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  1175 Manono Street Hilo, HI 96720

  Culinary Arts

  (808) 934-2500

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Program Faculty:

  Brian Hirata


  (808) 934-2562

  Shawn Sumiki


  (808) 934-2559

Tuition & Fees : $10,387
Trade Category : Culinary Arts
Program Type : Trade Program
Location : Hawai'i / Hawai'i Island / Hilo
Trade School : Hawai'i Community College
Purpose of Program : Leads to Employment
Program Length : AAS: 67 credits - 4 semesters, CA: 50 credits - 4 semesters, CO: 22 credits - 2 semesters

*Covid-19 Updates*

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Degrees and Certifications

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Culinary Arts (67 credits)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) – Culinary Arts (50 credits)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO) – Culinary Arts (22 credits)

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The following is the tuition and fees associated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts with 67 credits. Books and supplies cost approximately $1,610 and is included in the tuition listed below.

  • Resident Tuition: $10,387 ($131/ credit)

  • Non-Resident Tuition: $24,725 ($345/ credit)

  • Non-Resident Pacific Isle Exemption Tuition: $14,775.50 ($196.50/ credit)
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