If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. HCC accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, HCC does not offer classes during the summer.
HCC offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: HCC may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
HCC has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with HCC directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, HCC students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at HCC.
Student Designed Majors
HCC allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
HCC does not require a senior project for all students.
✅ HCC does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ HCC has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ HCC offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ HCC does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ HCC does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While HCC does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Honolulu Community College Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
For more information on possible dual degree options at HCC, contact the university directly.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does HCC have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
HCC has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at HCC include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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