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 spring 2015 semester is December 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 2015 College Credit Classes

  • Astronomy 110 General Astronomy CRN 13174 - A survey of modern astronomy intended for non-science majors: the structure and evolution of the solar system, stars, stellar system, and the Universe. Intructor: Alison English. Tuesdays 3-5:15pm @ NHERC in Honoka'a
  • Astronomy 110 General Astronomy Lab CRN 13175 - Demonstration of astronomical principles through laboratory observation and analysis of astronomical data. Instructor Alison English. Thursdays 3-4:45 @ NHERC in Honoka'a
  • Computer Science 135 Animation CRN 13176 - A gentle introduction to programming with user-friendly software. Students use story boarding design strategies and create Disney/Pixar-like animation with objects in three-dimensional virtual worlds. These animations promote an understanding of basic programming constructs including, control structures and object-oriented programming. Projects based on Hawaiian and Pacific themes will be emphasized. Open to all students. Instructor: Keith Edwards. Fridays 2:30-5:00pm @ NHERC in Honoka'a
  • Geography 102 Geography World Culture Region - Geographical survey of the world's major cultural regions. Processes of spatial integration and differentiation of economic, geopolitical, and cultural landscapes. Natural resource distribution and the contrasts and linkages between the developed and under-developed world. Days and Times TBA
  • English 257 Multicultural Literature CRN 13178 - This course is designed for students who wan to engage literature from various ethnic groups in the US. The course includes historical context regarding the production of these literatures, providing an overview of how these groups have developed their own literary techniques, genres, and canons. Pre: C or better in ENG 100. ENG 100T, ESL 100 or ESL 100T. Instructor: Liam Conway-Nesson. Wednesdays 5-7:30pm @ NHERC in Honoka'a
  • Math 100 Survey of Mathematics CRN 13179 - Survey of Mathematics course is intended primarily for non-science liberal arts majors to satisfy the university's quantitative reasoning requirements. Core topics include mathematical logic and mathematical thinking and problem solving. Additional topics may include number systems, computers, algebra and probability. Instructor: Rachel Baker. Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm @ NHERC in Honoka'a

Fall 2014 College Credit Classes

  • Agriculture 230 CRN 14338- Evaluation of conventional alternative farming methods in the US, Polynesia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America from a long-term perspective. Fulfills 3 UHH World Cultures and Global Citizenship credit requirements. Instructor: Patrick Niemeyer. Mondays 4:00-5:50 & Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 in Honokaʻa
  • Anthropology 320 CRN 14337- This course has a Writing Intensive designation. Cross Cultural Study of Women. Comparative analysis of 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 Cultures credit requirements. Instructor: Lynne Wolforth. Tuesdays 2:30-5:15 in Honokaʻa
  • Geology 170 CRN 14339 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Systematic study of volcanic eruptions and damaging earthquakes. Fulfills 3 UHH quantitative reasoning credit requirements. Instructor: Cheryl Gansecki. Mondays 6:00 - 8:30pm in Honoka'a`a
  • Political Science 101 CRN 14357- American Politics. Organization and functioning of the American political system at the national level. Fulfills 3 UHH Social Science credit requirements. Instructor: A. Ruddle Miyamoto. Thursdays 2:30-5:00pm in Honokaʻa
  • Psychology 100 CRN 14340 - Survey of Psychology. Principles of human behavior, individual differences, motivation, emotion, perception, learning. This introductory course provides a general survey of the entire field of psychology and services as the prerequisite for all upper division psychology courses. Fulfills 3 UHH Social Science credit requirements. Instructor: Tiffany Freitas. Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7:45pm in Honokaʻa
  • University 101 CRN 13449 - 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 integration into the college environment. Fulfills 3 UHH credit requirements. Instructor: Stacie Higgins and Nicole Ryan. Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30-3:45pm in Honokaʻa

For a complete listing of spring 2015 classes and their availability got to Spring 2015 class availability. For fall 2014 classes Fall 2014 class availability for current course. 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 Annual Security Report website.