The Kapi‘olani Community College began in 1946 as the Kapi‘olani Technical School at a time when Hawai‘i was still a territory of the United States. The innovative school was administered by the Territorial Department of Instruction with a strong academic focus on food service. But in 1959, as Hawai‘i was entering statehood, three additional programs were added: practical nursing, business education and dental assisting. In 1965 the college realigned its academic mission and joined the University of Hawai‘i community college system. From its original home at the corner of Pensacola and Kapi‘olani Boulevard to its current location on the slopes of scenic Diamond Head, KCC is poised to take its place at the head of the technical renaissance of the 21st century!
|Chancellor’s Office||About Chancellor Louise Pagotto|
|Mission||Our campus Vision, Mission and Values|
|Leadership Team||Our College Administrators|
|History||In the name of a Queen — history about Queen Kapi‘olani|
|Degrees & Certificates Offered||The College provides comprehensive educational opportunities for transfer to four-year universities and workforce development for our community.|
|Accreditation||Accreditation is a process by which institutions of higher education are evaluated to ensure that they meet or exceed standards of quality. These standards can be set at College and professional/industry levels.|
|OFIE||The Office for Institutional Effectiveness (OFIE) provides leadership and coordination for long-range, strategic, and tactical planning; research in institutional effectiveness.|