Transfer Programs

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Starting your four year degree at Leeward is a smart choice. You'll save money, have smaller classes, and with careful planning, the transfer will be smooth. The most important thing to do is meet with a counselor to be sure you're taking the right courses for your intended transfer!

Transfer Pathways

UH System

UH Manoa: Check out the Ka'ie'ie Program
Contact Amy McKee.
Amy is available on Leeward's campus most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Her office number is 808-455-0523 or schedule an appointment via  STAR Balance.

UH West Oahu: Contact Larry Andres.

UH Hilo: Contact Jennifer Naguwa.

Mainland

We have a unique partnership with a growing number of mainland institutions. Discover our Interstate Passport program, allowing you to take your credits with you!

Online

Online Bachelors Degree from UHM College of Social Science

A growing number of options are available! Our newest is the partnership with UH Manoa's College of Social Science. Explore the possibilities of a smooth transfer from Leeward to Manoa. #L2M

Western Governors' University

Leeward is an active partner with Western Governor's University (WGU). As a competency-based, student-focused, online, nonprofit university, WGU is designed with students in mind—particularly, the busy, working, adult student who wants to earn a bachelor's or master's degree but for whom a traditional university education simply won't do. Discover the benefits of WGU

Helpful resources on selecting a major and making the most of your first two years…

Exploratory programs provide you the opportunity to become acquainted with potential careers or majors of your interests. You may stay in the exploratory track until you have completed 24 credit hours toward your AA Liberal Arts degree, at which time you will be required to select a more specific academic track by contacting your counselor. Once you learn your strengths and interests, you can narrow your focus to a specific area in fields such as nursing, psychology, history, accounting, art, etc.

Leeward CC Articulation Agreements to UHWO

University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu Mānanawai

To provide student access to and promote success in certificate and degree opportunities through UHWO and Leeward CC for students in career and technical education and liberal arts programs and to expand student options for college-level success and curriculum by expanding on-campus services from UHWO and Leeward CC.

AS in Business Technology to BA in General Business Administration

To facilitate a smooth transition for students from the Leeward CC AS in Business Technology program to UHWO Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in General Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Management, or Finance.

AS in Business Technology to BA in Public Administration

To facilitate a smooth transition for students from the Leeward CC AS in Business Technology program to UHWO Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with concentrations in General Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Health Care Administration, and Justice Administration.

AS in Accounting to BA in Business Administration

To facilitate the transfer of AS in Accounting students at Leeward CC to the UHWO Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in General Business Administration or Accounting.

AS in Teaching to Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Elementary Program

Students who graduate from Leeward CC with the articulated AAT degree will meet all general education requirements for the B.Ed.

AS in Teaching to Bachelor in Education in Middle Level/Secondary Program

To facilitate a smooth transition for students from the Leeward CC AA in Teaching program to the UHWO Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Middle Level/Secondary program. Students who graduate from Leeward CC with the AAT degree will meet all general education requirements for the B.Ed. degree.

Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology – joint program

To facilitate the movement of students in the Certificate of Applied Forensic Anthropology program, jointly offered by Leeward CC and UHWO.

Other Agreements in UH System

UHCC Culinary Arts Programs

To provide a mechanism which will enable students who enroll in a Culinary Arts Program at any of the UHCCs to receive college credits for the mastery of program and student learning outcomes gained in courses taken at another Culinary Arts Program from a CC who is a party in this agreement.

University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa Ka‘ie‘ie Program

To help students transfer smoothly and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree within a total of four years, or the equivalent in part-time attendance, to provide mandatory advising and academic planning to students, and to provide students the opportunity to take courses at one or both institutions while working closely with advisors to identify the most efficient path to graduation and the best time to transfer.

UH at Mānoa – Art Department

To provide course articulation between the UHCCs and UH at Mānoa Art Department.

Agreements with Other Colleges and Programs

Ashford University

To enable Leeward CC students who transfer to Ashford University to carry with them the credit they have already earned for as much relevant study as possible.

Chaminade University of Honolulu for Elementary and Secondary Licensure Programs

This agreement was developed to allow students studying for the AAT at Leeward CC to have certain courses at Leeward CC apply toward meeting established degree and/or certificate requirements in the Education Division of Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Johnson & Wales University for Culinary Arts

To provide a smooth transition between the AAS in Culinary Arts at Leeward CC to the BS in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management at Johnson & Wales University.

University of Phoenix

To accomplish students’ transition between associate and baccalaureate degrees between Leeward CC and University of Phoenix including the transfer of all credits from associate degrees to the University of Phoenix.

Hawai‘i Job Corps Center in Automotive Technology Program

To award “transfer” credits for Leeward CC courses for students who have graduated from the NATEF-certified Automotive Technician Program at Hawai‘i Job Corps Center.

Hawai‘i Job Corps Center in Culinary Arts Program

To award “transfer” credits for Leeward CC courses for students who complete the Hawai‘i Job Corps Center Hospitality-Culinary Arts Program.

Starting you 4 year here at Leeward is a smart choice. Take a look at the cost comparisons and see how much you'll save. What cold you do with an extra $34,000?


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Transfer Information by Major

Business Students
Leeward's Accounting and Business Technology programs have transfer agreements with both UH West Oahu and Hawaii Pacific University. The Academic Subject Certificate in Business is highly recommended for transfer to UH Mānoa's College of Business Administration. 
Contact Joy Lane at 455-0344 more detailed information.

Information and Computer Science Students
Leeward CC is currently the only Oahu community college campus with an Associate in Science Degree in Computer Science. Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's degree in computer science may begin by earning an Associate in Arts degree with an Academic Subject Certificate in ICS for ease in transferring to a four-year institution. A counselor or ICS Faculty Advisor can help you to select appropriate courses.
Contact Heather Takamatsu at 455-0443 for more detailed information.

Teacher Education Students
Leeward's Associate of Arts in Teaching program has transfer agreements with UH Manoa, UH West Oahu and Chaminade University.
Contact Jean StavRue-Peʻahi at 455-0392 more detailed information.

Engineering Students, STEM fields and related Sciences
ASNS is the perfect start. You'll save time and money!
Contact Heather Takamatsu at 455-0443 for details.

Plant Biology Students
Details to be posted.