Degree program has evening, online classes

A new liberal arts associate degree program with evening and online/cable classes will be offered next school year at University of Hawaii Maui College.

Informational sessions about the Degree-in-Three program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and March 19 in the college’s Kaaike Building, Room 109.

The program will hold classes at the college Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with one online or cable TV class through the fall and spring semesters. The three-year program also calls for enrolling in one class during the summer semester.

Those who have completed some requirements may complete the program faster than three years.

The program is geared for those who may have started college but did not finish, maybe due to a lack of support, said program counselor Linda Fujitani.

The associate degree could be a steppingstone toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a news release about the program said.

The college previously had offered programs for nontraditional, working students and has changed the program to offer classes on weeknights instead of weekends and to offer classes online and via cable TV. The goal is to better accommodate students’ working schedules and to accelerate the time to complete the program.

At the informational sessions, topics to be covered will include financial aid, transferring college credits from other institutions, program and time requirements, and information about student support services.

For more information about the Degree-in-Three program or to RSVP for the information session, contact Fujitani by phone at 984-3226 or by email at