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Study at Honolulu Community College

Honolulu Community College, also known as HCC, was established in 1920 as the Territorial Trade School in Palama. It was renamed the Honolulu Technical School in 1955, and after being granted college status, it was christened the Honolulu Community College in 1966. This public, co-educational, commuter college is located on the outskirts of downtown Honolulu, near the Honolulu Harbor.

Honolulu Community College is a branch of the University of Hawaii system and offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Technical Studies degrees, as well as certificate courses in various fields of study. Among its well known programs are the automotive and aircraft maintenance programs.

The main campus of HCC sits on 20 acres in the Kalihi-Palama area. Classes for the Aeronautics Maintenance and Commercial Aviation programs are offered near the Honolulu International Airport. Additional sites are located in Kokea Street, and at the Marine Education and Training Center at Sand Island.

Profile of Honolulu Community College

Honolulu Community College is located in Honolulu, HI (a large city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Honolulu Community College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in photography and commercial art, engineering technician, mechanics and repair, and production trades.

Honolulu Community College Selectivity

Honolulu Community College is an open-admission school. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Honolulu Community College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Honolulu Community College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 4, 027 enrolled students in 2007. Honolulu Community College has a large minority student population.

Honolulu Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering Technician203industrial production tech, electronics tech, architectural drafting, occupational safety tech, aerospace engineering tech
Liberal Arts89liberal arts and sciences
Mechanics and Repair76automobile mechanics, electrical installation and repair, HVAC, autobody repair, diesel mechanics, marine mechanic
Security and Law Enforcement38fire-fighting, criminal justice and police
Production Trades28welding, sheet metal tech
Construction Trades25carpentry, apparel and textile manufacture
Family and Social Work25human services
Beauty and Cosmetology21cosmetology
Education and Teaching16early childhood education, industrial arts teaching
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial art
Transportation0commercial pilot and flight crew

Contact: Honolulu Community College

Honolulu Community College

874 Dillingham Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96817-4598

General Phone: (808) 845-9211

http://www.honolulu. hawaii.edu

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