NHERC UH Hilo College Credit Courses

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Students work on projects in an Art 109 classNHERC offers UH Hilo credit courses for undergraduate students who are both classified and unclassified students. Hawai'i Community College students, high school juniors and seniors, and community members are also welcome to take NHERC credit courses. All NHERC courses are regular UH Hilo courses that are offered off-site in Honokaʻa or Waimea.

Applying for UH Hilo Credit Courses - College in Honokaʻa

Students interested in becoming a regular UH Hilo college student in Honoka'a should apply through the regular UH Hilo admissions process- please refer to the Admissions website and follow the instructions to apply. The application deadline for students who wish to be classified for the fall 2014 semester is July 1, 2014.

Hawaiʻi Community College students and community members who would like to enroll in classes must fill out and submit a UH Hilo application to become an unclassified student. High school students wishing to enroll in courses should check out our Running Start webpage.

Registering for NHERC College Credit Courses

All students register for NHERC courses through their MyUH account, but must first contact NHERC to be coded as a North Hawaiʻi student. Once a student has been coded, they will be able to register for NHERC courses in future semesters without contacting NHERC.

Hawaiʻi Community College students and community members can register for NHERC classes but must be coded after their unclassified application has been processed by Admissions.

To become coded as a North Hawaiʻi student and register for our courses for the first time, please call NHERC directly at (808) 775-8890 or e-mail nherc@hawaii.edu.

Spring 2014 College Credit Classes

  • Art 109 - Introduction to Drawing and Painting. Studio experiences on formal concepts in drawing and painting. Fulfills 3 UHH Humanities credit requirments. Instructor: Keith Tallett. Mondays & Wednesdasy 5:30 - 6:45pm @ Kanu o Ka Aina in Waimea CRN 15257
  • Astronomy 110 - General Astronomy. Modern Astronomy for non-science majors. Fulfills 3 UHH Natural Science credit requirements. Instructor: TBA. Days & Times TBA in Honoka`a CRN 15258
  • Computer Science 200 - Web Technology 1. Creation of client-side web pages using web authoring language and style sheets. Fulfills 3 UHH Language Arts credit requirements. Instructor: Dr. Keith Edwards. Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:45pm in Honoka`a CRN 15259
  • History 274 - History of Hawaii. History of the Hawaiian Islands from Polynesian origins to contemporary multi-cultural society. Fulfills 3 UHH Social Science and Hawaiian Perspective credit requirements. Instructor: Dr. Kerri Inglis ONLINE CRN 15261
  • Marine Science 171 and Lab 171L - Marine Biology & Lab. The study of marine organisms and adaptation to the marine environment. Fulfills 4 UHH Natual Science and lab credit requirements. Instructor: Dr. Karla McDermid. Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30-5:30 in Honoka`a CRN 14190 & 14192

Fall 2014 tentative College Credit Classes

  • Anthropology 320- Writing Intensive. Cross Cultural Study of Women. Comparative analysisof womenʻs roles and womenʻs lives in different societies. Topics include womenʻs status, life stages, gender roles, images of women and power. Fulfills 3 UHH World Cultrues credit requirments. Instructor: Lynne Wolforth. Tuesdays 2:30-5:15 in Honokaʻa
  • Agriculture 230- Evaluation of conventional alternative farming methods in the US, Polynesia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin Americaform a lon-term perspective. Fulfills 3 UHH World Cultures and Global Citizenship credit requirements. Instructor: Patrick Niemeyer. Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 in Honokaʻa
  • Geology 170 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Systematic study of volcanic eruptions and damaging earthquakes. Fulfills 3 UHH quantitative reasoning credit requirements. Instructor: Cheryl Gansecki. Mondays 5:30 - 8:00pm in Honoka`a
  • Kinesiology and Exerscise Science 206- Basic Human Movement. Developing skills to understand the nature and function of human movement in everyday life, sports, dance, physical education and adapted movement activites. Fulfills 3 UHH Natural Science credit requirements. Instructor: TBA. Day and time TBA in Honoka`a
  • Political Science 101- American Politics. Organization and functioning of the Americal political system at the national level. Fulfills 3 UHH Social Science credit requirements. Instructor: TBA. Day and time TBA
  • Sociology 100 - Principles of Sociology. An introduction to the theories, scientific methods and emperical findings of contemporary sociology. Fulfills 3 UHH Social Science credit requirements. Instructor: Alton Okinaka. Day and time TBA
  • University 101 - Paths to Academic and lifelong success. Designed for first time college students, this course is intended to promote the attitudes, behaviors, competencies and skills that will increase studentsʻ academic success and foster their social integrationinto the college environment. Fulfills 3 UHH credit requirements. Instructor: Stacie Higgins. Day and time TBA


For a complete listing of spring 2014 classes and their availability go to Spring 2014 class availability for current course. Check back for fall 2014 courses. For the complete course descriptions please go the UH Hilo Course Catalog

Paying for UH Hilo NHERC College Credit Classes

Uni 101All courses offered at NHERC are regular UH Hilo courses. Tuition and financial aid remain the same as the main UH Hilo campus. For UH Hilo tuition schedule click here. Students must pay for their tuition and fees through their MyUH portal.

For more information about paying for college at UH Hilo, including tuition costs and financial aid opportunities, please visit the Financial Aid webpage.

Students not receiving aid from any other source may be eligible for an NHERC scholarship. Please visit our NHERC Scholarships page for details. Also check out our Scholarship Database for links to outside scholarship opportunities.

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.