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Information Technology

Information Technology

The Information Technology program is a career-laddered, competency-based program that provides training in the use and support of business-related computer systems, data communication networks (including local area networks), and the development of business computer information systems programs using procedural, event-driven and object-oriented programming techniques.


The program includes a combination of business, computer, and information technology courses. Campus-based computer and networking projects, faculty supervised laboratories, and workplace internships provide hands-on experience designed to prepare students for positions in computer support, programming, network administration, or systems development in a business information technology system. The program focuses on computers and information technology as tools to solve business problems.

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Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Information Systems - Plan, develop, and implement the hardware, software, and procedural components of a data processing system in a business environment.
  • Networking - Plan, develop, and implement the hardware, software, and procedural components of a data communications system in a business environment.
  • Programming - Plan, develop, implement, and document computer programs that meet the data processing requirements of a business organization.
  • Productivity - Work independently and cooperatively to deliver reports, programs, projects, and other deliverables that document a business organization’s information technology requirements.
  • Legal/Ethical/Professional - Base decisions and actions on the legal, ethical, and professional guidelines and practices of the information technology field.
  • Explore - Demonstrate the ability to search, analyze, and synthesize current information and solutions in the rapidly
    changing information technology profession.

Course Learning Outcomes

Proficiency levels in reading, writing and / or mathematics are required to register for some or all of the Program courses:

Mathematics Math 103
Reading Eng 102

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field. 

Information Technology Program Advisory Council:

  • Jeremy Chong, IT Manager, KTA
  • Tim Minick, Director of IT, Pacific Guardian Life
  • Scott Uehara , Director of InformationTechnology, County of Hawai‘i

CTE Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Hawai‘i does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, or disability. For inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact your campus designee noted in the link below.

UHCC applies an open access policy, with program admission based upon the completion of applicable course/testing prerequisites. The lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.

Please read about the entire nondiscrimination policy, presented in 14 primary languages.

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IT and Cybersecurity Program Growing With Support From New Grant

“Nationwide, there’s a shortage of cybersecurity professionals,” said Information Technology Studies instructor Carrie Butler, who heads the program at Hawai'i CC. “But with the increase in remote jobs, I think there’s going to be a strong need for our island and nationwide. There’s not enough people going into IT and cybersecurity.” Read more about the IT and cybersecurity degrees and certificates in this Hawaii Tribune-Herald article.