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Registration and Financial Aid

NOTICE: ​Many of our training programs have eligibility requirements and specific forms for enrollment. Please be sure visit the specific training program website for their registration instructions and guidance. These instructions, listed below, are appropriate for courses that do not have additional eligibility requirements or forms. Call (808) 455-0477, or email us, with any questions.

How to Register

Create a new account or Login to your existing account

  • Step 1 – Select a course or program that you would like to participate in. Prerequisites need to be completed prior to registration.
  • Step 2 – ​Students: Complete the Non-credit Registration Form.  Agency/Organization: Complete the Agency Authorization Form.
  • Step 3 – Submit the completed Office of Workforce Development Registration Form for processing by walk-in, mail, fax or email with a payment by one of the methods below. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis during regular office hours.
    • Cash: walk-in or mail
    • Check: walk-in or mail (Please make your checks payable to “Leeward Community College.” Checks returned due to insufficient funds are subject to a $25 service.)
    • Credit Card: walk-in or online only (MasterCard, VISA, or Discover only.)
    • Debit Card: walk-in only
    • Purchase Order: walk-in, mail or fax (Purchase Order acceptance is subject to the approval of the Office of Workforce Development Director.)
  • Step 4 – You will receive a confirmation of enrollment by mail, and you will receive an email receipt, as well as a UH Community Colleges username. This information allows you to have your own account in the system, to view your registered courses and to receive future course updates.

Financial Assistance

We apply a holistic approach to student support and financial assistance. Our office is able to partner with our community agencies to provide assistance with tuition, books, supplies, emergency housing, childcare, food assistance and more.

To inquire, please call (808) 455-0477 or email us.

Keep your Student record updated

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  • Make sure you’re going to meet all of your degree requirements.

Keep your student record updated.

Alu Like, Inc.

The Hana Lima Scholarship provides financial assistance to students participating in a vocational or technical education program for occupations that can provide a “living wage.” This scholarship is available to students in vocational programs that lead to a specific segment of employment.

The Hana Lima Scholarship Program is a need-based award with preference given to non-traditional students: single parents, disabled (meets ADA definition), houseless, sole-income providers, previously incarcerated and wards of the court. Special funding is also available for WEST HAWAI‘I ISLAND applicants. Students pursuing a major in Liberal Arts are not eligible for this scholarship as the program supports students who have declared and are committed to a specific program of study.

For information and eligibility requirements, call (808) 535-6700, email us, or visit the Alu Like website.

American Job Center Hawai‘i

The American Job Center Hawai‘i (formerly O‘ahu WorkLinks) is a one-stop center that provides free employment training services to job seekers and assists employers who are looking to hire or train employees. The AJC is a operated by the City and County of Honolulu and overseen by the O‘ahu Workforce Development Board. For more information, call (808) 768-5701 or visit the AJC website.

Services for Job Seekers

  • Computer Resource Center
    • Free computer and internet access
    • Search online and apply directly for hundreds of jobs
    • Create or update your resume
    • File an unemployment insurance claim

General and Individualized Career Services

  • Assistance with job searching and resume building
  • Referrals to community resources for support services such as financial assistance, medical benefits, child care, therapeutic counseling and credit counseling
  • Intensive case management which includes skills assessments, career planning, and one-on-one job counseling
  • Work-based training opportunities and financial assistance for employment-related skills training for in-demand occupations to eligible participants
  • Learn and earn through pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship programs

Services for Employers

  • Employer and Industry Partnerships
    • The AJC provides free business services:Recruiting, retaining, and developing highly skilled workers
    • Employer and industry benefits: Subsidized training for existing and potential employees, customized hiring, and training strategies
Employment & Training Fund (ETF) for Employers

Since 1991, the Employment & Training Fund (ETF) has provided assistance for employees to gain new skills for their jobs. Through professional development, they are able to seek out increased pay or promotions.

There are currently two types of ETF funding sources:

ETF MACRO
Provides grants for industry specific training where there are critical skill shortages in high growth occupational or industry areas. These funds are used as “seed” money to develop “cutting edge” education and training curricula and program design and activities where none exist in the state.

ETF Macro grants are made available on availability of funds. If your business/organization/consortium/employer group is interested in applying for an ETF grant, please call the Workforce Development Division, State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, at 586-8877.

ETF MICRO
Is most popular among individual businesses that need to upgrade the job skills of their employees. Training courses that are available include, but not limited to: computer, business, management, health, medical training, or soft skills training. Employers are eligible to receive up to 50% (maximum $400 tuition cap) of tuition costs provided by approved vendors. To learn more by visiting the ETF Micro website.

Employment Readiness Program (ERP) - Where Career Success Begins…

The Employment Readiness Program offers information and referral services and assistance to military spouses; active duty military; retired military; active Guard and Reserve; DoD civilians; and all immediate family members in the areas of employment, training and volunteer opportunities. The services are designed to give you the competitive edge necessary to secure employment and advance your career. Services include hiring events, career counseling and training, employment and education information, volunteer opportunities, internet job search and assistance in resume writing and goal setting.

Good Jobs Hawai‘i - FREE Job Training!

Good Jobs Hawai’i offers free skills training in Hawai’i’s high-demand sectors including: Healthcare, Technology, Clean energy/Skilled trades, and Creative industries that can lead to a pathway for a better-paying job and accelerate one’s career.

Support for the Good Jobs Hawai’i initiative is provided by various government and philanthropic organizations including the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Education, the City & County of Honolulu, Ascendium Education Group, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, and the Hawai’i Workforce Funders Collaborative.

Learn more about Good Jobs Hawai‘i and see the current list of qualified classes on their website.

For assistance, call (808) 455-0477 or email us.

Keep your Student record updated

Meet with my academic advisor

  • Make sure you’re going to meet all of your degree requirements.

Keep your student record updated.

HINET: College and Workforce Training Funding and Support

Leeward Community College offers a program in partnership with the State of Hawai‘i and other service providers to deliver assistance and support for college and workforce training. HINET (Hawaii Nutrition, Education, and Training) program is a federally funded program designed to help remove barriers and provide students with access to education and skills training opportunities so they can earn a living wage and achieve financial independence.

Visit the HINET website.

Students can save OVER $4,700 a year!
Eligible students who qualify may receive:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Assistance with books and mandatory fees (funds pending)
  • Service Learning
  • Workforce Training
  • Educational advising, academic coaching and personal support
  • Support services (transportation, tutoring, books, uniforms, job search assistance, resume writing, and more)

For information, eligibility, and applications, please call JoAnn Cagasan, Program Officer at (808) 455-0563 or email.

Lifetime Learning Credit

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides for Lifetime Learning Credits for qualified tuition and related expenses for eligible individuals seeking to acquire or improve job skills.

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.

Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 who have received approval for coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders are eligible. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserve Components in these same pay grades are eligible.

Spouses can visit the MyCAA website and provide the required Spouse Profile information. Call a certified MyCAA Career Counselor at (800) 342-9647.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)

A higher education opens up a world of possibilities. OHA is committed to ensuring Native Hawaiians and their ‘ohana are aware of existing resources to assist them in pursuing their education and training goals. Each year OHA provides funding for scholarships through its Higher Education Scholarship Programs.

In addition, OHA has created He Ipu Kā‘eo, a resource booklet created for Native Hawaiian students seeking post-secondary education; both college
and career training programs. It includes information on scholarships, financial aid resources, and student support services.

For information and a list of OHA Scholarships, call (808) 594-1835, or visit the OHA website.

U.S. Vets United States Veterans Initiative

U.S. VETS is a private non-profit organization providing housing, employment and counseling services to our nation’s veterans, the men and women from all branches of the armed forces who have served their country from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan.

For more information visit the U.S. Vets website, or call (808) 672-2977.

Refund and Department Policies

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

A withdrawal/refund or transfer will be permitted if the request is made at least five (5) business days (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) prior to the start of the event, program, or course during regular office hours. Refund requests may be made in person, by writing to the Office of Workforce Development, or via the online transfer/refund form. Any request must be received in office by the refund deadline. Faxed or mailed withdrawal requests must include the student’s signature. Failure to attend class or notifying your instructor of your intent to withdraw does not constitute an official withdrawal from the course. Agencies submitting purchase orders for student registration fees will be billed regardless of attendance, unless notification of withdrawal is made by the specified refund deadline. Refunds for check and cash payments are processed within eight (8) to ten (10) weeks. Refunds for charge payments are credited to the account originally charged. (Updated January 2024)

Refund or Class Transfer Request

To request a refund or transfer to our next available class please fill out the Online Transfer/Refund Form.

Department Policies

Leeward CC Covid-19 Guidelines

Policies below are general program policies. Individual courses may have their own specific policies that would be found on the course syllabus provided by the Instructor on the first day of class.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty cannot be condoned by the University. Such dishonesty includes cheating and plagiarism (examples of which are given below) which violate the UH Student Conduct Code and may result in expulsion from the University.

Cheating includes but is not limited to giving unauthorized help during an examination, obtaining unauthorized information about an examination before it is administered, using inappropriate sources of information during an examination, altering the record of any grades, altering answers after an examination has been submitted, falsifying any official University record, and misrepresenting the facts in order to obtain exemptions from course requirements.

Plagiarism includes but is not limited to submitting any document, to satisfy an academic requirement, that has been copied in whole or part from another individual’s work without identifying that individual; neglecting to identify as a quotation a documented idea that has not been assimilated into the student’s language and style, or paraphrasing a passage so closely that the reader is misled as to the source; submitting the same written or oral material in more than one course without obtaining authorization from the instructors involved; or dry-labbing, which includes (a) obtaining and using experimental data from other students without the express consent of the instructor, (b) utilizing experimental data and laboratory write-ups from other sections of the course or from previous terms during which the course was conducted, and (c) fabricating data to fit the expected results.

 

Accreditation

Leeward Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and the United States Department of Education.

 

 

ADA Access

Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals desiring information may contact the College by calling the TTY (Text Telephones) number at 1711 or (808) 643-8833. A TTY payphone is located at the west side, ground floor, of the Administration Building. Information about the programs, services, activities, and facilities which are available to persons with disabilities, can be obtained by contacting the Disability Services Office [(808) 455-0421, TTY number at (808) 455-0532 or (808) 643-8835].

Attendance Policy

Participants are expected to attend all class sessions. Sign-in sheets are completed at every class session. Participants must attend all classes in order to satisfactorily complete the course. For every fifteen (15) hours of instruction, one hour of instruction can be missed. Arriving more than 15 minutes late at the start of a class will be documented as a tardy or leaving more than 15 minutes early at the end of a class will be documented as an early departure. Instructors reserve the right to drop a student from class if student is absent more than 3 days without notifying the school. Refer to the course syllabus for specific course policies.

Awarding Of Certificates

Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to students successfully completing workforce development classes. Certificates of Participation will be issued to students who successfully complete personal enrichment classes. Duplicate certificate or course completion documentation fee is $10.

Campus Security

LA 238, (808) 455-0611

Campus Security provides around-the-clock assistance to students, faculty, and staff and maintains a “lost and found” service. Incidents and concerns relating to security should be reported directly to Campus Security. Campus Security offers an Escort Service on request from anyone on campus by calling (808) 455-0611.

Cancellation Policy

The Office of Workforce Development reserves the right to cancel an event, program, course with insufficient enrollment or attendance. An event, program, or course that is canceled will have a voucher issued to the payer. At the request of the payer a refund will be processed.

Course Extentions

An extension may be recommended and allowed for students needing additional time to meet course competencies and requirements. Extensions must be approved by the program coordinator and payer (ie. Agencies) prior to the end of the initial course. Note: Fees for extensions vary with each program and must be paid prior to extending.

"Credit" By Review

The Office of Workforce Development’s Course Equivalency Program provides alternate opportunities to obtain recognition for prior learning. Leeward Community College believes there are many ways to become “educated” besides traditional course offerings. The College provides options which allow students to demonstrate competency gained through non-classroom experiences and to earn college credits for them. This allows students to spend their time and money on the new subjects they need and want to take. Requests for “credit” must be approved by the Workforce Development Office administration and the instructor. Methods for earning such credits include:

  • Independent Study
  • Credit-by-Exam
  • Credits Earned at Foreign Colleges and Universities
  • Equivalency Examinations
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Credit for Prior Learning
  • Non-collegiate-Sponsored Education Credit
EEO Policy

EEO Policy

Leeward Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, and veteran status. This policy covers admission and access to, and participation, treatment, and employment in the College’s programs, activities, and services.

Entrance Requirements

Any person interested in enrolling must meet the following entrance requirements to ensure eligibility and course progression. (1) Participant must be at least 18 years old at the start of the program. (2) Persons less than 18 years of age need the signature of parent or guardian to enroll in course work. (3) A valid photo ID. Refer to specific programs for individual course/program entrance requirements. See “enrollment eligibility” section of individual courses for additional requirements.

Financial Liability Policy

Enrollment/Registration at the Office of Workforce Development signifies consent to, and acceptance of all policies and procedures governing enrollment/registration, including financial liability. Participants who fail to remit payment when due, agree to pay the University of Hawai’i all reasonable costs for collection, to include collection agency, attorney’s and court fees. Participant is responsible for any unpaid balance.

Medical Emergencies

In case of emergency please notify the Security Office at 611. If you are disabled by sickness or injury, you can contact the Campus Health Center by dialing 515 on any office telephone on campus. Please call 911 in case of emergency (if calling from on campus, you must first dial ‘9’ then 911).

 

Payment

Make checks payable to ―Leeward Community College. Checks returned due to insufficient funds are subject to a $25 service fee. Credit/Debit Cards are accepted (MasterCard, VISA, or Discover only).

 

Standards Of Progress

Attendance, completion of assignments, quiz/exam scores, and satisfactory performance of all skills/tasks contribute to the overall grade. Possible grades include:

 

  • (CR) is used to indicate passing with a “C” or higher for non-credit courses. All assignments completed with a score of 70% or higher, a score of 70% or higher on each quiz/exam, and all skills performed satisfactorily.
  • (NC) is used to indicate not passing with a “C” or higher for non-credit courses. Participants earning a grade of “NC” may repeat a course once. Additional repeats may be allowed after discussion with a Program Coordinator, and participants may be required to repeat the entire course at an additional expense. Participants may not progress to the next higher level course until a “CR” grade is earned.
  • (I) is used to indicate that the participant has yet to complete one or more requirements by the scheduled end date of a course. Participants will be given an additional opportunity to successfully complete the requirements after instructors provide counseling/remediation. An additional fee may be required for remedial instruction beyond two (2) attempts. Participants that are unsuccessful after four (4) attempts shall be assigned a grade of “NC”. Completion of course requirements must be accomplished during the next offering of the program/course or the grade will be converted as “NC”.
  • Letter grades A-F.

Enrollment in some courses may require satisfactory completion of prerequisite coursework, meeting health and/or safety requirements. Students successfully completing course and academic performance requirements will receive a certificate for their records.

 

 

Student Code Of Conduct

Participants enrolled in course(s) are expected to abide by the Leeward Community College University of Hawai’i rules, regulations, and student code of conduct. For more information, refer to the Leeward Community College Policies webpage.

Student Complaint Process

Students should attempt to work with the instructor to resolve issues.  In the event that issues remain unresolved refer to the Office of Workforce Development Student Complaint Process document which will be periodically updated to include up to date contact information.

Syllabus Notification

The Syllabus Notification Document includes up to date information about campus policies and services.  The document may be referenced in your syllabus for easy access.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fee charges at the University of Hawaii campuses are subject to change in accordance with requirements of State law and/or actions by the University of Hawaii board of Regents or Administration. The tuition for Leeward Community College Non-Credit courses includes all applicable fees. Tuition rates are posted for each course in the catalog. Students with an outstanding balance prior to the first day of class will not be allowed to attend.