MKC Newsletter : Vol 3

MKC Newsletter : Vol 3
Left to right: (front row): Sharon Fowler, Melvin Jadulang, Shannon Sakamoto (back row) Amy Cook, Steve Harris, Jennifer Brown, Lisa Wong, Jessie Manapat, Gemma Williams

Left to right: (front row): Sharon Fowler, Melvin Jadulang, Shannon Sakamoto
(back row) Amy Cook, Steve Harris, Jennifer Brown, Lisa Wong, Jessie Manapat, Gemma Williams

E Komo Mai (Welcome)

E Komo mai from the Maida Kamber Center counseling team! The Maida Kamber Center for Career Exploration, Transfer and Graduation Services offers programs and services designed to support students throughout their educational journey at Kapi‘olani Community College. Our center serves students in the following programs: AA in Liberal Arts, AA in Hawaiian Studies, AS in Natural Science (Biotechnology and Biomolecular Laboratory Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Pre-Computer Science, Pre-Engineering), AS in New Media Arts (Animation, Interface Design), and undecided/undeclared students. Visit us in ‘Ilima 104 for walk-in counseling Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

  • Major/Career Exploration Services: Do you need assistance selecting a major? The Maida Kamber Center counselors have resources that can help you. Come explore your interests, values and skills; discover your career possibilities; and learn about how career opportunities relate to majors.
  • Transfer Services: Do you have plans to transfer from Kapi‘olani Community College to another institution? Whether it is UH Mānoa, UH West O‘ahu, UH Hilo, or elsewhere, organization and planning are keys to a smooth transfer. We can help you prepare for the next steps in your academic journey.
  • Graduation Services: Do you plan to earn your Associate Degree from Kapi‘olani Community College? We can help you understand where you are on your pathway to graduation.
  • Personal Concerns: We can also assist you in resolving problems that are interfering with your ability to concentrate and complete your assignments, including referrals to resources to support your academic and personal success.

Fall 2015 Workshops

Career Exploration

  • Wed., Sept. 23 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Lama 118
  • Thur., Nov. 12 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Lama 118
  • Tue., Nov. 10 from 12:15-1:15 in Lama 118 (Focus2)

Ka‘ie‘ie Program

  • Thur., Aug. 27 from 1-2 p.m. in ‘Ilima 104
  • Tue., Sept. 1 from 1-2 p.m. in ‘Ilima 104
  • Thur., Sept. 17 from 1-2 p.m. in  ‘Ilima 104
  • Mon., Oct. 5 from 1-2 p.m. in  ‘Ilima 104
  • Wed., Oct. 28 from 1-2 p.m. in  ‘Ilima 104

Tips on Transferring to a 4-Year University

  • Tue., Sept. 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Lama 118
  • Wed., Nov. 18, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Lama 118

Registration not required. For more information, visit ‘Ilima 104, email or call (808) 956-9500.

Transfer To University of Hawai‘i 4-Year Campus

Kapi‘olani Community College students who are eligible for Spring 2016 automatic admission to a 4-year UH-system campus will be notified via STAR on Sept. 1, 2015. Students must accept automatic admission in STAR by Oct. 1, 2015.

Ka‘ie‘ie is a transfer pathway program for students at Kapi‘olani Community College who are planning to transfer to UH Mānoa. If your ultimate goal is to earn a 4-year undergraduate degree but you chose to begin your degree at Kapi‘olani Community College, then Ka‘ie‘ie may be for you. Attend one of the Fall 2015 Ka‘ie‘ie workshops. Deadline to join for the Spring 2016 is Sept. 1, 2015.

Focus 2

Focus2 Career and Education Planning Tool

We suggest that you use this free tool to assess your strengths, interests, values and abilities, and then meet with a Maida Kamber Center counselor to discuss your results and develop an action plan.

  1. Visit
  2. Search for Kapi‘olani Community College
  3. Enter the “Capcha Code” that appears
  4. Sign up using access code kamber3

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Accelerate Your Time To Graduation

Students can speed up completion of their English and Math courses at Kapi‘olani Community College. If highly motivated and up for a challenge, consider taking accelerated courses in the Fall 2015 or a future semester. To follow is a sampling of Fall 2015 accelerated course offerings, which allow students to complete a course in half the time of a traditional course. For example, complete both ENG 21 (8-weeks) and ENG 22 (8-weeks) in one semester.

  • ENG 21 and ENG 22
  • ENG 22 and ENG 100
  • MATH 24 and MATH 25
  • MATH 25 and MATH 103
  • MATH 103 and MATH 135
  • MATH 135 and MATH 140
  • MATH 205 and MATH 206
  • ASL 101 and ASL 102
  • ASL 201 and ASL 202
  • SPAN 101 and SPAN 102

AA in Hawaiian Studies

Are you interested in Hawaiian Studies? The Associate Degree in Hawaiian Studies offers courses in Hawaiian culture, language, history and more! You can even earn an Associate Degree in Hawaiian Studies, and transfer to a university to earn a bachelor degree in a different subject. To learn more about how this program may benefit you, contact Shannon Sakamoto at