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Hawai‘i Community College hosting 5th Annual Hawai‘i CC Day Open House

Photo of students at Hawaii CC Day.

Hawaiʻi Community College will host the 5th Annual Hawaiʻi Community College Day on Thursday, February 8 from 9 a.m.—1 p.m. at the Manono Campus in Hilo.

The day will begin with a kīpaepae welina, a traditional Native Hawaiian welcoming ceremony. The college’s academic programs and student services will present interactive exhibits that highlight the degree and certificate programs available at the campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Hawai'i CC students, faculty to appear in Great Leaps Dance Concert

Great Leaps Photo

The popular “Great Leaps Dance Concert” will take place Friday, December 1 (preview show) and Saturday, December 2, both at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center. Over 150 dancers from the combined dance classes in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department and the Hawaiʻi Community College Dance Program will perform 12 original dances to culminate the past semester of study.

History scholar to present 'In the Footsteps of Queen Kapi'olani' on November 30

In the Footsteps of Queen Kapi‘olani
Colette Higgins, history scholar and Windward Community College Dean of Academic Affairs, will present “In the Footsteps of Queen Kapi'olani” on Thursday, November 30 at the Hawai'i Community College cafeteria in Hilo.
Be transported to an era of Hawaiian royalty when King David Kālakaua and Queen Julia Kapi'olani were the reigning monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
Higgins will share her sabbatical experience tracing the footsteps of the queen when she travele

Hawai'i CC and PISCES launch new credit-based internship program

Interns with rover.

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) – a state-funded aerospace agency – in partnership with Hawai‘i Community College has launched a new credit-based internship program to offer college students high-tech learning opportunities while earning classroom credit.

The collaborative program will provide hands-on experience in computer programming and robotics work to develop Hawai‘i’s skilled labor workforce.

First ever Summer Engineering Academy sparks interest in engineering fields

Photo of student and instructor

At Hawai‘i Community College’s six-week Summer Engineering Academy, middle and high school students learned to think and solve problems like engineers — while also having fun.

In the process, they tackled subjects like computer programming, electronics, and architecture, which sound complex and intimidating even to many adults. But the program is designed to demystify these subjects through hands-on projects like creating Rube Goldberg machines, light and sound meters, and self-driving model cars.