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, kentons@hawaii.edu)

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.

Summer Construction Academy

To help many of our high school seniors begin the transition from high school to college, the Construction Academy will be hosting campus tours that specifically highlight the services and resources available to Honolulu CC students.

This year, we will be hosting two of our high schools (Aiea and Castle). Below are the tour dates that have been scheduled for each school as well as what we hope to accomplish through this tour:

Campus Tour Schedule

  • Thursday, March 1 - Aiea
  • Wednesday, March 7 - Castle

Campus Tour (Honolulu CC Campus Services & Resources) Goals

Increase awareness of the services and resources available to Honolulu CC students

Present an opportunity where prospective students can identify and develop relationships with Honolulu CC faculty and staff to help them confidently transition to Honolulu CC after high school.

Support Honolulu CC's recruitment and retention efforts by helping students develop a meaningful identity with the campus

Special thanks to the following departments who will be participating/represented in the tours:

  • Academic Counseling
  • Bookstore
  • C.A.R.E.
  • Career Services
  • Computer Lab
  • Financial Aid
  • Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center
  • Library
  • Student ACCESS
  • Student Life & Development
  • Study Lounge & Recharge Station (Building 7)
  • TRIO-SS
  • Wellness Center

...as well as all of the departments whose support helps everything run smoothly...

  • Honolulu CC Administration
  • Design Center
  • Security
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Outreach

Please don't hesitate to welcome these prospective students to our Honolulu CC community if you see them around.