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Hawaiʻi Community College is offering new non-credit agriculture classes in August and September.
Through these classes, students can earn certificates in two topic areas—landscaping and AgBusiness and marketing.
“These courses are an excellent and inexpensive way for people to expand their agricultural knowledge and skills in a short amount of time,” said Chris Jacobsen, a Hawaiʻi CC agriculture professor who developed the classes.
The first class starts Aug. 12, and the costs vary from $39 to $100 for sets of classes that lead to either a certificate of participation or a certificate of professional development.
C3T Hawaiʻi training grant
This is the second round of agriculture classes Hawaiʻi CC has offered as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grant, better known as C3T Hawaiʻi.
C3T Hawaiʻi is a $24.6 million grant awarded to the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.
The grant will fuel the development of education and training curriculum and student academic/career coaching, which targets certificate and degree programs specific to the needs of agriculture, energy and health industries. These industry-focused, employer-driven programs are designed to increase college completion rates and provide job opportunities to the C3T participants.