A great number and variety of associate degree programs are available in Hawaii through the University of Hawaii’s community colleges, located throughout the state in every county.
Each college offers general education courses that can be transferred to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university.
Hawaii’s community colleges are highly regarded for the specialized training offered in the arts, hospitality, culinary arts, nursing, and veterinary technology, among others.
An associate degree offered though the University of Hawaii system typically takes two years to complete. Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in an entry-level position or continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university or college.