Plant Bio & Tropical Agriculture

Leeward CC's Newsletter 11/12/15

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It's Registration Time for Spring 2016!!!

Register now till January 10, 2016 or you will be charged a late fee of $30 if you register for the first time beginning January 11, 2016


Looking for open seats? Please go to our website : www.lcc.hawaii.edu and click on the class availability button.

Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline

If registering on:


1. November 2-December 11 - Payment is due by 3:30pm on December 11


2. After December 11 - Student will NOT be automatically purged (disenrolled) for non-payment or non-attendance and the student will be liable for all applicable tuition and other related fees. Therefore, students are advised to officially withdraw from classes they do not plan to attend. Failure to withdraw will result in a financial obligation, academic penalties (i.e.: F grade and may deny you any further services such as future registration, transcripts, etc.)

PBT Field Day, Plant your Future!

Come support the PBT program on November 24th from 9am-12pm at Leeward CC for the PBT Field Day! (Location on campus, to be announced)


Want to learn more about the PBT program? Come by to the some of the PBT students:


*Showcase displays

*Go on a tour to visit: The living lab, student garden, and basil garden!

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Free Seeds Available – Leeward Library Seed Share!

Leeward CC Library’s newest collection provides FREE SEEDS for Leeward CC student, staff, faculty, and community patrons! The seeds have been propagated here on campus and are ideal for planting in our area at this time of year. Our hope is that the Seed Share collaboration between the library, campus agriculture, and class curriculum will inspire and enable our Leeward ‘Ohana to grow plants locally and share seeds and information with others to support a more sustainable food system.

This week (October 16, 2015) , the library teamed up with the Leeward CC Living Lab and Hawaii Horticulture & Nutrition class for a seed party, where students processed and packaged thousands of seeds collected in the Living Lab that had been cleaned and dried during class time. Library staff will maintain the seed collection, create packaging and labeling, and keep a libguide with seed propagating resources, including books and online tools to help support seed share participants.


by Natalie Kahn


NEW SEEDS!! UPDATED 10/15/2015


  • cilantro

  • yellow marigolds (beneficial flowers for home gardeners)

  • orange marigolds (beneficial flowers for home gardeners)

  • mixed orange and yellow marigolds (beneficial flowers for home gardeners)

  • 'koba' green onion (from Kaneohe)

  • orange cosmo seeds (flowers)


Coming November 12th:

  • basil seeds (powdery mildew resistant)

  • ​multicolored zinnias (flowers)

  • ​Hawaiian chili pepper

  • ​kabocha squash

A Message from Program Counselor Amy Amper

Remember that it is important to register as soon as possible so that we have an accurate count of students who will be taking PBT courses. If a class is low enrolled, there may be a possibility of the college cancelling that class. Also, if you do not meet the prerequisite for a PBT course, please contact the instructor or myself (amyamper@hawaii.edu) to see if you are eligible for a prerequisite override. In many cases, students are granted an override and are able to register for that course.
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What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an educational program that aligns academic standards with technical knowledge and skills to prepare students for careers in current or emerging occupations and further education. CTE is the only educational program in which course content is guided by business and industry input. The CTE vision is “Nationwide, Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are changing, evolving and innovating to better serve the country’s needs. CTE is preparing students of all ages to help drive America’s success and vitality. Further, it is creating an educational environment that integrates core academics with real-world relevance. CTE is leading this change, transforming expectations and making a difference for students, for secondary and postsecondary schools, for businesses and industry—in America.

What is Career and Technical Education source

Leeward CC's CTE Programs help to prepare you for today’s competitive job market

Did you know, Leeward CC won Hawaii's Best Career and Technical Education programs for 2015?!


Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide you with industry-relevant skills for employment. The programs are ideal for upgrading your skills or obtaining important certifications for career moves and promotions.

The CTE courses are taught by faculty who are experts in their fields, have real world experience and will take the time to help you. You’ll learn how to keep pace with rapidly changing technological advances, while discovering the work habits and attitudes necessary to succeed in the workplace. You can also take advantage of our Cooperative Education classes that enables you to gain valuable on-the-job training and network with potential employers.

Leeward CC's Career Coach

Leeward CC is excited to give you a first look at our new Career Coach - an incredible resource for those seeking employment or exploring career options.


The key to Career Coach is the local industry data, powered by EMSI. The data covers wages, employment, job postings, and is tied directly to programs at Leeward CC.


Want to know what types of jobs and careers you can have with a PBT degree? Click here --> PBT jobs (Please note, that some job descriptions may required additional experience and/or education)

Peer Mentor Position:

*Flexible hours to work around your class schedule

*Opportunities to network with different departments on campus

*Build leadership and other skills to add to your resume

*Paid Position


Inquire with Melodee Himuro for more information about the PBT Peer mentor position


Phone: (808) 455-0393

Email: mhimuro@hawaii.edu

Student Success Suppport Team

Amy Amper

Program Counselor

Class Registration, Academic Counseling

Melodee Himuro

Academic Specialist

Academic Skills, Campus Resources