The Agriculture & Natural Resources program provides instruction for those in need of training, retraining, or skills upgrading in the field of agriculture, and those wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university. Diverse learning activities are provided at facilities on Maui and Molokai. The Maui facility includes a 10,700 sq. ft. greenhouse and 1.5 acres of vegetable fields and landscapes. The Molokai Farm includes a 5,000 sq. ft. greenhouse, orchards, and vegetable fields on 28 acres of land.

Projections point to a continued need for well-trained people in all aspects of the green industry. Hotels and condominiums face increasing demand for personnel to design and maintain aesthetically pleasing landscapes in an environmentally sound manner. Farms and agriculturally related businesses need informed individuals to implement new technologies and sustainable agriculture techniques. Numerous opportunities exist for entrepreneurs in vegetable, flower, and nursery crop production as well as landscape maintenance. The New Farmer Institute at UHMC is devoted to assisting outstanding students and graduates with becoming agriprenuers.

Students may transfer to other institutions after beginning their academic and technical training on Maui or Molokai. Some agriculture courses are articulated or can be used as electives at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo or University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The eCampus of Oregon State University offers a degree in general agriculture that allows UHMC agriculture students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree while living here in Maui County.

Contact the program coordinator, Ann Emmsley, at 984-3243, or by email at for latest program schedule cycle.

Requirements for Certificates of Competence (CO):
Agricultural Science: 7 credits  Agriculture 122(3), 200(4)
GIS in Ecosystem Management:
8 credits
 GIS/ICS 150(4), GIS 180(4)
Nursery Production: 9 credits  Agriculture 230(3), 266(3), 269(3)
Pest Management: 9 credits  Agriculture 174(3), 201(3), 281(3)


Requirements for Certificates of Completion (CC):
Turfgrass Specialist:  23 credits
Agriculture 122(3), 174(3), 233(2), 235(3), 260(3), 194v(3)
English 22, 100, or 106(3)
Mathematics 18 or higher(3)
Additional courses to improve employability, but not required:
Agriculture 200(4), 201(3), 250(4), 269(3), 281(3)
Sustainable Tropical Crop Production:  18 credits
Agriculture 103(2), 104(2), 122(3), 174(3), 232(1), 235(3), 251(4)
Landscape Maintenance:  13 credits
Agriculture 235(3), 250(4), 260(3), 269(3)


Requirements for Certificates of Achievement (CA):  
Courses required for all four CA programs:  27 credits
Agriculture 122(3), 174(3), 200(4), 201(3), 230(3), 235(3)
Automotive Techonology 80(2)
MATH 18 or higher (3)
English 22, 100, or 106(3)
Floriculture Management: 34 credits
Agriculture 263(3), 269(3), 193v(1)
Nursery Management: 34 credits
Agriculture 266(3), 269(3), 193v(1)
Horticulture & Landscape Maintenance:  40-41 credits
Agriculture 250(4), 260(3), 269(3) or 265(4), 281(3)
Sustainable Tropical Crop Management: 41 credits
Agriculture 103(2), 104(1), 232(1), 251(4), 252(2), 281(3), 193v(1)


Requirements for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree:
60-62 credits
Horticulture & Landscape Maintenance:  60 credits Sustainable Tropical Crop Management:  62 credits
All CA Horticulture & Landscape courses(40) plus: All CA Sustainable Tropical Crop(41) plus:
Electives(8) from AG Elective List below Electives(9) from AG Elective List below
General Education(12) listed below General Education(12) listed below
General Education required for both AAS programs: 12 credits
English 21, 22, 55, 100, 102, 104, 106, or BUS 130(3)
ICS 101 or BUSN 150(3)
Humanities elective(3)
Social Science elective(3)
AG Elective List: 
Tropical Crop options:  Agriculture 113(1), 162(2), 253(4), 263(3),265(4), 266(3)
Horticulture options:    Agriculture 194v(1-3), 232(1), 233(2), 251(4),254(4),
                                                                 254(4), 263(3), 266(3), 265(4)or 269(3)
Trade/Natural Science appropriate to major, e.g., WELD 198