Our Mission

Windward Community College offers innovative programs in the arts and sciences and opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of Hawai‘i and its unique heritage. With a special commitment to support the access and educational needs of Native Hawaiians, we provide O‘ahu’s Ko‘olau region and beyond with liberal arts, career and lifelong learning in a supportive and challenging environment — inspiring students to excellence.

Our Vision

Ka Mālamalama o ke Ko‘olau - “Enlightening Ko‘olau” Students and community members will be enriched by “the light of knowledge” through quality programs and able to lead full, productive lives in a rapidly changing world.

Our Core Values

The college and its mission, goals, and actions are guided by core values that reflect the Hawaiian culture. Na‘auao — Learning

  • Student-centered learning environment
  • Excellence in academics and workforce training
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Lifelong learning
  • Global awareness

Ho‘okomo — Access

  • “Open-door” admissions policy
  • Excellence in financial aid service
  • Need-centered education
  • Diverse approaches to learning
  • Disability sensitivity
  • Educational outreach to communities

Laulima — Collaboration

  • Shared accomplishments
  • Shared governance
  • Service to community
  • Campus and community engagement
  • Experiential learning

Ho‘ihi — Respect

  • Cultural awareness and aloha
  • Student voice
  • ‘Ohana-style inclusiveness
  • LGBTI Safe Zones

Mea Hou — Innovation

  • Creative use of research and technology
  • Positive transformation in student learning, curriculum, and campus growth

Mālama ‘āina — Sustainability

  • Stewardship of our interrelated natural resources
  • Conservation awareness
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Associate of Science

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Windward Community College’s Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology combines traditional classroom instruction with intensive hands-on laboratory and practical exp ... [+]

Windward Community College’s Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology combines traditional classroom instruction with intensive hands-on laboratory and practical experience utilizing live animals in a clinical setting. Students enrolled in the program will receive training in pharmacology, radiology, anesthesiology, surgical assisting, dentistry, nutrition, and veterinary office procedures and will learn how to perform over 130 skill sets deemed essential by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). During the final year of the program, students will intern at three of WCC’s over 20 preceptor clinics and shelters where their skills will be evaluated and critiqued by industry professionals. Not only does this experience allow students to hone and apply their skills in a real-world setting, it will serve as a bridge to future employment. To date, over 70% of our students have found employment in veterinary practice. Windward Community College is the only college in Hawaii that offers degree and certificate programs for veterinary paraprofessionals.... [-]

USA Honolulu
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
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Certificate

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The Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to perform effectively as an assistant ... [+]

The Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to perform effectively as an assistant in a veterinarian’s office, animal shelter or animal research facility. The two-semester program includes coursework in the physical and life sciences as well as hands-on experience through internships at local veterinary clinics.

Minimum Requirements

In order to meet the minimum requirements for admission, the student must complete a minimum of 10 credits of the Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting (CAVETA) Core Courses and three credits of the required General Education Courses by the admissions deadline. All of the Core courses and General Education courses must be completed with a “C” grade or better. A cumulative grade point ratio (GPR) of 2.5 for all Core and General Education courses taken is required. All courses transferred to Windward Community College that have a credit/no credit or pass/fail will be given a grade of “C” for ranking purposes when applying to the Veterinary Technology Program. Applicants who have not yet completed all Core CAVETA courses must be enrolled in these courses during the semester in which the application is submitted. Applicants who have not yet completed all required General Education classes must be enrolled in these classes during the Spring or following Summer semester. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation along with their application. All applicants who meet the minimum requirements for admission may be interviewed by the Veterinary Technology Admissions Committee sometime in... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
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Windward Community College

This State of Hawai’i approved Nurse Assistant program provides classroom and supervised clinical training in the basic fundamentals of safe and knowledgeable caregiving. ... [+]

This State of Hawai’i approved Nurse Assistant program provides classroom and supervised clinical training in the basic fundamentals of safe and knowledgeable caregiving. Nursing procedures such as taking vital signs; positioning; bathing; dressing and other personal care; and when/what to report to the nurse will be covered in the classroom. Application of these procedures and skills will be practiced in the clinical setting. Adult CPR training and job assistance services are included in the course.Integrated Academic sessions are an integral part of the training, incorporating basic skills in medical vocabulary and math relevant to the nurse field.

This program is focused on preparing students for the Hawai’i State Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation Testing Program as well as providing job skills and developing attitudes and behaviors necessary for competent caregivers. After successful completion of the state examination, the graduate is a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) as defined by state and federal laws under OBRA 1987. Certified Nurse Assistant may obtain employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities (nursing homes), care homes, private homes, adult day care, and clinics.... [-]

USA Honolulu
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English
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
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Arts at Windward

Vet Tech

Ocean Education

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