Kapi`olani Community College
Kapi`olani Community College has a long, colorful history. Its solid reputation in culinary arts, hospitality, health services, liberal arts and business education is sprinkled with delightful stories of campus moves, student and faculty successes, and classroom innovations.
Established in 1946 while Hawai`i was still a territory as Kapi`olani Technical School, the school was administered by the Territorial Department of Instruction. Its first program was food service. By statehood in 1959, three additional programs were added: practical nursing, business education and dental assisting. The technical school realigned its programs and became part of the open door community college system of the University of Hawai`i in 1965 and was renamed Kapi`olani Community College (KCC).
Originally located on the corner of Pensacola and Kapi`olani Boulevard, KCC's enrollment grew rapidly during the 1970s. In 1974, the University of Hawai`i Board of Regents provided for a phased transition and transfer of the Pensacola programs to a new 52-acre campus located on the slopes of Diamond Head. Occupying five temporary renovated buildings once owned by Fort Ruger, KCC received the distinction of being the first two-campus college in the system. By 1980, plans to relocate the remainder of the campus to Diamond Head were under way.
Today, KCC still strives to achieve new heights and attain important community goals. KCC has strong technical, occupational and professional programs in business education, food service and hospitality education, and nursing. Health sciences, emergency medical services and legal assistant programs are unique to KCC and have received national recognition. The liberal arts program remains the largest of all eight campuses, enrolling more than 4,500 students. KCC is responsive to the needs of the community, identifying current interests or trends and providing programs that enrich public education. Close ties with business, government, social institutions and other community resources are critical to planning and development of KCC's curriculum.
KCC's DSpace community is to hold and share a selection of this vital institution's scholarly and administrative work. We extend a welcome to all.
More information about this community and policies can be found at About the Kapi`olani Community College DSpace Community
Sub-communities and Collections within this community
About the Kapi`olani Community College DSpace Community
Kapi`olani Community College General CatalogsGeneral course catalogs dating from 1966
Schedule of Classes
Annual ReportsAnnual reports are submitted by the Accreditation Liaison Officer at the end of each academic year to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. They are required to follow a specific format.
1994 Self Study
2000 Self Study
2006 Accreditation Self Study
2006 ACCJC Evaluation Report and follow upThe report written by ACCJC in response to the College's 2006 Self Study, KCC's 2009 midterm report, and other documents.
2006 ACCJC-WASC ManualsThe ACCJC manuals used to guide the Self Study
2006 Accreditation Self Study ReportThe report submitted in Fall 2006 by Kapi`olani Community College to ACCJC-WASC
2006 Self Study Project InformationFor KCC staff and faculty only. Information such as detailed self study timeline, committee lists, accreditation visit schedule.
2012 Accreditation Self Evaluation
2012 ACCJC Evaluation Report - Response by KCCAvailable to KCC members only.
2012 ACCJC Site Visit, Evaluation Report and follow upThe report written by ACCJC in response to the College's 2012 Self Evaluation Study, KCC's midterm report responding to ACCJC's recommendations, and other documents.
2012 Accreditation Self Evaluation Report DraftsDrafts of the Self Evaluation Report, submitted by KCC to ACCJC, open to KCC community only.
2012 Accreditation Self Evaluation Report FinalThe report submitted in Fall 2012 by Kapi`olani Community College to ACCJC-WASC.
2013 October Report to ACCJC
2013 October Report to ACCJC: Report and IT Plan
2013 October Report to ACCJC: Resources
Response from ACCJC to October 2013 Follow Up Report
2014 Follow Up Report
2014 October Report to ACCJC: Report and IT Plan
2014 October Report to ACCJC: Resources
Response from ACCJC to October 2014 Follow Up Report
2015 Midterm Report
2015 Midterm Report to ACCJC: Report and IT Plan
2015 Midterm Report to ACCJC: Resources
2016 Follow Up ReportResponse to ACCJC
2016 Follow Up Report to ACCJC: Resources
Administration Ad Hoc Committees
Budget Task ForceFor KCC faculty and staff only.
Asian Studies Faculty
Asian Studies Faculty Meeting MinutesFor KCC faculty and staff only.
Board of Student Publications
KapiʻoKapiʻolani Community College's student newspaper
About the Collection
Kapiʻo, Volume 03, Spring 1964
Kapiʻo, Volume 06, Spring 1975
Kapiʻo, Volume 07, Spring 1976
Student JournalsKCC publications showcasing student creations
Diamond JournalEssays Focused on Personal Narratives
Full CircleEssays by Returning Students
HorizonsA Journal of Cultural Issues
Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsA Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Associate in Science Degree Nursing ProgramYearbooks from the Nursing Program
Food Service Hospitality EducationYearbooks from the FSHE Program
CurriculumCollections relating to the college's curriculum activities
Curriculum CentralThis collection contains the curriculum records of the college dating from January 2009 to 2016.
Faculty and Staff Works
Arts and Humanities
Kelli Y. Nakamura
Mathematics and Science
Guest CommunitiesCommunities that are outside of Kapiolani Community College and are our guests in our repository.
Bamboo Ridge Press
Bamboo Ridge Online Archive Reception
Katherine Orr Collection
Katherine Orr Marine Science Coloring Books
International Education at KCC
International Education at KCC Meeting MinutesFor KCC faculty and staff only.
International Education at KCC PapersFor KCC faculty and staff only.
Library and Learning Resources
Hawaiian Menu Collection
Rusty Thomas Menu Collection
Office of Community and Continuing Education
Development of Practical Nursing in Hawaii: Scrap Book, 1947-1967
Fold-outs for Development of Practical Nursing in Hawaii Scrapbook
Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Program
Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Program Newsletter
Undergraduate ResearchResearch works produced by students at Kapiʻolani Community College
Student Undergraduate Research Fair
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Restaurants -- Hawaii -- Waikiki (Honolulu)73
Passenger ships -- Food Service -- Oceania
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