Advising/Academic Counseling

New for Academic Counseling!

Academic Counselors are excited to share our newest appointment-making tool with you. MySuccess will allow you to quickly schedule from any location, an appointment with one of our academic counselors. In order to accommodate your busy schedule, counselors have developed a new type of counseling called ‘Express.’ Express counseling is designed to get you in and out in 15 minutes. If you have questions that require more than 15 minutes, please schedule yourself for a regular appointment through MySuccess.

For Brand New Students to Honolulu Community College:

New Student Orientation & Registration is mandatory! Upon acceptance, please get started at:

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, counseling service hours are reflected below.

Counselors assist Prospective, Continuing, and Transfer Students with the following:

  • Admissions process
  • Program information
  • Transfer information and credits
  • Academic plan
  • Course selection for registration
  • Placement test results
  • Change of major
  • Graduation check
  • Course substitutions
  • Financial Aid Academic Progress form
  • Veteran's Academic Review form

Meet With Your Program Counselor

Our counselors are here to assist you with defining your educational goals, discussing your options or areas of improvement, and sharing strategies and skills for academic persistence.

Email and Phone Advising are available with your Program Counselor (see below for individual counselors' contact information).

Prefer a face-to-face visit with a counselor? You may schedule an appointment with your Counselor.

Service hours are increased during peak periods. Please see our calendar below for the current schedule.

Best time to see us: From the 2nd - 11th week of school. Don't wait!

Program Counselors

Program Counselor
Liberal Arts (LBRT) Jean Maslowski, (808) 845-9278
Nicole Iwasaki, (808) 845-9137
Administration of Justice (AJ) Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Aeronautics Maintenance Technology (AMT) Scot Parry, (808) 845-9172
Applied Trades (APTR) Scot Parry, (808) 845-9172
Architectural, Engineering, & CAD Technologies (AEC) Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Auto Body Repair & Painting (ABRP) Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837
Automotive Technology (AMT) Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837
Carpentry Technology (CARP) Rona Wong, (808) 845-9228
Commercial Aviation (AVIT) Rona Wong, (808) 845-9228
Communication Arts (CA) Scot Parry, (808) 845-9172
Computing, Electronics, & Networking Technology (CENT) Rona Wong, (808) 845-9228
Cosmetology (COSM) Erica Balbag-Gerard, (808) 845-9401
Diesel Mechanics Technology (DISL) Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837
Early Childhood Education (ECED) Melodee Himuro, (808) 845-9177
Electrical Installation & Maintenance Technology (EIMT) Rona Wong, (808) 845-9228
Fashion Technology (FT) Erica Balbag-Gerard, (808) 845-9401
Fire & Environmental Emergency Response (FIRE) Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Hawaiian Studies (HWST) Jean Maslowski (808) 845-9278
Nicole Iwasaki, (808) 845-9137
Human Services (HSER) Melodee Himuro, (808) 845-9177
Music & Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) Erica Balbag-Gerard, (808) 845-9401
Natural Sciences (NS) Jean Maslowski, (808) 845-9278
Nicole Iwasaki, (808) 845-9137
Occupational & Environmental Safety Management (OESM) Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology (RAC) Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837
Sheet Metal & Plastics Technology (SMP) Rona Wong, (808) 845-9228
Small Vessel Fabrication & Repair (MARR) Melodee Himuro, (808) 845-9177
Welding Technology (WELD) Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837

Special Programs

Program Counselor
Bridge to Hope Nicole Iwasaki, (808) 845-9137
Construction Academy  
Early Admit Jean Maslowski, (808) 845-9278
Jump Start Melodee Himuro, (808) 845-9177
Running Start Jean Maslowski, (808) 845-9278
Veterans Information Ralph Gallogly, (808) 844-2382

Any counseling questions? Please email us here.