North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center (NHERC)

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The North Hawai'i Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honoka'a is located 40 miles North of Hilo. NHERC is open Monday thru Friday from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm.

Classes, Services and Opportunities

NHERC offers the following classes, services and opportunities:

UH Hilo College Credit Courses - College in Honoka'a

UH Hilo credit courses are offered face-to-face and online formats. High school students are eligible to take UH Hilo courses at NHERC through the Running Start program. Check out our upcoming classes on our Credit Courses page.

Lifelong Learning Courses

Non-credit courses are offered for personal development each semester.

Computer Lab

NHERC has a computer lab available for use by students enrolled at any UH campus and for community member use.

Facility Use

A conference room and classrooms are available for UH and community members use.

Test Proctoring

Proctoring is available for UH system students and out of state students.

Heritage Center

Archives & Resource Center for Hāmākua and North Hawai‘i History.

Upcoming Events

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Donations support special projects, events and activities at NHERC.

Lifelong Learning Feedback Survey


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Annual Security Report Availability

The University of Hawaii at Hilo's (UH Hilo) Annual Campus Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings, property owned or controlled by the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contact UH Hilo Campus Security, (808) 974-7911, located in Room 104 of the Auxilary Services Building, or by visiting the Annual Security Report website.