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Dan Doerger - Director of Pacific Center for Advanced Training

PCATT Director: Dr. Dan Doerger

As the Director of the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training, Dr. Doerger is responsible for workforce development in the technology sectors among the seven community colleges that make up the University of Hawaii statewide community college system. As such, he meets with industry leaders and the faculty and staff of both credit and non-credit programs to analyze workforce needs, design opportunities to train and upskill Hawaii’s workforce, and create statewide pathways (K-12 to post-secondary to workforce) for success in those trainings. Dan is a life-long educator with more than thirty years of teaching experience in secondary education and at the university level as a professor of English Education. He comes to PCATT from within the UHCC system where he was the Director of Workforce Innovation. He is also the former Alignment Director for Hawaii P20 Partnerships for Education where he worked on statewide policies related to placements into gateway ELA and math courses across the UH system.

Dan can be reached by email at or you can call the registration office at (808) 845-9296



Advanced Technology Training Classes

Here at PCATT, we offer the latest in advanced technology curriculum. From cyber security, routing/switching to virtualization, we can help you by providing the skills you need with hands-on training led by instructors who are experts in the tech industry.

No matter where you live in the state, there is a PCATT consortium Campus near you with Training Centers on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island.  See our Course Listing for more information and upcoming classes.

Testing Services

PCATT offers test/exam proctoring services at several University of Hawaii Community College locations.  Call (808)845-9296 for additional information or email  The following testing services can be accessed at the campuses indicated.

Kryterion Tesing Center
Honolulu Community College

Pearson VUE Authorized Testing Centers
Honolulu Community College
UH Maui College
Kauai Community College


Central Pacific ASC-ITC

Central Pacific Academy Support and Instructor Training Center was found in 2011 to provide a primary resource for Cisco Academies in the Central Pacific, including Guam, American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Fiji, and Hawaii. We also support and partner with many U.S. mainland and international Cisco Academies. Our proactive role in the international arena for Cisco Networking Academy is a distinguishing characteristic of our ASC-ITS.

Central Pacific ASC-ITS grew out of the original Honolulu CC “Cisco Academy Training Center”, founded onsite in China, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Our Cisco Academy professors have collectively authored eleven Cisco Press books on routing, switching, and troubleshooting. Our faculty have served as coauthors for every iteration of CCNP curriculum development since 1.0, including CCNPv7.0. We are proud of our international leadership role in the Cisco Academy, past and present. Honolulu CC is one of only two Instructor Training Centers (ITCs) in the U.S. sanctioned by Cisco Systems in ALL the iterations of Cisco Academy curriculum created since 1997. We strive to remain proactive, to keep our instructors trained in the latest Cisco curriculum, and to ensure our teacher trainers are certified in all Cisco Academy curricula. Central Pacific ASC-ITC is physically located at Honolulu CC, one of ten campuses in the University of Hawaii system. The administrators and faculty associated with our ASC-ITC work for the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT), a consortium of the University of Hawaii Community Colleges administratively based at Honolulu CC. Since 1998, our Cisco Academy personnel have maintained direct communication with the founders and subsequent leaders of the Cisco Academy working for Cisco Systems. Our long-term relationships with Cisco leaders allows us to keep our Academy partners up-to-date with the latest content and resources.

As an Oracle Workforce Development Program (WDP) partner, the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) delivers non-credit Oracle training at Honolulu Community College.

The PCATT Oracle Workforce Development Training Center prepares students for entry-level employment in the Oracle job-roles of Database Operator and Database Analyst. The Training Center also prepares students for Oracle’s industry-recognized certification exams.

Since the beginning of the Microsoft IT Academy program, PCATT/Honolulu Community College has been a program member. PCATT is an advanced level member, which is geared toward institutions that teach IT professional and developer courses for Microsoft Certification.

The Microsoft IT Academy program is designed for accredited academic institutions, like PCATT/Honolulu Community College, worldwide. Today there are thousands of Microsoft IT Academies in more than 100 countries and regions.

The program provides educators with the tools they need to effectively train students on Microsoft technologies, prepare students for the global economy, and create a skilled community. The Microsoft IT Academy offers curricula, courseware, and online learning for students focused on a profitable career path, life-long learning, and Microsoft certification.

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) was established in 1946 and is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security.

PCATT has been a Hawaii Chapter AFCEA Corporate member since 2004.Located around the world, AFCEA’s more than 140 chapters and sub-chapters give engineers, programmers, managers, government officials and military personnel continuing opportunities to exchange ideas about communications, intelligence, imaging and information systems technologies. Nearly one-half of AFCEA’s chapters conduct symposia and seminars in addition to other chapter activities. The Hawaii Chapter offers monthly luncheons, quarterly socials and their annual TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference and Exposition in Waikiki every October or November.

PCATT offers Information Assurance and other IT training to Hawaii Chapter AFCEA members.

In November of 2008, The Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training and Honolulu Community College received an in-kind software gift with a commercial value of $327 million from Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and the leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.Siemens PLM Software automates the process of managing a product’s lifecycle. From project management, design, manufacturing, maintenance, and disposal, PLM software ensures that companies are getting the most out of their manufacturing operations and business process. In Hawaii, there are a broad range of activities and industries, including defense, medicine, aviation, and construction, that can benefit from PLM software.

The PLM software, with assistance from a partnership with Spatial Integrated Systems, Inc., will also allow HCC and PCATT to provide their students with the latest in technological advancements. Other campuses and schools in the University of Hawaii System, such as the UH Manoa College of Engineering, will have the opportunity to utilize the Siemens technology within their curriculum.

Kryterion is a full service provider of customizable assessment and certification products and services. We work with organizations to build and deliver everything from skills tests and simple online assessments to a comprehensive high-stakes worldwide certification program. We offer a viable addition to high-stakes test delivery with unsurpassed program security, control and convenience.

Kryterion is not just a viable alternative to traditional testing methods, it represents a quantum leap in testing – true Online Secured Testing. This is the result of the intelligent application of existing technologies combined with the latest advancements in test delivery. Webassessor changes the very way we think about testing.

The PCATT supported Kryterion Testing Center is located at Honolulu Community College.

Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets. It boasts the world’s leading test center network, with over 5,000 test centers in 165 countries, 230 of which are fully-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Centers. Pearson Professional Centers utilize a patent-winning design, which was created specifically for high-stakes testing and offers a carefully controlled, consistent testing environment.

Pearson VUE is a part of Pearson, an $8 billion corporation that is the largest commercial testing company and education publisher in the world. The primary Pearson VUE operations facilities are located in the United States, the United Kingdom, and India, with satellite operations in China and Japan.

PCATT supported testing centers are located at Honolulu Community College and UH Maui College.

The CompTIA Academy Partner Program is designed to provide a pathway for participants to experience hands-on learning for a rewarding, high-growth IT career. Through this partnership, PCATT has access to CompTIA’s vendor-neutral curriculum and early notifications of changes in certifications. CompTIA’s goal is to help partners deliver a substantial IT curriculum so participants can experience a quality training experience.

As cloud technologies continue to help organizations transform at a rapid pace, employees with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand. The AWS Academy provides cloud computing curriculum that prepares participants to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. As an AWS partner, PCATT’s educators stay at the forefront of AWS Cloud innovation so that they can equip participants with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries.

National Coalition for Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC)

Through the National Coalition for Advanced Technology Centers, PCATT has benefited from early exposure to new and emerging technologies to be on the cutting edge of technology applications. PCATT has shared in grants to bring advanced technology to Hawaii because of connections with other NCATC member institutions. Two PCATT Directors have served as NCATC President and continued to serve on the Board of Directors with a dedication to support STEM education and workforce development.


Partner/Director of Sales, System Optimization & Support, Ltd

The event System Optimization and Support Ltd. and EMC Corporation recently had at PCATT was a “roaring” success! Your personnel and facilities were top notch. These types of events when coordinated by a mainland based company are generally held in Waikiki. Your location was ideal for our clients, and many of them appreciated not having to drive into Waikiki to attend our seminar. We look forward to having more events at PCATT. We believe this has the added benefit of exposing our clients to some of the valuable training PCATT offers to Hawaii’s technologists

Senior Production Specialist Trainer, OnCenter Software

Thank you to the entire staff at PCATT for helping to make our training there a great success. When I arrived the classroom was in perfect order and my software was installed exactly as I needed. My supplies were unpacked and ready for hand out. My attendees were also very pleased with the refreshments, hardware functions, and classroom set-up. Your group’s efforts helped make my event a big success.

Technical Account Manager, Microsoft Federal Services Hawaii

I really enjoyed working with PCATT on our recent Microsoft event. Everyone at PCATT was friendly and professional, and the classroom was perfect.

Hawaii Regional Manager, Synergy Corporate Technologies

As the manager of SharePoint Consulting Firm I work closely with local businesses to provide quality services in the Hawai`i community. PCATT’s professional and courteous team has supported us in making quality training available as well as in providing numerous seminars that can be offered at no cost to participants.  The support they give us and the value they bring to the community is immeasurable.

Kamehameha Scholars

The PCATT department at Honolulu Community College not only has the best quality high-tech equipment, but they have the highest quality staff there as well.

BICSI Master Instructor

PCATT makes my job of training much easier.  The facilities and staff are excellent.

CEA Instructor

I am very impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail that every member of the PCATT staff has shown towards their jobs and to me. I thank you all for your help and look forward to working with you again in the near future.

Cassell Consulting Inc

If you need a venue for high-tech training, PCATT is the best choice in Hawai`i. It’s friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable staff has consistently exceeded all our operations. We do business in several Western states and PCATT is our favorite of all, providing unsurpassed quality and value.

Deputy Director of COSMIAC

Convenient full service facility that provides an excellent capacity for training

VMWare Certified Instructor

Staff at PCATT ensures that you take priority over anything else. They are exceptionally accommodating of all requests and provide a top tier facility that met a customized set of requirements.

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