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Kapiʻolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii

Kapi‘olani Community College offers a comprehensive liberal arts program, unique programs in paralegal and health fields, award-winning programs in STEM, culinary arts, and new media arts, and dynamic programs in business, IT, and hospitality. The College enrolls the highest number of international students in the University of Hawai‘i Community College system.

Last Updated: 2021-09-28


Passport Block


The Passport Block listed here is for general information only.
Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

Kapi‘olani Community College's Interstate Passport block is aligned with the general education foundation and diversification requirements of its Associate in Arts degrees, with the addition of an oral communication course. Visit the Kapi‘olani Community College website for information about its AA in Liberal Arts degree and its AA in Hawaiian Studies degree.

Students must take one course in oral communication (OC) -- examples include the following:

 

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
SP 151 Personal and Public Speech
SP 181 Interpersonal Communication

Students must take one course in written communication (FW) – examples include the following:

Written Communication
Courses in Written Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENG 100 Composition 1
ESL 100 Composition 1

 Students must take one course in quantitative reasoning (FQ) – examples include the following:

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 100 Survey of Mathematics
MATH 115 Introduction to Statistics and Probabilities
PHIL 111 Introduction to Inductive Logic

Students must take one course in biological sciences (DB), one course in physical sciences (DP), and one course in laboratory sciences (DY) that coresponds to the selected biological or physical science course – examples include:


Biological Sciences (DB)
Courses in Biological Sciences (DB)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101 Biology and Society
BOT 130 Plants in the Hawaiian Environment
ZOOL 200 Marine Biology

Physical Sciences (DP)
Courses in Physical Sciences (DP)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I
GEOG 101 The Natural Environment
OCN 201 Science of the Sea

Laboratory Sciences (DY)
Courses in Laboratory Sciences (DY)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101L Biology and Society Lab
BOT 130L Plants in the Hawaiian Environment Lab
CHEM 161L General Chemistry I Lab
GEOG 101L The Natural Environment Lab
OCN 201L Science of the Sea Lab
ZOOL 101L Marine Biology Lab

Students must take two courses in global / multicultural perspectives (FGA, FGB, FGC), each one from a different group – examples include the following:

Foundation Global / Multicultural Perspectives (FGA)
Courses in Foundation Global / Multicultural Perspectives (FGA)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 151 Emerging Humanity
HIST 151 World History to 1500

Foundation Global / Multicultural Perspectives (FGB)
Courses in Foundation Global / Multicultural Perspectives (FGB)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
GEOG 102 World Regional Geography
SSCI 102 Society and Food

Foundation Global / Multicultural Perspectives (FGC)
Courses in Foundation Global / Multicultural Perspectives (FGC)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MUS 107 Music in World Cultures
REL 150 Introduction to the World's Major Religions

Critical thinking is a process and habit of mind that is developed in not just one course, but across multiple, courses. The learning outcomes for critical thinking will be met by taking all the courses in the other areas of the Passport Block. No additional courses are required in this area. 

Students must take two courses in arts, humanities, and literature (DA, DH, DL), each one from a different group – examples include the following:

Diversification in Arts (DA)
Courses in Diversification in Arts (DA)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 101 Introduction to the Visual Arts
DNCE 212 Traditional Hula
MUS 108 Fundamentals of Western Music

Diversification in Humanities (DH)
Courses in Diversification in Humanities (DH)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AMST 201 American Experience: Institutions and Movements
HWST 100 Introduction to Hawaiian Culture
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy

Diversification in Literature (DL)
Courses in Diversification in Literature (DL)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
EALL 272 Japanese Literature in Translation – Modern
ENG 270 Introduction to Literature: Literary History
HWST 270 Hawaiian Mythology


Teamwork and value systems are developed in not just one course, but across multiple courses. The learning outcomes for teamwork and value systems will be met by taking all the courses in the other areas of the Passport Block. No additional courses are required in this area. 

Students must take two courses in social sciences (DS), each one from a different discipline – examples include the following:

Diversification in Social Sciences (DS)
Courses in Diversification in Social Sciences (DS)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ECON 120 Introduction to Economics
HWST 255 Introduction to the Hawaiian Kingdom
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology


Program Highlights


Kapi‘olani Community College programs include an AA in Liberal Arts with pathways to Bachelor's degrees, and AS degrees in Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Radiologic Technician, and Medical Assisting, among others, as well as award-winning AS in Natural Science, AS in New Media Arts (Animation and Interface Design), and AS in Culinary Arts programs.


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Anthony Silva
Contact for Students: N/A




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