Construction Academy

Group photo of students who completed the Construction Academy.
Student taking measurements on paper
Students standing in front of steel framing inside the maintenance shop.
Students working in a wood shop.
Construction Academy student holding a certificate.

Coordinator: Kenton Short (842-2588,

The Honolulu Community College Construction Academy partners with various Department of Education high schools on O‘ahu, to introduce high school students to the broad range of construction industry related careers and to provide opportunities to explore and develop the technical, academic, and employability skills necessary to make informed choices on possible career opportunities within the construction and other industries.

To do this, the Construction Academy utilizes a hands-on approach to learning that requires students to apply skills in math, communication, technology, and problem solving. Participating students who demonstrate proficiency in all identified course standards and student learner outcomes have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. The college credit earned can be used toward various degree programs at Honolulu Community College.