Program Overview

Leeward Community College offers a Certificate of Competence Business Foundations. This is a six-credit certificate in which students take two classes: Customer Service and Career Success. The customer service class consists of building and maintaining critical skills in order to comprehend how to be a dynamic and successful member of today’s rapidly growing service economy.

Individuals who work with customers will gain insight into customer behavior and attitudes and develop strategies to create positive customer relationships encountered in various situations on the job. The career success courses will teach students concepts and theories relating to workplace behavior; managing one’s attitude, and relationships for workplace effectiveness. Overall, this certification allows students to gain insight on managerial functions, improve interpersonal skills, and understand the theories and structures of how a business operates. After completion, students may possess the necessary skills in order to obtain entry-level business positions.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    School Overview

    The University of Hawai’i System first opened as a land grant institution called the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Honolulu in 1907. By 1920, the school gained university status, changing its name to the University of Hawai’i. By the 1930s, UH began expanding its physical campus by adding other schools and awarding its first doctorate degree. World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor halted growth for a short period. However, expansion resumed in the 1950s, as the university introduced the Hilo Branch and the Asian Theater program. Throughout the twentieth century, campuses were established on the various islands, and academic programs continued to develop. The main campus in Manoa is the largest and oldest of the college campuses and is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant research facility. 

    More than 600 degree programs are offered through the University of Hawai’i, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and graduate and professional certificates. Distance learning degrees extend from certificate and bachelor’s degrees to online master’s and doctorate programs.

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