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Maui Community College

School Summary
310 W Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 984-3500
Degree Type:
One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Campus Setting:
City: Small
Campus Housing:

About Maui Community College

Maui Community College is located in Kahului, Maui, approximately two miles from the main airport. Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, with 81 accessible beaches for educational and recreational activities. Luaus on the island are a great way to experience an authentic Hawaiian meal and the learn of the cultural influences of the islands. Shows in Maui range from highly developed theater to extremely entertaining magic shows. Ulalena is Maui's biggest and best known show. It blends ancient Hawaiian lore and song with instruments from around the world to create an experience that is both artistically beautiful and visually entertaining. Art enthusiasts will also want to visit the Schaefer International Gallery, one of the finest galleries in the state of Hawaii and the only museum-quality exhibition space on the island.

Maui CC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools & Colleges. The two-year college serves the educational needs of residents of the three islands comprising Maui County: Molokai, Lanai, and Maui. The college is an outgrowth of the Maui Vocational School established in 1931. In 1958 the Department of Public Instruction authorized the name change to Maui Technical School. Maui Technical School was incorporated into the statewide community college system under the University of Hawaii on July 1, 1965. In 1966, the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii approved the name change to Maui Community College. Maui Community College is one of seven community colleges in the system. The college campus encompasses 78 acres at the Kahului site.

Maui CC¡¦s fashion technology program provides comprehensive training in apparel production and fashion design. The program develops technical skills required for job entry, retraining for the garment industry, and upgrading of sewing and pattern making skills for those already employed in the field. The program includes one-semester seamstress and dressmaker certificate of completion programs, a one-year certificate of achievement in fashion technology, and a two-year AAS degree in fashion technology. The seamstress program includes courses in ready-to-wear clothing production, fabric analysis, and clothing construction methods. The dressmaker program includes courses in advanced pattern making, advanced pattern drafting and clothing construction, clothing construction methods, flat pattern making, and fashion design and sketching. The certificate of achievement program includes courses in clothing production, fabric analysis, a special topics course, art and design in fashion, clothing construction methods, fashion design and sketching, and two levels of flat pattern making. This longer program also requires some general education courses in communications, business technology, and mathematics. Requirements for the AAS degree include completion of all general education requirements plus major courses including art and design in fashion, ready-to-wear clothing production, clothing construction methods, fashion design and sketching, fabric analysis, flat pattern making, and special topics in fashion technology courses. Students in the program must also complete a small business course and electives in business and marketing prior to graduation.

There are many grant, scholarship and loan opportunities available to Maui CC students. In addition, there are many other financial aid options available to students and their families, including numerous national and local scholarships offered by private donors and organizations. A few of the scholarships funded by Maui CC include the UH Achievement Scholarship, UH Centennial Scholarships, and the UH Opportunity Grant.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,