Central Pacific ASC-ITC
Central Pacific Academy Support and Instructor Training Center was founded 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-ITC.

Central Pacific ASC-ITC grew out of the original Honolulu CC "Cisco Academy Training Center", founded in 1998. Our teacher trainers taught the initial cohorts of instructors for emerging Cisco Academies onsite in China, Italy, 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.

CISCO Website


PCATT takes pride in being one of the first to be named as a VMware IT Academy Program, especially as virtualization becomes an increasingly important skill in the technical field. “The VMware IT Academy Program is designed to introduce students to VMware technologies and equip them with VMware technical skills to compliment their chosen fields of study. VMware will provide selected academic institutions with course materials developed by VMware for this purpose. By instituting this program, VMware seeks to create a collaborative relationship with academic institutions whereby their students may obtain the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) status and other VMware certifications.” --From the VMware IT Academy site.

Participants who take a course from a VMware IT Academy, receive the same quality training as from VMware directly and meet the course completion qualification to take their VMware certification exam.

VMware Website


ESRI has been the world leader in the geographic information system (GIS) software industry for more than 30 years. As the leader in GIS technology, ESRI offers innovative solutions that will help you create, visualize, analyze, and present information better and more clearly. Working with location information, ESRI's GIS software and solutions give you the power to solve problems you encounter every day.

Organizations around the world, as well as local, state, and federal government agencies, are using ESRI GIS software to make smart and timely decisions. ESRI provides powerful GIS solutions to more than 300,000 clients in more than 200 countries. In fact, ESRI is leading the industry in providing mapping technology that meets today's global needs. ESRI offers GIS solutions to help you unlock the spatial component of your valuable data and see your organization's information from a new perspective..

ESRI Website


Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions is a leading geospacial solutions provider. Applications are used in government, transportation, utilities, communications, photogrammetry, remote sensing, cartography, military and intelligence, and location-based services.

Intergraph awarded an education grant with a total commercial value of more than $770,000 in software and services to PCATT. The grant program recognizes innovative teaching practices and provides teachers and participants with the tools needed to explore new possibilities and the power to impact the future of geographic information science (GIS).

Providing true data integration, GeoMedia® (an Intergraph product) enables you to bring data from disparate databases into a single GIS environment for viewing, analysis, and presentation.

Intergraph Website


The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) is a network of higher education resources that advocates and promotes the use of technology applications that enhance economic and workforce development programs and services. Since our beginning, PCATT has been a member institution of NCATC. Scott Murakami, PCATT Director, is the current President of NCATC.

NCATC strives to increase the national awareness of advanced technology centers and their positive impact on America's competitive ability and economic growth, to develop and facilitate the exchange of workforce development programs among NCATC members, to providing a forum for new and emerging technologies to allow advanced technology centers to develop programs and services that reflect the technological landscape, and to provide a conduit that allows advanced technology centers to access information to optimally assist in the economic business development of their communities.

NCATC Website


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.

Kryterion Website

Special Integrated Systems

Spatial Integrated Systems, Inc., (SIS) is a leader in the development and integration of solutions incorporating next generation digital 3D data capture and processing technologies. SIS offers an integrated set of products and services supporting reverse engineering, design, prototyping, manufacturing integration, and IT.

Since its founding in 1997, SIS has focused on the development of new and innovative technologies and refined its staff abilities in Systems Integration, Research and Development, Technology Transfer, and Enterprise Support Services in order to develop vastly improved technology solutions to improve process efficiencies for our customers. SIS professionals include program managers, computer scientists, hardware, software and systems engineers, CAD modelers and designers, manufacturing engineers, and business professionals.

PCATT has partnered with SIS to develop and offer training in the Siemen’s Product Lifecycle Management software through a Siemen’s grant received in 2008.

SIS Website


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.

Microsoft IT Academy Website


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.

Oracle Website


PCATT and BICSI have partnered for several years in offering cabling certification and Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) courses at Honolulu Community College. BICSI is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety and security, and audio and video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. BICSI serves more than 23,000 ITS professionals in nearly 90 countries around the world.

BISCI Website


For over a decade Synergy Corporate Technologies has helped businesses large and small achieve their maximum potential by providing custom technology solutions. They believe in your business. The Synergy team of skilled consultants, developers, support technicians and integrated backoffice support staff deliver proven ways to streamline your business and cut costs. They know that their success depends upon your success and they are prepared to put their expertise to work for you. Their staying power is a testament to the skill of their people enabling them to gain wisdom that few companies in our field possess. Synergy is a Managed Gold Microsoft Partner, holds 16 out of 17 Microsoft competencies available and is currently ranked as the Number One Microsoft Partner in America.

The PCATT partnership with Synergy Corporate Technologies add to the breadth of PCATT training offerings including Microsoft SharePoint Server.  In addition to their Microsoft Certifications, Synergy has additional relationships with notable vendors including Citrix and Symantec.

Synergy Website


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

.Siemens PLM Website


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.

AFCEA Website

Pearson VUE

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.

Pearson VUE website