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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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Are you fresh out of high school and not sure of what career path to choose? Do you have your college degree and need additional skills to make you stand out in the job market? Or, is it time for a career change after many years in your current industry? Wherever you’re at, we might have something to suit you. OCEWD offers a variety of training courses and we’re continually growing our programs to keep up with Hawaii’s evolving job market. See complete course schedules below.

Our previous courses can be offered again with enough enrollment to fill a class. For a listing of these courses, see our Courses On-demand.

Hawaii's Best 2018

For the fourth year in a row, two of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s People’s Choice “Best of” Awards were awarded to Leeward Community College. The readers once again selected Leeward Community College as Hawaii’s Best Career and Technical Education for 2018 and Leeward Theatre was a finalist in Live Theatre category.

Industry Categories (Course Schedules)

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Coordinator: Joy Mahiko,

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or seeking career advancement, our hands-on, activity-based modular program offers an opportunity to grow skills in entrepreneurship, sales, supervision, management and leadership. You can choose a preset series of courses or create your own path. Classes are held in an all-day format, or we can customize scheduling and location for groups of six or more.

Coordinator: William Castillo,

First-time computer users as well as professionals will find a variety of classes to fit their needs. Courses are offered in introductory and intermediate levels, including basic keyboarding skills, introduction to computers, and Microsoft Office. Instructors teach in a contextualized manner including many job-related tasks and projects into their lesson plans to bring relevancy to the trainings.

Instructor Coached Courses
Our instructor coached style of instruction allows you to progress at your own speed while receiving individualized attention and assistance from the instructor. This approach is ideal for adult learners who need more time and assistance. Instruction ends when you have accomplished your course competencies, or by the course end date, whichever comes first. Call our office at 808-455-0477 for more information.

Coordinator: Joy Mahiko,

Gain the entry level skills and foundational knowledge you need to work in the health industry in Hawaii. Our programs within the Healthcare unit will meet and exceed the state requirements for Nurse Aides, and provide you with certification and re-certification for Hawaii caregivers. Your pursuit of a career in the health industry begins here.

Coordinator: William Castillo,

Learn the skills you need to become a coding, billing, or health information professional. Health information professionals abstract clinical data from health records and assign appropriate medical codes. They may work by billing claims or in management systems, privacy and security or training on the electronic records and analyzing workflow processes or documentation.

Medical Reimbursement Specialist (Billing) (HLTH5500) 
Participants will be prepared to take the National Certification for Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) offered by the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) approved by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Coordinator: William Labby,

We have redesigned our Industrial Technology course and program offerings to align with  industry needs. By greatly expanding our course offerings, and decreasing the length of the courses, employers are able to provide incumbent workers with professional development training and certifications without having to attend classes after normal working hours. Our new pathways allow employers to send workers to a series of courses that lead to certification or skill competency that is relevant to their positon and duties on the job.

Coordinator: William Castillo,

Get behind the wheel of a truck, or other Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) with our training programs. We’ll prepare you to get your Commercial Driver License (CDL), and our courses include training with class A and B Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV). One-on-one and customized training programs are available by request. Get industry-standard forklift training. Our courses are developed for those who have never used a forklift, or incumbent workers who need re-certification.

Courses On-demand

OCEWD’s course offerings change frequently in response to community and employer needs. We are continuously developing courses based on current and new exciting technologies in an effort to develop a skilled workforce. There are many courses that we’ve previously offered that can be offered again if there is enough enrollment to fill a class. If you are interested in one of these “on-demand” courses, please contact the industry program coordinators for more information.

Business and Professional Studies

For a customized training solution, contact Joy Mahiko,
For information contact main office 808-455-0477.

  • HR and Employment Law for New Supervisors
  • Working Smarter: Using Technology to Your Advantage
  • Delegation: The Art of Delegating Effectively
  • Customer Service Training: Managing Customer Service
  • Business Leadership: Becoming Management Material
  • Change Management: How to Deal With It
  • Coaching: A Leadership Skill
  • Hiring for Success: Behavioral Interviewing Techniques
  • Human Resources Training: HR for the Non-HR Manager
  • Negotiating for Results
  • Team Building: Developing High Performance Teams
  • Project Management

Computers and Technology

For a customized training solution, contact William Castillo,
For information contact main office 808-455-0477.

  • Adobe Acrobat XI
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 ​
  • Quickbooks

Healthcare Technology

For a customized training solution, contact William Castillo,
For information contact main office 808-455-0477.

  • Professional Review RHIA/RHIT Exam
  • Professional Review CHPS (Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security)

Hospitality and Culinary Arts

For a customized training solution, contact William Castillo,
For information contact main office 808-455-0477.

  • Food Safety and Sanitation – ServSafe®

Industrial Technology

For a customized training solution, contact William Labby,
For information contact main office 808-455-0477.

Electrical and Electronic System Fundamentals

  • DIRECT Current Theory
  • Alternating Current Theory
  • Digital Electronic Theory
  • Analog Electronics Theory
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • AC and DC Motors
  • Motor Control Systems
  • Fundamentals of the National Electric Code
  • Transformers
  • Low Voltage Systems
  • Electronic Test Equipment
  • Basic Soldering
  • Designing and manufacturing a PCB Board
  • Basic Telecommunications Theory
  • Advanced Telecommunications Theory
  • Fundamentals of Power Generation Transmission and Distribution
  • Intelligent Energy Systems Architecture
  • Intelligent Energy Systems Fundamentals
  • Intelligent Energy Systems Interoperability
  • Advanced metering Infrastructure and sub-metering

Industrial Automation and Process Control

  • Fluid Power Systems I, Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Fluid Power Systems II, Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Mechanical Drive Systems
  • Fundamentals of Robotics
  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Intermediate Programmable Logic Control
  • Programmable Logic Controller Applications and Programming I
  • Programmable Logic Controller Applications and Programming II
  • ​Introduction to SCADA Control
  • Principles of Quality: Lean Manufacturing
  • Process Quality Strategies
  • Process Control Operations Troubleshooting Methodology

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