Advising/Academic Counseling

New for Academic Counseling!

Academic Counselors are excited to share our newest appointment-making tool with you. MySuccess will allow you to quickly schedule from any location, an appointment with one of our academic counselors. In order to accommodate your busy schedule, counselors have developed a new type of counseling called ‘Express.’ Express counseling is designed to get you in and out in 15 minutes. If you have questions that require more than 15 minutes, please schedule yourself for a regular appointment through MySuccess.

For Brand New Students to Honolulu Community College:

New Student Orientation & Registration is mandatory! Upon acceptance, please get started at:

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Counselors assist Prospective, Continuing, and Transfer Students with the following:

  • Admissions process
  • Program information
  • Transfer information and credits
  • Academic plan
  • Course selection for registration
  • Placement test results
  • Change of major
  • Graduation check
  • Course substitutions
  • Financial Aid Academic Progress form
  • Veteran's Academic Review form

Meet With Your Program Counselor

Our counselors are here to assist you with defining your educational goals, discussing your options or areas of improvement, and sharing strategies and skills for academic persistence.

Email and Phone Advising are available with your Program Counselor (see below for individual counselors' contact information).

Prefer a face-to-face visit with a counselor? You may schedule an appointment with your Counselor OR sign in and see a Counselor on duty during our Walk-in Hours.

Walk-in Hours are increased during peak periods. Please see our calendar below for the current schedule.

Best time to see us: From the 2nd - 11th week of school. Don't wait!

Program Counselors

Program Counselor
Liberal Arts Jean Maslowski (808) 845-9278 / Maggie Templeton (808) 845-9137
Administration of Justice Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Aeronautics Maintenance Technology  
Applied Trades Scot Parry, (808) 845-9172
Architectural, Engineering, & CAD Technologies Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Auto Body Repair & Painting Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837
Automotive Technology Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837
Carpentry Technology Erica Balbag-Gerard, (808) 845-9401
Commercial Aviation  
Communication Arts Scot Parry, (808) 845-9172
Computing, Electronics, & Networking Technology Rona Wong, (808) 845-9228
Construction Management Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Cosmetology Erica Balbag-Gerard, (808) 845-9401
Diesel Mechanics Technology Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837
Early Childhood Education  
Electrical Installation & Maintenance Technology Rona Wong, (808) 845-9228
Fashion Technology Erica Balbag-Gerard, (808) 845-9401
Fire & Environmental Emergency Response Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Human Services  
Industrial Education  
Music & Entertainment Learning Experience Jean Maslowski, (808) 845-9278
Occupational & Environmental Safety Management Marilynn Ito-Won, (808) 845-9218
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837
Sheet Metal & Plastics Technology Rona Wong, (808) 845-9228
Small Vessel Fabrication & Repair  
Welding Technology Shanon Miho, (808) 847-9837

Special Programs

Program Counselor
Bridge to Hope Maggie Templeton (808) 845-9137
Construction Academy Erica Balbag-Gerard, (808) 845-9401
Early Admit Jean Maslowski, (808) 845-9278
Jump Start Maggie Templeton (808) 845-9137
Running Start Jean Maslowski, (808) 845-9278

Any counseling questions? Please email us here.