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Great ideas need a great foundation

Have an idea you want to make into a business, but don’t know where to start, how to finance or manage costs, promote, or know the legal issues? Get started here. Windward Community College’s Liberal Arts AA degree puts a focus on entrepreneurship, providing you with the basic tools and knowledge to help you turn your ideas into a successful business.

Through a series of 8-week classes and financial support from the Kawaiaulu Scholarship for one full year, students are offered the experience of getting ready to start a business.

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Learn how to apply and register for classes, Kawaiaulu Scholarship opportunity, and course offerings. Get all your questions answered.

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Get started with the Kawaiaulu Scholarship

Qualifying students* can apply for this one-year scholarship package that includes:

  • Three semesters of full-tuition support
  • Help applying for financial aid for 2nd year
  • Materials and supplies for class projects and hands-on learning
  • Technology (laptops available to loan)
  • On-campus jobs available
  • Supportive environment: free lunches, tutoring, childcare options

*Contact Justin (Ha‘aheo) Pagan for more information

Why earn the Liberal Arts AA degree–Entrepreneurship?

  • Confidence in knowing steps to begin a business
  • Creativity–creating your own business
  • Gain basic knowledge of business and accounting
  • Gain basic knowledge in marketing and online commerce
  • Training and a college degree is attractive when applying for business loans 
  • Hands-on experience creating food entrepreneurship products, marketing, business plan making and foundations for your home business
  • One-year Kawaiaulu Scholarship saving you $3,930 and more!
  • Halfway toward the 4-year bachelor’s degree

Course Plan (Two Years)

Cohorts of 20 participants will go through a series of 8-week classes together, focusing on two classes at a time.

Fall 2023Course
Week 1–8BUS 122: Intro to Entrepreneurship
ECON 130: Principles of Microeconomics
Week 9–16HWST 107: Hawaiʻi: Center of the Pacific
ECON 131: Principles of Macroeconomics
Seminar on hot topic in Entrepreneurship
Spring 2024Course
Week 1–8ENG 100: Composition I
ICS 203: Digital Image Editing
Week 9–16PSY 100: Survey of Psychology
ENG 209: Business Writing (Writing Intensive coursework with business focus)
Seminar on hot topic in Entrepreneurship
Summer 2024Course
Week 1–6MATH 115: Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Week 7–14Web Support
Seminar on hot topic in Entrepreneurship
Fall 2024Course
Week 1–8SP 251: Principles of Effective Public Speaking-WI
HIST 151: World History to 1500
Week 9–16HIST 152: World History since 1500
BLAW 200: Legal Environment of Business
Seminar on hot topic in Entrepreneurship
Spring 2025Course
Week 1–8ACC 252: Using Quickbooks® in Accounting
ACC 201: Intro to Financial Accounting
Week 9–16FIN 150: Personal Finance
ACC 202: Intro to Managerial Accounting
Seminar on hot topic in Entrepreneurship
Summer 2025Course
Week 1–6HAW 101: Elementary Hawaiian I
Week 7–14HAW 102: Elementary Hawaiian II

For more information, contact:

Justin (Ha‘aheo) Pagan