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This program prepares students for employment in government service, agribusiness, horticulture, livestock, flowers and foliage, landscape, macadamia nuts, papaya, and coffee industries.

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Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Plan and manage projects and cultivate horticultural crops using legal; sustainable; safe; and ecologically, biologically, and technologically sound practices.
  • Design gardens that demonstrate the aesthetic principles of unity, repetition, balance, color, and texture congruent with the customers’ desires.
  • Operate and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Set-up and manage a business enterprise.
  • Interact with customers and co-workers in ways that effectively support the work to be accomplished.

Course Learning Outcomes

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field.

Agriculture Program Advisory Council:

  • Michael DuPonte, Extension Agent, UH Manoa CTAHR 
  • Reggie Hasegawa, Location Manager, Crop Production Services, CPS 
  • Erin Lee, Director of Landscape, Hualalai Resort 
  • William Sakai, Professor of Horticulture, UH Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management
  • David Shiigi, Owner, Bromeliads Hawaii, LLC

CTE Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Hawai‘i does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, or disability. For inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact your campus designee noted in the link below.

UHCC applies an open access policy, with program admission based upon the completion of applicable course/testing prerequisites. The lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.

Please read about the entire nondiscrimination policy, presented in 14 primary languages.

The collaboration of Hawai’i Community Collegeʻs agriculture and culinary students brings locally grown produce from the farm to the plate.