Hawaii Community College
About Hawaii Community College
Hawaii Community College is a 2-year technical and liberal arts college located in Hilo, Hawaii. Situated on the "Big Island," Hilo offers much to see and do. The city overlooks Hilo Bay, and is near two shield volcanoes, Mauna Loa, considered active, and Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano. Beach enthusiasts can choose between the white sands of two great beaches, Hilo Bay and Hapuna Beach, where they may also enjoy some fishing or canoeing on the water. There are also beautiful waterfalls and tropical rain forests to explore. The city is home to the Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long celebration of ancient and modern hula, which takes place annually after Easter.
Hawaii Community College offers a range of career, technical and academic programs, including the construction technology department. Within this department, students can earn a 2-year AAS degree in architectural engineering and CAD technologies. This program prepares students for employment with architectural firms, contractors, engineers, surveyors, or government agencies. Required coursework in the first year includes drafting, AutoCAD, architecture, surveying, residential planning and design, and civil engineering drawing. The second year includes coursework in residential working drawings, structural drawing, building services, and basic architectural studio work. The studio activities involve thinking, reading, writing, model-making and a variety of communication techniques using perspective drawing techniques, light notation and computer modeling.
Hawaii Community College offers a number of scholarships to incoming and currently enrolled students each year. Internal Scholarships are awarded through the Financial Aid Office. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships upon acceptance to the college and completion of the online scholarship application.
Hawaii Community College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. On-campus student activities include intramural sports, an extensive program for men and women. The three types of general activities available are team sports such as basketball, volleyball, softball, individual and dual sports such as tennis, golf, bowling, table tennis, badminton, cribbage and horseshoe throwing, and sport skills contests such as punt, pass and kick, basketball free throw and golf putting. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. The Student Activities Council presents a variety of programs for students in cultural, educational, recreational, and public affairs areas. Students with special interests may participate in campus activities through membership in the many clubs and organizations which are active during the academic year.