Distance Learning Programs Offered At The University of Hawaiʻi

Certificate Programs

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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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
Virtual Office Assistant CertificateVirtual Office Assistant CertificateUH Maui CollegeOnline
The Virtual Office Assistant Certificate of Competence (CO) provides students with the required skills and knowledge necessary to support clients in an administrative capacity in a virtual setting. This certificate allows our students to take advantage of employment opportunities regardless of where they reside, even in the most remote locations of the Hawaiian island chain.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 23
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence (CO)
Contact:
Sanford (Sandy) Low
Phone: (808) 984-3305
Email: sanfordl@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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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

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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Spring, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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
Creative MediaCreative MediaHawaiʻi Community CollegeOnline

The Creative Media program prepares students for employment in the field of digital media design and production. It provides the necessary education and training to students who are seeking entry-level positions as digital media artist and/or transfer to a Baccalaureate granting institution. It provides professionals already in the field with updated technology training.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 61
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. An internship is offered as a capstone class, which can be taken online but interns will be placed at a site where students will commit to 160 hrs/semester of practical experience to earn the 3 credits. The internship provides a real-world learning experience by working with and being mentored by professionals in the field, while applying the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to the work environment.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact:

Meidor Hu
Phone: (808) 935-2590
Email: meidor@hawaii.edu

HawaiʻiloaHawaiʻiloaWindward Community CollegeOnline

Hawaiʻiloa, an online Hawaiian Studies program, will take you on a journey together as a cohort, and through the breadth of connections, give you multiple ways of understanding and connecting. It is an immersive, accelerated experience in ʻike (knowledge) and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) leading to the Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies degree.

  • 8-week online cohort; two classes taken at a time (four per semester) for two years
  • Three cohort pathways: those with no previous coursework, already have a degree, or noncredit (non degree-seeking)
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 60-62
Course Format: 8-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:

Colette Higgins
Phone: (808) 235-7339
Email: chiggins@hawaii.edu
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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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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 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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
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 Arts (Part-time Online AA)Liberal Arts (Part-time Online AA)UH 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 Online AA Program offers students a unique opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Liberal Arts degree by enrolling part-time through online courses (Three classes in the fall, three classes in the spring, one class in summer session). All courses in the program are reserved for the Online AA cohort to attain the A.A. in Liberal Arts.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 60
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact:
J. Moana Kahoʻohanohano
Phone: (808) 984-3495
Email: jolynnm@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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
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.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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

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.

Entry Term: Fall and Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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: debasisb@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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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, ManagementBusiness Administration, ManagementUH 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 concentration in Management prepares students for management occupations and today's increasingly complex competitive business environment. In addition to receiving a strong foundation in business objectives and processes, studies are provided with an understanding of management principles as it applies to business ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources and operations. The Management concentration addresses the growing demand for management professionals globally, nationally and in the state of Hawaiʻi. Management students will gain critical thinking skills necessary for effective managerial decision making in dynamic and diverse work environments.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 120
Course Format: 15-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Keith Sakuda
Phone: (808) 689-2335
Email: ksakuda@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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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
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.

From raising living standards to designing policies that preserve the environment, economics provides powerful tools for understanding the most pressing policy issues of the day. Graduates go on to rewarding careers in academia, business, and the public sector. An economics degree is also excellent preparation for a range of career objectives, including graduate degrees in business, planning, public policy, and the law. The program’s mission is to provide a high-quality educational experience that enables students to understand the range of economic challenges facing Hawaiʻi, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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

As an option for students with no college credits, the College of Social Sciences Aloha Pathways Online program allows a student to complete the first two years of general education requirements online through a partnership with the Leeward Community College. The program allows students to smoothly transfer into the BA program at UHM and complete the major requirements. Qualifying students can have dual admissions and dual enrollment with UHM through the UH Kaʻieʻie Program.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 30 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:

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

Interdisciplinary Studies, Human Relations in Organizations Interdisciplinary Studies, Human Relations in Organizations UH MānoaOnline

If no university major is quite your size or shape, you may find a better fit through a uniquely student-designed Interdisciplinary Studies Program. It enables qualified students to arrange interdisciplinary major equivalents for a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Human Relations in Organizations. The emphasis aligns your interests, needs, and goals and attracts students interested in human and cultural relations and those who desire a basic understanding of organizational theory and practice.

Major courses can be incorporated from a variety of disciplines including American Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Education, English, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Peace Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Women's Studies amongst others. A proposal that meets certain program requirements will be developed with the assistance of an Interdisciplinary Studies faculty advisor.

After graduation, students may seek professional programs 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.

This flexible distance program is customized and can be completed fully online (with a hybrid option available). If you have completed your general education requirements or have prior college credits equivalent to an AA degree, this program can be completed in about two years. Qualifying students can pursue dual admission and enrollment through Kaʻieʻie, a UH Mānoa transfer program.

For more information on UH Mānoa tuition and fees, visit http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/admissions-and-aid/tuition-and-fees/.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 120 total, 36 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:
Kēhau Newhouse, Program Coordinator/Advisor
Phone: (808) 984-3444
Email: mauioutr@hawaii.edu
Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences of OceansInterdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences of OceansUH MānoaOnline

This Interdisciplinary Studies BA in Social Sciences of Oceans is a fully online degree designed to offer students training in social science approaches to addressing complex problems related to our oceans and island societies. 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, Urban and Regional Planning and the Center for Pacific Island Studies.

This online degree program offers students interdisciplinary approaches to studying issues of global importance, such as governance and nationhood; identity and inequality; resource management and development; and the movements of peoples and cultural forms. Taking our location in the middle of the Pacific seriously, the program centers Oceania and the voices of Pacific Islanders.

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.

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Entry Term: Spring, Summer, Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
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
Online Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science (ADN to BS)Online Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor of Science (ADN to BS)UH MānoaOnline, On-site

The Bachelor of Science (BS) program is for students with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma. The program builds upon initial nursing preparation with coursework to enhance professional development, and provide an increased understanding of the social and physical determinants of health – the cultural, economic, and equity issues that affect the delivery of safe, quality patient care. The curriculum includes state of the art coursework on evidence-based practice, genomics, population health, and pandemics.

The 30 credit nursing curriculum provides flexibility and can be completed in 2 or more semesters – both part-time and full-time routes are available. Students take online courses available on-demand while balancing work and family responsibilities. Worksite cohorts can be created in partnership with local healthcare organizations and agencies interested in increasing the number of BS prepared nurses delivering direct patient care.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 30 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: All courses will be offered online, except for the clinical courses. Two clinical courses (N451L and N460L) will have some face-to-face, wherever the student is located.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Contact:

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

Jennica Baldonado
Phone: (808) 956-8452
EMAIL: hsncnurs@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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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. For the core program, all theory courses (22 credits total) are online but three courses (6 credits total) have a practicum component (NURS 457L, NURS 411L and NURS 347L). Sites for NURS 457L and NURS 411L practice experiences are located on the islands of Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, and Kauaʻi. RN to BSN Program courses can be taken full or part time.
Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, and Kauaʻi
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 28
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: For NURS 457L and NURS 411L, students are partnered with agencies in their own communities; a site preceptor and a faculty member from the UHH SON oversee these practice experiences. For NURS 347L, students practice on their own time, maintain a log of hours, and meet twice during the semester with their instructor for check off and remediation if needed. See the program website FAQs for additional information about the three clinical course requirements.
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Health Clearance: Required
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 WorkSocial WorkUH MānoaOnline

The mission of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program is to provide students with the knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive and affective processes of the social work profession, integrated with a liberal arts education. Utilizing a generalist framework, the BSW Program provides the basis for practice within the context of a multicultural environment. Special attention is given to Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian communities of our state and the Pacific Region, as they interact within a global context. Social and economic justice for underrepresented and oppressed groups is emphasized within the curriculum.

In the Distance Education (DE) Option of the BSW Program, 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, in addition to completing three semesters of field education (practicum) under the supervision of social work professionals in community agencies.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 59
Course Format: 5-weeks; except for field education (practicum) which runs the entire semester (16 weeks)
Attendance Information: Students are required to attend an orientation on Oahu in the summer before they begin the program. Students are also required to complete their field education (practicum) hours at community agencies under the supervision of social work professionals.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Contact:
BSW DE Option
Phone: (808) 956-9470
Email: sswde@hawaii.edu
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesWomen's, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesUH MānoaOnline

The BA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides students a thorough background in contemporary interdisciplinary scholarship in feminist and gender studies. The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is proud to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women, gender, and sexuality issues. Our department emphasizes multicultural and global education and innovative feminist research on issues of gender, sexuality, ethnic and national diversity, and social justice with a focus on women in Hawaiʻi, Asia, and the Pacific.

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

As an option for students with no college credits, The College of Social Sciences, Aloha Pathways Online program allows a student to complete the first two years of general education requirements online through a partnership with the Leeward Community College. The program allows students to smoothly transfer into the BA program at UHM and complete the major requirements. Qualifying students can have dual admissions and dual enrollment with UHM through the UH Kaʻieʻie Program.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Exempt
Total # of Credit Hours: 30 upper division credits in the major
Course Format: 16-week
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:

Lani Teves
Phone: (808) 956-6928
Email: tevesste@hawaii.edu

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Programs
SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Teacher Education–Elementary EducationTeacher Education–Elementary EducationUH MānoaOnline

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teacher Education – Elementary is a 33-credit program that would provide additional pathways to teacher licensure in grades K-6 for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than education. It will also provide a pathway to teacher licensure for paraprofessionals and long-term substitutes currently working in Hawaiʻi public schools. Providing multiple pathways to teacher licensure would address the growing need for qualified, licensed teachers in grades K-6, particularly in geographic areas that have historically experienced difficulty recruiting and retaining classroom teachers. See Brochure

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 33
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Courses are entirely online in both synchronous (meeting 1x/week) and asynchronous formats. Synchronous classes usually begin at 4:30 p.m. (HST) to accommodate working students. In addition, students participate in three semesters of field experiences in their own communities.
Degree Awarded: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs
SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Literacy Leader: Literacy SpecialistLiteracy Leader: Literacy SpecialistUH MānoaOnline

The Literacy Specialist Graduate Certificate is an 18-credit online program and 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) based on International Literacy Association and International Dyslexia Association Standards for Reading Professionals.

Entry Term: Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: The Literacy Leader Graduate Certificate pathway is conducted totally online with some courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time), asynchronously (where work is done on your own time), or some combination of the two. Candidates will also be invited to attend a face-to-face weekend orientation at UHM in April prior to beginning the program and a capstone orientation at the end of the program.
Degree Awarded: Graduate Certificate
Literacy SpecialistLiteracy SpecialistUH MānoaOnline

The Literacy Specialist program is offered as a partnership between the Special Education and Curriculum Studies Departments. This program is designed for teachers, other educators, and graduate students who want to become knowledgeable in the area of literacy. The program prepares literacy specialists to ensure all students achieve their maximum potential in written and spoken language as well as 21st Century literacies (e.g., digital, media, visual, critical). This program incorporates both International Literacy Association (ILA) and International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Standards.

Candidates may choose to pursue this program on its own or can complete this course sequence within the Master's degree in Special Education or Curriculum Studies.

Entry Term: Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 18
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: All required courses are offered online and may include synchronous online class sessions in the early evenings, typically 4:30pm-7:00pm (HST). Program candidates will be placed into cohorts and will complete the literacy specialist course sequence together beginning each summer. There are two mandatory *face-to-face sessions including New Candidate Orientation at the beginning of the program, and a Portfolio Preparation session just prior to the 2nd summer. Some financial support is provided to assist with these travel costs for candidates residing on neighbor islands.
Degree Awarded: Graduate Certificate
Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)UH MānoaOnline

The graduate level Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) is offered fully online and requires the 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. The certificate program provides those who desire to deliver learning materials at a distance with the foundational knowledge and skills required to design, develop, and implement effective materials for online learning.

Throughout this completely online certificate program, participants will have numerous opportunities to integrate their professional experiences into their learning, apply their course assignments to their current professional activities, and actively engage with other professionals in the development of these proficiencies.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 15
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: All courses for the COLT program are offered fully online. Some courses may require attendance at live online sessions in the evenings from 6-8 PM HST.
Degree Awarded: Graduate Certificate

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Programs
SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Advanced Population Health NursingAdvanced Population Health NursingUH MānoaOnline, ITV, On-site

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. Advanced population health nurses practice using outcome-driven strategies to manage health for groups of individuals.

The APHN program prepares graduates to engage with patients in diverse context, and develop valuable insight into how health care affects individuals, families, and communities. The program focuses on population-level health, wellness, social determinants of health, 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.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 30
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Online synchronous class meetings typically held on weekdays, the faculty determines times. Campus visits required if course is taught on HITS. Face-to-face field experience is required. Sites for practice experiences are located across the state of Hawaiiʻ and students are placed with agencies in their own communities; these practice experiences are overseen by a site preceptor and a faculty member from the UH Mānoa School of Nursing.
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Contact:

Ray Jarman
Phone: (808) 956-3519
EMAIL: msnurs@hawaii.edu

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.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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. Charmaigne Higa-McMilan, Ph.D.
Phone: (808) 932-7850
Email: higac@hawaii.edu
Curriculum Studies, Literacy SpecialistCurriculum Studies, Literacy SpecialistUH MānoaOnline

The MEd-CS Literacy Specialist is 30-credit online track and partnership between the Curriculum Studies and Special Education Departments that 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) based on both International Literacy and Dyslexia Association Standards for Reading Professionals. The track may be used to add the field, Literacy Specialist, to a Hawaiʻi Standard or Advanced Teaching License. Graduates may also receive a Literacy Leader Graduate Certificate, which appears on program completers' transcripts. (The graduate certificate may also be taken separately.)

Entry Term: Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 30
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Program is conducted totally online with some courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time), asynchronously (where work is done on your own time), or some combination of the two. Candidates will also be invited to attend a face-to-face weekend orientation at UHM in April prior to beginning the program and a capstone orientation at the end of the first year of the program.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
Curriculum Studies, PACMEDCurriculum Studies, PACMEDUH MānoaOnline

MEd-CS PACMED is a 30-credit, online, 2-year, cohorted track for Pacific Island educators of all age students up through undergraduate level with a focus on the education in STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) & Place-Based Curriculum. Teachers and administrators will be supported in creating culturally responsive curriculum focused on STEAM subjects. A standards-based Portfolio serves as the Plan-B "thesis" project, providing concrete evidence of the graduate’s proficiency in STEAM educational leadership.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 30
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Online courses delivered primarily via the ZOOM e-classroom system, requiring a computer with microphone and speaker as well as a reliable internet connection. The great majority of instruction is synchronous, i.e., everyone online "live" together.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
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.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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 does not lead to licensure in the State of Hawaiʻi.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 30
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: The program is offered primarily online and for those courses which have a face-to-face component, students may join virtually (desktop videoconferencing) from anywhere in the state. However, there is a student-host one day forum that requires in-person attendance. Travel not covered by program.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
Contact:
Dr. Diane Barrett
Phone: (808) 932-7103
Email: barrett9@hawaii.edu
Educational Foundations, Global PerspectivesEducational Foundations, Global PerspectivesUH MānoaOnline

This program leads to a Master of Education in Educational Foundations with a specialization in Global Perspectives on Educational Policy and Practice. This program is designed to prepare individuals in range of positions to meaningfully incorporate global perspectives into their professional practice—including classroom teachers, school leaders, school system administrators, higher education practitioners, study abroad facilitators, community leaders, education analysts and researchers, and professionals working in non-profit or non-governmental organizations. This unique master's program examines how the cultural, technological, economic, and political aspects of globalization affect education policy and practice in a multitude of ways from early childhood education through advanced graduate studies. As the effects of globalization continue to manifest and to evolve, the insights gained are not only essential for professionals across every level of education but also across geographic regions, from the United States to the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Globalization presents challenges and opportunities by making the world more interconnected, by facilitating the dissemination of ideas and knowledge, by encouraging the movement of peoples, by creating new political bodies that create education policies at the supranational level, by placing new pressures on local communities and national economic systems—all of which has major implications for education.

A key feature of this master's is that it goes beyond a focus on understanding these dimensions of globalization to also provide program participants with tools, frameworks, lessons, and strategies that can be adapted to numerous educational and organizational contexts. There are valuable resources embedded in this program that can help you improve your practice—and the practices of your organization—whether you are a classroom teacher, a school leader, a higher education professional, a school system administrator, or any of the other professional positions mentioned above. The courses in this program will focus on topical issues that are common to all educational systems and are appropriate for education professionals in diverse geographical locations. As indicated by the course titles further below, the courses focus, among other things, on how to analyze the effects of globalization on education policy and the curriculum (within and beyond the United States); drawing lessons from the policies and practical responses of a range of countries; critically understanding multiculturalism and diversity (and how to embody these ideals at multiple levels); analyzing education from a "systems" perspective that emphasizes the interconnectedness of each aspect of education reform and educational change; and examining the strategies and responses of teachers, principals, higher education professionals, and communities when it comes to how they "internationalize" their curricular, leadership, and programmatic activities.

Join a vibrant community of exceptional scholars and professionals from the continental North America, Hawaiʻi, and Asia to explore the world of educational policy and practice through a lens that connects the local and global. The program is offered in a cohort format with strong peer interaction, team work, and support.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories, International
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 30
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: You can be located in Hawaiʻi or anywhere in the world to participate, as long as you are able to participate in the required online synchronous class sessions. These sessions typically occur once every other week during the semester at about 4pm Hawaiian Standard Time.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
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.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
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, classes 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
Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, Rehabilitation Counselor EducationKinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, Rehabilitation Counselor EducationUH MānoaOnline

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's (UHM) Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program (RCEP) provides graduate-level training designed to prepare students for a fulfilling career in Rehabilitation Counseling. RCEP is a three-year academic program leading to a Master's of Science (MS) in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling. This program delivers a high-quality learning experience that allows busy working professionals to earn their master's degree and grow their career. This program delivers a high-quality learning experience that allows busy working professionals to earn their master's degree and grow their career.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 48
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Courses are entirely online in both synchronous (meeting 1x/week) and asynchronous formats. Synchronous classes usually begin at 4:30 p.m. (HST) to accommodate working students. In addition, students participate in three semesters of field experiences in their own communities.
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Learning Design & TechnologyLearning Design & TechnologyUH MānoaOnline

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 international 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 or three-year academic program leading to a Master's in Education (MEd) in Learning Design and Technology. Started in 2006, the online Master's program builds on the UH educational technology graduate program with a 50-year history of success and leadership in the field.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 33
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: OTEC courses are offered fully online, except for two required weekend sessions at the Mānoa campus in the first semester. 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 is no on-campus sessions required after these two in the first semester.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
Library & Information ScienceLibrary & Information ScienceUH MānoaOnline

The Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc) degree is designed to encourage students to explore and apply diverse coursework and experiences to craft an individualized program of study applicable to a range of information environments, to become effective, reflective professionals. The Program's distance education program offers approximately 30 percent of its courses online either synchronous via Zoom or asynchronous via 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 synchronous courses, and staffing/resource limitations, the Program does not accept out-of-state applicants who wish to complete the MLISc degree program online.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring
Available: Maui County, Hawaiʻi County, Kauai County
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 39
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: No on-campus visits required. Program is conducted totally online with some courses offered synchronously (where everyone is online at the same time via Zoom), asynchronously (where work is done on your own time), or some combination of the two.
Degree Awarded: Master of Library & Information Science (MLISc)
Contact:
LIS Program Coordinator
Phone: (808) 956-7321
Email: LISinfo@hawaii.edu
Social WorkSocial WorkUH MānoaOnline, ITV

The mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is to achieve the aims of the profession of social work by educating students on knowledgeable and competent practice with diverse populations. Originating in a commitment to increasing social and economic justice for underrepresented and oppressed groups, the MSW Program prepares professional social workers for advanced practice with individuals, families, and groups within the context of their communities. Special attention is paid to the multicultural environment, in particular to Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian cultures of our communities, state, and the Pacific region.

The Distance Education (DE) Option of the MSW Program offers the three-year MSW Plan that is also offered to campus-based students, which includes four semesters of field education (practicum). Classes are synchronous and held on weeknight evenings.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 57
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: Students are required to attend a meeting on Oʻahu once a year (in August) to receive training, advising and other educational content. Students are also required to complete their field education (practicum) hours at community agencies under the supervision of social work professionals.
Degree Awarded: Master of Social Work (MSW)
Contact:
MSW DE Option
Phone: (808) 956-9470
Email: sswde@hawaii.edu
Special Education (+BCBA®-Track Verified Course Sequence)Special Education (+BCBA®-Track Verified Course Sequence)UH MānoaOnline

Beginning Fall 2020, all UH Mānoa ABA coursework is aligned to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) 5th Edition Task List requirements.

The Master in Special Education + BCBA®-Track Verified Course Sequence is a 2-for-1 opportunity to meet the degree and coursework requirements towards certification in ABA. The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 31
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: All courses in the MEd SPED, BCBA®-Track program are offered online and include synchronous online class sessions in the early evenings on weekdays, typically 4:30pm-7:00pm HST*. *Candidates residing outside of Hawaiʻi must consider differences in timezone before committing to this program. Orientation is proved via distance education for all new candidates; optional f2f orientation is available for state residents.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education Degree (M.Ed)
Special Education, InterdisciplinarySpecial Education, InterdisciplinaryUH MānoaOnline

The MEd SPED, Interdisciplinary 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 interdisciplinary specialization is designed primarily for graduate candidates who wish to have an advanced degree in special education/disabilities services in order to pursue special education leadership and/or research. Completion of core courses and the designated elective courses allow candidates to examine key topics and issues in special education through the lens of an educational leader while also developing skills for evaluating and disseminating special education research. This program also allows candidates to work with their faculty advisors to individualize and accommodate candidates’ experiences, educational background and professional aspirations.

Entry Term: Fall
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 31
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: All courses in the MEd SPED program are offered online and include synchronous online class sessions in the early evenings, typically 4:30pm-7:00pm HST. Orientation at the beginning of the program is provided via distance for all new candidates; optional f2f orientation is available to state residents.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education Degree (M.Ed)
Special Education, Literacy SpecialistSpecial Education, Literacy SpecialistUH MānoaOnline

The Literacy Specialist program is designed for teachers, other educators, and graduate students who want to become knowledgeable in the area of literacy. The program prepares literacy leaders to ensure all students achieve their maximum potential in written and spoken language as well as 21st Century literacies (e.g., digital, media, visual, critical).

The need for teachers prepared to lead literacy efforts at K-12 schools has resulted in legislative action and a new field for teacher licensure, Literacy Specialist. As defined by the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board (HTSB), Literacy Specialists require integrated knowledge of both International Literacy Association (ILA) and International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Standards. Therefore, the departments of Special Education and Curriculum Studies collaborated to create and offer this interdepartmental program.

Entry Term: Summer
Available: Statewide, Continental U.S., U.S. Territories
Health Clearance: Required
Total # of Credit Hours: 31
Course Format: 16-weeks
Attendance Information: All courses in the MEd SPED program are offered online and include synchronous online class sessions in the early evenings, typically 4:30pm-7:00pm HST. All candidates must attend a New Candidate Orientation at UH Mānoa prior to the start of the program. A travel stipend is provided to neighbor island candidates to attend. Candidates outside of Hawaiʻi will receive a distance option for attending the orientation.
Degree Awarded: Master of Education Degree (M.Ed)