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Veterinary Assisting program being offered on Hawai'i Island; info session happening Dec. 13

Vet Tech Dental Lab picture

Hawai‘i Community College is partnering with Windward Community College to bring Windward CC’s Veterinary Assisting program to Hawai‘i Island students.

This will be a hybrid program that combines online and in-person learning and will be based at the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus in Kona. The program begins in August 2017, but interested students are encouraged to get started now so they are prepared.

Hawai'i CC shows support at annual 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes trophies

Hawai'i Community College was well represented at the YWCA Hawai'i Island sixth annual “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event on Saturday, October 22.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jason Cifra won first place for shoe design and third place for money raised.

Celebrate Filipino History Month at book presentation

HawCC Mabuhay Club

October is Filipino History Month! The Hawai'i Community College Mabuhay Club will host an enlightening presentation of the book: "Filipinas! Voices from the Descendants and Daughters of Hawaii's Plantation Era" presented by the wonderful Romel Dela Cruz. Book editor Dr. Patricia Brown will be in attendance. 

Electronics Technology student develops safety system for observatory during summer internship

Electronics Technology student Eric Paopao.

Electronics Technology student Eric Paopao participated in the 2016 Akamai Internship Program during the summer and helped develop a safety mechanism at the UH88 Observatory on Mauna Kea.

Eric, a second-year Electronics Technology student at Hawai‘i Community College, was one of 29 students from Hawai‘i to participate in the internship this year, many of them coming from other University of Hawai‘i campuses.

Skills development classes offered in partnership with Workforce Development Division

Brochure for WDD classes.

The Hawai'i Community College Office of Continuing Education & Training is offering classes this fall that can help job seekers and employees acquire new skills or upgrade existing skills to advance their careers. The classes being offered are:

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Writing and Grammar Refresher Workshop
  • Conflict Resolution Workshop
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Dynamics of Leadership

(For details click on the flyer above).

The classes will be held at the Workforce Development Division at 1900 Kinoole St. in Hilo. 

Hawai‘i CC Professor to premiere new dance piece ‘Poli‘ahu v. Pele’ on Friday, September 16

Photo of dance performers.

Dr. Trina Nahm-Mijo, Professor of Dance, Psychology and Women’s Studies at Hawai‘i Community College, will premiere a new piece titled: “Poli‘ahu v. Pele” on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Performing Arts Center.

Poli‘ahu v. Pele will premier at “Dance Collective,” a new show that organizers plan to present annually. Dance Collective was conceived and directed by Dori Yamada and sponsored by the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.