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A Competitive Edge to Get Ahead

Your career depends on more than just work experience. HCATF offers a wide range of year-round courses to help you improve your skills and learn about advancements in the industry.

Improving your skills enables you to do your very best work, gives you a competitive advantage, and expands your job opportunities. For example, government and military construction jobs require journeymen to be certified in certain skills, while renovations of healthcare facilities must follow strict safety standards to protect workers and patients. New building technology and workplace safety also require advanced training, all of which can be learned in our upgrade courses.

Course fees are moderate, and classes are offered year-round and state-wide. Enroll now to invest in your future, and get the right training for the right job. 

Contact Paul Tamayo to sign up:

Schedules & Registration

Registration Form

  • HCC Registration Form
  • *Please download and complete the fillable areas (including signature). Complete one form for each class.

2021 Schedules

Course Offerings

We offer certifications that meet Hawaii OSHA standards and qualify you for more responsibilities and better jobs. Download the course descriptions, or click below to learn more about our offerings:

This course covers safe operating and inspection procedures for Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP) and both Group A Type 3 – self-propelled elevating work platforms (scissors lifts) and Group B Type 3 – boom supported elevating work platforms. O.S.H.A. and ANSI standards will also be covered. PPE and other safety equipment will be reviewed. Hands on operating skills will be evaluated. Qualification cards will be issued upon completion.

Special Instructions
Tools and/or supplies needed: Clear safety glasses/goggles, hard hat, work boots, pen/pencil, notebook and highlighter.

    • Total Hours: 8
    • Total Fees: $17.00 [$6 Registration Fee + $11 Book Fee]
    • Designated For: All UBC Crafts
    • Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites required at this time.
    • Upon Completion: Your UBC Training Verification wallet card will be updated indicating successful course completion.
    • Certificate Type: This is a qualification issued by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC).
    • Certificate Expiration: No expiration date at this time.
    • Refresher Requirement: No refresher course required at this time.

This course will focus on job planning, layout, creation of templates, and installation of flat drywall grid ceiling and soffits. Stick built and modular suspended ceilings and soffits will be fabricated using various drywall grid components. These Armstrong components include Drywall Grid, QuikStix®, ShortSpan®, Stucco/Plaster Grid®, strong backs, and Drywall related accessories. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the member will become an Armstrong Certified Installer.

Special Instructions
Tools and/or supplies needed: Clear safety glasses/goggles, hard hat, work boots, framing square, speed square, hammer, tool belt, tape measure, utility knife, aviation snips, four 6″ “C” vise grip clamps, 7″ or 8″ linesman pliers, drywall jab saw.

    • Total Hours: 24
    • Total Fees: $31.00 [$12 Registration Fee + $19 Book Fee]
    • Designated For: Drywallers
    • Pre-Requisites: Metal Stud Soffit Framing class is recommended.
    • Upon Completion: Your UBC Training Verification wallet card will be updated indicating successful course completion.
    • Certificate Type: UBC Certification
    • Certificate Expiration: No expiration date
    • Refresher Requirement: No refresher course required at this time.

AutoCAD is the standard design software used in the engineering, architecture, interior design and construction industries. Learn to create two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) computer drawings.

Special Instructions
Tools and/or supplies needed: Pen/pencil, notebook and highlighter.

    • Total Hours: 60
    • Total Fees: $60.00 [$60 Registration Fee]
    • Designated For: All UBC Crafts
    • Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites required at this time.
    • Upon Completion: Your UBC Training Verification wallet card will be updated indicating successful course completion.
    • Certificate Type: NA
    • Certificate Expiration: NA
    • Refresher Requirement: No refresher course required at this time.

This introductory 5-hour course covers the fundamentals of computer use. Students will be introduced to Microsoft Office and Google programs, including typing, spreadsheet and slideshow applications. We will learn to search the web effectively, check e-mail, and download and save files. A portion of the class will be tailored to individual student needs, whether you want to learn how to upload photos from your phone, create good looking invoices or resumes, or use the DUA website. No previous experience necessary.

Special Instructions
Members attending training must provide their own safety shoes, safety goggles, gloves, ear protection and hard hats. Failure to provide your own safety equipment may result in your being dropped from a particular training session.

  • Total Hours: 5
  • Total Fees: $10.00 [$10 Registration Fee]
  • Designated For: All UBC Crafts
  • Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites required at this time.
  • Upon Completion: Your UBC Training Verification wallet card will be updated indicating successful course completion.
  • Certificate Type: NA
  • Certificate Expiration: NA
  • Refresher Requirement: No refresher course required at this time.

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