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The Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR) is an endowed, outreach program established in 1976 by State Law, HRS §304A-1601 (Act 202). Part of UH West O‘ahu, CLEAR is designed to provide labor education, research and labor-related programs to workers, their organizations, university students, and the general public through a variety of methods including classroom instruction, seminars, workshops, publications and the use of the public media.

Located in the UH West O‘ahu Library, CLEAR maintains a research collection and archive of labor history and law, a labor research web site with an online newsletter, and publishes a variety of books and handbooks, including a guide to Hawai‘i Labor History, and produces the televised documentaries in its Rice & Roses series.

The Center’s non-credit programs feature classes on Labor History, Workers’ Compensation, Grievance Handling, Labor Law, Collective Bargaining, Preventing Employment Discrimination, Conflict Resolution, Parliamentary Procedure, and Leadership Skills.

Like its research projects, the Center’s seminars and educational programs are all designed to be of practical application to workers, their organizations and policy-makers.

The labor history archive contains a clipping file on local unions in Hawai‘i, as well as an ever-growing collection of contracts, union newsletters, books and pamphlets focusing on Hawai‘i’s rich labor history.


The University of Hawai‘i offers instruction in Aerospace Studies and Military Science for students interested in the Reserve Officers Training Corps programs of the Air Force and Army. Graduates of these programs are awarded commissions as officers in the Air Force or Army. While the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu does not offer either program, students may register in Aerospace Studies and Military Science courses at the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu and attend classes at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM). Credits for these courses will be granted by the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu and may be used as electives for the baccalaureate degree. Further information regarding either program may be obtained from the UHM Aerospace Studies department at (808) 956-7734, the UHM Military Science department at (808) 956-7744 or

Aerospace Studies (AS)

AS 304 AFROTC Four-Week Field Training (4)
AS 306 AFROTC Six-Week Field Training (6)
AS 351 Air Force Leadership Studies
AS 352 Air Force Leadership Studies
AS 401 National Security Affairs
AS 402 National Security Affairs

Military Science and Leadership (MSL)

MSL 301 Leading Small Organizations I (4)
MSL 302 Leading Small Organizations II (4)
MSL 303 ROTC Advanced Camp (6)
MSL 391 American Military History
MSL 399 Directed Reading and Research (v)
MSL 401 Leadership Challenges and Goal Setting (4)
MSL 402 Transition to Lieutenant (4)