Occupational Safety

Welcome to Hawaii Ocean Education Academy

In response to the growing public demand for training opportunities in ocean rescue response, and to serve our communities by offering boating safety courses now mandated by the State, University of Hawaii is proud to present the Hawaii Ocean Education Academy. Our mission is to provide education and training in ocean recreation and safety activities that will benefit the visitor industries as well as the ocean recreation communities in Hawai‘i and abroad. We are achieving our mission through dynamic partnerships with community members and ocean industry organizations. Championed by Windward Community College, we offer our participants high quality educational experiences in Hawaiian waters and at University of Hawai‘i System campuses across the State.

This program provides professional development opportunities in the field of Ocean Recreation, Ocean Safety, Emergency Response, Tourism and Hospitality for people at home and abroad. Students completing each course gain a basic understanding of the history and development of the activity, principles and best practices locally and nationally, and traditional Hawaiian cultural context as well. Through on-site experiences, students learn ocean safety and risk management skills and techniques as they apply to the natural environment where each activity occurs. Students are also exposed to the equipment used for the activity and learn performance techniques with in-water demonstrations and hands-on skill building sessions in the ocean. Join us on an educational ocean voyage beginning here at the Hawaii Ocean Education Academy!


2014 Recreational Thrill Craft  &  Ocean Safety Educational Courses

Safe Boating In Hawaiian Waters - NEW

Instructor:  Sam Pa'e  Jr.

 The Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters course will provide you with the educational requirements for operating a vessel in State waters, as set forth by the National Association of Boating Laws Administrators (NASBLA) and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources. Learn about types of boats, the history and development of boating sports in Hawaii, and boating sports as a modern recreational activity. Also covered are safety issues with boating in Hawaiian ocean waters, customary practices and sport etiquette, environmental and cultural issues, competitive sporting events, commercial operations, and visitor industry aspects of boating in Hawaii. Effective November 2014 all recreational vessel operators must have successfully completed this NASBLA-certified Hawaii-specific Safe Boating course in order to operate in State Waters.

June 14

Sat

8:30am-3:30pm

$99

WCC/KCC Polycom

Pae, Masterson

August 16    

Sat8:30am-3:30pm$99WCC/KCC PolycomPae, Masterson



Recreational Thrill Craft Operator Safety Education

Instructor:  Sam Pa`e  Jr.

Learn about local ocean safety principles and practices; historical, cultural, and customary practices of Hawaii’s ocean users; and rules regarding protected species and thrill craft operation in Hawaii. Effective January 2005 all recreational thrill craft (personal watercraft) operators in Hawaii must complete this certification class on the safe use and operation
of a thrill craft.


Pre-Requisite:

  • Completion of Safe Boating In Hawaiian Waters or Equivalent Hawaii State NASBLA approved course

Thrill Craft Certification only- 1 Day

June 15

Sat

8:30am-3:30pm

$99

WCC/KCC Polycom

Pae, Masterson

August 16

Sat8:30 am- 3:30 pm$99WCC/KCC Poly ComPae, Masterson



Ocean Safety Education Course-Tow in

Instructor:  Ian Akahi Masterson

Learn about the legal and regulatory requirements for persons who participate in the sport of tow-in surfing in Hawai’i; risk management principles; local ocean safety principles and practices; rules and laws pertaining to protected species in ocean waters in Hawai’i; the safe use and operation of a thrill craft; boating skills as they apply to the sport of tow-in surfing; and the historical, cultural, and customary practices of Hawaii’s ocean users. Effective September 2003 all recreational thrill craft (personal watercraft) operators participating in the sport of tow-in surfing in Hawaii must complete this approved ocean safety education course.

Pre-Requisite:

  • Completion of Safe Boating In Hawaiian Waters or Equivalent Hawaii State NASBLA-approved course
  • Recreational Thrill Craft Operator Safety Education

Ocean Safety Tow-In only – 1 Day  (Must have completed Thrill Craft Certification class prior to entrance.)


June 28

Sat

8:30am-3:30pm

$99

WCC/KCC Polycom

Pae, Masterson

August 23

Sat
8:30am-3:30pm
$99WCC/KCC PolycomPae, Masterson

Ocean Safety Technician Training - NEW

Instructors:  John R.K. Clark & Patrick Durkin

The Ocean Safety Technician training course is intended for persons involved in ocean recreation activities and businesses in Hawaii who need to learn basic ocean safety management practices and ocean rescue skills. The curriculum includes Standard First Aid & CPR/AED certification, basic ocean rescue skills training, and subject matter specific to aquatic recreation including snorkeling, sailing, paddling, and surfing sports from the professional disciplines of epidemiology, human factors, marine science, sociology, law, and culture.
The course will provide the participant with the skills and resource materials to develop a Risk Management Plan, which is a requirement of the Department of Education for Surf Club development, and is recommended for all commercial Ocean Recreation operations.
A Certificate of Professional Development as an Ocean Safety Technician states that the participant has met all the requirements of the course and has demonstrated competency in basic ocean rescue skills and ocean safety risk management skills used by Hawaii’s professional ocean safety practitioners at Hawaii’s beaches and near-shore waters. The Certificate also entitles the participant to serve as a State of Hawai’i, Department of Education Surf Coach. It is valid for two years, at which time a refresher course is offered for participants who need re-certification.

Pre-Requisite:

  • Participant must be 15 years of age and be able to complete a 500-yard swim in a pool prior to the start of the course
  • Participant must have valid First Aid and CPR certificates prior to receiving their Certificate of Professional Development as an Ocean Safety Technician

TBA

Sat

8:30am-3:30pm

$400

TBA

Durkin








Forklift  Re- Certification

Hawai‘i Occupational Safety & Health along with the U.S. D.O.L. Occupational Safety  and Health Administration (OSHA) require that employers certify all their forklift operators in proper driving and safety precautions once every three years.  KCC has established a 7 hour certification program that will fulfill this requirement. [5.5 hours]
IMPORTANT:
  • Participants must bring a photo ID and wear long pants and covered shoes to this course.
  • This is not a new operator training course. Course is designed for experienced forklift operators needing a certification update.
  • Certification is for Class 1, 4, & 5 forklifts only.
  • Participants must be at least eighteen years of age and must wear long pants and covered shoes when attending the class.  Students must pass both the written & operator tests to receive certification.

TRAD8300-002

May 2 

Fri

8:00am –1:30pm

$95

OCET 105

Shimatsu

TRAD8300-002

July 25

Fri

8:00am –1:30pm

$95

OCET 105

Shimatsu

TRAD8300-002

Sept 26

Fri

8:00am –1:30pm

$95

OCET 105

Shimatsu

   TRAD8300-002      Nov 14    
  Fri    
 8:00a,-1:30pm     $95 OCET 105 Shimatsu


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