Distance Learning Programs Offered At The University of Hawaiʻi

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Certificate Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Accounting (ASC)Accounting (ASC)Leeward Community CollegeOnline

This program is designed to provide workforce skills as you earn your AA degree. It's a great way to explore accounting as a possible major at a four-year institution while earning your AA degree.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 15
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Accounting (CA)Accounting (CA)Kapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

The Certificate of Achievement in Accounting at Kapiʻolani Community College prepares students for entry-level advanced clerical, junior paraprofessional, or professional accounting positions in small business, public accounting, private industry, nonprofits and governmental organizations. Students get practical, hands-on experience practicing workplace-relevant skills and techniques.

Admissions: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 30-33
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Contact:
Calvin Tan
Phone: (808) 734-9261
Email: ctan@hawaii.edu
Accounting (CA)Accounting (CA)Leeward Community CollegeOnline

This program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level accounting positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, bookkeeping, and other related fields.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 31
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Alternative Certificate in TeachingAlternative Certificate in TeachingLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The Alternative Certification in Teaching Certificate equips candidates who have content knowledge with the pedagogy necessary to become effective secondary teachers in CTE classrooms. This alternative post-baccalaureate program applies to the following license fields to teach CTE in high schools: Arts and Communications, Business, Health Services, Industrial and Engineering Technology, Natural Resources, and Public and Human Services.

Three options are available for the Alternative Certification in Teaching Certificate candidates:

  • Track I
    • Candidates entering with a baccalaureate degree will complete coursework leading to a standard provisional license in a CTE content field.
  • Track II
    • Candidates who enter with an Associate degree in the content area and a minimum of three years of industry experience will complete coursework leading to a standard provisional restricted license in CTE.
    • Candidates entering for the alternate route to CTE Restricted licensure will complete an intake form for the Alternative Certification program counselor, and provide documentation of a passing score on the Praxis Core exam, documentation of industry experience and/or CTE content coursework.

Both tracks will prepare candidates who have content knowledge with the pedagogy necessary to become effective teachers in CTE classrooms.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: (Track I) 11 credits for Track 1, (Track II) 14-17 credits
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Two semesters of required field practicum in a DOE CTE classroom may be completed at the student's home island.
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Brian Ichida
Email: ichida@hawaii.edu
Basic Logic & Programming Level 1Basic Logic & Programming Level 1Leeward Community CollegeOnline
This program provides students an overview of the fundamentals of computer programming. Students will learn the fundamentals of problem solving, algorithm development, implementation, and debugging/testing using an object-oriented programming language. They will also learn the fundamentals of the mathematics behind computer operations.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Amy Amper
Phone: (808) 455-0235
Email: amyamper@hawaii.edu
Basic Logic & Programming Level 2Basic Logic & Programming Level 2Leeward Community CollegeOnline
This program provides students with the second semester of computer programming and the mathematics of computers. Students will learn the fundamentals of data structures, searching and sorting algorithms, recursion, polymorphism, inheritance, and encapsulation using an object-oriented programming language. They will also learn the mathematical concepts behind computer operations, such as graphs, trees, Boolean algebra, finite-state machines, formal languages, program correctness, and solving recurrence relations.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Amy Amper
Phone: (808) 455-0235
Email: amyamper@hawaii.edu
BusinessBusinessLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The Certificate in Business is designed to provide a strong foundation in accounting, economics, mathematics, computer applications, and written and oral communication for students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 24-27
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)
Contact:
Shelley Ota
Phone: (808) 455-0615
Email: sota@hawaii.edu
Business EssentialsBusiness EssentialsLeeward Community CollegeOnline
Focuses on developing interpersonal communication skills between management and employees and selecting and utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. One of the three required certificates endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) for its Retail Management Certificate.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 6-9
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)UH West OʻahuOnline

These courses meet the national standards established by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education project. The goal of this Certificate is to provide DPEM practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of DPEM administrators.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Dr. Ross Prizzia
Phone: (808) 689-2365
Email: rprizzia@hawaii.edu
EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurshipKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

The Certificate of Competence in Entrepreneurship is a practice-based program designed for the professional entrepreneur with minimal or no experience in business. This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the skills necessary in the entrepreneur industry.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 9
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required.
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:

Susan Dik
Phone: (808) 734-9014
Email: dik@hawaii.edu

Flo Abara
Phone: (808) 734-9017
Email: abara@hawaii.edu

Health Care Administration (HCAD)Health Care Administration (HCAD)UH West OʻahuOnline

The certificate program in Health Care Administration provides students and health care practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge needed in the dynamic and growing health care field. Ongoing changes in the system have resulted in an array of opportunities for health care administrators to make significant contributions to improving health care for all. These courses have been selected because they are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of health care administrators.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Help DeskHelp DeskLeeward Community CollegeOnline
This program will enable students to pursue entry-level career opportunities as lT Help Desk Technicians. As organizations grow increasingly reliant on lT technologies in furthering and accomplishing their missions, so too does reliance on personnel equipped to support these technologies, in terms of software/hardware issues, both remotely and on-site. Computer Support Specialists provides such support.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Amy Amper
Phone: (808) 455-0235
Email: amyamper@hawaii.edu
Help Desk ServicesHelp Desk ServicesKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline
The Certificate of Competence in Help Desk Services is an outcomes-based program designed for the novice or professional information technology worker who has little to no experience in providing information technology help desk support. This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the support skills of industry members or for an entry-level position in a larger organization. The certificate includes current cyber security issues, concepts, threats, and mitigation strategies.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Total # of Credit Hours: 15
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
David Stevens
Phone: (808) 734-9843
Email: dsteven3@hawaii.edu
Hospitality and TourismHospitality and TourismLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The Hospitality & Tourism Certificate of Competence is designed for those who seek to achieve basic skills and knowledge that will prepare them to find employment in various segments of the hospitality and travel industry, with a focus on lodging. Students selecting the Certificate may have background experience in the field or be seeking a career area. The courses required in the Certificate are applicable to the AS degree in Management.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 15-16
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Information and Computing Science (ASC)Information and Computing Science (ASC)Leeward Community CollegeOnline
The Academic Subject Certificate in ICS prepares the student to transfer to either the BA or BS degree programs in Information & Computer Science at UH Mānoa, or the BS degree program in Computer Science at UH Hilo. The course sequence provides students with the opportunity to take all freshman and sophomore level required ICS courses at Leeward CC before transferring.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 15
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)
Contact:
Amy Amper
Phone: (808) 455-0235
Email: amyamper@hawaii.edu
Information and Computing Science (CA)Information and Computing Science (CA)Leeward Community CollegeOnline
Provides students with entry-level skills or job upgrading for positions under direct supervision in computer support, cabling, and basic networking, office application support, and database management.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 30
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Contact:
Amy Amper
Phone: (808) 455-0235
Email: amyamper@hawaii.edu
Information Security and Assurance (CA)Information Security and Assurance (CA)Kapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline
The Certificate of Achievement in Information Security and Assurance program is a competency-based program that is designed to prepare students for information technology cyber security entry-level positions in a business or government environment involving computer hardware or software, or network cybersecurity. The certificate will enhance the information technology cyber security skills of the small business owner, non-information technology account clerk, office administrator, office manager, and health, legal, hospitality, or other professional to become the key information technology security support users in their respective areas.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 30-31
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Contact:
David Stevens
Phone: (808) 734-9843
Email: dsteven3@hawaii.edu
Information Security and Assurance (CO)Information Security and Assurance (CO)Kapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline
The Certificate of Competence in Information Security and Assurance is an outcomes-based program designed for the novice or professional information technology worker who has little to no experience in cyber security. This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the cyber security skills of industry members or for a focus for information technology AS students. Certificate topics include current cyber security issues, concepts, threats, and mitigation strategies.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Total # of Credit Hours: 15
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
David Stevens
Phone: (808) 734-9843
Email: dsteven3@hawaii.edu
Information Technology (CA)Information Technology (CA)Kapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline
The Certificate of Achievement in Information Technology program is a competency-based program that is designed to prepare students for information technology and non-information technology entry-level positions in a business environment involving computer support: help desk, cabling and basic networking, minor office application support, and training. The certificate will enhance the information technology skills of the small business owner, non-IT account clerk, office administrator, office manager, and health, legal, hospitality, or other professional to become the key information technology support users in their respective areas.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 30-31
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Contact:
David Stevens
Phone: (808) 734-9843
Email: dsteven3@hawaii.edu
ManagementManagementLeeward Community CollegeOnline
The Academic Subject Certificate in Management will provide students with an opportunity to focus their elective studies on acquiring managerial skills. Students interested in exploring management as a possible major at a four-year institution can take these courses while earning their AA degree. Students also will have the opportunity to show potential employers they have basic management skills, improving their chances of moving into supervisory positions. Students holding this certificate will also be able to present themselves as receiving specialized training in management, which will enhance their employment potential and admission into four-year business programs.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 18-21
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Management EssentialsManagement EssentialsLeeward Community CollegeOnline
The Management Essentials Program provides students with management skills and knowledge necessary to advance to various levels of administrative and supervisory positions.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 15-18
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Management FoundationsManagement FoundationsLeeward Community CollegeOnline
Provides insight to practical applications of managerial functions, theories and structures; introduction to accounting theory, and marketing fundamentals. One of the three required certificates endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) for its Retail Management Certificate.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 9
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Payroll PreparerPayroll PreparerKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

The Certificate of Competence, Payroll Preparer trains graduates with a set of hands-on workplace skills that employers demand. These skills qualify graduates for entry-level positions as payroll preparers, payroll clerks, and related clerical/accounting jobs at CPA and bookkeeping firms, payroll service bureaus, or in business or government.

Admissions: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 15
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Calvin Tan
Phone: (808) 734-9261
Email: ctan@hawaii.edu
ProgrammingProgrammingKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline
The Certificate of Competence in Programming is a competency-based program designed for the novice or professional information technology worker who has little to no experience in programming. This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the programming skills of industry members or for a focus for Information Technology AS students. The certificate includes current cyber security issues, concepts, threats, and mitigation strategies.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
David Stevens
Phone: (808) 734-9843
Email: dsteven3@hawaii.edu
Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)UH West OʻahuOnline

The Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance is designed to prepare students to become working professionals in the property and casualty insurance industry and to provide students with the information needed to pass licensure examinations such as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters series.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Dr. Edward Keaunui
Phone: (808) 689-2393
Email: ekeaunui@hawaii.edu
Small Business AccountingSmall Business AccountingLeeward Community CollegeOnline
The Certificate of Competence in Small Business Accounting is for the student who wishes to quickly acquire accounting knowledge to be applied in a new or continuing small business.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 15
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Software DeveloperSoftware DeveloperLeeward Community CollegeOnline
Students will develop applications in at least two object-oriented languages using data structures, recursion and graphical-user interfaces. Students will analyze and select appropriate algorithms for sorting and searching. Students will use mathematical models, which have implications for computer science. Students will be prepared for upper-division ICS courses.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 9
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Amy Amper
Phone: (808) 455-0235
Email: amyamper@hawaii.edu
SPED/Inclusive EducationSPED/Inclusive EducationLeeward Community CollegeOnline
The 16-credit certificate is a competency based training program designed to meet the needs of Hawaiʻi's diverse students, with a focus on addressing the needs of students eligible for special education. The 6 course certificate will prepare you to work inclusively! The SpEd/Inclusive Education Certificate of Competence does not lead to teacher licensure. However, it can serve as a springboard for earning your Associate in Arts in Teaching at Leeward CC to become a highly qualified para-educator.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 16
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Christina Keaulana
Phone: (808) 455-0480
Email: ctk8@hawaii.edu
Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies (SAAS)Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies (SAAS)UH West OʻahuOnline

Students will receive a strong theoretical foundation in substance use disorders and exposure to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as the basis for effective treatment of substance-related problems. Completion of the Certificate satisfies current state education requirements for substance abuse counselors (note: the state education requirements may also be satisfied with other social science course work). State certification further requires fieldwork hours and a written and oral examination.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
Kanoa Meriwether
Email: kanoa@hawaii.edu
Tax PreparerTax PreparerKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

The Certificate of Competence, Tax Preparer, trains students with a set of hands-on workplace skills that employers demand. These skills qualify graduates for entry-level positions as tax preparers, payroll clerks/payroll administrators, and related clerical/accounting jobs at CPA and bookkeeping firms, payroll service bureaus, or in business or government.

Admissions: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 15-18
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Calvin Tan
Phone: (808) 734-9261
Email: ctan@hawaii.edu
Travel Industry Management (ASC)Travel Industry Management (ASC)Leeward Community CollegeOnline
The Academic Subject Certificate in Travel Industry Management is designed to provide a strong foundation for students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in Travel Industry Management. The Certificate also provides work place business knowledge and skills that may aid students in finding entry-level jobs.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 25-28
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
Web SupportWeb SupportWindward Community CollegeOnline
The Certificate of Competence in Web Support is a competency-based program designed for the novice or professional information worker who has little to no experience in Web support. This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the Web skills of industry members or for administrative support professionals.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 9
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Michael Kato
Phone: (808) 236-9296
Email: katomich@hawaii.edu
Writing (Business Track)Writing (Business Track)Leeward Community CollegeOnline

The Academic Subject Certificate in Writing provides a structured course of study for students interested in further developing their facilities with written language, critical thinking, and creativity.

This Certificate will greatly enhance students' educational and career opportunities. As research has clearly demonstrated, writing offers an unparalleled opportunity for intellectual and creative development.

Students who are extensively trained in writing have enhanced skills that will promote their educational and career success. At the same time, writing is also one of the best vehicles there is for intellectual and creative growth and development.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate (ASC)
Contact:
Kalei Ruiz
Phone: (808) 455-0294
Email: kalei.ruiz@hawaii.edu

Associate's Degree Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
AccountingAccountingLeeward Community CollegeOnline
The Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare students for immediate and future employment and career advancement. This degree will prepare graduates for entry-level accounting positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, bookkeeping, and other related business fields. A secondary objective of this degree is to prepare students for transfer to a four-year accounting program.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:
Joy Lane
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Email: joylane@hawaii.edu
BusinessBusinessKauaʻi Community CollegeOnline
The Associate in Science Business degree will prepare students for entry-level positions in business, industry, and non-profit organizations. It is designed for students who seek to gain a solid foundation of the basic business concepts and skills necessary to contribute and create solutions in today's business environment. Upon successful completion of this program, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply management, marketing, and accounting concepts to improve operational performance in a business setting. This degree can help an individual jump-start a career in business or prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution.
Admissions: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 61
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:
Dirk N. Soma
Phone: (808) 245-8228
Email: dsoma@hawaii.edu
Hawaiian StudiesHawaiian StudiesKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

The Hawaiian Studies program at Kapiʻolani Community College (KapCC) prepares students with the skills and knowledge fundamental to the pursuit of an advanced degree at a four-year institution. The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies program has comparable foundation and diversification requirements to the KapCC AA in Liberal Arts. An understanding of the unique heritage of the Hawaiian people provides students with additional tools to take into the workforce or to transfer toward higher degrees. The rich experience of the Hawaiian Studies program helps instill a living appreciation of Native Hawaiian culture, language, and practices.

Admissions: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:

Donovan Preza
Email: preza@hawaii.edu

Joseph Yoshida
Phone: (808) 734-9500
josephdy@hawaii.edu

Information and Computing Science, Software Developer SpecialistInformation and Computing Science, Software Developer SpecialistLeeward Community CollegeOnline
The curriculum leading to an Associate in Science degree in Information and Computer Science is designed to prepare individuals for employment as technical assistants to professional and administrative personnel using computers. The completely online, Software Developer Specialist track, develops a foundation in computer science to succeed in upper-division courses. Skills in writing, speech, and mathematics complete the preparation for employment. In addition to training the student for work in the technical areas mentioned earlier, the program requirements are designed to facilitate transfer to the baccalaureate programs in Information and Computer Sciences at UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, and UH West Oʻahu for those students who wish to continue their education while working in the industry.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:
Amy Amper
Phone: (808) 455-0235
Email: amyamper@hawaii.edu
Information Technology (AS)Information Technology (AS)Kapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline
The Information Technology program is career-oriented, career-laddered, and competency-based. The program focuses on cyber security, programming fundamentals, network connectivity, hands-on type projects, front-end graphical user interface (GUI) programming with strong connectivity to databases on standalone computers and server platforms including the web environment. This is all done within the context of supporting business activities. Upon satisfactory completion of the required 60 credits, the student earns an Associate in Science degree. The AS program also is designed to articulate with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree with a concentration in Information Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:
David Stevens
Phone: (808) 734-9843
Email: dsteven3@hawaii.edu
Liberal ArtsLiberal ArtsHonolulu Community CollegeOnline
Honolulu Community College's Associate in Arts (AA) Degree is a two-year liberal arts degree designed to provide students with (1) skills and perspectives fundamental to undertaking higher education and, (2) a broad exposure to different domains of academic knowledge.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:

Jean Maslowki
Phone: (808) 845-9278
Email: maslowsk@hawaii.edu

Nicole Mitani
Phone: (808) 845-9137
Email: niwasaki@hawaii.edu

Liberal ArtsLiberal ArtsKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

This program is designed to provide students with an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts and to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year college or university. Please see an academic advisor for information on current baccalaureate degree requirements at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Admissions: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. If proctored exams are required in any class, the teacher will offer an online proctoring option (for a fee) and/or will work with remote students to secure a remote proctoring site.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Veronica Ogata
Phone: (808) 734-9833
Email: vogata@hawaii.edu
Liberal ArtsLiberal ArtsLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The AA Degree is a general education and pre-professional degree designed to provide you with skills and competencies in a wide range of subjects and is a stepping-stone on the way to further educational goals.

Leeward's AA program fulfills a majority of freshman and sophomore requirements for a baccalaureate degree at any one of the University of Hawaiʻi campuses. If you intend to transfer into a 4-year degree program, speak with a counselor to plan your AA degree in accordance with the baccalaureate program at your future University. (60 credits)

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate of Arts (AA)
Contact:
Brian Ichida
Email: ichida@hawaii.edu
Liberal ArtsLiberal ArtsUH Maui CollegeOnline
The Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts offers students a Liberal Arts general education degree and also prepares students for transfer to a baccalaure¬ate degree program at a 4-year college or university. The AA degree in Liberal Arts requires 60 credits in courses numbered 100 or higher. The curriculum instills foundational skills and a broad scope of knowledge that fosters academic success in upper division coursework, effective citizenship, and an appre¬ciation for lifelong learning. Special emphasis on global and Hawaiʻi perspectives encourages respect and appreciation of cultural diversity. Opportuni¬ties to apply learning through service to the community are integrated throughout the curriculum.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:

Linda Fujitani
Phone: (808) 984-3226
Email: lkfujita@hawaii.edu

J. Moana Kahoʻohanohano
Phone: (808) 984-3495
Email: jolynnm@hawaii.edu

Liberal ArtsLiberal ArtsWindward Community CollegeOnline

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is a two-year transfer liberal arts degree consisting of at least 60 semester credits at the 100 and 200 levels.

To earn an AA degree, Windward Community College students must complete 60 credits in courses numbered 100 or above with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students who are awarded an AA degree from a UH Community College must have a community college cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all course work taken in fulfillment of AA degree requirements.

At least 12 of the credits for the AA degree must be earned at Windward Community College. No more than 12 credits in any combination of independent study or cooperative education may apply to the degree requirements. Credits must be earned in the required areas.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Julie Oliveira
Email: judyanno@hawaii.edu
Liberal Arts (Accelerated Online AA Degree)Liberal Arts (Accelerated Online AA Degree)Leeward Community CollegeOnline

The AA Degree is a general education and pre-professional degree designed to provide you with skills and competencies in a wide range of subjects and is a stepping-stone on the way to further educational goals.

Designed especially for working adults, the accelerated online AA degree is offered in 5 week segments. This program is flexible and focused. You’ll earn this online Associate in Arts degree in two-and-a-half years. And, if you choose to earn a bachelor’s degree, you can continue onto the new UH online bachelor programs.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 5-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate of Arts (AA)
Liberal Arts, Business AdministrationLiberal Arts, Business AdministrationKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

This concentration within the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts is designed for students who intend to transfer to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business. This AA concentration fulfills the current Kapiʻolani Community College AA Liberal Arts requirements while paying particular attention to the admission requirements to UHM's baccalaureate program.

Admissions: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. If proctored exams are required in any class, the teacher will offer an online proctoring option (for a fee) and/or will work with remote students to secure a remote proctoring site.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Maida Kamber Center
Phone: (808) 734-9500
Email: mkcinfo@hawaii.edu
Liberal Arts, Family ResourcesLiberal Arts, Family ResourcesKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

The AA degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Family Resources prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions. This 60-credit program satisfies all of the requirements for the AA degree in Liberal Arts and also provides students with solid knowledge and skills to be successful in entering a university Family Resources program. This concentration will provide students with the foundation understanding of ecological systems-based study of lifespan development and family resource management to prepare them for curriculum that further emphasizes the study of child, adolescent, adult development; family development (such as marriage and parenting); family resource management (such as consumer and family economics and family management); community needs; and leadership in human services occupations.

Admissions: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. If proctored exams are required in any class, the teacher will offer an online proctoring option (for a fee) and/or will work with remote students to secure a remote proctoring site.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Maida Kamber Center
Phone: (808) 734-9500
Email: mkcinfo@hawaii.edu
Liberal Arts, Secondary EducationLiberal Arts, Secondary EducationKapiʻolani Community CollegeOnline

The AA degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Secondary Education provides students with a 60-credit program that satisfies all of the requirements for the AA degree in Liberal Arts, and prepares them with the necessary competencies to be successful in applying to a teacher licensure-track program at baccalaureate institutions, and/or working as an educational paraprofessional in middle school and high school settings. Targeted advising and a carefully planned course sequence also enable students to successfully transfer to university teacher education programs in Hawaiʻi that have education-related majors, such as the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, College of Education and the University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu. Furthermore, this degree creates a pathway for students interested in pursuing other education-related careers.

Admissions: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
Veronica Ogata
Phone: (808) 734-9833
Email: vogata@hawaii.edu
TeachingTeachingLeeward Community CollegeOnline
The Associate in Science in Teaching degree program is designed to provide a career ladder for teaching. The program prepares students to be an effective K-12 educator and provides a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in education. The AST degree also embeds field experiences in most pre-professional education courses, so students can learn about teaching in local classrooms with experienced teachers.
Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 62
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. However, 45 hours of required field experience in a DOE classroom may be completed at the student's home island.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:
Christina Keaulana
Phone: (808) 455-0480
Email: ctk8@hawaii.edu

Bachelor's Degree Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Applied Business & Information TechnologyApplied Business & Information TechnologyUH Maui CollegeOnline

The Applied Business & Information Technology (ABIT) program, leading to a baccalaureate degree, offers options to students seeking preparation in small to mid-sized business management, information technology, and related or integrated career opportunities. The mission of the program is to prepare graduates to be productive professionals who can make responsible business decisions and use information technology wisely in a changing world. The curriculum emphasizes business, cyber security, and data science and stresses the effective use of information technology. The program also includes a strong interdisciplinary liberal arts program with courses in the humanities, social sciences, English, communication, and statistics.

The ABIT program encourages students with AS, AAS or AA degrees to apply for a transfer to its upper division program. Eight (8) courses required for transfers include - ICS 101, MATH 115, ECON 130 & 131, ACC 201 & 202, ENG 209 or 210 or 225, SP or COM. All upper division courses are offered online and students do not need to relocate.

Admissions: Fall and Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 121
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS)
Contact:
Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, JD, DBA
Phone: (808) 984-3619
Email: dbasisb@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, General Business AdministrationBusiness Administration, General Business AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

General Business Administration students benefit from a broad educational experience that is relevant to many functional areas in the private or public sector, self-employment and entrepreneurship, and are well prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global marketplace. The program is a great foundation for a wide range of careers in sales, project management, business development, retail, government, education, human resource management, finance, accounting, information technology and much more. Graduates are also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees such as a Master of Business Administration or Accountancy.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Matthew Chapman
Phone: (808) 689-2333
Email: mchapman@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, AccountingBusiness Administration, AccountingUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

UH West Oʻahu offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of accounting and the skills necessary to analyze, evaluate and report financial information as well as identify local and international issues that affect the business environment.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Matthew Chapman
Phone: (808) 689-2333
Email: mchapman@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, Hospitality and TourismBusiness Administration, Hospitality and TourismUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism at UH West Oʻahu is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the skills necessary to manage operations in large and small hospitality and tourism related businesses including hotels, restaurants, food service, airlines, travel agencies, events and attractions and more.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Matthew Chapman
Phone: (808) 689-2333
Email: mchapman@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, MarketingBusiness Administration, MarketingUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The study of marketing involves analyzing processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners and society at large. Marketing students learn to evaluate and develop advertising, public relations, and direct mail campaigns as well as examine the science of consumer behavior and business in the context of promotion and publicity.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Matthew Chapman
Phone: (808) 689-2333
Email: mchapman@hawaii.edu
Creative Media, General Creative MediaCreative Media, General Creative MediaUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu or from a community college in the UH system.

Integrating various media domains, such as design, storytelling, and technology, the general creative media concentration provides study and extended practice in the student's chosen area of competence. Course requirements address development and maintenance of existing artistic skills; foster support for a broader understanding of related disciplines including humanities and technology; and provide experience in working in multidisciplinary teams on realistic problems

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visit required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Sharla Hanaoka
Phone: (808) 689-2392
Email: shanaoka@hawaii.edu
Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special EducationEarly Childhood and Early Childhood Special EducationUH MānoaOnline

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community colleges in the UH system. Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

The Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education program allows candidates to earn their bachelor’s degree along with eligibility for two teaching licenses at the early childhood level. This emphasis prepares teachers for young children with and without disabilities in preschool through 3rd grade (PK-3) general, inclusive, or special education settings. Program graduates are prepared to teach in a range of settings including private preschools, Headstart programs, Hawaii Department of Education preschool classes, and other community settings.

Admissions: Fall (*even years only)
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 16-weeks (semester long)
Attendance Information: Online synchronous class meetings typically held on weekdays from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM HST. Face-to-face sessions are held twice each semester on Saturdays. Neighbor island students can travel to Oahu; some financial support is provided to assist with travel
Degree Awarded: Bachelors of Education (B.Ed)
Contact:
COE Special Education Department
Phone: (808) 956-7956
Email: spedinfo@hawaii.edu
URL: https://info.coe.hawaii.edu/sped-advising
EconomicsEconomicsUH MānoaOnline

The BA in Economics provides students with an intensive knowledge of the theory and practice of economics, with an emphasis on the analysis of contemporary policy challenges of Hawaiʻi and the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific region. Majors study a wide range of current economic policy issues and learn theoretical and empirical methods for analyzing these issues.

The first two years of credits are earned fully online through our partner institution, Leeward Community College, followed by the major degree credits earned fully online through UHM. Classes are held in a 16-week semester format. Qualifying students can have dual admissions and dual enrollment with UHM through the UH Kaʻieʻie Program.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:

Dawn Nishida
Phone: (808) 956-0658
Email: nishidad@hawaii.edu

Interdisciplinary StudiesInterdisciplinary StudiesUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The BA Interdisciplinary Studies is a flexible and uniquely student-designed degree (36 major credits) which aligns the students interests, needs, and goals. The emphasis is in "Human Relations in Organizations" and attracts students interested in human and cultural relations and those who desire a basic understanding of organizational theory and practice. This distance program incorporates Mānoa courses taught face-to-face at UH Maui College and on-line classes via Laulima to accommodate students on the neighbor islands. After graduation, students may seek a master's program in fields like Education, Business, Social Work, Law and other areas requiring a bachelor’s degree. In addition, students can further their education by pursuing a certificate in Peace Studies in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Studies major. Contact the Outreach College on Maui for specific program requirements.

Degree Awarded: Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.)
Contact: UHM Outreach College on Maui
Phone: (808) 984-3444
Email: mauioutr@hawaii.edu
Interdisciplinary Studies: Oceania - Social SciencesInterdisciplinary Studies: Oceania - Social SciencesUH MānoaOnline

This Interdisciplinary Studies BA in Oceania - Social Sciences is a fully online degree designed to offer you a deeper understanding of the lands, waters, cultures, and peoples of Oceania. Major required upper division courses span across seven departments in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi - Mānoa, including Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography and Environment, Political Science, Sociology, and Urban and Regional Planning.

Commonly known as the Pacific, Oceania is a region rich for learning about matters of global importance. This online degree program offers students interdisciplinary approaches to studying cultural, ecological, economic, and political flows of Oceania. It provides students training in social sciences approaches to issues of law, nationhood and governance; identity and inequality; resource management and development; and the movements of peoples and cultural forms. The courses in this program take the voices and lived experiences of Pacific Islanders seriously.

Graduates will be prepared to contribute to a rapidly developing world through online courses such as "Environment, Resources, and Society," "Indigenous Politics," "The Ocean Economy," and "Environmental Hazards and Community Resilience." This Social Sciences degree will open doors to careers such as:

  • City Planners
  • Community Organizers
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Cultural Educators
  • Policy Analysts
  • Grant Writers
  • Economists
  • Researchers

Designed for working adults, this accelerated online BA degree is offered in five week segments. This program is flexible and focused. If you have prior college credits equivalent to an AA degree, you will earn this online Bachelor of Arts degree in less than two-and-a-half years.

Admissions: Spring, Summer, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Total # of Credit Hours: 36-45
Course Format: 5-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Jason Higa
Phone: (808) 956-0660
Email: jthiga@hawaii.edu
Nursing (For ADN Graduates from UH Consortium)Nursing (For ADN Graduates from UH Consortium)UH MānoaITV

This full-time cohort program is designed to provide an efficient bridge to the baccalaureate for the associate degree graduate from the following UH Consortium programs: Maui College, Kauaʻi Community College.

Students from Maui College and Kauaʻi Community College enter the program in the fall (August). Students from Kapiʻolani Community College enter the program in the spring (January) and fall (August). Students take courses via the Hawaiʻi Interactive Television Service (HITS) while balancing work and family responsibilities. With the Bachelor of Science degree, the student is prepared to proceed to graduate education and pursue career development.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Contact:

Brian Akiyama
Phone: (808) 956-3794
EMAIL: bsnurs@hawaii.edu

Nursing (For Non-UH Consortium ADN Graduates)Nursing (For Non-UH Consortium ADN Graduates)UH MānoaOnline

This full-time cohort program is designed to provide a bridge to the baccalaureate for the RN with an associate degree. The program builds upon initial nursing preparation with coursework to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide an increased understanding of the cultural, economic, and social issues that affect the delivery of safe, quality patient care.

Students take courses online while balancing work and family responsibilities. The program provides access to students living on Maui and Kauaʻi. With the BS degree, the student is prepared to proceed to graduate education and pursue career development.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Contact:

Brian Akiyama
Phone: (808) 956-3794
EMAIL: bsnurs@hawaii.edu

Public Administration, Community HealthPublic Administration, Community HealthUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Students studying Community Health will be equipped with a diverse set of skills in the areas of community engagement, community health education and promotion, and community action research necessary for improving the health of communities. Current health professionals may broaden their knowledge of techniques for engaging communities in health across sectors. The program provides students training in becoming leaders in the field of community health, promoting health, advancing health equity, and improving health in communities where they live, learn, work, and play. Community Health may be suitable for those interested in future careers in nursing, medicine, research and biomedical related fields. The concentration prepares students for professional schools such as medical school, physician assistant school, nursing school and graduate public health programs.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Camonia Graham-Tutt, CHES
Phone: (808) 689-2326
Email: camonia@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)UH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The study of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management provides students with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of emergency management administrators. All courses meet the national standards as established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education Project. The disaster preparedness and emergency management concentration is the only upper division disaster management program in the State of Hawaiʻi

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Ross Prizzia
Phone: (808) 689-2365
Email: rprizzia@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, General Public AdministrationPublic Administration, General Public AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in General Public Administration learn to apply the principles of effective public sector management and identify and evaluate problems, policy dilemmas and solutions in public administration. This program will also assist those who are already employed with the city, state, and federal government to advance their careers, and to more fully develop management, legal, behavioral and communication skills for more effective job performance.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Health Care AdministrationPublic Administration, Health Care AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The UH West Oʻahu Health Care Administration curriculum is designed to further a student’s understanding of central concepts of health care systems as well as analyze and provide solutions to health care challenges. The program provides students with the essential skills and knowledge to work as health care administrators in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and long-term care facilities.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Justice AdministrationPublic Administration, Justice AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in Justice Administration will learn to apply the principles of justice administration to local, state and federal judicial systems, as well as identify and evaluate problems, policy dilemmas and solutions in justice administration.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Kristina Lu
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Long-Term CarePublic Administration, Long-Term CareUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system, or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

The Long-Term Care (LTC) concentration is designed to address the needs of the growing elderly population who need access to long-term care services. The concentration provides the skills needed to lead and manage long-term care facilities and community-based services. Long-Term Care may be suitable for those interested in future careers in nursing, medicine, research and biomedical related fields. The concentration prepares students for professional schools such as medical school, physician assistant school, nursing school and graduate public health programs.

Admissions: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Lisa Spencer, DHA, MPH
Phone: (808) 689-2483
Email: lisaspen@hawaii.edu
RN-BSNRN-BSNUH HiloOnline, On-site

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo), RN-BSN Program builds upon the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to provide a broader scope of practice that prepares the student for leadership and advancement in education. Courses are offered fully online, with the following exceptions: 1) Practice components in the program focus on community service and program development. Sites for practice experiences are located across the state of Hawaiʻi so students can partner with agencies in their own communities; these practice experiences are overseen by a site preceptor and a faculty member from the UH Hilo School of Nursing at the student's site. 2) A physical assessment course is arranged with the student at their site by a UH Hilo School of Nursing faculty member.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor in Science
Contact:

Patricia Hensley
Phone: (808) 932-7054
Email: hensleyp@hawaii.edu

Social Sciences, Early Childhood EducationSocial Sciences, Early Childhood EducationUH West OʻahuOnline

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Early Childhood Education students will examine how parents and other family members work collaboratively with teachers to build a learning and home environment that stimulates curiosity through informal educational opportunities. The principles of quality education, multiculturalism, critical thinking, and reflective teaching are infused in all major coursework. The courses are designed to build a strong sense of social justice while also educating all students from diverse backgrounds and inspiring teachers as agents of change.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Susan Matoba Adler
Phone: (808) 689-2337
Email: adlers@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, Political ScienceSocial Sciences, Political ScienceUH West OʻahuOnline, ITV

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Political science at UH West Oʻahu offers the "big picture" understanding students need in order to deal with a rapidly changing political universe. The world’s most pressing local problems are increasingly economic, environmental and global; where multinational corporations are becoming more powerful than nation-states; and where new electronic information technologies give the individual growing importance in shaping politics. The goal of the program is to help students gain the knowledge, skill sets and motivation to participate at all these levels of public life. Teaching strategies emphasize active, democratic, service and multi-cultural modes of learning. All of this gives the discipline wide application in most areas of public, personal and work life.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits required if course is taught on HITS. Students will attend class in an interactive video classroom at the UH campus on their island
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Louis Herman
Phone: (808) 689-2371
Email: louisher@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, PsychologySocial Sciences, PsychologyUH West OʻahuOnline, ITV

This baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Education has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of coursework (freshman and sophomore) in-person or online at UH West Oʻahu, from a community college in the UH system or from an accredited institution outside of the UH System.

Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. UH West Oʻahu offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Psychology degree that integrates practical mental health applications with current theory. Students select courses from four clusters: Human Development; Social Psychology; Experimental Psychology; and Clinical and Applied Psychology. The program culminates with a final senior seminar capstone course that is designed to guide students in the research and writing of a review paper on a topic of psychology. Through these course offerings, students will gain a strong understanding of psychological theory and methodology, while developing effective analytical and interpersonal skills.

Admissions: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits required if course is taught on HITS. Students will attend class in an interactive video classroom at the UH campus on their island
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Dr. Louis Herman
Phone: (808) 689-2371
Email: louisher@hawaii.edu
Women's StudiesWomen's StudiesUH MānoaOnline

The BA in Women's Studies provides students a thorough background in contemporary interdisciplinary scholarship in feminist and gender studies.

The first two years of credits are earned fully online through our partner institution, Leeward Community College, followed by the major degree credits earned fully online through UHM. Classes are held in a 16-week semester format. Qualifying students can have dual admissions and dual enrollment with UHM through the UH Kaʻieʻie Program.

Women's Studies Online BA Requirements: https://womenstudies.manoa.hawaii.edu/online-ba-requirements/

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:

L. Ayu Saraswati
Phone: (808) 956-8669
Email: luhp@hawaii.edu

Social WorkSocial WorkUH MānoaOnline

The BSW Program prepares students to work with the most vulnerable in society. The curriculum provides an educational foundation of social work knowledge, values, and skills needed to alleviate human suffering, promote social justice, and realize individual and collective well-being. Graduates of the BSW Program become change agents and difference makers in their communities.

Courses are offered in a five-week, asynchronous format that allows for flexibility and busy schedules. Students take online courses sequentially as a cohort one class at a time, and practice real world skills under the supervision of social work professionals in community agencies. BSW DL Option Brochure (59 credits)

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Contact: DE Option
Email: sswde@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-9470

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary EducationPost-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary EducationUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education Statewide offering provides teacher education access to prospective teachers across the state who do not have geographic access to licensure programs (priority admission granted to applicants from the islands of Maui, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, Molokaʻi, and Lanaʻi).

The "Statewide" is available in the content areas of Math, Science, and Social Studies; and is offered in an online/hybrid format with fieldwork requirements conducted on the candidates’ respective islands.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Office of Student Academic Services
Phone: (808) 956-7915
Email: osas@hawaii.edu
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education (Mild/Moderate, Severe Disabilities/Autism)Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education (Mild/Moderate, Severe Disabilities/Autism)UH MānoaOnline

The PBSPED program is designed for those pursuing careers in teaching who have earned baccalaureate degrees in fields other than education. Choose from two specialization options: (Options 1) Mild/Moderate Disabilities and (Option 2) Severe Disabilities/Autism

The Mild/Moderate program prepares candidates to work with the largest population of students with disabilities, typically having learning disabilities, ADHD, or other high incidence disabilities. They typically follow an academic curriculum in the general education inclusive setting or special education resource setting.

The Severe/Autism program prepares candidates to work with individuals with disabilities who need support learning functional academic and life skills (communication, social competence, and adaptive behavior). This emphasis focuses on improving the quality of life for students who may require more comprehensive support. This includes students with low-incidence disabilities (e.g. intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, multiple impairments) and may be taught in a fully self-contained classroom setting.

Admissions: Fall
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 33
Course Format: 16-weeks (semester long)
Attendance Information: Online synchronous class meetings typically held on weekdays from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM HST. Face-to-face sessions are held twice each semester on Saturdays. Neighbor island students can travel to Oahu; some financial support is provided to assist with travel
Degree Awarded: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Contact:
COE Special Education Department
Phone: (808) 956-7956
Email: spedinfo@hawaii.edu
URL: https://info.coe.hawaii.edu/sped-advising

Graduate Certificate Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Applied Behavior Analysis (BCaBA®, BCBA®, MEd SPED + BCBA®)Applied Behavior Analysis (BCaBA®, BCBA®, MEd SPED + BCBA®)UH MānoaOnline

These program options are for students who are interested in pursuing certification in behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc® has verified our course sequences as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination® or the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Please refer to http://www.BACB.com for more detailed information.

Admissions: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Out-of-State
Total # of Credit Hours: -12
Course Format: 16-week
Attendance Information: Online synchronous class meetings typically held on weekdays from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM HST. Face-to-face sessions are held twice each semester on Saturdays. Neighbor island students can travel to Oahu; some financial support is provided to assist with travel. Out-of-State students have an option to meet online for the Saturday face-to-face sessions.
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:
COE Special Education Department
Phone: (808) 956-7956
Email: spedinfo@hawaii.edu
URL: https://info.coe.hawaii.edu/sped-advising
Certificate in Learning Design and Technology for Teachers (TeachTech)Certificate in Learning Design and Technology for Teachers (TeachTech)UH MānoaOnline

This new Graduate Certificate program is a 15-credit, fully online post-baccalaureate program. The purpose of TeachTech is to provide professional development for K-12 teachers in teaching digital-age students who will need 21st Century Skills for their future careers. Modeled after the department’s successful Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT), TeachTech prepares teachers with practical classroom technology skills while meeting common core standards.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Learning Design and Technology
Phone: (808) 956-7671
Email: ltec@hawaii.edu
Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)UH MānoaOnline

The Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) is a graduate level program offered fully online requiring completion of 15 credits (5 courses). Although targeted for Hawaiʻi's educators, this program will also appeal to online educators throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Learning Design and Technology
Phone: (808) 956-7671
Email: ltec@hawaii.edu
Curriculum Studies (Literacy Specialist PK-12)Curriculum Studies (Literacy Specialist PK-12)UH MānoaOnline, On-site

The MEd-CS Literacy Specialist Concentration is offered as a partnership between the Curriculum Studies and Special Education Departments. The program prepares literacy specialists to ensure all students achieve their maximum potentials as readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and practitioners of 21st Century literacies (e.g., digital, media, visual, critical). The program addresses both International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialist/Literacy Coaches (ILA) and International Dyslexia Association Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (IDA). The Literacy Specialist program will be completely online, except for the orientation day during the first summer and a celebration day in the second summer. Students who are not on Oʻahu will receive up to $200 stipends to cover travel costs for both trips. Non-residents of Hawaiʻi may attend the celebration day online.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Curriculum Studies
Phone: (808) 956-4401
Fax: (808) 956-9905
Email: csdept@hawaii.edu
Disability and Diversity Studies CertificateDisability and Diversity Studies CertificateUH MānoaOnline

Established in 2004, the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Studies (DDS) is a 15 credit graduate level (master's, doctoral, and post-doctoral) program sponsored by the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) in the College of Education. Students participate in interdisciplinary experiences with the goal to acquire skills in joint planning, decision-making, goal setting and to understand contemporary disability issues, research, and effective practices from a social, political, cultural and historical context. The program only offers courses entirely online.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Megan Conway
Center on Disability Studies
Phone: (808) 956-6166
Email: mconway@hawaii.edu

Master's Degree Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Advanced Population Health NursingAdvanced Population Health NursingUH MānoaITV, Online

This full-time cohort program is designed to provide a bridge to the baccalaureate for the Advanced Population Health Nursing (APHN) Program is a distance-based master's degree for registered nurses who wish to practice in Hawaiʻi, the US mainland or in an international setting. The program focuses on population-level health, wellness, and health promotion and disease prevention. The student learns critical population health skills such as community and population assessment; complex project/program management; disaster nursing, health services research; and health policy analysis.

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Contact:

Gary Glauberman
Phone: (808) 956-3390
EMAIL: glauberm@hawaii.edu

Counseling PsychologyCounseling PsychologyUH HiloITV

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology is a two-year program designed to provide multicultural, student-centered training in counseling psychology with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling. Program is restricted to students residing in the State of Hawaiʻi. The graduates are eligible to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Hawaiʻi and elsewhere.

Admissions: Fall
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Students are required to be in Hilo for seven days during their two years in the program (i.e., 1 day in Fall semester of 1st year, 4 days (2 weekends) in Spring semester of 1st year, and 2 days in Spring semester of 2nd year). Attend ITV class meetings at student’s island UH campus.
Degree Awarded: Master of Arts (MA)
Contact:
Dr. Bryan S. K. Kim
Phone: (808) 932-7090
Email: bryankim@hawaii.edu
Distance Learning Executive MBA (optional Health Care Management Track)Distance Learning Executive MBA (optional Health Care Management Track)UH MānoaOnline, On-site

The Distance Learning Executive MBA program combines intensive residential study modules at the UH Manoa Campus augmented with state-of-the-art distance learning technology. The 48-credit Distance Learning Executive MBA program is designed to be completed in 22-months. The course will be introduced with an intensive five-day resident module (Residence Weekend) at an off-campus site with faculty-directed courses and networking opportunities. Following Residence Weekend, classes will be conducted both online and on-site in a highly interactive setting that will fully engage students and provide business theory with practical applications.

The Distance Learning Executive MBA — Health Care Management Track is optional and that provides a unique insight into the health sector, which is undergoing transformational growth and change. The track combines a dynamic and rigorous MBA core business curriculum with health care-focused electives to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers.

Admissions: Fall
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 48
Course Format: 4-6 weeks
Attendance Information: An intensive five-day residential session consisting of day and evening classes are required for all newly admitted Distance Learning Executive MBA participants. After the Residence Weekend, virtual classrooms are held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. online. Over the 22-month period, there will be 14 Saturday classes (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business, Executive Education Center classroom (2-3x a semester). A stipend is provided for airfare.
Degree Awarded: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Contact:
Toni Mingo
Phone: (808) 956-5774
Email: akruse@hawaii.edu
EducationEducationUH HiloOnline

The Master of Education degree is designed to foster professional growth and renewal of practicing educators and licensed teachers. The program promotes teacher leaders who will engage in school renewal and reform through curriculum development, school decision-making, and community outreach. The curriculum focuses on philosophical, psychological, and curriculum foundations and emphasizes research and teaching tools, which include technology, assessment, research methodology, and advanced instructional strategies to facilitate instructional school-based leadership among program graduates. Program is restricted to students residing in the State of Hawaiʻi.

Admissions: Fall
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 30
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Campus visits not required
Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
Contact:
Dr. Diane Barrett
Phone: (808) 932-7103
Email: barrett9@hawaii.edu
Human Resource ManagementHuman Resource ManagementUH MānoaITV, On-site

The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) program is offered in an accelerated executive format for working professionals and is specifically customized to equip human resource managers with the tools necessary to effectively meet the challenges of an ever-changing business climate.

The curriculum provides advanced education in organizational behavior and dynamics, staffing, training, compensation, benefits, career development, health and safety and labor relations. Participants will also have the opportunity to choose one human resource elective course to capitalize on emerging HR trends.

Admissions: Fall
Available: Statewide
Total # of Credit Hours: 30
Course Format: 4-6 weeks
Attendance Information: An intensive three-day residential session consisting of day and evening classes are required for all newly admitted MHRM participants. After the Residence Weekend, classess are held every Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:45 p.m. at interactive video (ITV) classrooms located on UH campuses statewide. Over the 16-month period, there will be 10 Saturday classes (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Shidler College of Business, Executive Education Center classroom (1 per course). A stipend is provided for airfare.
Degree Awarded: Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
Contact:
Toni Mingo
Phone: (808) 956-5774
Email: akruse@hawaii.edu
Learning Design and TechnologyLearning Design and TechnologyUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The Online Master's in Learning Design and Technology (OTEC) program welcomes busy professionals from the neighbor islands and the mainland United States as well as foreign students who hold a bachelor's degree and find time and distance constraints of furthering an on-campus degree too difficult. OTEC is a two-year academic program leading to a Master's in Education (M.Ed). Students are required to attend two campus-based, weekend sessions as part of the program. The first is an orientation scheduled as part of a three-day, on-campus retreat usually beginning on the Friday of the weekend proceeding the first day of instruction in August. The second is a two-day Saturday-Sunday session after the fifth or sixth week of classes. There are no on-campus sessions required after these two in the first semester.

Degree Awarded: Master in Education (M.Ed)
Contact: Educational Technology
Phone: (808) 956-7671
Email: ltec@hawaii.edu
Library & Information ScienceLibrary & Information ScienceUH MānoaOnline

The Library and Information Science Program educates individuals for careers as librarians and information specialists. The Program serves a diverse student population that represents the Hawaiʻi-Pacific area as well as national and international regions of the world. Students in the Program obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are fundamental to professional competence and career-long professional growth in library and information services. The Program's distance education program offers approximately 30 percent of its courses as either synchronous hybrid courses (via UH Hālāwai) or as asynchronous (via UH Laulima) to neighbor islands; at least two courses are available to distance students each fall and spring semester. Because of time-zone differences, the nature of hybrid courses, and staffing/resource limitations, the Program does not accept out-of-state applicants who wish to complete the MLISc degree program online.

Degree Awarded: Master of Library & Information Science (MLISc)
Contact: LIS Program Coordinator
Library and Information Science Program
Phone: (808) 956-7321
Email: LISinfo@hawaii.edu
Rehabilitation CounselingRehabilitation CounselingUH MānoaOnline

The University of Hawaiʻi Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science offers a distance program leading to a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science, with a specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling. It is the only such program in the Pacific Basin and the nation accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) that serves predominantly Asians and Pacific Islanders. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor examination.

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (M.S.)
Contact: Dr. Kathryn Yamamoto, Ph.D., CRC
Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
Phone: (808) 956-4386
Email: kky@hawaii.edu
Social WorkSocial WorkUH MānoaITV, Online

The MSW program meets the workforce needs to prepare and credential professional social workers residing in neighbor island and rural areas with limited social services.

Degree Awarded: Master Degree in Social Work
Contact: Dr. Rebecca Stotzer
Phone: (808) 956-6121
Email: rstotzer@hawaii.edu
Special EducationSpecial EducationUH MānoaOnline

The MEd SPED program is a 31-credit online program designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in providing services to individuals with disabilities. The MEd SPED program supports career advancement in fields such as special education, early intervention, related services, and adult programs for individuals with disabilities. Candidates have flexibility, with the assistance of their academic advisor, to select elective coursework that informs their research emphasis area. There are also two 18 credit pre-established elective course sequences available: (a) Literacy Specialist and (b) Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®).

Admissions: Fall, Spring, Summer (depending on chosen course sequence option)
Available: Statewide, Out-of-State
Total # of Credit Hours: 31
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Online synchronous class meetings typically held on weekdays from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM HST.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education Degree (M.Ed)
Contact:
COE Special Education Department
Phone: (808) 956-7956
Email: spedinfo@hawaii.edu
URL: https://info.coe.hawaii.edu/sped-advising