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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.