Career and Technical Education

CTE Statement of Philosophy

Honolulu Community College believes in unlimited human potential. The General Education component in all programs is a part of the process that supports individuals by encouraging development in thought, communication, ethical deliberation,creativity, feeling, empathy, adaptability, and awareness by providing foundation skills necessary for successful living in a ever-changing, global environment. In addition, General Education is a key to solving the problems of surviving and thriving for individuals, communities and nations because it provides a common basis of understanding that fosters collaboration and helps create a human community. The Honolulu Community College General Education curriculum has comprehensive learning outcomes and ensures that students are able to meet those outcomes. These outcomes include the development of:

a) Understanding of the basic content and methodology of major areas of knowledge, including humanities and fine arts, natural sciences, and social sciences.

b) Skills necessary to be a productive individual and lifelong learner, which include oral and written communication, information competency, computer literacy, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis/logical thinking, and the acquisition of knowledge through a variety of means.

c) Qualities necessary to be an ethical human being and effective citizen. These include an appreciation of ethical principles, civility and interpersonal skills, respect for cultural diversity, historical and aesthetic sensitivity, and the willingness to assume civic, political and social responsibilities locally, nationally, and globally.

AJ students standing in front of a display table

Administration of Justice

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Airplane engine

Aeronautics Maintenance Technology

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Student lyaing ceramic tiles

Applied Trades

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO)
AEC student working on a computer in class

Architectural, Engineering, & CAD Technologies

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
ABRP student using an airbrush

Auto Body Repair & Painting

  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
AMT instructor teaching during class

Automotive Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
CARP instructor and students constructing a wood frame building

Carpentry Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
CA instructor and students in class

Communication Arts

  • Associate of Science (AS)
CENT student working on a server rack

Computing, Security, & Networking Technology

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Advanced Professional Certificate (APC)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
COSM student combing hair

Cosmetology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
DISL student working on a truck

Diesel Mechanics Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
ECED instructor and a child in class

Early Childhood Education

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO)
EIMT students working during class

Electrical Installation & Maintenance Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
FT student sketch

Fashion Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO)
FIRE students wearing firefighter gear

Fire & Environmental Emergency Response

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
HSER students role playing in class

Human Services

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO)
Mixing console in the MELE studio

Music & Entertainment Learning Experience

  • Associate of Science (AS)
OESM student wearing a hazardous materials suit

Occupational & Environmental Safety Management

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
RAC students working in class

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
SMP students standing with American flag

Sheet Metal & Plastics Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
MARR students sailing

Small Vessel Fabrication & Repair

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)
WELD student welding in class

Welding Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)