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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

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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.

Student Health Aides receive School Health Aide Level II Certificates

Health Aides with certificates

Student Health Aides received their School Health Aide Level II Certificates at a ceremony on August 3, 2017.  The SHA Level II Certificates is a curriculum from Kapi'olani Community College.  Classes were also held at Ka'u High School and Kohala High School via Polycom.  Pictured with the students are Public Health Nurses and Instructors for the SHA Level II class.

Pictured: Jonette Gaston-Lovell, Ralphielyn Gaston-Lovell, Malia Bolos, Renee Katada, Robin Iwahashi, Charmain Strong, Gerlinde Troy and Shelly Vallispin.

Express Admissions Day events on July 27 and 29 will provide ‘one-stop shop’ for fall 2017 enrollment

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With the fall 2017 application deadline around the corner, Hawai‘i Community College will host enrollment workshops in Kona and Hilo to help students get started on their academic journey.

Express Admissions Day will take place at the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus in Kona on Thursday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Manono campus in Hilo on Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Hawai'i CC announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

Hawai‘i Community College proudly releases the names of the following students who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2017 semester.  The Dean’s List requires students to have completed 12 or more credits for a letter grade achieving a grade point average of at least 3.5 (B+) for the semester.  The attached 284 students have attained this distinction.  Please join us in congratulating them!

Alumni Profiles: At Hawai'i CC, Bruce Torres Fischer pursued a lifelong dream and discovered a new passion

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Bruce Torres Fischer remembers from a young age loving the Discovery Channel, the show Crocodile Hunter, being outside, looking at animals and having a general appreciation of nature.

 “It’s been a passion of mine since I was little,” Bruce said. “I want to be a biologist and want to work in conservation.”

The Natural Science program at Hawai‘i Community College has helped Bruce pursue that passion.