Business, Legal, and Technology

Business, Legal, and Technology

The Business, Legal and Technology Program offers 2-year degrees in accounting, information technology, marketing and paralegal. All of these degrees transfer and apply to 4-year degrees at UH West Oahu. Our counselors help students select classes, make decisions about their education and complete their goals. We also help students to plan and prepare for jobs and life-long learning.

Counseling & Advising

  • Counselor: Florentino Abara Jr.
  • Location: Kopiko Learning Community, Kopiko 101
  • Email:
  • Phone: Florentino Abara Jr., 808-734-9107
  • Walk-in hours: Mondays from 12:00–4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m.-­ 12:00 p.m.
  • Advising: For New, Returning, Transfer, and Program major advising


Career Exploration

  • Do you know what business, legal, and technology careers you may find satisfying?
  • Do you know what the professional qualities of you profession/occupational cluster are?
  • Do you know what your personal, academic and career strengths are?
  • Have you volunteered, engaged in service learning, and/or enrolled in an introductory professions course for your occupational pathway?

We encourage you to visit the program of study website. Furthermore, meet with a counselor who can help you understand what your career interest are, decide on appropriate next steps in the journey, and connect you to available campus and community resources.

Online Tools for Student Success

Campus and Community Resources

  • Advising and Counseling Directory – Counselor directory with links to departments, units, academic programs, and student support services
  • Financial Aid Office – Access information on financial aid including scholarships, grants, and student loans support
  • Kulia Ma Kapi‘olani Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education – Access the native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP) is a federal grant administered as a consortia through Alu Like, Inc. and has been on the KCC campus for 20 years. Under the current grant, the project goal is to provide services to 75 Native Hawaiian students in career & technical education programs to succeed in attaining certificates and degree to transition to the workforce or additional training as desired.
  • UH CC’s College and Career Exploration — Online tool for interactive exploration of career pathways and related academic programs at the UH Community Colleges
  • Targeted Population and  International Student Counselors — Access to student support counselors for First Year Experience (FYE), Transfer Year Experience (TYE), Deaf Studies/Deaf Education (CORE) and Deaf Students, Disability Support Services Office, Honda International Center, Kuilei Outreach Program, Running & Jump Start, &Early Admit, Mental Health and Wellness, Military & Veterans Program, Kapo‘oloku Program for Native Hawaiian Student Success, Kulia ma Kapi‘olani – Native Hawaiian Career & Technical  Educational Project, Student Parents Program, and TRIO Student Support Services

ACBSP Accreditation

The Business, Legal and Technology Education Department was awarded accreditation of its Accounting, Information Technology, and Marketing programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) on April 16, 2015. ACBSP offers accreditation to business programs that demonstrate excellence in teaching. Below is information regarding the number of awards conferred in these programs.

Unduplicated Degrees/Certificates Awarded

Major AY 2016-2017 AY 2017-2018 AY 2018-2019
Accounting 74 49 30
Information Technology 67 34 48
Marketing 35 28 5
ACBSP Accredited

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