By Victor Rasgado

Following the successful launch in Fall 2014 of new accelerated online Business certificates; Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) has added two new certificates in Geospatial Technologies and Sustainable Lot Design and Site Preparation.

The Geospatial Technologies and Sustainable Lot Design and Site Preparation “course bundles” consist of four classes that begin the week of May 18 and continue into the Fall 2015 semester. These programs feature online classes with some weekly face-to-face labs.

“These certificate programs are perfect for those who want to quickly boost their skills and become more valuable in the workplace, or for those who want to gain the skills they need to begin a new career,” said Hawai‘i CC Chancellor Noreen Yamane.

“The flexibility of the online learning makes them highly convenient. In addition, these are for-credit classes, so students who want to continue their studies can count the classes toward certain associate degrees, she said.”

Sustainable Lot Design & Site Preparation Certificate of Competence
This certificate includes the study of natural environmental issues and its application in the development of residential project sites. Lessons include the National Green Building Standards developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), rainwater/heat island effect mitigation, utilities, land excavation, mapping geographic features with input into CAD and other software.

Learn to use technology in research, written assignments, drawing projects and presentations with focus on Sustainable Building practices.

Geospatial Technologies Certificate of Competence
Geospatial Technology refers to software and field equipment used in visualization, measurement, and analysis of earth’s features, typically involving such systems as GPS (global positioning systems), GIS (geographical information systems), and RS (remote sensing). Its use is well-known and widespread in the military and in homeland security, but its influence is pervasive everywhere, such as land use, flood plain mapping and environmental protection.

Learn to make smart and effective decisions in land use, development, and conservation.

For more information, call (808) 934-2689 or e-mail myfuture@hawaii.edu.

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