New Programs Offered at Hawai‘i CC Hilo

July 28, 2016, 12:40 PM HST
* Updated July 28, 12:43 PM
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Hawai'i Community College file photo.

Hawai’i Community College file photo.

The Hawai‘i Community College Office of Continuing Education and Training is offering a non-credit Process Technology and General Maintenance program at the Hawai‘i CC campus in Hilo.

Hawai‘i CC has partnered with local industry and commercial entities to develop this 17-week/112-hour program that will provide the required training and hands-on experience for entry-level positions in process technology departments and building maintenance.

Wages for these types of positions vary and depend on experience, but they can be in the range of $15 to $18 per hour.

The program will run from Aug. 30 to Dec. 22 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Interviews and pre-registration will be held Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10 and 17 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Hilo at the Hawai‘i CC campus. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.


The tuition is $1,595 with a $1,000 tuition reimbursement sponsored by Puna Geothermal Venture. The reimbursement will be paid upon successful completion of the program.


For more information, contact Richard Cowan at (808) 934-2692 or [email protected].

This project is partially funded by a $12,665,892 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and Training Administration and administered by the University of Hawai‘i, Hawai’i Community College.

About Process Technology and General Maintenance


Process technology is at the heart of any industry involved in the production of consumer goods from raw material as well as the treatment and handling of materials and wastes within the utilities, manufacturing and commercial building sectors. The duties of a process technician vary widely, but generally, the primary duty of any process technician is to optimize a specialized process and keep it on track, even if problems arise.

General maintenance requires skills in construction, carpentry, plumbing and electrical as well as practical knowledge of hand and power tools in order to facilitate a variety of cosmetic and hardware repairs and maintenance that all commercial and industrial buildings require.


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