Molokai Education Center

Home/Molokai Education Center
Molokai Education Center 2016-11-21T10:00:43+00:00



E ho’ona’auao honua ‘oiai ma ka hale  •  A world of knowledge here at home

About us

Approximately 250 students call University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai their home campus. These students are taking courses leading towards certificates and associate degrees in seven primary majors: Liberal Arts, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business Careers, Early Childhood Education, Hawaiian Studies, Human Services, and Allied Health: Nurse Aide Training and Therapeutic Activity Aide I & II.

Quick Student Body Facts

    • 75% of 250 students enrolled each semester are Native Hawaiian ancestry-by fa, the highest percentage of any campus in the University of Hawaii system.
    • A high percentage of students are non-traditional
    • 75% are female
    • At the Spring 2012 Commencement, 194 student graduates from Fall 2008-Spring 2012 were recognized.  The graduates ranged in age from 18 to 64 years old. They were the parents of 246 children and 48 grandchildren. There were 8 couples oarent and child gradutes; and 9 set of siblings. Two of these graduates have already earned their bachelor’s degrees and 18 more are currently enrolled in bachelor’s degree program.

The University Center, Maui brings a variety of bachelors and masters degree programs to Molokai from the campuses of UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH West Oahu utilizing interactive, off-island travel, and the Internet.

University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai employs 6 full-time and 2 part-time staff. There are also 3 full-time federally funded staff. In addition, approximately 20 different Molokau lectuerers are hired each semester to deliver instruction in their area of expertise.


  • Apply Now

Applicants must submit the following health clearances:

    • Current (within 1-year start of classes) TB clearance, and
    • Proof of measles, mumps, and rubella immunization. This requirement is waived for those born those 1957.
  • Compass Testing

Compass placement tests are helpful to all students for appropriate course selection.You do not need to be accepted into college to take the placement tests. Compass scores from other UH Campuses are transferable. Bring a photo ID and your UH ID number to the testing session. If you have not yet applied for college, obtain an UH ID from the front office Molokai Education Center.

Dates and times of Compass Tests
Friday, June 7 1:00 PM
Friday, June 21 1:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10 9:00 AM
Friday, July 19 1:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24 9:00 AM
Friday, August 2 1:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7 9:00 AM
Wednesday, August 14 9:00 AM


  • Tuition and Fees


*In addition to tuition, University of Hawai’i Maui College, Molokai also charges students a Technology Fee. The fee is $3.00 per credit for 1-11 credits; $36.00 for 12 credits or more.

Student Services
  • Academic Counseling

Pre-admissions advising for prospective students is available. The counselor assist students in planning their program of study and in selecting courses. Information about course placement, prerequisities, course sequence, registration and transfer information is available.

Academic advising is available to continuing students in all majors.
Susan Nartatez
Instructor/Counselor- Lanai and Molokai
Pleasse call 553-4490 ext.23 to schedule an appointment.
Academic Counseling website:

Distance Learning


Distance Learning courses are available at University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai through Hawaii Interactive Television System (also known as Skybridge), Cable, and the Internet. Complete listings of Distance Learning courses for University of Hawaii systems is available.

Skybridge courses are delivered by a two-way interactive television system between Molokai, the Kahului Campus and the Hana, Lanai, and Lahaina Education Centers. Delivery Defined describes the various types of delivery in detail.

Cable television courses allow students to view classes from home. These section are regular University of Hawaii Maui College classes broadcast over Oceanic Channel 55 at the times listed. Classes are viewable at University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokau but are not taped; however, classes are rebroadcast with a schedule which is announced each semester.

Internet courses require Internet service at home. Students should be independent learners familiar with computers and distance learning. After registering the student must email the instructor for course information at the address listed on the University of Hawaii Maui College. Molokai Schedule of Courses.

For courses above level 300, obtain instructor approval via email. students may be required to come in for exams, labs, and meetings as requested by the instructor. Pelase email or see Erin Ramirez at least a day in advance for an appointment.

Erin Ramirez: Instructional & Student Support/Distance Ed/Technology
808-553-4490 x25



Compass placements in English & Math are administered at the University of Hawai’i, Maui College-Molokai. You must take the English and Math placement tests if you are:

  • Degree-seeking (Classified) Student
  • Non-Degree seeking (Unclassified) student taking 8 or more credits
  • Early Admit Student
  • Registering for a course with a Compass prerequisite

Compass placement testing is given throughout the year on selected dates.

UH Maui College, Molokai is an ETS: Educational Testing Service Test Center

Library Services


The Learning Resource Center at Molokai Education Center has a Reading Room, Larning lab and a main room which houses computers for student use as well as limited reference and other library books on site.

Current students will have access to respective library online resources and databases using their 8-digit UH I.D number and password from home.

IntraSystem Loan service from other UH system libraries is available for students who need books, journal articles and videos which are are not currently available at the MEC Learning Resource Center or online. For assistance with locating magazines, journal and newspaper articles, finding books, and research, visit UHMC Library and/or contact Lillian Mangum:

Lillian Mangum
Distance Education Librarian
University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului Campus
Phone: 1-808-984-3679
Fax requests: 1-808-244-6595