Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to see first-hand what attending the West Hawai‘i campus is like.
“College Experience Days,” happening Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22, will allow prospective students and their families to visit the campus, sit in on classes, and participate in campus activities.
Those who take the college experience for a "test drive" will be able to see for themselves the high-quality instruction and the welcoming atmosphere at the campus.
For a full list of the classes available, plus more information, see the following brochure and/or scroll down to the information below.
- Opening blessing led by Hawaiian Studies faculty.
- Sit in on classes.
- Open science labs.
- Brunch/lunch prepared by Culinary Arts students ($5 meal option or a la carte).
- Trail Service Learning Experience: Restore Trails and Trees.
- Yoga with Hawaiian Perspectives.
- Social Science Spring Fling: Spring celebration, food drive, pot luck, games and more.
- Learn about scholarships and financial aid.
- Learn about degree program pathways: part-time, full-time, face-to-face, online.
What do I do if I want to attend College Experience Days?
College Experience Days are free and open to the public. However, those interested in attending should review the schedule (on the above brochure or the listing below) and call soon to reserve your place(s) in the one-hour class blocks. Preferences given to earlier callers on a first-in basis. Call 808-969-8868. Once you've scheduled your class visit, please pay attention to the check in times for your class block.
You can also stop by the campus and participate in activities that are not part of the class blocks.
Who can attend?
College Experience Days are open to all ages, but attendees 13 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Families are welcome.
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College Experience Days Schedule
Wednesday, March 21
7:30 am Orientation for Opening Blessing
7:45 am Opening blessing led by Kahu Kalani Flores
See schedule below for list and descriptions of classes in each one-hour block. Call soon to reserve your place/s in one of the one-hour class blocks. Preference given to earlier callers on first-in basis: 808-969-8868
*Block W1 Check in at 8 am
*Block W2 Check in at 9:30 am
9:30- 11:30 am SCIENCE FACULTY OPEN LAB. Walk-ins permitted until 11:00 am, reservations encouraged when you reserve your class block check-in time.
9 -11 am Brunch/Lunch by Hawai'i CC Culinary Program, $5 meal option or a la carte. Order at Cafe Window North Lanai.
*Block W3 Check in at 12:30 pm
1 pm -4 pm, Trail Service Learning Experience. Restore trails & trees.
*Block W4 Check in at 2 pm
*Wednesday Class Blocks:
Block W1 8:15 - 9:15 AM Wednesday, March 21, 2018
MATH 100 Survey of Mathematics: Designed to acquaint non-science majors with mathematical reasoning and problem solving, and to expose students to the power and utility of mathematics through its relationship to the world. Foundation topics covered are problem solving, elementary logic, and numeration systems; additional topics. Instructor: Jim McCleery Location: PANINI 125
MICR 130L Microbiology Lab: This is a survey course of microbiology including topics in infectious disease, microbial taxonomy, morphology, genetics immunology, microbial ecology, and applied microbiology. Instructor: Christina Hoffmann Location: Limuwai 198
SPCO 151 Intro to Speech and Communication: Principles, theories and practices in one-to-one, small group, and one to-many communication situations through participation in structured activities. Instructor: Ann Kern Location: Koali 106
Block W2 9:45 - 10:45 AM Wednesday, March 21, 2018
ART 101 Intro to The Visual Arts: Introduction to the Visual Arts, the nature of the visual arts, and their expression in various forms. Instructor: John Ferdico Location: Koali 107
ENG 225W Types of Literature: Short Story and Novel: An introduction to two major types of English literature: the short story and the novel. Students will read, analyze, and discuss works of fiction as well as learn how to apply principles of interpretation to other literary works. Instructor: Kate Sims Location: Koali 102
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology (Introductory): Principles of human behavior, individual difference, motivation, emotion, perception, learning. Instructor: Elizabeth Shaver Location: Koali 106
Block W3 12:45 - 1:45 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2018
ENG 102 College Reading Skills: Emphasis on reading college-level materials, including improvement in the following areas: problem solving skills, reading and interpreting literature, college vocabulary, study skills, library research skills, and speed reading skills to become a flexible reader. Instructor: David Tsugawa Location: Koali 101
HAW 102 Elementary Hawaiian Language: Continuation of the study of basic structure of Leo Hawai‘i or Hawai‘i Language. Emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills within a Hawai‘i cultural context. Instructor: Ka’ea Lyons Location: Koali 113
SEM SPCL Virtual College in the 21st Century: Learn about "Virtual Programs" (Associate through doctorate degrees) available through the UH system; how they're delivered; whether they're for you and what to expect. Hear from students who earned their degrees this way, and get tips for SUCCESS! Instructor: C. Kuwada-Phipps Location: Koali 106
Block W4 2:15 - 3:15 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2018
HOST 258 Hospitality Marketing: A study of modern marketing techniques and concepts for the Hospitality industry, including human factors, consumer demand, and planning. Instructor: Tim Merriman Location: Koali 113
MATH 76 Intro to Mathematical Reasoning: Prepares students for college level courses that do not require algebraic foundations. Instructor: Toni Cravens Location: Panini 126
Thursday, March 22
*Block Th5 Check in at 8 am
8:30 - 9:30 am, Yoga with Hawaiian Perspectives, Hank Wesselman & Marya Mann
*Block Th6 Check in at 9:30 am
*Block Th7 Check in at 11 am
11 am - 12 pm $5 Pizza Meal Deal by Hawai'i CC Culinary Program. Order at Cafe Window North Lanai.
11 am - 2 pm SOCIAL SCIENCE SPRING FLING. Spring celebration, food drive, pot luck, games and more.
*Block Th8 Check in at 12:30 pm
1 pm -4 pm, Trail Service Learning Experience. Restore trails, and trees.
*Block Th 9 Check in at 2 pm
*Thursday Class Blocks:
Block Th5 8:15 - 9:15 am Thursday, March 22, 2018
ENG 102 College Reading Skills: Emphasis on reading college-level materials, including improvement in the following areas: problem solving skills, reading and interpreting literature, college vocabulary, study skills, library research skills, and speed reading skills to become a flexible reader. Instructor: Kate Sims Location: Koali 101
HWST 102 Hawai'i Spirituality: Investigates aspects of spirituality that connect with the belief and practices of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawai‘i people). Examines cultural knowledge and practices. Instructor: Kalani Flores Location: Koali 113
MICR 130 Microbiology: This is a survey course of microbiology including topics in infectious disease, microbial taxonomy, morphology, genetics, immunology, microbial ecology, and applied microbiology. Instructor: Christina Hoffmann Location: Panini 127
Block Th6 9:45 - 10:45 AM Thursday, March 22, 2018
ENG 100 Composition: Instruction and practice in writing clear, effective university level prose. Attention to all stages of the process—generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing.
Instructor: Tanya Dean Location: Koali 101
FAMR 230 Human Development: Concepts, issues, theories of human growth and development from conception to death. Focus on the interrelation of physical cognitive, and psychosocial development of the individual throughout the life span. Instructor: Elizabeth Shaver Location: Koali 106
HIST 151 World History to 1500: A global historical survey focusing on human societies and crosscultural interactions to 1500 C.E. Students will study historical characteristics of the cultures and customs of the world’s peoples and how the history of these regions helped shape the present world. Instructor: Richard Stevens Location: Panini 127
Block Th7 11:15 - 12:15 PM Thursday, March 22, 2018
CHEM 100 Chemistry and Society: Basic concepts of chemistry utilizing mathematics only where necessary, designed for the non-science major. Instructor: Reinaldo Compagnone Location: Panini 125
HIST 152 World History Since 1500: A global historical survey focusing on human societies and crosscultural interactions since 1500 C.E. Students will study historical characteristics of the cultures and customs of the world’s peoples and how the history of these regions helped shape the present world. Instructor: Richard Stevens Location: Panini 127
HSER 110 Introduction to Human Services: Designed to provide students with an overview of the human services field, including history and perspectives on strategies of intervention and prevention. Emphasizes self awareness, and examines the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary for a career in Human Services. Instructor: Elizabeth Shaver Location: Koali 106
Block Th8 12:45 - 1:45 PM Thursday, March 22, 2018
HWST 201 Hawai‘i Culture II: ‘Ai Noa: A study of the significant historical events in Hawai‘i, from the abolition of the kapu system in 1819 to the present, that transformed its native people and their culture. Examines the issues facing Native Hawaiians in today’s society. Instructor: Kalani Flores Location: Koali 107
SCI 124 Introduction to Environmental Science: An introduction to ecological principles and how they relate to the human situation. The course also explores the causes and solutions of present environmental problems. Instructor: Christina Hoffmann Location: Panini 127
SOC 100 Survey of General Sociology: Survey of basic social relationships, social structures and processes. (May be applied toward Sociology major in UH Hilo College of Arts and Sciences). Instructor: Lynne Wolforth Location: Koali 106
Block Th9 2:15 - 3:15 PM Thursday, March 22, 2018
ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology: Humans as cultural and social beings. The major concepts and conclusions of cultural anthropology. Biological, social, and linguistic foundations of culture. Research methods. Instructor: Lynne Wolforth Location: Koali 106
ASTR 110 Survey of Astronomy: Survey of modern astronomy intended for non-science majors with emphasis on scientific method and development of scientific thought. Instructor: Joe Wilcox Location: Panini 127
SEM SPCL Virtual College in the 21st Century: Learn about "Virtual Programs" (Associate through doctorate degrees) available through the UH system; how they're delivered; whether they're for you; what to expect; hear from students who earned their degrees this way; and get tips for SUCCESS! Instructor: C. Kuwada-Phipps Location: Elama 183