Kaua`i Community College offers lower-division, transfer-level courses for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university, occupational courses for students seeking competency or improvement in employable skills, and general education courses for all students to provide them with awareness of the ideas and ideals of our society.
Liberal Arts: The program provides transfer-level general education through courses in communications, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. Successful completion of the 2-year Liberal Arts program leads to an Associate in Arts Degree. Students who follow the prescribed sequence of transfer courses will be able to meet the general education “core” requirements at Manoa, Hilo, and West O`ahu campuses of the University of Hawai`i, as well as those of most other 4-year colleges and universities, should they decide to continue their education at a 4-year institution. While most of the transfer courses offered are in the Liberal Arts area, a few transfer courses are also offered in business education. Certain business and trade technology courses that are normally regarded as non-transfer may also be considered as transfer courses since they are accepted by some mainland colleges and also by the University of Hawai`i’s College of Education for those students who are prospective secondary school teachers in business, industrial arts, and industrial technology.
Business Education: Major areas include Accounting; Business Technology; Culinary Arts; and Hospitality and Tourism. These areas of emphasis may lead to a Certificate of Competence, a Certificate of Completion, a Certificate of Achievement, or an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Health Service: A Nurse Aide course provides entry -level care with a Certificate of Competence. The Career-Ladder Nursing program consists of 2 levels (Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing). A student successfully completing the first level of the curriculum is awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing and is eligible to take the State Board examination for licensure as a Practical Nurse. Successful completion of the second level of the curriculum leads to an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and eligibility to take the State Board examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Public Service: The Early Childhood Education program offers a Certificate of Competence, a Certificate of Achievement, and an Associate in Science Degree.
TradeTechnology: Offerings include Auto Body Repair and Painting, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Electronics Technology, and Facilities Engineering Technology. The College also offers CISCO-certified training as an option in Electronics Technology. These programs may lead to a Certificate of Competence, a Certificate of Completion, a Certificate of Achievement, or an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Electronics Technology has a degree in Associate in Science.