A college that offers a living lab for plant biology, a culinary program that is the best in the country, an education program with a new 20 million dollar building, a media program with high tech, and much more. Leeward Community College is located by the rail construction in Pearl City and can be seen from the busy H1 freeway. LCC was founded in 1968, with a campus of 49 acres. On September 10, our 7th grade AVID students were able to experience some of the school’s most popular programs. These were Plant Biology, Culinary, TV and Media Production, and Education.
In the Education building, students learned how future teachers are taught. They also participated in an activity where they built a tower with plates and cups, which taught them to be imaginative and creative. Not only did LCC's newest building have a cool design but, it was able to stay eco friendly. The building had hybrid AC, natural lighting, and solar energy.
LCC tour guides showed the AVID students to the culinary wing, which was fully equipped with a restaurant setting. Students enrolled into the LCC culinary program would spend one semester working in the kitchen preparing food for the hungry dinners at the Pearl. In the second semester the students would spend time serving the customers. This showed our tigers what to expect if thinking about professing in the culinary arts.
In the Digital Media/TV Production program students learned how people in the control room work the cameras, how they edit their videos, and how people shoot episodes of a show all in exactly 22 minutes!
Finally, in LCC's Living Lab for their Plant Biology/Tropical Agriculture program students were able to touch, see, feel and smell various crops and plants that were being grown on LCC's three herb and crop fields. The students also learned that they use some of the plants that they harvest for the culinary program.
Written by Mia Ogata