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Situated on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is an accredited college that offers three bachelor of applied science degrees, a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates, as well as distance learning degrees through its UH Center on campus. UHMC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools & College.

With small class sizes, a low student to faculty ratio, math labs and career counseling, UHMC students enjoy personalized, individual attention and the support they need to be successful in school and their future careers.

University of Hawaiʻi Maui College's Extended Learning  & Workforce Development Office (ELWD) is located in the Laulima building on the Kahului campus, with ample free parking.


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Skilled Trades

Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship

This 8-week, intensive, hands-on pre-apprenticeship program serves as a direct pathway to becoming a registered apprentice with the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship Program. Training will start with instruction in carpentry fundamentals and basic tool use, construction math, basic print reading, metal framing, concrete formwork and drywall, and culminate with a 2-week paid internship at an active construction site. Upon successful completion of this pre-apprenticeship program, students will be granted direct entry to any one of the three registered apprenticeship programs administered by the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training Fund (HCATF).

The pre-apprenticeship program is divided into two parts:

  • Part 1: 6-week Related-Trade Instruction
  • Part 2: 2-week Internship

Learn more about Carpenter Pre-Apprentice training at

TRAD6000 – Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship



Teacher Pathway

Our project is committed to helping those interested in becoming licensed teachers by providing academic advising, tuition-free coursework, academic support and professional development.

Learn more about the UHMC Teacher Pathway Program at

UHMC Teacher Pathway Program
Teacher Pathway Course Info


Creative Industries

Creative Media

The program incorporates storytelling, media analysis, graphic & web design, photography, audio & video production, motion graphics & animation, multi-media journalism, marketing & publicity, computer programming and more. We prepare students for the job market, as entrepreneurs, or continuation to a four-year degree.

Learn more about Creative Media training at

Creative Media Program Info
Creative Media (CM) Available Courses


Institute for Hawaiian Music

The Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM) mentors and trains aspiring musicians in performing, singing, composition, repertoire development, recording techniques, and marketing of Hawaiian music. Students will be taken from the beginning of their musical training to their career debut.

Learn more about  the institute for Hawaiian Music at

Institute for Hawaiian Music
IHM Courses



Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Prepares individuals to work in hospitals, extended care facilities, private nursing agencies, and home health agencies under supervision of an LPN or RN. Graduates are eligible to take the Certification Examination by the American Red Cross.

Learn more about CNA training at

Certified Nurse Aide Course Info

Nurse with Stethascope

PRE-REQUISITES to apply for PN bridge program

Take ALL 5 UHMC PN program pre-requisites for FREE Spring 2024 through Fall 2024, including a preparation course for the TEAS exam.

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Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

The RBT course is a 7 week hybrid (online and in person) training program preparing participants to meet all criteria to be eligible to become a nationally recognized Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. This training is ideal for anyone interested in working directly with clients in schools, clinics, or in-home settings teaching social skills, communication skills, and life skills under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts. This course will include opportunities to meet with companies currently hiring RBTs, shadow with various service providers, and hands-on practice and coaching to prepare participants for immediate employment in the field.

Learn more about Registered Behavior Technician training at

HLTH6010 – Registered Behavior Technician



This course examines a Hawaiian practice for restoring harmony and balance in self, among family members, and in community from prehistoric times to its current use with families. Attention is on integrating the function and essence of hoʻopono and social work with 21st century families at a hoʻopono introductory level.

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This course is a hands-on approach to a Hawaiian healing method, lomilomi. Through lecture, hands-on practice and practical application, the student will gain an awareness of the theory and intention of lomilomi, acquiring a basic application of lomilomi and understanding the kuleana – responsibility – of a practitioner. This course is aligned with the principles and values of Hawaiian Ways of Knowing.
This course will cover: complex components of lomilomi, different styles and applications including the history and theory of lomilomi. Hands on practice including a basic understanding of human anatomy. Ethical practices and the responsibility of a practitioner including the pono treatment of all clients. Concepts of Aloha, Lokahi, and Building a Beloved Community as the foundation for all required readings, reflection papers, practice of lomilomi at home, application during a lomi community service, and a final community hōʻike showing insights and lessons learned.

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Sustainability. Where Are You?

The term ‘sustainability’, while commonly cited, has become obscured over time, its meaning ignored in marketing or even well-intended but ‘siloed’ projects. The critical question is rarely asked: “Why is this sustainable?” As a result, efforts in energy, waste/recycling, water, ag, etc. have floundered. You can help. Understanding sustainability history, terminology, and concepts, plus competency with basic tools provide the starting point for positive contribution to community efforts.

Fridays, 1/12/24 through 1/26/2024, 2:00PM to 6:00PM

Maui College, Ike Lea, Ike 102

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