Purpose and Activities

The consensus opinion on successful community college retention states that approaches that involve "high touch" are more likely to be successful. The C.A.R.E. program strives to be as "high touch" as possible in serving students. No matter the barriers keeping students from success, the C.A.R.E. program wants to help by providing the most personalized and effective service possible.

Enrollment Support

The C.A.R.E. program provides proactive, innovative, and high touch outreach to keep students attending Honolulu Community College. When students are admitted to Honolulu CC and have yet to register, we call them to offer information about how Honolulu CC can best meet their needs. For students who are registered and are struggling academically, the C.A.R.E. program strives to aid them in keeping their eyes on the prize: achieving their educational and career goals.

Accelerated Developmental English and Math

Honolulu Community College makes it possible for you to save money and time by accelerating through developmental English and Math. Using Pearson's My Foundations Lab, mastering the necessary modules in reading, writing, and math will allow you to enroll in English 22 or Math 24 regardless of your score on the Compass Placement Test. To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact the C.A.R.E. program at (808) 845-9281 or honasc@hawaii.edu.