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; removing and installing electrical devices; removing, installing, and repairing plumbing fixtures; 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.

Rough Carpentry, Drywall and Surface Finishes - NEW

Instructor: Bruce Kurosawa

This module will provide students with the classroom instruction and hands-on training needed to understand construction principles and techniques to complete basic building and repair work in the areas of Carpentry, Drywall and Surface Finishes as it relates to building and facilities maintenance. Students will also be introduced to “green” related techniques and practices. Emphasis on workplace safety, accident prevention and the use of hand and power tools will be covered. Students will also engage in teamwork by working on a classroom related project.

Contact Hours: 90
Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Windward CC, Rm TBD
Cost: $1,695

TRAD7000    9/23 – 12/11  (No class: 10/28, 10/30, 11/4, 11/6, & 11/11)     18 mtgs.

Electricity and Plumbing Fundamentals - NEW

Instructor: Bruce Kurosawa

This module will provide students with the classroom and hands-on training needed to understand basic plumbing principles required to install, diagnose and repair plumbing fixtures as it relates to the trade. The DWV concept is also covered with the topic of gray water as a sustainable alternative.
Instruction on electrical safety with a focus on OSHA mandates, the National Electric Code, Introduction to Electrical Circuits, theory, conductors and cables, and testing equipment will also be covered.

Contact Hours: 90
Meeting Time:Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Windward CC, Rm TBD
Cost: $1,695

TRAD7001    1/6 – 3/5    18 mtgs.
MORE INFORMATION
If you would like more information regarding Facilities Maintenance please fill out the form below or call Preshess at 235-7365.
Bruce Kurosawa
Bruce 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.