Kapiolani Community College in Hawaii

Address: 4355 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 - MAP
Phone: (808) 734-9000
Web: www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu

Kapiolani Community CollegeKapiolani Community College has a strong history in the state of Hawaii, developing new programs and receiving plenty of accolades for its talented undergraduates.

Kapiolani Community College started out as a technical school, with food service as its first program. It soon expanded to include practical nursing, business education and dental assisting.

Eventually the college became part of the open door community college system of the University of Hawaii and was renamed Kapiolani Community College.

The school has won various awards and acclaim as it has expanded programs. The college's respiratory care program won a national award as an outstanding program. Kapiolani earned international attention when two of its Radiology Technology instructors developed a new hip x-ray technique.

The highly acclaimed culinary program got its biggest recognition in 1990, when students created a world-record-breaking, two-ton, 140-foot-long cake.

A Culinary Institute of the Pacific is under development, with the goal of drawing international students and tastes to build upon an already award-winning department.

The college is continually trying to meet the needs of the community with new programs. Recent additions include Media Arts and Sports Medicine.

More than 7,100 students attend the campus.