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Distance Education

Distance education (DE) classes provide students the flexibility to complete coursework outside of the traditional classroom setting. Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) has partnered with other University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges to offer a variety of DE classes to meet the needs of students. In addition to the courses offered at Hawai‘i CC, Hawai‘i CC students are able to enroll in DE classes from all other UH Community Colleges (UHCC).

Taking DE classes allows you to:

    Provides instructional design support and procedures to guide the development, delivery, evaluation, and revision of distance education courses.
    Take classes while working full time
    Take classes from home
    Take classes from other campuses


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State Authorization

Hawai‘i Community College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), commonly referred to as “SARA.” Students who are physically located in states that are SARA members may enroll in Hawai‘i Community College online courses without requiring additional authorization agreements with the individual state.

NC-SARA Website

UH Online State Authorization for Distance Education

Information for Out of State Students


Services for DE students