Kaua`i Community College offers lower-division, transfer-level courses for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university, occupational courses for students seeking competency or improvement in employable skills, and general education courses for all students to provide them with awareness of the ideas and ideals of our society.
Liberal Arts: The program provides transfer-level general education through courses in communications, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. Successful completion of the 2-year Liberal Arts program leads to an Associate in Arts Degree. Students who follow the prescribed sequence of transfer courses will be able to meet the general education “core” requirements at Manoa, Hilo, and West O`ahu campuses of the University of Hawai`i, as well as those of most other 4-year colleges and universities, should they decide to continue their education at a 4-year institution. While most of the transfer courses offered are in the Liberal Arts area, a few transfer courses are also offered in business education. Certain business and trade technology courses that are normally regarded as non-transfer may also be considered as transfer courses since they are accepted by some mainland colleges and also by the University of Hawai`i’s College of Education for those students who are prospective secondary school teachers in business, industrial arts, and industrial technology.