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Maui Culinary Academy serving up an innovative education

Think you’ve got the chops to make it in the culinary industry? Find out why so many students are choosing UH Maui College’s Maui Culinary Academy to launch their career.

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UHMC Veterans Center Grand Opening Ceremony Nov. 9

November 9th, 2013 the community celebrated the grand opening of the newly established Veterans Resource Center at UH Maui College. The Veterans Resource Center is the first center specifically for veterans in the UH school system, and will provide student veterans a dedicated space to study, network, and receive tutoring and counseling services. It includes a new, private study space, kitchenette, lounge area, and built-in computer desks.
State and Maui County officials recognized the community effort that launched this successful initiative. A $9,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation, volunteers from The Home Depot in Maui and the UHMC Veterans Club helped renovate the space on campus last September.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), said, “UH Maui College is showing leadership in Hawai‘i for providing necessary services and support for our returning veterans, active servicemembers and their families. Mahalo to all those who had the vision and drive, and put in the hard work, to create this resource and make today’s grand opening a reality. UHMC is working hard to serve our next greatest generation, and their support will be invaluable as our troops transition back into civilian life, and find ways to continue their mission, contributing in service to our communities.”
“My father,

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Maui Culinary Academy and Celebrity Chefs to Share “The World on a Plate”

The Maui Culinary Academy (MCA) at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College (UHMC), in partnership with the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui and Youngs Market Company of Hawai‘i will present the 17th annual Noble Chef benefit on Saturday, October 26, 2013. The event begins with a VIP reception at 5 p.m., followed by a full reception at 6 p.m., and an elegant gourmet dinner with entertainment and auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $250 for preferred seating and $185 for general seating. Table sponsorships begin at $3,000.

The Noble Chef is MCA’s largest annual fundraiser, and features a mentorship program that pairs together many Maui’s celebrity chefs and MCA students. This year’s event theme is “The World on a Plate”, represented by a celebrity chef-designed reception menu spanning the culinary “hot spots” of the world, including Japan, Vietnam, Morocco, Spain, Great Britain, India, Greece, New Zealand, and Mexico. After the reception, guests will sit down for a multi-course gourmet French dinner and dessert prepared by MCA’s faculty chefs. Wine and spirits throughout the evening are provided by Young’s Market Company of Hawai‘i, Ocean Vodka, and Maui Brewing Company.

In addition to preparing the evening’s meals together, the celebrity chefs and the students they mentor spend several days together beforehand in an intimate learning exchange, providing invaluable hands-on experience for MCA students. This year’s celebrity “noble chefs” are:

Chef Greg Gaspar, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

Chris Kulis & Brian Etheredge of Capische?

Brett Martin of Andaz Maui at Wailea

Lyndon Honda of Laulima Events & Catering

Marc McDowell of Makena Resort Maui

Anton Haines of Pacific‘O

Bret Pafford of Gannon’s

Wes Holder of Pulehu, an Italian Grill

Bryan Beneke of Four Seasons Maui Resort

MCA faculty chefs include Jake Belmonte, Tom Lelli, Craig Omori, Jeff Scheer, Theresa Shurilla and Christina […]

Liko A’e Native Hawaiian Leadership Program Receives $1.5M

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s Liko Aʻe Native Hawaiian Leadership Program received its second year award after a successful first year annual report.  This award of $1.5M from the U.S. Department of Education Title VII Elementary and Secondary Education Act funds the Program through August 2014.

This year marks the tenth year that Liko Aʻe has been assisting Native Hawaiian students with financial aid and student support services, now available on all islands and nationwide.  Since receiving its first USDOE award in 2003, over 2000 students have received college scholarships, college counseling, and critically-necessary mentoring and support services through the Program.  Our decade of service to the Hawaiian community has resulted in a deep understanding of how best to serve Hawaiian students, and the Program’s momentum keeps building.

“This second-year funding for our Leadership Program allows us to provide scholarships and wrap-around support services to Native Hawaiians students with a greater focus on serving those from rural and under-represented areas and non-traditional students,” says Program Director, Malia Davidson.

Participating scholars also are required to perform leadership service in their communities.  The Program has identified a number of specific community projects and organizations that scholars will serve this year on Maui, Hawaiʻi Island and Oʻahu.  After-school tutoring sessions, mentoring programs, and focused assistance to high school students studying to complete their GED are just a few of the target areas through which the Program’s undergraduate scholarship recipients will provide community service this year.  Graduate recipients will act as team leaders for their undergraduate colleagues, and also will share their academic research through public and digital speaker events on various campuses.

For most of us, the cycle of education comes from multiple forms of schooling, as expressed by the famous ʻōlelo […]

Kalaupapa Exhibit On Display at UH Maui College

An historical exhibit developed by Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa will be on display in the atrium of the Ka`a`ike Building at UH Maui College from October 16-December 6. The exhibit, “A Source of Light, Constant and Never-Fading,” emphasizes the strong relationship between the people of Kalaupapa and the Royal Family of Hawaii, a chapter of the history of Kalaupapa not often told.

“The ‘Ohana is so excited to bring this exhibit to Maui College, “ said Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa, a resident of Kalaupapa for more than 50 years and President of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa. “This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Kalaupapa as told by the people themselves.”

A blessing will be held at 6 p.m. October 16 followed by a Powerpoint presentation, “Bringing The Families Home,” by ‘Ohana Coordinator Valerie Monson who will also lead walkthroughs of the exhibit on October 19 and 26 and November 2, all beginning at 1 p.m. The public is invited to all events; there is no charge.

Between 1866 and 1969, an estimated 8,000 people were taken from their families and sent to Kalaupapa because of Hawaii’s leprosy isolation policies.  About 5,200 of these individuals were sent to Kalaupapa prior to the annexation of Hawai‘i by the United States, approximately 97% of whom were Native Hawaiian.

Members of the Royal Family were deeply moved by the situation facing so many of their “beloved people” who were sick.  They visited Kalaupapa, read petitions, wrote letters, mourned friends who had been taken from their midst and did what they could to make life better for those afflicted with the disease.  Leprosy was not an abstract problem, but a very real presence in their lives.

At the same time, the […]

Liko A’e Native Hawaiian Leadership Program Receives $1.5M

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s Liko Aʻe Native Hawaiian Leadership Program received its second year award after a successful first year annual report.  This award of $1.5M from the U.S. Department of Education Title VII Elementary and Secondary Education Act funds the Program through August 2014.
This year marks the tenth year that Liko Aʻe has been assisting Native Hawaiian students with financial aid and student support services, now available on all islands and nationwide.  Since receiving its first USDOE award in 2003, over 2000 students have received college scholarships, college counseling, and critically-necessary mentoring and support services through the Program.  Our decade of service to the Hawaiian community has resulted in a deep understanding of how best to serve Hawaiian students, and the Program’s momentum keeps building.
“This second-year funding for our Leadership Program allows us to provide scholarships and wrap-around support services to Native Hawaiians students with a greater focus on serving those from rural and under-represented areas and non-traditional students,” says Program Director, Malia Davidson.
Participating scholars also are required to perform leadership service in their communities.  The Program has identified a number of specific community projects and organizations that scholars will serve this year on Maui, Hawaiʻi Island and

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Health Related Programs-Allied Health

Under the umbrella of Allied Health are a number of Certificates of Competence enabling individuals to gain the education and training needed for entry to various nursing-related professions. Grade C or better is required in all courses for a certificate or degree in Allied Health, unless stipulated otherwise.

Contact the Allied Health department chair, Anne Scharnhorst, at 984-3250, or by email at annes@hawaii.edu for information.

Nurse Assistant (CO):  6 credits

Prepares individuals to work in hospitals, extended care facilities, private nursing agencies, and home health agencies under supervision of an LPN or RN. Graduates are eligible to take the Certification Examination given by American Red Cross.
Nursing 100(6) Nurse Assistant (This course takes one semester; there is no selection process.)
Prerequisite: ENG 19 with grade C or better or placement at least ENG 22.

Adult Residential Care Home Operator (CO):  3 credits*

ARCH prepares individuals to apply for certification to operate a Care Home in the State of Hawai’i.
Nursing 12(1), 13(1), 14(1) Three 5-week courses offered during one semester.
Recommended: NURS 100 with grade C or better.

Medical Assistant I (CC):  See Business Technology program map.

Medication Assistant (CO):  3 credits

Prepares individuals to work in assisted living and community-based settings.
Pharmacology 103(1), 104(1), 105(1) Three 5-week courses offered during one semester.
Prerequisite: BIOL 100 with grade C or better, or consent.
Recommended: NURS 100 with grade C or better.
 
Pharmacy Technician (CC):  22 credits

Prepares individuals as pharmacy technicians. Includes preparation for National Certification Exam as a Pharmacy Technician. Grade C or better is required in all courses for the certificate.

First Semester (Fall)
Credits  

BIOL 100  Human Biology
3

HLTH 125  Survey of Medical Technology
1

BUSN 150  Introduction to Business Computing or

ICS 101  Digital Tools for the Information World
3

MATH 18  Essential Math for Algebra
3

ENG 22  Introduction to Composition
3

      13

Second Semester (Spring)
Credits

PHRM 103  Introduction […]

Dental Assisting—Allied Health (CC)

The Dental Assisting program is a two-semester program that is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADACODA) and prepares individuals to work as a Chairside Assistant in dental offices and settings. The employment rate for Dental Assistants in Maui County is expected to increase by 31.6 percent in the 6-year period 2004 through 2014.

The curriculum is organized in accordance with requirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation with consultation from the Maui County Dental Society. Hands-on experience is achieved through clinical practice in the Maui Oral Health Center and in dental offices and clinics. Graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

 

Per UH Board of Regents policy, priority for admission to the high demand Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs is given first to fully qualified State of Hawai‘i residents as determined by the registrar for tuition purposes.* Qualified non-residents are considered after qualified Hawai‘i residents have filled all available openings. Admission to UH Maui College does not guarantee admission to the Dental Assisting program.

The following minimum competencies are required of students entering the Dental Assisting program: a) English 22 with grade C or better, or placement at English 100; and b) Biology 100 with grade C or better. Courses may be repeated once to raise a grade. Of the two times that the course has been taken, the higher grade is utilized fro admission purposes. Only grades in the first two attempts are considered for admission. In teh event of a tie (i.e., 2 students having the same points in teh Program Application), the student with the highest UHMC grade point average is offered admission to the program.

Science “lecture” courses (e.g., BIOL 100) required for admission […]

Institute of Hawaiian Music (A.S.C)

The  Academic Subjecy Certificate (ASC) in Hawaiian Music is intended to encourage students to specialize in Hawaiian music in order to preserve and perpetuate this art form.

Call Dr. Keola Donaghy at 984-3411 for information.

Requirements for ASC in Hawaiian Music: 38 credits

The ASC has a minimum of 38 credits.
Courses must be taken for a letter grade.
A GPA of 2.0 or better is required for all courses applied to the certificate

Hawai’i Emphasis

HAW 101
Elementary Hawaiian I (4)

Foundations & Global Multicultural Perspectives

MUS 107
World Music Cultures (3)

Human Understanding

HAW 102
Elementary Hawaiian II (4)

HAW 104
Hawai’i: Language Through Hula (3)

Human Expression

MUS 114H
Hawaiian Chorus (2)

MUS 271
Digital Recording Techniques (3)

Area of Interest

MUS 132
Applied Hawaiian Music (repeated once) (2,2)

MUS 272
Digital Recording Technology (3)

Electives

MUS 180
Basic Theory & Aural Skills (2)

ECON 190v
Economics fro the Arts (3)

HAW 201
Intermediate Hawaiian I (4)

HWST 176
History of Hawaiian Music (3)

 

Note: AA degree requires an additional 22 credits (100-level or higher) minimum.

Hawaiian Studies (AA)

The Associate in Arts degree in Hawaiian Studies is designed to focus on Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language coursework while building a broad foundation in the liberal arts. Graduates have a wide range of four-year degree options; students may transfer into Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian language, Education, Science, Technology, Social Work, Nursing, and many more.

Graduation Requirements

CREDITS

Minimum Applicable: 60 credits, 100-level or higher

GRADES

Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0

RESIDENCY

Minimum UHMC: 12 credits

WRITING INTENSIVE (WI): Two courses

1.

2.

Hawaiian Studies Core Classes: 11 credits

HAW 101

HAW 102

HAW 107 (Fulfilled as Arts & Hawaiian DH requirements)

HWST 270

General Education Requirements: 32-34 credits

English Communication: 3 credits

FW-ENG 100 Written Communication

Global Multicultural Perspectives: 6 credits (Two courses from a different group)

FGA-Before 1500 CE: HIST 151

FGB-Since 1500 CE: HIST 152; GEOG 102.

FGC-Pre-histort to present: MUS 107; REL 150.

Symbolic Reasoning: 3 credits

FS-MATH 100, 103, 112, 115, 135, 140, 203, 205, 206, 231, 232; PHIL 110.

Oral Communication in English: 3 credits

FO-BUS/COM 130, COM 145, 210; DRAM 221, 222; SP 151, 231, 251.

Diversification Requirements

Arts and Humanities: 5-6 credits (Two courses from two different groups)

DA-Diversification Arts: HAW 104; HWST 205A, HWST 205E, HWST 205I; MUS 114H

DH-Diversification Humanities: HWST 107 required.

Natural Science: 6-7 credits One course from Biological (DB), one Physical (DP), and one corresponding laboratory (DY)

DB-Diversification Biological: AG 122, 174, 200, 253, 265; ANTH 215, BIOL 101/SCI 121, BIOL 100, 102, 103, 105, 124, 151, 152, 171, 172, 200, 225, 265, 282; BOT 101; FSHN 185, 285, 286;
MICRO 130; PHRM 203; ZOOL 101, 141, 142, 200.

DP- Diversification Physical: ASTRO 110; BIOC 241, 244; CHEM 151, 161, 162; GEOG 101; GG 101, 103; OCN 201; PHYS 105, 151, 152, 170, 272; SCI 122; SSM 101, 201, 202, 402, 403.

DY – Diversification Lab: AG 122*, 174*, 200, 265; ASTR 110L; BIOL 101/SCI 121; BIOL 102, […]

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