Kapi`olani Community College General Catalogs

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Quoted from the 1996-1967 catalog:
"Kapiolani Community College has a rather unique and interesting history in that three separate post-high occupational programs under the Department of Education, State of Hawaii, were combined in 1957 to form Kapiolani Technical School. The Practical Nursing Program was started in 1947 and classes established in a borrowed classroom at one of the public schools, and the Hotel and Restaurant Program, which was started in 1946, found themselves conducting classes wherever space was available. With the establishment of a Business Education Program of twenty-two students and one instructor in the fall of 1956, consolidation of these three programs was made by the beginning of the next school year. In 1959, the Dental Assisting Program was established, and in 1966, Business Data Processing was offered for the first time.

During their session of 1964, the State Legislature passed a law establishing the Community College System under the University of Hawaii. On July 1, 1965, four of the five technical schools under the Department of Education were transferred to the jurisdiction of the University of Hawaii's Community College System. However, during the 1965-66 school year, each school continued with its present programs of occupational education. All the schools in the system changed their names from Technical Schools to Community Colleges on July 1, 1966. Henceforth, what was known as Kapiolani Technical School will be Kapiolani Community College."

This collection comprises all the catalogs published since 1966 and will continue to grow as more current catalogs are added. These files are in PDF format and can be read with the free Acrobat Reader. They are optimized for faster download and are text-searchable within the document. Printed versions of catalogs up to 2007 are available at Lama Library's reserve collection. If you wish to get a higher resolution digital version of the catalog please email kapcc-diglib@laulima.hawaii.edu.

The current catalog can be found at the College's website at https://www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/admissions/course-catalog/

This page updated December 2012