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Leeward Community College's Workforce Development Office (OCEWD) is located on the Diamond Head end of the Leeward Community College campus, with ample free parking. We are on the city bus line, which makes it convenient to commute from anywhere on Oahu.

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Hana Career Pathways, a Reimagine Workforce Preparation grant from the U.S. Department of Education, offers tuition assistance for short term training leading to college and career pathways. The program will increase employment paths to in-demand living-wage jobs in three resilient sectors—healthcare, technology, and skilled trades–to support a thriving, diverse, and resilient Hawai‘i.

Your tuition, which includes books, supplies, industry credential fees, and more, are covered if you qualify. You’ll also receive job search assistance, interview preparation, and other supports.

The program reimagines workforce preparation through the Hawaiian concept of hana. Hana translates as “work”, and has significance in Hawaiian culture as the act of breathing and unleashing grace to improve the world through one’s work.

Necessary Technology For These Courses

Students will need to have regular access to a computer (desktop or laptop), as well as access to a reliable internet connection. A mic and camera for the computer are also requirements needed to successfully complete the training program.

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This list is subject to change. Check frequently for updates.

Your health and safety are our priority. Online, hybrid and in-person instruction will be used. For in-person classes, we adhere to the latest safety guidelines.

The Electrical Technology Program – Industrial Electrician provides participants with the academic coursework required by Hawaii Revised Statute HRS 448E for industrial journey worker electrical apprentices. Participants gain foundational skills in applied math and electrical safety as well as the required subjects in AC/DC theory, motors and motor control, NEC, and transformers. This program fulfills the requirements of HRS 448E, 200-hour electrical academic coursework.

This hybrid course is targeted towards active electrician apprentices.

Course dates: June 15, 2021 – August 5, 2021
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. TABE Assessment-11th grade Math and English skills or higher or equivalent.

The Certified Nurse Aide Training Program focuses on the fundamentals of nursing and caregiving techniques. The 150-hour course consists of five modules. Instructors deliver an intensive hands-on approach to prepare participants with the vocational skills to become skilled, healthcare providers. Participants develop knowledge and skills through theory and practice in the classroom and nursing lab settings.

Upon successful completion of the course and the state examination, participants are credentialed as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and a member of the Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry.

For the Summer 2021 semester, we are offering three Certified Nurse Aide courses. All courses will be hybrid courses meaning lessons will be conducted in-person on campus as well as online asynchronously.

1. Course dates: June 7 – July 19, 2021
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

2. Course dates: June 19 – August 8, 2021
Meetings: Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

3. Course dates: August 1 – October 17, 2021
Meetings: Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Prerequisites / Requirements

  1. Current Criminal Abstract (https://ecrim.ehawaii.gov) (abstract needs to be submitted within 30days of issuance)
  2. Placement Assessment- 9th grade English level or higher.
    Examples of equivalent: AA, BA, college transcripts, TABE etc.
  3. Health Education Application Form
  4. Non-credit Registration Form
  5. Physical Examination Clearance Form
  6. Copy of your photo ID
  7. Proof of 2-Step TB test, MMR or Titer, Hep B series
**Classes conducted asynchronously will require students to work independently online. Students will be responsible for their own progression through the designated lessons. 

Already have your CNA certification, and want to do more with it? Great!

This course is designed to educate and train nursing assistants to support licensed nursing staff in long-term care facilities. Participants will, through lecture, laboratory practice, and evaluation, specialize in skills to include sterile gloving, wound care, oral suctioning, diabetes care, enteral nutrition, catheterization, colostomy care, specimen collection, and tracheostomy care. Completion of a DHS-approved nurse aide training program is required.

This summer we are offering a Patient Care Technician training program.

Course dates:  June 15 – July 17, 2021
Meeting:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays online from 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM  and Saturdays in-person lab from 8:00 AM – 12: 00 PM

Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. Completion of State of Hawai’i approved CNA certification or completed a State of Hawai’i DHS/NATP approved training. (Program must have been completed within the last 5 years.)
  2. Pass a placement assessment -11th grade English level or equivalent
    Examples of equivalent:  AA, BA, college transcripts, TABE etc.
  3. Non-credit Registration Form
  4. Photo ID
  5. Health Education Application Form
  6. 2-step TB, MMR or Titer, and Hepatitis B Series if CNA certification is not from LCC.

 

 

 

**Classes conducted asynchronously will require students to work independently online. Students will be responsible for their own progression through the designated lessons. 

Participants will acquire skills in the management of patient medical accounts standard healthcare billing methodologies. Through the use of required books, participants will use the terms and practical knowledge of coding, insurances, acronyms, compliance, fraud, abuse, and managed care. Participants may bring their own copy of the following books (older versions allowed) CPT (professional or standard) and ICD-10, and HCPCS books.

This summer we will be offering a hybrid Medical Billing and Reimbursement Technician.

Course dates: June 21, 2021 – August 5, 2021
Meeting: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. Non-credit Registration Form
  2. Health Education Application Form
  3. Photo ID
  4. 1-Step TB

 

 

**Classes conducted asynchronously will require students to work independently online. Students will be responsible for their own progression through the designated lessons. 

There’s a growing demand for pharmacy technicians in Hawaii as a result of our rapidly growing healthcare industry. Separate yourself from the competition through our course which provides the skills and knowledge necessary to receive national certification, and build the foundation for a pharmaceutical career. Employers will recognize that you’re more qualified to offer effective patient care and service. Besides learning the history of pharmaceutical medicine, you’ll develop skills in calculations, drug classification, processing, inventory, and billing – various roles of a Pharmacy Technician in retail and hospital settings.

Course fees include textbooks, practice tests, and the PTCE Industry credential exam fees.

This summer Pharmacy Technician course will be offered completely online.

Course dates: June 27, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Meeting online: Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. Basic computer and typing skills (35+ wpm)
  2. Placement Assessment-9th grade math skills or higher or equivalent.
    Examples of equivalent: AA, BA, college transcripts, TABE etc.
  3. Criminal Abstract (not older than 30 days)
  4. Health Education Application Form
  5. Non-credit Registration Application
  6. Photo ID
  7. 1-step TB

 

**Classes conducted asynchronously will require students to work independently online. Students will be responsible for their own progression through the designated lessons. 

The Medical Receptionist and Patient Services program provides participants with a foundational understanding of the healthcare delivery system, the role of the PSR, and the tools needed to be a front-line customer-service agent in a medical office or hospital setting. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): written and verbal correspondence with patients, scheduling, collecting co-payments, maintaining patient charts, verifying insurance coverage, and ensuring overall patient satisfaction. This course consists of five modules tailored to those with little or no experience, looking to begin a career in healthcare.

Course fees include textbooks, practice tests, and certification exams.

This summer course will be a hybrid course, meeting in-person and online.

Course dates: June 27, 2021 – October 5, 2021
Meeting:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. Placement Assessment-9th grade English skills or higher or equivalent.
    Examples of equivalent: AA, BA, college transcripts, TABE etc.
  2. Criminal Abstract (not older than 30 days)
  3. Health Education Application Form
  4. Non-credit Registration Application
  5. Photo ID
  6. 1-step TB
  7. Intermediate computer skills (preferred)
     

 

**Classes conducted asynchronously will require students to work independently online. Students will be responsible for their own progression through the designated lessons. 

This course prepares learners for the State of Hawaii Commercial Driver (CDL Class A) license test. Strong emphasis is placed on the Commercial Driving Manual, Virage VS 600 CDL simulator, Class A Vehicle Inspection, parking skills, and safe operation in preparation for the tests required to obtain your CDL Class A license which include the:

  • Air Brake Test
  • Vehicle Inspection Test
  • Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test
  • On-Road Driving Test

Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. Non Credit participation form
  2. Urinalysis & Breath Analysis Consent Form
  3. Controlled Substances Test Results by Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii
  4. Hawaii Class A CDL Permit

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