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A certificate program in the Plant Bioscience Technology (PBT) Academic Subject Certificate is designed to provide students with education and training in horticulture, propagation/micropropagation, agriculture, pest management, and crop improvement.


Academic Subject Certificate: 23 credits



HORT 200 Introduction to Horticulture 3
PBT 100 Orientation to Hawai‘i Agriculture Industry 1
PBT 141 Integrated Pest Management 3
PBT 264 Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Propagation 3
PBT 275 Introduction to Crop Improvement 3
PBT 290V Plant Bioscience Technology Internship 2-3
CHEM 151* Elementary Survey of Chemistry 3
CHEM 151L* Elementary Survey of Chemistry Laboratory 1
SCI 121** Introduction to Science (Biological Science) 3
SCI 121L** Introduction to Science Laboratory (Biological Science) 1

*CHEM 161 and CHEM 161L fulfills the requirements for CHEM 151 and CHEM 151L.
**BOT 105 fulfills the requirement for SCI 121 and SCI 121L.


Total 23


Plant Bioscience Technology Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

1. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Standard American English, and interpret, and/or express themselves in, some other form of communication at a basic level, whether from knowledge of a second language or through artistic or symbolic expression.
2. Make and express critical judgments about issues and ideas after accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing relevant information, using technology where appropriate; use creative and critical thinking skills to weigh the relative merits of opposing positions; and apply knowledge of formal systems of reasoning and logical fallacies in arriving at
informed opinions.
3. Apply quantitative methods appropriately; analyze real-life situations using numeric, graphical, and symbolic models, and verbally explain these models; and recognize the impact of mathematics on the sciences, society, and everyday life.
4. Analyze the behavior of people from psychological, sociological, philosophical, and anthropological perspectives, and knowledgeably consider the social, political, and economic implications of human interactions in order to make informed personal and social choices.
5. Support opinions and make decisions based upon a scientific understanding of the physical and natural world, and appropriately apply the scientific method to test ideas, measure and evaluate results, develop models, solve problems, and generate new ideas.
6. Demonstrate a sympathetic awareness of the values and beliefs of their own and other cultures; explain the historical dimensions of contemporary affairs and issues; analyze the interactive roles that social, religious, artistic, political, economic, scientific, and technological forces play in society; and engage responsibly in their roles as citizens with issues affecting themselves, their families, their communities,
and the world.
7. Demonstrate an aesthetic appreciation of creative and original expression and, making use of natural gifts, acquired knowledge, and the intense discipline of art, engage in creative activities which enrich their quality of life.
8. Apply their acquired knowledge and skills to further their own learning, to set and prioritize personal goals, to self-assess progress, and to recognize, address, and resolve obstacles constructively.
9. Make informed decisions based on an understanding of the qualities of a healthful lifestyle, explain the connection between a healthy body and a thoughtful mind, perform group activities cooperatively, and engage in healthful physical activity.



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