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Personal & Professional Courses

Professional Image Training for Women

This workshop provides self awareness, building of self-esteem, and recognizing one’s strengths. You will develop a personalized analysis of your skin needs. Learn to do a self-analysis of your hair and how the proper hair styles compliment your facial structure. Determine your seasonal colors, through understanding the four color seasons. Gain awareness of your clothing personality, and putting together a wardrobe that works. At the completion of this workshop you will have developed a work-ready image and wardrobe on a limited budget all the while marketing the total package for successful employment and a better you. Location: HawCC Manono, 385-1

113K400 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 T 6:00p-8:00p $59


Certified Nurses' Aide

This course prepares individuals for patient-care employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and private homes. Training includes 150 hours of formal classroom instruction, laboratory supervision, and clinical experience. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality health care for patients. Satisfactory completion of this course and the OBRA examination allows students to become Certified Nurses’ Aides. The OBRA exam fee and textbook are included in the tuition. Contact OCET for a list of prerequisites. Location: HawCC Upper Campus/Life Care Center of Hilo

113X600 Aug 22-Oct 13 M-R Times vary $1,520

Call OCET for a brochure, 974-7531.

Civil Service Typing Certification

Civil Service Typing Certification – East Hawaii Tuition: $15
113N800 Jul 9 S 9:00a-10:00a
113N801 Aug 6 S 9:00a-10:00a
113N802 Sep 10 S 9:00a-10:00a
Civil Service Typing Certification – West Hawaii Tuition: $15
113N810 Jul 9 S 10:00a-11:00a
113N811 Aug 6 S 10:00a-11:00a
113N812 Sep 10 S 10:00a-11:00a


Cisco Entrepreneurship – Starting a Business

The workshop is designed to empower individuals who want to start a small to medium-sized business. Successful business ownership requires not only choosing the right type of business but an understanding of legal requirements, accounting, management, and marketing. A business plan pulls all these components together. Most people fail in business because they make avoidable mistakes. This course helps recognize commonly made mistakes and how to avoid them. This is an online course.

112K301 Apr 19-Jun 9 TR 6:00p-8:30p $245


Not-For-Profit Management Certificate Program

This program is designed to support new or aspiring Executive Directors of not-for-profit organizations, their staff, and board members. This is a continuing education program that covers fundamental management skills in eight core modules, taught by community-based consultants in a collaborative learning environment. Classes meet once a month on Friday and Saturday from April through November. Participants, who complete the series of all eight modules, as well as an evaluation through a final project, will graduate from this program and receive a Not-for-Profit Management Certificate. HawCC Manono Campus, TBA

112W300 Apr 15-Nov 18 FS 9:00a–3:00p $800


Security Guard Training

This course presents eight subjects that are listed in Chapter 463 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, as amended in 2010, pertaining to Private Security Guards. The subjects are:

  1. State and federal laws regarding the legal limitations on the actions of guards, including instruction in the law concerning arrest, search and seizure, and the use of force as these issues relate to guard work.
  2. Access control, safety, fire detection and reporting, and emergency response.
  3. Homeland security issues and procedures.
  4. When and how to notify public authorities.
  5. Techniques of observation and reporting of incidents, including how to prepare an incident report.
  6. The fundamentals of patrolling.
  7. Professional ethics.
  8. Professional image and aloha training.

The course includes practicum on arrest, search and seizure, and report writing. Location: HawCC Manono, 385A-1

112K701 Jun 20, 22 MW 5:00p–9:00p $39


Forklift Training

The purpose of this training is to help you become a forklift operator; one who has the knowledge and skills to operate a forklift in a safe and professional manner through hands-on experience. The definition of various types of lift trucks, forklift operations, safety and maintenance, refueling, and recharging will be covered. After passing a test, you will receive a certificate which is valid for three (3) years. This class meets requirements under OSHA 1910.178. Participants must be 18 years of age. Location: HawCC Manono, 388-102

113K001 Aug 5 F 8:00a–12:00p $175


Health Information Technology Workforce Development Program

We are pleased to announce the arrival of this new program designed to help ensure that health professionals have the technical support they need to adopt electronic health records. In six months you could be trained to become an Implementation Support Specialist, a Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist, Technical/Software Support Staff, an Implementation Manager, or a Trainer. This $1,000.00 program now costs only $25.00 for those who qualify! This is an online course.

For more details on the program including descriptions of the different roles, education and experience requirements, and the application form download the following:


Medical Reimbursement Specialist Program

This program will introduce students to the profession and practice of Medical Reimbursement (billing). Course activities will include; skills in the management of patient medical accounts, standard healthcare billing methodologies, understanding terms and practical knowledge of coding and acronyms, insurance formulas, issues involving compliance, fraud, abuse, and managed care regarding medical billing, demonstrate proficiency and accuracy in selecting the correct procedure code for each service provided from the current edition of Physician’s Current Procedural Terminology, ICD-9 CM, and HCPCS, and perform basic physician office billing procedures. HawCC Manono, TBA

112W500 Apr 9-Jun 25 S 8:30a–4:30p $1,595


PACE (Early Childhood Education)

5:30p-8:30p; $18 each; Location: HawCC Manono, 3393-119

113P148 Values and Beliefs Aug 24
113P149 Developing a Philosophy of Guidance Aug 31
113P150 Respecting Diversity Sep 7
113P151 Values and Beliefs Capstone Sep 14
113P152 Effective Listening Sep 21
113P153 Positive Communication Sep 28