Honolulu Community College offers the largest apprenticeship program in the state.
About the Program
The Apprenticeship Training program provides related instruction to those on O‘ahu who are apprenticing in various construction and mechanical trades. In addition, training opportunities may be offered to journey workers to upgrade their skills and obtain job-related certifications.
Upon completion of an approved apprenticeship program, work process and related instruction hours may be applied to an Associate degree. See Applied Trades (PDF) Program.
The goals of the Honolulu Community College Apprenticeship program are to:
- Contribute to the development and maintenance of a properly trained Hawai‘i workforce.
- Promote excellence and professionalism in Apprenticeship instructors, staff, and students.
- Provide effective and efficient services to Honolulu Community College apprenticeship training programs and the College.
- Serve as a vital and integral component in the College’s instructional and service programs.
Courses are offered during weekday evenings and Saturday mornings in the following occupational areas:
- Bricklayer Mason
- Building Maintenance (Hotel Workers)
- Cement Finisher
- Ceramic Tile Setter
- City and County Water Supply
- City and County Waste Water
- City and County Electrical Maintenance
- Construction Craft Laborer
- Drywall, Acoustic and Lathe Workers
- Drywall Taper
- Elevator Constructor
- Fire Sprinkler Fitter
- Floor Layer
- Heat/Frost Insulator & Allied Workers
- Ironworker (Fabricator)
- Ironworker (Reinforcing Steel)
- Ironworker (Structural)
- Operating Engineer
- Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Fitter
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Steam Fitter Welder
- Telecommunications Installer/Technician
Important Notes: Honolulu Community College is not involved in the application and selection procedures for these apprenticeship programs. If you are interested in one of these programs, please contact them directly. Descriptions of the different programs and contact information are included in the Guide to State Registered Apprenticeship Programs section. Apprenticeship courses are restricted to those in apprenticeship or journeyworker programs that have partnered with Honolulu Community College.
Those who have completed all of the Work Process and Related Instruction hours that are required to achieve journey worker status in their respective approved State of Hawaii or Federal apprenticeships are eligible for admission to Honolulu Community College’s Associate in Applied Science degree in Applied Trades (PDF) program.
This introduction to the Applied Trades degree (PDF) contains basic information on this unique program.
This is the letter that applicants must mail to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Workforce Development Division to request that their pertinent apprenticeship information be sent to Honolulu CC.
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- Friday: 8:30 am–5:30 pm
- Saturday: 6:30 am–1:00 pm
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- Monday–Friday: 8:30 am–5:30 pm
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This Apprenticeship Information Brochure (PDF) was extracted from State of Hawai‘i, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Workforce Development Division publications. Included are brief summaries of how to apply for apprenticeship programs and what can be expected when one becomes an apprentice.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Honolulu Community College is not involved in the application and selection procedures for apprenticeship programs. If you are interested in becoming an apprentice, please apply directly with your program(s) of choice.
This Guide to State Registered Construction Apprenticeship Programs (PDF) was developed by the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Workforce Development Division. It contains basic descriptions of many State of Hawai‘i registered construction apprenticeship programs and also includes contact and recruitment information.
The minimum entrance requirements and required on-the-job (Work Process) and school (Related Instruction) hours are summarized on this quick reference chart of program requirements for some of the State of Hawaii registered building industry apprenticeship programs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Honolulu Community College is not involved in the application and selection procedures for these apprenticeship programs. If you are interested in entering one of these programs, please contact them directly.
This State of Hawai‘i Workforce Development Division website contains recruitment notices, lists of state approved construction and non-construction apprenticeship programs and links to career information websites.
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Apprenticeship Master Calendar
Apprenticeship Class Schedule
Note: These classes are restricted to those in apprenticeship and journey worker programs which have partnered with Honolulu Community College to provide related classroom instruction and skills upgrade training. Classes may also be added, canceled or changed. Please call the Honolulu CC Apprenticeship Office at 845-9245 if you have any questions.