Maida Kamber Center

Academic Counseling

Counselors are available to help you:

  • Explore career and academic options and make decisions
  • Select appropriate classes to keep you on track with your goals
  • Develop a personalized academic plan (semester-by-semester plan of courses)
  • Navigate life barriers that may interfere with succeeding in school
  • Connect to resources for your academic and personal success

Sign in to make an appointment with a counselor. Students may select to meet with a counselor in-person on campus or virtually through Zoom, phone call, and/or email.

Additional academic resources

Transfer Services

It’s important to learn about the transfer process and to plan for your transfer early. Our counselors are available to help you determine the best pathway to completing your associate’s degree and transferring to baccalaureate campuses within the University of Hawai‘i system as well as to other institutions in Hawai‘i or the continental U.S.

Our Transfer Services

  • Exploring transfer colleges, universities, and majors
  • Understanding the transfer process and transfer agreements with baccalaureate institutions
  • Academic planning for transfer
  • Transfer fairs
  • Transfer workshops
  • Campus visits by representatives from four-year colleges and universities

Transfer Within The University of Hawai‘i System

One of the many benefits of starting at a UH community college is, with careful planning early on, transfer to a UH four-year campus can be seamless.

Learn about UH Automatic Admission >>

Learn about the Ka‘ie‘ie Program >>

Visit the University of Hawai‘i Transfer website >>

Transfer Outside The University of Hawai‘i System

Counselors can support you with preparing for your transfer to non-UH institutions in Hawai‘i or the continental U.S.

Learn about Interstate Passport >>

What Can I Do With This Major

“What Can I Do with this Major” is a third-party tool designed to help you explore majors commonly offered at four-year colleges and universities and search for information about your possible chosen field.

Learn more about your opportunities >>

Additional transfer resources:

  • UH System Articulation Agreements Access UH articulation agreements, which guide the transfer of students and address topics such as the transfer of credit, specific courses, packages of courses, and related academic requirements.
  • UH System Course Transfer Database Search a database of course equivalencies for UH institutions as well as other colleges and universities. Use this site as a guide only as the transferability of any course is not guaranteed until an official transfer credit evaluation is completed.

Graduation Services

Do you plan to earn your associate degree from Kapi‘olani Community College? We are equipped to help you understand where you are on your pathway to graduation. Our office serves students in the following degree programs.

Meet with a counselor the semester before you plan to graduate to confirm your plans, and then apply for graduation by submitting the Application For Degree Form for the appropriate term

Career Exploration Services

  • Do you know what your interests are?
  • Do you know what strong skills you possess?
  • Do you know what careers you may find satisfying?
  • Do you need help choosing a major?

Counselors are available to guide you through the career exploration and planning process. We encourage you to explore the resources below and meet with a counselor.

Focus 2

Focus 2 Career

FOCUS 2 is a free self-paced career and educational planning tool designed to help you discover and explore career options that match your interests, personality, skills and values. Knowledge of yourself and your career options can help you make informed decisions about your path forward.

Complete the assessments and then meet with a counselor who can help you understand what you are finding out about yourself and decide on appropriate next steps.

  1. Work Interests – Your work interests reflect the kinds of work-related activities and tasks you most enjoy doing.
  2. Personality Type – Your personality type is a description of how you react to certain situations and people and how you make decisions, organize information and solve problems.
  3. Skills – Your skills are a reflection of your talents and activities you easily learn and perform well.
  4. Values – Your values are what are most important to you in life. For example, you might value helping other people, being creative and artistic, having a secure and steady job.
  5. Leisure Activities – Your Leisure Time Interests are a reflection of the kinds of leisure related activities you most enjoy doing.

Kapi‘olani Community College students may self-register in FOCUS 2. 

(Access Code: kamber3)

Additional career exploration resources:

  • Hawai‘i Career Explorer Access state occupational data within individual sectors and across all sectors for a holistic snapshot of industry demands and trends
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook Access career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for occupations
  • O*NET Access career information on work tasks, competencies, interests, values, wages and employment trends for occupations