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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

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