ICT Employment

 

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Education at Kauai Community College

 

Leeward Community College Wai’anae (LCCW)  is a satellite campus, on forty-nine acres near the geographic center of Oahu, between Pearl City and Waipahu, on the beautiful Wai‘anae coast of Oahu, overlooking Pearl Harbor.  It provides comprehensive educational opportunities, from professional studies to liberal arts.  Community outreach includes cultural activities on the main campus, and an education center serving Wai‘anae draws nearly 98,000 people to the campus every year.  Featuring a diverse student population and experienced and caring faculty, LCC has provided access, affordability, and a high quality education to the people of Hawaii since 1968.  Solid academic transfer courses, cutting-edge media programs, and in-demand career and technical education are just a few of the reasons why so many students have chosen Leeward Community College.  Outstanding programs include business, education, digital media, computer networking, culinary arts, engineering, and the sciences.  Free tutoring and job placement assistance are focused on helping students reach their educational goals.  Leeward Community College opened its doors in the fall of 1968 as the first college in the University of Hawaii system to be developed without a connection to a pre-existing technical school.  The college's guiding principle was "innovation" -- a readiness to depart from tradition in order to bring the best of current educational practices to our students.  In the spring of 1969, the College moved to its current location.  Since those beginnings in inauspicious temporary facilities, enrollment in credit classes has grown to place the college among the largest community colleges in the State.  Approximately 6,000 students are regularly enrolled each semester in liberal arts and career and technical educational programs offered on campus, at off-campus locations in the community, and through distance education courses

The growing interdisciplinary use of information systems has increased the need for a comprehensive program in Computer Science.  Such a program is offered by Leeward CC through the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.  The course credits are transferable at the Bachelor’s degree level.  The curriculum leading to an Associate in Science degree in Computer Science is designed to prepare individuals for employment as technical assistants to professional and administrative personnel using computers.  Students may choose one of three areas of specialty:  Network Support Specialist, Database Support Specialist or Webmaster.  Skills in writing, speech, accounting, economics and mathematics complete the preparation for employment. Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in computer science may, instead, want to earn an Associate in Arts degree. See a counselor or ICS Faculty Advisor for appropriate course choices.  An Associates in Science degree is offered, as are several Certificates of Completion.  For more information, please call (808) 455-0506 or email.

Designed to enhance the marketability and increase earning potential of the Liberal Arts students who will enter the workforce upon graduation, work while earning their associate’s degree, or continue working while pursuing a bachelor’s degree, the Academic Subject Certificate in Business Technology will provide Associate in Arts students with an opportunity to focus their elective studies on acquiring business technology skills. Students interested in exploring business or business education as possible majors at four-year institutions can take these courses while earning their AA degree. Students also will have the opportunity to show potential employers they have business technology skills improving their chances of getting a job. Students holding this certificate will also be able to present themselves as receiving specialized training in business technology, which will greatly enhance their employment potential and admission into four-year business programs.  An Associates in Science degree is offered as are several Certificates of Completion.  For more information, please call (808) 455-0223 or email.

Digital Media Certificates of Competence are offered in:

 

Desktop Publishing

 

Motion Graphics

 

Video Web Casting

 

Web Architecture

 

Web Page Design

 

Digital Media Production

 

An Associate in science degree is also offered.

 

For more information, please call (808) 455-0496 or email.

 


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