UH Maui College offers first Apple Authorized IT Training Center in Hawai'i

Maui College
Emily R. Sullivan, (808) 984-3549
Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Marketing
Posted: Apr 20, 2011

The Office of Continuing Education & Training
The Office of Continuing Education & Training
UH Maui College Apple Authorized Training Center
UH Maui College Apple Authorized Training Center

The Office of Continuing Education & Training (OCET) is now taking applications for their first information technology (IT) certification class offered in the newly-certified Apple Authorized Training Center.

The University of Hawai‘i Maui College and OCET are now offering the Mac OS X Support Essentials class in their newly certified Apple Authorized Training Center. The OCET Apple Authorized Training Center is the only facility offering certification training for Apple information technology in the state of Hawai‘i.

Mac OS X Support Essentials is a three-day, hands-on course that provides in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on Mac OS X.  Designed to give a tour of the scope of functionality of Mac OS X and the best methods for effectively supporting users of Mac OS X systems, the course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case studies.

Visitor Industry Training & Economic Development Center (VITEC) Instructor Rick Ortiz will teach the course. "This is a great opportunity for Maui, as this will offer individuals, businesses and educators in the state of Hawai’i the opportunity to receive advanced IT training with Apple products," said Ortiz, who is Apple Certified as a trainer, technical coordinator and service technician. "I am excited to see this program move forward and expand with more levels of training in the future.” 

This class will be helpful for help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians and anyone who supports Mac users; technical support personnel in businesses that use Macs for general productivity or creative design; and coordinators or power users who manage networks of computers running Mac OS X. Students will learn troubleshooting processes and how to become more efficient with available tools and resources.

Interested individuals should have basic knowledge of Mac OS X and some troubleshooting experience with Mac computers.

UH Maui College’s Apple Authorized Training Center was funded by a grant from the Pacific Center of Advanced Technology (PCATT).  PCATT partners with leading technology companies and offers scheduled courses and training programs for individuals needing skill enhancement. 

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with PCATT on bringing an Apple IT Training program to the islands," said Peggy Kelley, computer and technology coordinator for OCET. "This center will make it possible for Apple system administrators and support professionals to advance their careers and get needed certifications without leaving the islands.”

If you would like to register for the Mac OS X Support Essentials class please phone (808) 984-3231.

The Office of Continuing Education & Training (OCET) serves the workforce, educational, and cultural needs of the people of Maui County through noncredit classes as well as customized training, apprenticeship, and English as a Second Language programs. Classes are offered at the Kahului campus and at various other sites around Maui County.