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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

Spring 2017 College Credit Classes

  • Anthropology 320 – Cross Cultural Study of Women

    Comparative analysis of women’s roles and women’s lives in different societies. UH Hilo 3 credits. General Education Humanities or World Cultures requirement. Upper division Writing Intensive. With Lynne Wolforth.

    CRN 13788



    Art 109 – Intro to Drawing and Painting

    Studio experiences for non-majors.  The course incorporates various drawing and painting media into exercises, projects, and the lectures to develop personal expression. UH Hilo 3 credits. With Keith Tallett.  

    This course is located at Laupahoehoe Public Charter School.

    CRN 13837

    Mondays & Wednesdays


    Biology 101-General Biology

    A one-semester introductory biology course for non-majors. Covers molecular biology to ecosystems. UH Hilo 3 credits. With Alison English.

    CRN 13844



    Biology 101L- General Biology Lab

    Laboratory for General Biology. (Optional but recommended) Covers molecular biology to ecosystem. UH Hilo 1 credit. With Alison English.

    CRN 13845



    Business 100 – Intro to Business

    A study of business functions, methods of business operation, types of business ownership, and the role of business organizations in contemporary society. UH Hilo 3 credits. General education Social Science requirement.With Bernard Balsis.

    CRN 13789



    Communications 100 – Human Comm in Diverse Society

    The role of human communication in meeting the task and social needs of a multicultural society.  UH Hilo 3 credits.  General education Humanities requirement.  Equivalent of Hawai‘i CC SPCO 151. With Anne Miller. 

    CRN 13836



    Computer Science 135 – Animation Programming

    A gentle introduction to programming with user-friendly software (Alice). Students use storyboarding design strategies and create Disney/Pixar-like animations with objects in three-dimensional virtual worlds.  UH Hilo 3 credits.  General education Hawai‘i Pan-Pacific requirement. With Natasha Goltz.

    CRN 13793



        English 209 – Writing for Business

    Working from logical and rhetorical principles, this course prepares students to write in the informative, analytical, and persuasive modes required for their major field. UH Hilo 3 credits. Pre: C or better in ENG 100, ENG 100T, ESL 100, or ESL 100T. With Kimberly Russell.

    CRN 13841



    English 100 – Composition I

    Instruction and practice in writing clear, effective university –level essay and research paper. Attention to all stages of the process: generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing.  UH Hilo 3 credits. General education Composition requirement.With Kimberly Russell.

    This course is located at Kanu O Ka ‘Āina in Kamuela

    CRN 13792




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

For a complete list of spring 2017 classes and their availability go to Spring 2017 class availability. For the complete course descriptions please go to 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.