NHERC UH Hilo College Credit Courses

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NHERC 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.

Where Are They Now?

This month we feature a former NHERC student who now works in the tourism industry. Jonathan Ah Yet, Jr. is a 2011 graduate of Honoka‘a High School. While in high school, Jonathan enrolled in French 101 and Business 100 as a Running Start student at NHERC. In spring 2014, Jonathan graduated from Leeward Community College with his associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. He would like to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration next.Jonathan Ah Yet Jr.

For the past three years, Jonathan has been working for Alaska Airlines and is currently a customer service supervisor for the company at the Honolulu Airport. His long-term goals include one day becoming a pilot and living in Washington. Of all of the places he has traveled so far, New Zealand is his favorite place and Dubai is one place he’d like to visit soon.

Jonathan shares, “Taking classes at NHERC prepared me to go into a diverse world where things move at a much quicker pace than how it is back home. It taught me how to build a great work ethic for myself in order to be successful in the position I am in today. Advice I’d like to give other students is to be diligent and humble when it comes to your goals in life. It pays off in the end.”

We congratulate Jonathan on his accomplishments so far and wish him continued success with his education, employment and travels!

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 Analeialoha Stone attending Math 100 at NHERC. who wish to be classified for the fall 2015 semester is July 1, 2015.

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 2016 College Credit Classes

  • Agriculture 230 – Sustainable Agriculture  CRN 10853                           

    Evaluation of conventional and alternative farming methods in the U.S., Polynesia, Southeast Asiia, Africa and Latin America from a long-term perspective.  Analysis of the effects of those practices on environmental quality, agrosystems, and food security.  Fulfills 3 UH Hilo World Cultures requirement credits.  Instructor: Dr. Melanie Willich.  Mondays 2:30-4:20pm & Wednesdays 2:30-5:00pm

    Astronomy 180 – Principles of Astronomy 1          CRN 10854              

    A survey of modern solar systems astronomy, with emphasis on the underlying physical principles.  Topics discussed include the celestial sphere and aspects of the night sky, the structures and the evolution of the Sun’s planetary system, comparative planetology and theories of the formation of planetary systems.  Fulfills 3 UH Hilo Quantitative Reasoning requirement credits.  Instructor: Alison English. Thursdays 3:00-5:15pm

    Communications 270 – Intro to Theories of Communication CRN 10871

    Examination of the theoretical foundations of the human communication discipline.  Coverage of traditional and contemporary theories in such areas as interpersonal, small group, organizational, inter-cultural, public and mass communication.  Instructor: Colby Miyose  Online

    Sociology 100 – Principles of Sociology   CRN 10852                                 

    An introduction to the theories, scientific methods and empirical findings of contemporary sociology.  Fulfills 3 UH Hilo Social Science requirement credits.  Instructor: Dr. Okinaka  Thursdays 6:00-8:45pm.

For a complete listing of spring 2016 classes and their availability got to Spring 2016 class availability. 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 web page.

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 Auxiliary Services Building, or by visiting the Campus Security website.