Agriculture (AG)

AG Students at work on the Model Home Project

Program Description

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

Program Mission

The mission of the Agriculture Program is to maximize the potential of individuals to fulfill their personal and career goals by providing curricula that prepare students for entrepreneurship or employment within the many fields of agriculture or landscaping. Our program provides course work and direct, hands-on learning experiences emphasizing current, environmentally and economically sound, and sustainable principles and practices that develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities vital for Hawaii’s green industries as well as for a healthy, productive society.

Program Learning Outcomes

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.

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Agriculture Certificate of Achievement (CA) Program

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Farm Worker (AGR-FMWK) Certificate of Competence (CO) Program