Health Careers Counseling Center

Health Sciences Counselors provide support to students for health career pathways to earn degrees and certificates.  Students learn about admission requirements and criteria, program curriculum, program cost, financial aid, application for licensure/certificates, and transfer to baccalaureate programs.

You should also meet with a counselor before

  • You register each semester
  • You apply to a health program
  • You are ready to graduate and prepare for employment

Counseling & Advising

Counselors/Advisors: Russell Kinningham & Lani Suzuki-Severa

Location: Kauila 106
Phone: (808) 734-9224

STAR Balance Virtual Kiosk Hours
Mondays through Thursdays, excluding holidays
9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:00pm

STAR Balance Kiosk is available for UH system students. For information about our health programs, attend a program information session. Email for assistance with getting started at Kapiʻolani Community College.

Counselors are available to help you!

  • Explore health career pathways through program advising and information sessions
  • Select a health career program pathway
  • Identify ‘professional qualities’ of your career pathway to ensure that the career path is the right one for you
  • Select appropriate courses
  • Develop an academic plan (STAR Graduation Pathway; semester-by-semester plan of courses)
  • Achieve academic preparation for program admission
  • Connect to resources for your academic and personal success
  • Thrive for program graduation and employment

Health Education Programs

Career Exploration

Do you know what health career you may find satisfying? Do you know what professional qualities of your profession/occupational cluster are important for success? Do you know what your personal, academic, and career strengths are? Have you volunteered, engaged in service-learning, and/or enrolled in an introductory health professions course for your occupational pathway?

We encourage you to attend a program information session(s) and visit the website for your program of study.  Furthermore, meet with a counselor who can help you identify your career interests, decide on appropriate next steps in the journey, and connect you to available campus and community resources.

Campus and Community Resources

  • Counseling and Advising Directory
  • Hawaiʻi Is Hiring — Access labor market statistics and trends in the Hawai‘i economy
  • Hawai‘i Career Explorer  — Explore Hawai‘i job markets, postings, educational pathways, trends, and earnings. Online tool for interactive exploration of career pathways and related academic programs at the UH Community Colleges
  • SECE  — In addition to student employment (on-campus) jobs, students are now currently able to view and search for non-UH (off-campus) positions. Alumni will only be able to view and search for full-time off-campus positions.

Stay Connected

Stay up to date with the Kapiʻolani Community College Health Science, EMS, & Nursing programs by viewing and subscribing to a quarterly newsletter.

Health Careers Info Session

Program Information sessions are held monthly and provide potential applicants with program details and requirements, application procedures, and career outlook. Attending an information session is recommended before you start your academic journey. Attendance of a program information session within one year of the application submission is mandatory when applying to a Health Science and EMS program.