MKC Newsletter : Vol 4

MKC Newsletter : Vol 4

Spring 2016 Registration Coming Soon

The Maida Kamber Center offers walk-in counseling Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM in ‘Ilima 104. Meet with your counselor to ensure that the courses you are planning to register for will keep you on track for a timely graduation.

Important Registration Dates

  • Monday, October 19 – Class availability list for Spring 2016 online

Spring 2016 Time-Tickets (Online and In-Person Registration)

  • Monday, November 2 – 36 or more earned credits
  • Tuesday, November 3 – 24 to 35 earned credits
  • Wednesday, November 4 – 18 to 23 earned credits
  • Thursday, November 5 – 6 to 17 earned credits
  • Friday, November 6 – 0 to 5 earned credits

Open registration from November 6, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Late registration from January 11 – 15, 2016

Spring 2016 Payment Receipt Deadline is Friday, December 11 at 4 PM (HST)


Kapi‘olani Community College STEM Expo

STEM is an acronym often used to refer to occupations, as well as fields of study, in science, technology, engineering, and math. Overall, STEM occupations are projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, and wages in these occupations are generally higher than the median for all occupations.

Attend the STEM Expo on November 19 from 9 AM – 2 PM in the Koko‘i Building. The STEM Expo is open to all students. Come meet with businesses and organizations doing work in a STEM-related field, learn about summer internship opportunities, and get transfer information to other four-year colleges and universities.

See your counselor to learn more about the STEM academic programs at Kapi‘olani Community College.


What’s New This Fall 2015 … AS in Natural Science with a concentration in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Laboratory Science

The Associate in Science in Natural Science (ASNS) with a concentration in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Laboratory Science is new this Fall 2015. This academic program prepares students to transfer into a variety of molecular life science majors at four-year institutions. For example, at UH Mānoa, this 60-credit program provides a clear pathway into majors such as Microbiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology. The curriculum focuses on basic science and mathematics as well as more advanced research and mentoring experiences. The program provides students with undergraduate research opportunities as they move through the major. This is a laboratory intensive program and students will gain valuable laboratory skills that will prepare them well for upper-division courses, as well as for research, and work study employment in laboratories working in cell and molecular biology.

The Certificate of Achievement in Biotechnology is designed to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology industry and research. Students will learn basic microbiology, molecular biology and cell biology laboratory skills, laboratory equipment operation and maintenance, quality control, safety and good manufacturing practices meeting the needs of Hawai‘i for a trained workforce in the emerging biotechnology industry.

Graduates of these programs could pursue occupations such as Laboratory Technician, Molecular Biology Technician, Laboratory Assistant in industries such as biodefense, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, marine biotechnology, plant biotechnology, and immunochemistry.

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Thinking About Transferring For A Bachelor’s Degree?

Your Kapi‘olani Community College associate’s degree provides an excellent foundation upon which to build your bachelor’s degree. Each year, hundreds of students successfully transfer from Kapi‘olani Community College to four-year institutions. This means our counseling office gets lots of traffic!

The counselors at the Maida Kamber Center can help you navigate the transfer process. The earlier you meet with a counselor, the sooner you will have a plan, and the clearer your path will be!

If you are interested in transferring to UH Mānoa, attend the Ka‘ie‘ie Information Session on October 28, 2015 at 1 PM in ‘Ilima 104. The Maida Kamber Center will also present the workshop “Tips on Transferring to a Four-Year University” on November 18, 2015 from 12:15 – 1:15 PM in Lama 118. These workshops are free. No RSVPs required.

Attend the 2015 National College Fair, which will be held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 8:30 – 11:30 AM and 5 – 8 PM. This is a great opportunity to explore your transfer options! For more information on participating colleges and universities, visit

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New Media Arts Program Information Session

If you are interested in learning more about the New Media Arts program, come to our information session on Friday, October 30 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM in Kopiko 202.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about both the Animation and Interface Design tracks of the New Media Arts program at Kapi‘olani Community College. Faculty in the program will share information about the projects in the program, career opportunities, and answer questions.

Please RSVP here:
For more information, contact Steve Harris,, 734-9510.



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