Course Description

As residents of Hawai?i, we have a collective responsibility to share knowledge of Hawaiian history and culture that is factual and respectful. During this course you will learn how to enhance important communication skills, such as interpretation and storytelling, when sharing stories about home. In addition, you will learn how to design and develop customized experiences for your visitors. Whether you are hosting a professional tour or one for your friends, this course will help you develop storytelling and presentation skills that will engage your audience.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to use the knowledge gained to:

  • Use effective communication, interpretation, and storytelling techniques to deliver an engaging presentation based on factual information about Hawaii history, culture, and significant places of interest.
  • Deliver a customized visitor experience based on customer preferences and interests.
  • Demonstrate the importance of sustaining the Hawaiian culture through the oral narrative tradition.

Employment Training Funds available: http://labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf/micro/

This course is recommended for the following programs: 

  • Certification for Hawaii`s Professional Tour Guides
  • Certificate for Customer Service in Hawai`i
  • Career Success in Hawaii’s Service Industries



If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.


Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to the start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to the start date of course.

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