About Leeward

Who We Are

Leeward Community College’s proven commitment to affordable, quality education is a foundation of our mission. As part of the University of Hawai‘i system, we are dedicated and responsive to our community, providing an open door to the world of educational opportunities.

Located in Pearl City, Hawai‘i, Leeward CC is a regional community center, creating both an environment for academic learning and a center of cultural life for our neighbors. From professional career studies to liberal arts, the College offers diverse and comprehensive opportunities for all students.

We invite you to discover how Leeward can help you achieve your fullest potential. At Leeward, your success is our highest priority.

Meet our Leadership Team: Our College Administrators

Accolades and Accomplishments, A yearly compilation of the accomplishments of the College and our faculty, administrators and staff.

How We're Doing: Each semester, UH Vice President John Morton presents an update on strategic initiatives and systemwide projects with Leeward data highlighted. The presentations highlight data and performance measures.

Community Events: An array of activities, workshops, festivals and performances! Join us.


Fast Facts: Leeward by the numbers. A look at our student demographics and program highlights.

History: Leeward CC opened its doors in the fall of 1968 as the first college in the University of Hawai‘i system to be developed without a connection to a pre-existing technical school. more…

Degrees & Certificates Offered: With more than 60 degrees and certificates offered, the College provides comprehensive educational opportunities for transfer to four-year universities and workforce development for our community.

Accreditation: Leeward CC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

We currently have four programs with external accreditation:

  • The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.
  • The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission.
  • The Health Information Technology program received its initial accreditation as of May 2017 by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
  • The Teacher Education Alternative Certification for Career and Technical Education program is accredited as of November 2015 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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