In addition to classes held at its Kapolei campus, the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu (UHWO) offers a distance learning program with courses delivered through various modalities:
- Online Courses - Courses are taught completely online via the internet. Students access course material from their personal computers. Most online courses use Laulima, the course management and collaboration system for the University of Hawai‘i.
- Interactive Television - Some UH West O‘ahu courses are taught for residents of the neighbor islands through Interactive Television (ITV), using classroom facilities provided by Kaua‘i Community College, Maui Community College, and the University Education Centers at Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, and West Hawai‘i. Students meet at the ITV receive sites to participate in classes.
DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS
UH West O‘ahu offers three Bachelor of Arts degrees and three certificate programs through distance learning:
BA in Business Administration (BABA)
Distance education students may choose one of three concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA): Accounting, General Business Administration, or Marketing. Courses for the degree program are offered in a three-year plan, through a combination of ITV and online courses. Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.
BA in Social Sciences (Applied Track)
The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS) is offered only to students on the neighbor islands. Students in this program take courses in three study themes: 1) Human Development, Health, and Healing; 2) Culture and Environment; and 3) Economy and Society. Courses for the degree program are offered online in a three-year plan. Students enrolled in this program will be assigned a faculty advisor to help with academic planning.
BA in Social Sciences, Political Science
BA in Social Sciences, Early Childhood Education
Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood Education are offered online. Students enrolled in this program will be assigned a faculty advisor to help with academic planning.
BA in Public Administration
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (BAPA) prepares students for supervisory and management roles in the public sector. Distance education students may choose one of four concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (PUBA): Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management; Health Care Administration; Justice Administration; or General Public Administration. Students enrolled in this program will be assigned a faculty advisor to help with academic planning.
Certificate in Substance Abuse and Addictions Studies
The Certificate in Substance Abuse and Addictions Studies (CSAAS) is designed to help students meet the state education requirements for certification as substance abuse counselors and to provide continuing education opportunities for professionals in the addictions field.
Certificate in Health Care Administration
The Certificate Program in Health Care Administration provides students and health care practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge needed in the dynamic and growing health care field. The Certificate can be earned as a self-standing credential and may also be used as part of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu.
Certificate In Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)
The Certificate Program in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) provides students and practitioners in the field of disaster preparedness and emergency management with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge required in the growing and challenging areas of disaster preparedness, emergency management, and homeland security. The Certificate can be earned as a self-standing credential and may also be used as a part of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at the University of Hawai‘i West – O‘ahu. The DPEM bachelor’s degree program includes on-campus classes. The UHWO DPEM courses meet the requirements of Federal Emergency Management Institute’s Higher Education Project, and this certificate is approved by FEMA within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Hawai‘i State Board of Regents.
SCHEDULE OF COURSES
Check the schedule of courses for current and future classes that are offered through the distance learning program. Online classes will be noted with a location of “WWW”.
Priority for seats in many online classes is given to neighbor island students because the online degree and certificate programs are designed to assist neighbor island students to earn a degree. Please be sure to register promptly to be assured a seat. Some seats are also made available to students on O?ahu.
The UH West O‘ahu No‘eau Center for Writing, Math and Academic Success offers online tutoring in statistics, writing, and some economics. Publications on a variety of writing matters are also available online through the Writing Center. Students engaged in research may obtain online databases from the UH West O‘ahu Library.
Students taking courses from UH West O‘ahu may purchase textbooks online through the UH West O‘ahu Bookstore. Books for courses offered by other campuses need to be purchased through the bookstore for that campus.
The UH West O‘ahu Student Affairs Office provides the following services:
- admissions information
- academic advising
- course registration assistance
- financial aid, scholarships, and veteran benefits
To request information you may contact the Student Affairs Office at (808) 689-2900, toll-free at 1-866-299-8656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student tutorials on computer requirements for UH West O‘ahu online and hybrid courses as well as how to use basic tools in Laulima are available on the Online Student Tutorials page. Information Technology Services (ITS) also provides support for students using Laulima. Students may submit requests for Laulima technical support in any of the following ways:
In-person: Visit the IT Service Center on the first floor of the Library
Phone: (808) 689-2411
Online requests for assistance may also be submitted to the Laulima support staff at UH ITS by clicking on the “Request Assistance” link at https://laulima.hawaii.edu.
Please provide a description of the request and your contact information (name, phone number, email address)