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Academic Subject Certificate in Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture

Academic Subject Certificate
Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture
27-30 Credits

Updated for 2014-2015

The ASC in Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture is designed to provide plant science and laboratory knowledge and skills to facilitate employment or further education in agricultural businesses.
    
Requirements

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

PBT 200

Introduction to Plant Science

3

PBT 200L

Introduction to Plant Science lab

1

PBT 100

Orientation to Hawaii’s Agriculture Industry

1

PBT 264

Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Propagation

3

 PBT 141

Integrated Pest Management

3

PBT 275

Introduction to Crop Improvement

4

PBT 290V

Plant Biology & Tropical Agriculture Internship

1-4

BIOL 101
or
BIOL 171
and BIOL 171L
or
BOT 101 and BOT 101L

Biology for Non-majors (4)

Introduction to Biology (3) and
Introduction to Biology Lab (1)

General Botany (3)
General Botany Lab (1)

4

CHEM 151B
or CHEM 161B

Elementary Survey of Chemistry
Elementary Survey of Chemistry (4)

4

ICS 101
or BUS 101

Digital Tools for the Information World (3) or Business Computer Systems (3)

3

 

Total Credits

27-30

Academic Subject Certificate in Plant Biology and
Tropical Agriculture Student Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Perform general plant cultivation in the field and greenhouse including propagation, hybridization, watering, fertilizing, and pest control.
Apply technology and management skills to develop bioprocessing agribusiness.
Follow standard ethics and regulations of agriculture and life science technicians.
Perform standard plant science and micropropagation laboratory techniques.

 

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