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New Hawai‘i CC Agriculture courses on tap this summer

Hawaiʻi Community College
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Josephine K Lee Hong-Mauga, (808) 934-2810
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Posted: Jun 6, 2014

New Hawai‘i CC Agriculture courses on tap this summer

HILO — Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) is offering a series of new non-credit agriculture classes this summer, including Integrated Pest Management, Sustainable Production Practices and Horticulture Operations.

The classes, located at the Hawai‘i CC campus in Hilo and at the college’s farm site in Pana‘ewa, offer students the chance to learn a variety of agricultural skills at a low cost.

“Depending on the course, you can learn about hydroponics, basic plant and soil science, or pest identification,” said Hawai‘i CC Agriculture instructor Chris Jacobsen. “With fees for these multi-day courses running at either $59 or $67, it’s a great value for what students will be learning,”

The classes are part of the C3T Hawai‘i program, which Hawai‘i CC and other UH Community Colleges are participating in. C3T Hawai'i is a $24.6 million dollar grant awarded to the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

Following are the classes, times and fees:

Sustainable Production Practices: June 12-28, Thursdays (6 to 8 p.m.) and Saturdays (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Fee: $59

Integrated Pest Management: July 3-19, Thursdays (6-8 p.m.) and Saturdays (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). Fee: $59

Horticulture Operations Prep: June 30-July17, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Fee: $67

For more information on how to register, contact Jan or Leonard at the Big Island Workforce Development Division Office, 1990 Kinoole Street, 981-2860 ext 226. For more information about the course, contact Amy at the Hawai`i Community College, 937-9281.

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C3T Hawai'i is a $24.6 million dollar grant awarded to the University of Hawai‘i 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.

Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) was founded in 1941 as the Hawai‘i Vocational School and is now one of 10 campuses in the University of Hawai‘i system. The mission of Hawai‘i CC is to promote student learning by embracing the unique Hawaiʻi Island culture and inspiring growth in the spirit of "E ʻImi Pono” (seeking excellence).  Hawai‘i CC is based in Hilo and administers the University of Hawai‘i Center, West Hawai‘i in Kealakekua. www.hawaii.hawaii.edu