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Situated on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is an accredited college that offers three bachelor of applied science degrees, a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates, as well as distance learning degrees through its UH Center on campus. UHMC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools & College.

With small class sizes, a low student to faculty ratio, math labs and career counseling, UHMC students enjoy personalized, individual attention and the support they need to be successful in school and their future careers.

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College's Extended Learning  & Workforce Development Office (ELWD) is located in the Laulima building on the Kahului campus, with ample free parking.


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Food Innovation

MISSION: Building a stronger, economically diverse, and sustainable Maui Nui by X-celerating and elevating food producers through education, business incubation, and community connections.


VISION: Develop local “cottage” size companies into medium size food manufacturer’s by providing them access to industry leaders, resources & technologies, a shared-use food incubator kitchen and processing facility that fosters businesses growth.

X-celerating Foodpreneurs of Hawai’i

The Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC) is a unique first in-state incubator fostering Agribusiness and Foodpreneurs x-celeration and education. Part of the University of Hawai’i Maui College, located in Kahului, Hawai’i, MFIC is helping build a stronger, economically diverse, and sustainable Maui by supporting the value-added food industry. MFIC assists its community by providing technological expertise, innovative training, consultation, a manufacturing facility, and a Resource Hub for new and established food entrepreneurs endeavoring to bring their products to market locally, regionally and nationally.


  • INCREASE profitability via development of new value-added food products.
  • REDUCE dependence on imports
  • CONTRIBUTE to the sustainability of island-based agriculture.
  • CREATE jobs.
  • IMPACT revenue for food businesses, Maui County, and the State of Hawai’i.
  • CONNECT foodpreneurs with food industry leaders and business experts.
  • SERVE community with outstanding service and education.

For More Information Contact

Chris Speere
Food Innovation Program Coordinator

Be sure to check out the Food Innovation website at

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