Career and Community Education
Facilities Maintenance

Coordinator

Preshess Willets-Vaquilar
tel: (808) 235-7365
email: preshess@hawaii.edu

Facilities Maintenance Program

The Facilities Maintenance program consists of training modules designed to prepare students interested in entering careers in the facilities maintenance or construction trades industries. The program provides instruction, hands-on training and understanding of basic construction principles needed to complete basic building and repair functions.
Students will receive instruction in carpentry skills; installing and repairing drywall; basic masonry repair; and painting. “Green” construction techniques will also be covered.
The instructor may add other skills useful to facilities maintenance as needed. Instruction involves lecture, demonstration, hands-on practical applications, live jobs, group discussions, and group dynamics in the shop environment. All instruction emphasizes workplace safety, accident prevention at a work site and the safe use of hand and power tools required to perform work tasks for building and maintenance repairs. Students will be tasked to work in teams, interact productively with a supervisor, and demonstrate responsibility and safety mindedness and will practice work habits and communication skills necessary for good job performance.

Introduction to Carpentry - NEW

This module will provide you with the classroom instruction and hands-on training needed to understand construction principles and techniques to complete basic building repair work. You will gain an understanding of basic building materials used in construction work - lumber, sheet materials, engineered wood products, the different types of fasteners and adhesives. Emphasis on workplace safety, accident prevention and the use of hand tools will also be covered.

Instructor: Bruce Kurosawa
Contact Hours: 40
Meeting Time:    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 112
Cost: $895 ✱

✱This course is approved for ETF funding. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

TRAD7003    1/13 – 2/5     8 mtgs.
TRAD7003    4/21 – 5/14     8 mtgs.

Registration is currently not available. Please fill out the form below to join the Wait List.

Introduction to Drywall Installation - NEW

This module will introduce you to the various types of gypsum drywall, their uses and the fastening devices and methods used to install them. Detailed instruction will be provided along with hands-on training opportunities which will focus on installing drywall on walls and ceilings using nails, drywall screws and adhesives. The materials, tools and methods used to finish and patch drywall will also be covered.

Instructor: Bruce Kurosawa
Contact Hours: 40
Meeting Time:    Tuesdays and Thursdays,
9:00 am–2:00 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 112
Cost: $895 ✱

✱This course is approved for ETF funding. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

TRAD7004    2/10 – 3/5 8 mtgs.
TRAD7004    5/19 – 6/16 (no class: 6/11)     8 mtgs.

Registration is currently not available. Please fill out the form below to join the Wait List.

Intrduction to Painting and Surface Finishes - NEW

This module will introduce you to the various types of paints and coatings available on the market today. You will gain knowledge on how to properly prepare a surface area before painting can take place, the different types of paint brushes and techniques to use, along with job planning and how to properly use cleaning chemicals safely.

Instructor: Bruce Kurosawa
Contact Hours: 40
Meeting Time:    Tuesdays and Thursdays,
    9:00 am–2:00 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 112
Cost: $895 ✱

✱This course is approved for ETF funding. Please contact the program coordinator for more information.

TRAD7005    3/17 – 4/14  (no class: 3/26) 8 mtgs.
TRAD7005    6/23 – 7/16 8 mtgs.

Registration is currently not available. Please fill out the form below to join the Wait List.
WAIT LIST/MORE INFORMATION
If you would like to be added to the Wait List or need more information please fill out the form below or call Preshess at 235-7365.
Bruce Kurosawa has been in the handyman business since 1989. He’s been teaching  Facilities Maintenance courses at Windward Community College, Career and Community Education and is very passionate about what he does and yearns to share his expertise with others. Bruce also teaches “how to ...” workshops FUN and easy as you learn to do it yourself. He is also one who is committed to giving back to those in need.