Campus Resources Guide
Leeward Community College has an abundance of campus resources available to all students. Take
advantage of these amenities and maximize your college experience.
Mon.-Thur. 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ph. 455-0400, Room MS-204.
Do you know what to do when a math problem just doesn’t add up? Or do you have an important math exam and forgot your calculator? The Math Lab will help you find some answers.
The lab offers many student resources and tutoring assistance for all math needs. It has calculators that can be borrowed for upcoming exams, a wide range of math books, video and audio sets for visual aids and 25 computers. Tutoring is available as well as personal worksheets to help remind you of formulas you may need for a particular math class.
Job Prep Services
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ph. 455-0240, Room AD-222
Job Prep Services provides help in searching for jobs on and off campus for students and alumni. The office has a job database and offers help in writing resumes, cover letters and interview preparation. The bulletin board outside its office has a sampling of job ads.
It hosts career workshops, open houses and job fairs. Next open house is Sept. 14 and 15 and job fair is Oct. 5. JPS will host a social media workshop on Oct. 18 and a holiday job workshop on Nov. 22. The West Coast Consortium of Law Schools will be held Nov. 23.
On-campus jobs can be found at https://sece.its.hawaii.edu/sece .
Mon., Tues. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wed., Thurs. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ph. 455-0209
There are many ways to contact the library for assistance — in person, over the telephone, e-mail (lccref [at] hawaii [dot] edu) or chat online through the library’s site at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library . Its online site has research tools, handouts and databases needed to locate resources. The circulation desk has laptops for students to check out and there are study rooms students can reserve to use.
Mon.-Thur. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ph. 455-0421, Room L-208
The KI program provides support and services to students with documented disabilities. Services include preadmission counseling, alternative testing, taped text, note takers and sign language or oral interpreting. The KI program also offers computers with assistive technology such as alternative formats for printed material, assistive listening devices and training on adaptive equipment.
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ph. 455-0208, Room AD-223B
Student Life is the hub of all student activities, clubs, organizations and events on campus. Students who wish to create clubs, arrange events, or post flyers are required to receive a stamp of approval from the office. There are about a dozen diverse clubs operating on campus, reflecting interests in sports, music, ethnic backgrounds, hobbies and academics. A full list of clubs is online at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/studentlife . Students can also stop in to purchase discounted movie tickets to the Consolidated and Regal theatres.
Hālau ‘Ike o Pu‘uloa
Ph. 455-0555, Room DA-106
The hālau provides academic and support services that aim to advance opportunities for Native Hawaiian students. Its Ho‘ulu Project targets students in career and technical education programs. It offers a career resource center, library of books and multimedia, and laptops. The hālau hosts an array of events throughout the year such as its Distinguished Cultural Speaker Series.
Ph. 455-0557, Room DA-204
Sulong Aral provides free and personalized academic support to students of Filipino ancestry and anyone interested in Filipino culture. The program offers college planning assistance, tutoring, cultural activities and workshops. There is also a study area and computer lab for students to use. Fall hours will be posted at http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/filipino
The Leeward CC Theatre hosts performances created by students, local, national and international artists throughout the year. Show schedule for the upcoming season can be viewed online at http://lcctheatre.hawaii.edu .
86-088 Farrington Hwy, Suite 201. Ph. 696-6378
Did you know that there’s a Leeward campus on the west side of the island? It’s right in the middle of Wai‘anae, next to the Wai‘anae Mall and behind the Tesoro gas station.
The Wai‘anae campus offers many of the prerequisite courses such as math and English needed to complete a degree. There are daytime and evening classes available. The campus has counselors on hand to meet with students, Learning Resources Center (pictured), Testing Center and a lab with computers.
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ph. 455-0515, Room AD-122
For many students, attending college often results in sacrificing insurance benefits full-time jobs can offer. The Health Center helps ease the financial stress by providing students an array of services at affordable rates. The nursing staff is available daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doctors are in Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. HMSA is the only insurance accepted at the center. However, students with no insurance are also welcome.
Students with no insurance can receive several different immunizations such as tuberculosis testing for $12 and MMR shots for $10 per shot. Tetanus and hepatitis shots are among the other immunizations offered on a regular basis. If you are insured by HMSA, no fees or co-pay is necessary. Other services for students include physical check-ups, pap smears and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
Although drugs are not available at the center, doctors can issue prescriptions to be picked up at a pharmacy. Students can request free blood pressure tests and free condoms are also available.
Mon.-Fri. 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Ph. 455-0488, Room CE-101
Finding a good daycare service is among one of the beastly showdowns a student-parent may have to face. Leeward Community College tries to ease the headache however with a daycare facility on campus. Although the facility is open to everyone, parents who are taking a minimum of six credits at Leeward do receive priority in the selection process. The center has a max capacity of 19 children, ages 3 and up.
Prices vary depending on how often a child attends. If your child is too young, other community colleges offer services for younger children. Kapi‘olani Community College accepts children starting at age 2 while Honolulu Community College will accept three-month old babies. Beverly Chang from the Early Childhood Education Center at KCC recommends parents to log onto the Patch Referral Service or National Association for Young Children’s Web sites to find a daycare center that best suits the needs of parents and children.
Located behind the cafeteria, the Shade House is home to plants used by the college’s horticulture, agriculture, botany and plant bioscience classes. It has the University of Hawai‘i system’s largest collection of Native Hawaiian plants, many of which are endangered. For example, it has cultivated several alula plants. Only one is left in the wild.
Learning Resource Center
Mon.-Thur. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ph. 455-0412, Room L-101
The Learning Resource Center is the best place to seek assistance in all areas of study. One of the center’s best services is the availability of free tutoring in almost any subject — from accounting to Japanese to literature to English as a second language. Tutoring is also available online for many subjects.
In addition, the LRC has computers and printers. Other services offered include multimedia such as CD-ROMs and DVDs that supplement foreign languages as well as pre-recorded study skills workshops that a cover a wide range of topics. Some content tutors will be available by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Online help hours will be posted at http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/lrc.
Mon.-Thur. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ph. 455-0409, Room L-101
Connected to the LRC, the Writing Center provides assistance in all forms of writing — from class assignments to scholarship essays. The center’s writing consultants are students who work with students through the writing process.
Appointments with consultants can be made in person, over the phone or online at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/writingcenter . Writing consultants will be available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in person, online and by phone; and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for online appointments. For the fall semester, Sunday evening online appointments with writing consultants will also be available.
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ph. 455-0273, Room BE-227
The testing center offers a quiet proctored testing environment. Proctored? It basically means a monitored environment to ensure there is no cheating. If you have been accepted into the Leeward or UH system, you can take the COMPASS English and Math placement tests as long as you have a student I.D. number and picture identification. Other tests administered at the testing center include online, written and make-up tests issued by instructors.
All students are required to bring a photo I.D. along with supplies such as Scantrons, pencils and paper. No food or drinks are allowed.
Students can also request a proctored test to be issued at Leeward’s testing center if they are taking an online course from another college within the UH system.
Mon.-Thur. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ph. 455-0623, Room BS-109 and BE-226
The labs provide students with computers to use for their academic needs. All computers have Internet access and Microsoft Office. Students are required to present a current student I.D. at sign in. All labs are equipped with printers that allow students to print up to 10 pages.
Although all the computers in the BS-109 location are PC based operating systems, there are Mac computers in its labs around campus. Students can access the Mac computers when they are not in use by classes. Check at BS-109 for availability.
Experienced player or newbie, the club welcomes all interested players. The club practices on the tennis court located behind Uluwehi Cafe. Contact Tatiana Omokawa, tatiana2 [at] hawaii [dot] edu
All interested players should contact Jeremiah Boydstun, boydstun [at] hawaii [dot] edu . The club practices in Tuthill Courtyard.
Counselors help with academic advising, career exploration and personal concerns.
Need money for school? See Financial Aid office.
Admissions & Records
Head here for copies of transcripts and questions concerning registration.
Uluwehi Cafe is the college’s main dining option. Staffed by students, it often features dishes created by the culinary arts program.
|Leeward CC||Kapi‘olani CC||Windward CC|
|Regular plate lunch||$6.25||$6.75||$6.95|
|Mini plate lunch||$5.00||$4.75||$4.95|
|*— w/ lettuce,tomato|
Resource guide compiled by Leimaile Guerrero, Sazza Self, Valerie Mako, Elizabeth Daligdig and Anzinetti Rezents.
Photos by Lono Willis, Levi Viloria, and Joel Gaspar.