHERE? - Office: Campus Center- Room 308

    974-7480 & Info available at

    Student Life Center – Bldg 379

  • WHY? - To help you make this college be all it can be for you

    Let your student voice be heard!

More resources to know about
More Resources to Know About

LSK Classes - Learning Skills to Help You

  • Improve Test Taking Skills

  • Enhance Time Management

  • Plan Career and Educational Goals

  • Develop Study Skills

    Financial Aid- $2 to $3 Million Dispersed Each Year

  • Apply each year using the FAFSA (online version recommended)

  • Go to www.hawcc.hawaii.edu and click on Financial Aid, then click on the box labeled “Start Here Go Further”

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress while a student

  • Apply for Scholarships (info in Counseling Center & FA Website)

  • Peer Advisor Assistance with FAFSA available in FA Office

  • Workshops Available to Assist You --- Call 974-7663

  • Sheryl Lundberg-Sprague

    Financial Aid Officer

    Resources to know about
    Resources to Know About

    Bookstore(upper campus)

    • Take your registration form or class schedule to find out which books you need or

    • Access book information on the HawCC website --www.hawaii.hawaii.edu, (click on UH Hilo Bookstore, then click on Bookstore web site

    • Used and new books are available

    Another resource you ll need
    Another Resource You’ll Need

    Student ID Card

    • Get a photo ID made at the Campus Center,

    • Show your paid registration and a photo ID (cost= $10)

    • Show it to use Library and Learning Center resources, attend college events free and get student discounts

    The catalog very useful resource
    The CatalogVery Useful Resource

    • Academic Calendar.......................................pages 2-3

    • Find Deadline Dates

      for Adding Classes, Withdrawing from Classes, Applying to Graduate

    • Find Dates for Non-Instructional Days & Holidays

    • Academic Policies.........................................pages 22-26

    • General Policies............................................pages 30-34

    • Academic Grievances

    • Student Conduct Regulations

    • Policy on Sexual Harassment

    • Financial Aid and Scholarships.......................pages 35-38

    • Course Requirements for Degrees & Certificates...pages 39-64

    • Course Descriptions and Prerequisites............pages 67-111

    Myuh is a resource
    MyUH is a Resource

    • You need a MyUH Account to Register for Classes (Click on MyUH on our websitewww.hawcc.hawaii.eduto set up your account)

    • Other benefits of a MyUH Account include

      • A free email account

      • Able to check your grades, financial aid, transcripts and STAR (an online tool that shows what courses you need to graduate)

      • Receiving informational emails from HawCC

        Remember your Username and Password!!

        WRITE IT DOWN!

    Myuh website https myuhportal hawaii edu cp home displaylogin
    MyUH Websitehttps://myuhportal.hawaii.edu/cp/home/displaylogin

    Why is the catalog important
    Why is the Catalog Important

    It Lists the Courses Required for You to Earn Your Degree or Certificate

    • If you are continuously enrolled, you don’t have to complete additional or new requirements to graduate, should program requirements change later

    • Provides a description about the programs and courses offered by the college

      It includes current Campus Maps

    • The Catalog is available via:

      • HawCC’s Website (www.hawcc.hawaii.edu)

      • The Bookstore ($2.25)

      • On Campus Orientations

    Registration information booklet
    Registration Information Booklet

    Each Semester It Provides You With......

    • The Semester Calendar

      • Due Date for Fees

      • Refund & Withdrawal Information

      • Start Date for Classes

    • A List of Courses Offered

    • Pre-Requisites for Each Course

    • Tuition and Fees Information

    • Registration Dates

    • The No Show Policy

      • If you miss the first two class sessions you could be dropped

    • A List of “Writing Intensive” Courses

    • Distance Education Information

    • Final Exam Schedule

    Helpful definitions
    Helpful Definitions

    • Semester = 16 weeks plus a final exam week

      (Fall Semester = Late Aug to Mid-Dec)

      (Spring Semester = Mid-Jan to Mid-May)

    • Full Time =12 credits or more

      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.

    • Part Time =Less than 12 credits

    • Add/Drop Week = The 1st week of school-- you can change

      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

    • Late Registration = The 1st week of school

      If you haven’t registered for classes before then you will be

      charged a Late Registration Fee of $30 when you register during

      late registration

    More definitions
    More Definitions

    • Majors Advising Sheets

      • These are helpful checklists for each Program or Major

      • Available at Orientation or Counseling Center

    • STAR

      • A Degree Audit Page On MyUH

      • Helps You See Your Academic Progress & Courses Needed

    • Parking Decal

      • A must to Park on Upper Campus

      • Available for a Fee at Auxiliary Services on Upper Campus (Bldg 300)

    • No Show Policy

      • In the first week of school, if you don’t attend, your teachers can drop you from classes

    What does hawai i community college offer
    What Does Hawai`i Community College Offer?

    • HawCC offers

      --3 types of Degrees

      --2 types of Certificates

      --26 different credit programs

    • Each can prepare you for employment

    • Many can prepare you for further college education

      **The Career Center can assist you with choosing the major that is best for you (808-974-7741).**

    Hawai i community college associates of arts a a
    Hawai`i Community CollegeAssociates of Arts (A.A.)

    A.A. Degree (Associate in Arts)

    Liberal Arts Major

    • Prepares you for your 3rd year in a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree

    • Prepares you for a general career in the work world

    • You learn employable skills including--

      -- Communication

      -- Goal-setting

      -- Time-management

      -- Problem solving

      -- Team work

    Hawai i community college associates in science a s
    Hawai`i Community CollegeAssociates in Science (A.S.)

    A.S. Degree (Associate in Science)

    Prepares you for a Specific Career

    • Majors include--

      --Administration of Justice

      --Early Childhood Education

      --Information Technology


      --Tropical Forest Management

    • Courses are transferable towards a Bachelors Degree

    Hawai i community college associates in applied science a a s
    Hawai`i Community CollegeAssociates in Applied Science (A.A.S)

    The A.A.S. Degree…

    • Technical-Occupational-Professional courses and hands-on preparation for gainful employment in 17 different specialties

    • Many of these specialties are offered in certificates, which can take half the time

    A a s majors at hawai i communtiy college
    A.A.S. Majors at Hawai`i Communtiy College

    • Accounting

    • Agriculture

    • Architectural, Engineering and CAD Tech

    • Auto Body Repair and Painting

    • Automotive Mechanics Technology

    • Business Technology

    • Carpentry

    • Diesel Mechanics

    • Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology

    • Electronics Technology

    • Food Service

    • Hawaiian Lifestyles

      • Hula Option

      • Lawai`a Option

      • Mahi`ai Option

    • Hospitality and Tourism

    • Machine, Welding and Industrial Mechanics Technologies

    • Marketing

    Hawai i community college certificates of completion c c
    Hawai`i Community College Certificates of Completion (C.C.)

    Certificates of Completion (C.C.)

    • Can be completed in 1 or 2 semesters--

      • Business Technology

      • Digital Media Arts*

      • Early Childhood Education

      • Food Service

      • Hospitality and Tourism

      • Human Services*

      • Machine, Welding and Industrial Mechanics Tech

      • Care Home Operator*

      • Substance Abuse Counseling*

        * = only available as CC’s

    Hawai i community college certificate of achievement c a
    Hawai`i Community CollegeCertificate of Achievement (C.A.)

    Certificate of Achievement (C.A.)

    Can be completed in 2 to 3 semesters

    • Accounting

    • Agriculture

    • Auto Body Repair and Painting

    • Automotive Mechanics Technology

    • Business Technology

    • Carpentry

    • Diesel Mechanics

    • Early Childhood Education

    • Food Service

    • Hospitality and Tourism

    • Information Technology

    • Machine, Welding and Industrial Mechanics Tech

    • Marketing

    • Practical Nursing

    • Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management

    Articulation agreement
    Articulation Agreement

    UH System Colleges—

    • A student who earns an AA Degree from HawCC will be accepted as having fulfilled the general education core requirements at all other UH campuses

    • Other courses may be required to enter some BA or BS Degree Programs (See a counselor for more info)

      Oregon State University—

    • Students who complete an AA Degree at HawCC will be guaranteed junior standing at OSU

    • HawCC students will be able to co-enroll in OSU online courses through OSU’s Extended Campus

    Transfer information
    Transfer Information

    Transferring Into HawCC

    • Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to HawCC’s Records Dept.

    • Your transcripts will be evaluated during your first semester

      Transferring Out of HawCC

    • If you want credits earned from HawCC to count at another college in the future, you will need to complete a Request for Transcript form (a fee may be charged)

    How to choose your classes
    How to Choose Your Classes

    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

    Scheduling your classes
    Scheduling Your Classes

    • To access the schedule go to our website:

      www.hawcc.hawaii.eduand click on Check Class Availability

    • Next, Click on Schedule of Classes

    • Click onFall 2009(available April 1, 2009)

    • Click on the Course Subject You Want

    • Notice the headings CRN, Days, Seats Available and Room Campus for each class

    • Write down the CRN # for the open class that fits your schedule (you’ll need to enter the CRN# when you register online)

    Scheduling your classes1
    Scheduling Your Classes

    • CRN=(Course Registration Number)the number you will enter when you register online for each class(be sure to record it accurately)

    • Days: T=Tuesday and R=Thursday

    • Seats Available=Openings in the class

      (remember you must meet class pre-requisites, too)

    • Room:Campus, Bldg., and Room Info --

      Be aware that WESTHI means Kona and

      Manono means lower campus in Hilo

    Course pre requisites
    Course Pre-Requisites

    • The Registration Booklet & Catalog list pre-requisites needed to enroll in classes

    • Pre-requisites can be met by Compass Placement Test scores or completion of classes

    • You will be blocked from registering for courses if you have not met the pre-requisites

    • If you have taken pre-requisite courses at other colleges transcripts will need to be evaluated by our Records Dept.

    • See next slides for English and Math course sequencing

    Compass math progression chart

    AA/AS - Liberal Arts Math Progression

    AAS -Vocational Math Progression








    MATH 50

    MATH 22

    MATH 24X

    MATH 26

    MATH 55

    MATH 51

    MATH 66

    MATH 25X

    MATH 120

    MATH 100,

    MATH 115

    MATH 27

    107, 108

    MATH 110

    MATH 135

    MATH 140

    MATH 205

    Revised 2/08

    COMPASS – Math Progression Chart

    Compass english progression chart

    Writing Progression


    ENG 20W

    ESL Progression Chart


    ENG 55









    ENG 204

    ENG 255



    ESL 25

    ESL 11

    ESL 7

    Reading Progression

    ESL 9

    ESL 13


    ENG 21

    ESL 15

    ENG 51

    ENG 18

    ENG 20R

    ENG 102

    ENG 103

    ENG 100

    ENG 21

    ENG 102

    ENG 103

    Revised 10/05

    COMPASS – English Progression Chart

    What happens if college doesn t work out for you this semester
    What Happens if College Doesn’t Work Out for You This Semester?

    If problems arise during the semester

    • See a counselor and/or your teachers (right away) about the challenges that are causing you to consider dropping out

    • Take the actions necessary before deadlines to avoid F grades

    • Understand the effect on your Financial Aid

    • Make a plan to overcome the challenges

    • If you plan to return to HawCC visit the Admissions office

    Things you should know about dropping a class
    Things You Should Know About Dropping a Class Semester?

    • You can drop your classes online--except your last class(to drop your last class you need to use a Complete Withdrawal form, get signatures, & turn it in to Admissions Office by a deadline)

    • You can drop a class or part of your classes& get “W” grades(Please review your catalog for appropriate deadline) “W” grades won’t lower your GPA but may effect Fin Aid

    • You can drop all classes& get “W” gradesup untilthe last day of the semester—Dec 09(unless a part-term class has been completed)

    Important deadlines
    Important Deadlines Semester?


    • To withdraw from all classes on or after the first day of instruction for the semester, the student must complete

      and submit the Complete Withdrawal Form. A student cannot do a complete withdrawal online.

    • A student who does not attend and does not withdraw from a class will receive an “F” grade at the end of the

      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.

    • Deadline for partial withdrawal is March 20, 2009. Deadline for complete withdrawal for HawCC classes is the

      last day of instruction (May 6, 2009) unless a part of term course has been completed.

    • Although an instructor may use the “No Show Policy” to drop an absent student to give the seat to another

      student during thefirst week of instruction, the absent student who decides not to attend is responsible for


    • A student who has received a financial aid payment may have a financial aid obligation if he/she drops classes.

    Changing your schedule tuition you are expected to pay
    Changing Your Schedule Semester?Tuition You Are Expected to Pay

    More about schedule changes and tuition to pay
    More About Schedule Changes and Tuition to Pay Semester?

    Words to the Wise: Dropping & adding classes should occur only during the 1st week of instruction to avoid additional tuition costs.

    Steps to registering for classes at hawai i community college
    Steps to Registering for Classes at Semester? Hawai`i Community College?

    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 Semester? Hawai`i Community College?

    5. Set up your MyUH Account

    • Click on MyUH on the HawCC website


      6. Get Oriented to HawCC

    • Attend a Live Orientation (call 974-7741 to reserve a seat) & receive a printed Catalog, Reg Booklet & Majors Sheet or

    • View this Online Orientation (view the Catalog online and print Orientation handouts from website)

      7. Make an Appointment to See A Counselor

    Myuh https www hawaii hawaii edu
    MyUH Semester?(https://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu)

    If you need help with registering for classes
    If You Need Help with Registering For Classes… Semester?

    Make an Appointment to See a Counselor

    • Call 974-7741 to find out who your counselor is based on your major (Counselor List on next Slide).

    • If you have special needs call Karen Kane (933-0702)

    • If you are an International Student call Christine Quintana (974-7710)

    • Bring your placement test scores to your appointment

    • Bring a copy of your transcripts from other colleges

      Note Deadline for Paying $ Tuition and

      Fees Pay before the Deadline

    Hawai i community college counseling advising and support services center
    Hawai`i Community College Semester?Counseling, Advising and Support Services Center

    Make an appointment today for assistance with registration
    Make An Appointment Today for Assistance with Registration…

    • Call Soon (974-7741) to Schedule an Appointment with a Counselor from

    • June 1 – July 31OR

    • Come to Regular Registration August 19 or 20 to see an Advisor or Counselor

    • Fees Due the Day You Register

    • Classes Begin August 24, 2009

    • Print Orientation Packet Materials posted on HawCC’s website(www.hawaii.hawaii.edu)

    Congratulations you are oriented
    CONGRATULATIONS… Registration…You Are Oriented

    We are glad you’re here and have learned:

    • What HawCC Expects of You

    • What Resources are Available to Support You at HawCC

      If you need more information or assistance:

    • Please contact CSSC – Counseling and Support Services Center -- 974-7741

      Feel Free to Revisit this Orientation if you want to access the information

      Please give us feedback about this Online Orientation by

    • Copying and pasting the link below to your browser or

    • Clicking on the Orientation Evaluation link on the HawCC webpage


      Print this page to show your Counselor

      that you have completed the Online Orientation