Academic Subject Certificate

Hawaiian Knowledge Innovation


The Hawaiian Knowledge Innovation Certificate is meant to give students an introductory
grounding in Hawaiian traditional technologies as well as contemporary digital
technologies and entrepreneurship. By combining these knowledge sets students will be
uniquely positioned to contribute to Hawaiian innovation because they’ll have the skills
required in innovation sectors today. In the final semester students complete a capstone
project that demonstrates their learning about how Hawaiian culture-based innovation
can be carried into a digital future.

After completing this program, graduates will:

  • Compare and contrast Hawaiian cultural practices, technologies, ethics, values, or knowledge.
  • Use appropriate technologies and standards to effectively communicate.
  • Use digital technologies to effectively communicate or showcase traditional Hawaiian cultural practices, technologies, ethics, values, or knowledge

This certificate consists of a minimum of 27 credits. 

Required Courses (15 credits)

Student must work directly with a Windward CC faculty member to complete a project that showcases the
use of traditional Hawaiian knowledge with contemporary digital technologies while enrolled in IS
295A Hawaiian Knowledge Innovation Capstone

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Elective Courses (12 credits)

At least one course from each Area (A and B).

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Area B: Information and Computer Science Elective Credits

Select at least one course from Area B

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