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.
1969 Accreditation Self Study
1969 ACCJC Self Study Report
1971 Accreditation Self Study
1971 ACCJC Self Study Report
1974 Accreditation Self Study
1974 ACCJC Self Study Report
1979 Accreditation Self Study
1979 ACCJC Self Study Report
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
Makaliʻi The Journal of the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges
Guest CommunitiesCommunities that are outside of Kapiolani Community College and are our guests in our repository.
Bamboo Ridge Press
Bamboo Ridge Online Archive Reception
Bamboo Ridge Readings
Katherine Orr Collection
Katherine Orr Marine Science 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 for College and Community Relations
Office of Continuing Education and Training
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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