Outreach College partners with academic and support units on UH Manoa to provide for the educational needs of the community through flexible scheduling and innovative methods of program/course delivery. Key program and service activities of the college include:
Outreach College initiates and provides innovative, diverse, and flexible quality educational opportunities for life-long learners, extending the resources of UH Manoa to serve the state, nation, and world.
Utilizing a scope of classroom, arts, cultural, and advanced technological modes of delivering learning experiences, the Outreach College staff is committed to assessing and responding to the educational needs of targeted and under-served learners.
In addition, Outreach College:
Through all of its programs, Outreach College inspires and engages learners to recognize education as a valuable lifetime investment.
Outreach College is affiliated with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, the Association of University Summer Sessions, the North American Association of Summer Sessions, the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators, and Western Arts Alliance.
Degrees and Certificates
Outreach College is a non-degree granting academic support unit, which delivers, in collaboration with departments and colleges, credit courses applicable towards UH Manoa degrees and certificates. Outreach College offers courses during the day and evening, primarily to serve degree students at UH Manoa. However, these courses are open to UH System students, qualified residents and non-residents, and in the summer to select high school students. Non-credit certificates are offered in various areas of professional development.
The majority of UH Manoa distance delivered courses are coordinated by Outreach College. Baccalaureates and master's degrees from UH Manoa colleges of Education, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, Shidler College of Business, and Nursing are offered.
Courses and degree programs are delivered via interactive television, the web, and faculty traveling to off-campus sites. Outreach College is represented on the Distance Learning Advisory Council and the Master Scheduling Group, both UH System committees, and the UH Manoa Distance Learning Committee.
International students studying in the U.S. on the F-1 or J-1 student visa should note that there are credit limits for enrolling in on-line courses or on-line programs. For more information, please click on the Distance Education link on the International Student Services website at www.hawaii.edu/issmanoa.
Office of Student Services provides support services to non-degree seeking undergraduate students. Services include advisement on UH Manoa admissions procedures and policies, general UH Manoa policies, degree programs, course selection, and UH System offerings, as well as enrollment and registration for courses delivered by Outreach College.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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