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Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu Community College is a fully comprehensive community college with a strong liberal arts program and more than 20 career technical education programs. The main campus is a short distance from the heart of Honolulu. Additional facilities for aeronautic, marine, automotive and heavy equipment programs are located at off-campus sites. The college is student-centered/student-focused, fosters community and industry partnerships, and supports Native Hawaiian students and the community, sustainability efforts, diversity and equity.

Last Updated: 2021-06-09


Passport Block


The Passport Block listed here is for general information only.
Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

Courses that fulfill the required Passport categories come from Honolulu Community College's general education (GE) courses that are reviewed and certified by the college's GE board.

Here's an overview of our Passport Block:

HonCC Passport Block Overview March 2019.pdf

Students must take one speech course. Examples appear below.

Speech
Courses in Speech
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
SP 151 Personal and Public Speech
SP 251 Principles of Effective Public Speaking

Students must take one written communication (FW) course.

 

Written Communication (FW)
Courses in Written Communication (FW)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENG 100 Composition I

Students must take one quantitative reasoning (FQ) course. Examples appear below. 

 

Quantitative Reasoning (FQ)
Courses in Quantitative Reasoning (FQ)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 100 Survey of Math
MATH 103 College Algebra
MATH 241 Calculus I
PHIL 111 Intro to Inductive Logic

Students must take one biological sciences (DB) course, one physical sciences (DP) course, and one laboratory (DY) that corresponds to the biological or physical sciences course. Examples appear below.

 

Biological Sciences (DB)
Courses in Biological Sciences (DB)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101 Biology and Society
BOT 130 Plants in the Hawaiian Environment
MICR 130 General Microbiology

Physical Sciences (DP)
Courses in Physical Sciences (DP)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
CHEM 100 Chemistry and Society
GEO 101 The Natural Environment
PHYS 151 College Physics

Science Labs (DY)
Courses in Science Labs (DY)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101L Biology and Society Lab
BOT 130L Plants in the Hawaiian Environment Lab
CHEM 100L Chemistry and Society Lab
GEO 101L The Natural Environment Lab
MICR 140L General Microbiology Lab
PHYS 151L College Physics Lab

Students must take two courses selected from different groups of courses in the Foundations Global Perspectives (FGA, FGB, or FGC). Examples appear below.

FGA
Courses in FGA
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 151 Emerging Humanity
HIST 151 World History to 1500

FGB
Courses in FGB
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AMST 150 America and the World
GEO 102 World Regional Geography
HAW 100 Language in Hawaiʻi: A Microcosm of Global Language Issues

FGC
Courses in FGC
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MUS 107 Music in World Cultures
REL 150 Intro to the World's Major Religions

Critical Thinking learning outcomes are embedded in all courses in the Passport Block. Thus, a student does not need to take any additional courses to fulfill this area.

Students must take two courses selected from different groups in the following Diversification areas: Arts (DA); Humanities (DH); Literature (DL). Examples appear below.

DA
Courses in DA
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 101 Intro to the Visual Arts
JOUR 207 Photojournalism
MUS 121D Guitar 1

DH
Courses in DH
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ASAN 100 Asian Perspectives
HWST 107 Hawaiʻi Center of the Pacific
PHIL 101 Morals and Society

DL
Courses in DL
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
EALL 271 Japanese Literature in Translation (Traditional)
ENG 255 Short Story and Novel
LING 102 Intro to the Study of Language


Teamwork and Value Systems learning outcomes are embedded in many of the courses in the Passport Block. Such courses have the following general education designation: DY, Speech, WI (writing intensive), HAP (Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues), or Ethics. Thus, a student may not need to take any additional courses to fulfill this area.

Students must take rwo courses selected from different disciplines in the social sciences (DS). Examples appear below.

 

Social Sciences (DS) courses
Courses in Social Sciences (DS) courses
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 150 Human Adaptations
ECON 120 Intro to Economics
POLS 130 Intro to American Politics
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology
SOC 100 Survey of General Sociology
WS 151 Intro to Women's Studies


Program Highlights


Academic Subject Certificates in Asian Studies, Communication, and Psychology as part of the A.A. degree. The A.S. in Natural Science with concentrations in biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. A.A. in Hawaiian Studies with concentrations in 'Olelo (language) and Ho'okele (navigation). The college also offers A.S., A.A.S., and A.T.S. degrees in Career and Technical Education areas. For a full list of programs visit: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/programs


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Jennifer Higa-King
Contact for Students: Nicole Mitani




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