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NHERC offers UH Hilo credit courses for undergraduate students who are both classified and unclassified students. Hawaiʻi 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?

We are always thrilled when students who grew up here and took classes at NHERC go on to successfully graduate with a degree. This month we highlight Arwen Potochney.

Arwen Arwen graduated from Honokaʻa High School in 2012 and went on to attend UH Hilo.  Although Arwen did drive in to Hilo for classes, she took full advantage of taking any class at NHERC that fit into her schedule.  At NHERC Arwen was able to take Business 100, Marine Biology and lab 171, University 101, Sustainable Agriculture 230, Anthropology 320 as well as a directed study course under the Heritage Center Coordinator Momi Naughton.  In May of 2016 Arwen graduated from UH Hilo with a bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology having been on the Deans list every semester she attended due to her 3.98 GPA! 

Arwen is currently finishing out her responsibilities as a research assistant at UH Hilo while she prepares to move to Colorado to pursue her Master’s Degree in Biological Anthropology with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology at Colorado State University.  Upon graduation from graduate school, Arwen would like to work in a lab setting and apply her focus in Forensic Osteology to help save crimes and missing person cases. 

About attending UH Hilo, Arwen had this to say, “I made the right decision by choosing to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo because the Anthropology program has hands-on-learning in a variety of disciplines, professors who genuinely help their students succeed, and the program prepared me to pursue a Master’s Degree in my field of interest.”  Please join us in congratulating Arwen on her achievement and we wish the best for her in the future. 

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

Fall 2016 College Credit Classes

  • Computer Science 200 – Web Design I CRN 12934                    

    Introductory web page authoring. Creation of client-side web pages using web authoring language and style sheets. Consideration of graphical design elements, validation, browser compatibility, and accessibility. Use of scripting language to add dynamic elements to web pages. With Professor Keith Edwards.  Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm. 

    English 100 – Composition I            

    Instruction and practice in writing clear, effective university-level essays and research paper. Attention to all stages of the process: generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing.

    Math 100 – Survey of Mathematics CRN 12935

    Survey of Mathematics course is intended primarily for non-science liberal arts majors to satisfy the university's quantitative reasoning requirement. Core topics include mathematical logic and mathematical thinking and problem solving. Additional topics may include number systems, computers, algebra, and probability. With Joe Schettino.  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm

    Psychology 100 – Survey of Psychology CRN 12936                              

    Principles of human behavior, individual differences, motivation, emotion, perception, learning. This introductory course provides a general survey of the entire field of psychology and serves as the prerequisite for all upper-division psychology courses. With Tiffany Freitas.  Fridays 4:00-6:30pm

    Psychology 323 – Community Psychology CRN 12030                             

    Community factors such as urbanization, social service programs, and schools as they affect the psychological well-being of individuals. Social system intervention techniques to better the fit between individuals and environments. Pre: PSY 100. (Attributes: GAHP, GCC, HPP). (This class is a hybrid course, part video, part face to face). With Professor Cheryl Ramos.  Mondays & Wednesdays 3-4:15

For a complete listing of spring 2016 classes and their availability got to Fall 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 Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi 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.