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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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(808) 455-0477
96-045 Ala Ike, Room CE 101, Pearl City, HI 96782

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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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hawai‘i resident
  • Currently not working or underemployed (may be working part-time and/or making less than $20/hour). Priority will be given to applicants who are not working.
  • U.S. citizen or status as a permanent resident alien of the U.S. (have a green card)
  • Must submit an application to Hana Career Pathways.

 

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. If you do not have the necessary technology, please let us know.

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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.

 

Please visit the following link for current course dates: TRAD 8940 – Electrical Technology Program

Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. TABE Assessment-10th grade Math and English skills or higher or equivalent.

    To take our online placement assessment, please fill out this request form. EdReady Request Form
    Our staff will be in contact with you within one to two business days. TABE results will also be accepted.

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.

 

Please see the following link for current course offerings: HLTH 5100 – Certified Nurse Aide Program

Prerequisites / Requirements

1. Current Criminal Abstract (https://ecrim.ehawaii.gov) (abstract needs to be submitted within 30 days of issuance).

2. Completed Leeward CC Physical Examination Clearance Form.

3. Copy of your photo ID.

4. Proof of 2-Step TB test completed within the last six months.

5. Proof of MMR vaccination (titer is acceptable).

6. Proof of Hep B series vaccination (titer is acceptable).

7. Proof of a 9th-grade English level or higher. Please submit the following as proof of this requirement: AA Degree, BA Degree, college transcripts, TABE results. OR take our EdReady assessment. Please fill out this EdReady Request Form.

**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.

Please visit the following link for current course offerings: HLTH 5120 – Patient Care Technician Program

Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. Completion of a State of Hawai`i CNA Program (valid if the program was taken within the last 5 years
  2. Current Criminal Abstract (https://ecrim.ehawaii.gov) (abstract needs to be submitted within 30 days of issuance)
  3. Leeward CC Physical Examination Clearance Form
  4. Copy of your photo ID
  5. Proof of 2-Step TB test completed within the last six months
  6. Proof of MMR vaccination (titer is acceptable)
  7. Proof of Hep B series vaccination (titer is acceptable)
  8. Proof of an 11th-grade English level or higher. Please submit the following as proof of this requirement: AA Degree, BA Degree, college transcripts, TABE results OR take our EdReady assessment. Please fill out this EdReady Request Form.

**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.

Please visit the following link for current course offerings: HLTH 5500 – Medical Billing and Reimbursement Specialist Program

Prerequisites/Requirements

None

 

 

**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.

Please see the following link for current course offerings: HLTH 5600 – Pharmacy Technician Program

Prerequisites/Requirements

1. Current Criminal Abstract (https://ecrim.ehawaii.gov) (abstract needs to be submitted within 30 days of issuance).

2. Proof of 1-Step TB test completed within the last six months.

3. Proof of MMR vaccination (titer is acceptable).

4. Proof of a 9th-grade math level or higher. Please submit the following as proof of this requirement: AA Degree, BA Degree, college transcripts, TABE results. OR take our EdReady assessment. Please fill out this EdReady Request Form.

**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.

Please see the following link for current course offerings: HLTH 5700 – Medical Receptionist and Patient Services 

Prerequisites/Requirements

1. Current Criminal Abstract (https://ecrim.ehawaii.gov) (abstract needs to be submitted within 30 days of issuance).

2. Copy of your photo ID.

3. Proof of 1-Step TB test completed within the last six months.

4. Proof of MMR vaccination (titer is acceptable).

5. Proof of Hep B series vaccination (titer is acceptable).

6. Proof of a 9th-grade English level or higher. Please submit the following as proof of this requirement: AA Degree, BA Degree, college transcripts, TABE results. OR take our EdReady assessment. Please fill out this EdReady Request Form.

**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

 

Please see the following link for current course offerings: TRAN 5510 – Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Training Series – Class A 

Prerequisites/Requirements

1. Completed Leeward CC Urinalysis Consent Form.

2. Controlled Substances Test Results by Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii.

3. State of Hawaii CDL Type A License Permit.

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