Leeward CC Newsletter

Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture

Counselor Corner: A Message from Amy Amper

Please be on the lookout for course availability around October 20th for Spring 2016. Please come to see me if you would like to create an academic plan to map out your future graduation date and goals.

Priority Application and Payment Deadline for Fall 2015 Graduation is October 16, 2015.

  • A non-refundable $15 fee is required for an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement that can be payed at the cashiers office.

  • To be awarded a diploma from the College, you must submit an “Application for Degree/Certificate”. Please schedule a “Degree/Certificate Check” appointment with program counselor Amy Amper.

  • Are you graduating this semester and don't know it? Please see below if you meet the requirements for a Certificate of Competence or Certificate of Achievement in Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture!
  • Have you taken the following classes? If so you may meet the requirements for a Certificate of Achievement or Certificate of Competence for Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture

    Certificate of Achievement

    34–37 Credits

    Updated for 2014-2015

    Requirements


    HIST 151, World History I or other FG courses (3 credits)

    SOC 151Introduction to the Sociology of Food (suggested) or other DS courses (3 credits)

    HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific (DH) (suggested) and/or other DA/DH/DL courses

    (3 credits)

    MGT 135 Agriculture Entrepreneurship in Hawai‘i or (3 credits) Starting a New Business (3 credits) or MGT 125 or BUSN 164 Career Success (3 credits)

    BOT 130 Plants in Hawaiian Environment (4 credits) or HORT 110 Hawai‘i Horticulture & Nutrition (4 credits)

    AG 112 Introduction to Organic Agriculture (4 credits) or PBT 200+200L Introduction to Plant Science + Lab (4 credits)

    PBT 100 Orientation to Hawai‘i's Agriculture Industry (1 credit)

    PBT 122 Soil Technology (3 credits)

    PBT 141 Integrated Pest Management (3 credits)

    PBT 264 Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Propagation (3 credits)

    PBT 290V PBT Internship (1-3 credits)

    PBT Electives (select from the following list) (3-4 credits)

    PBT 250 Tropical Landscaping (3)
    PBT 269 Ornamental Plant Materials (3)
    PBT 275 Introduction to Crop Improvement (4)


    Certificate of Competence
    14 Credits

    Updated for 2014-2015

    Requirements

    BOT 130 Plants in Hawaiian Environment (4 credits) or HORT 110 Hawai‘i Horticulture & Nutrition (4 credits) or AG 112 Intro. to Organic Agriculture (4 credits) or PBT 200+200L Intro. to Plant Science + Lab (4 credits)

    PBT 100 Orientation to Hawai‘i's Agriculture Industry (1 credit)

    PBT 122 Soil Technology (3 credits)

    PBT 141Integrated Pest Management (3 credits)

    SOC 151Intro to Sociology of Food, or other DS course (3 credits)

    SMART goals

    Goals

    One of the key skills in achieving success in college and beyond is learning how to set goals. Studies have shown that students who have set educational and career goals for themselves are more likely to complete their college education. When you set a goal you set your mind in motion to find ways to make your goal a reality.


    You Can Make it One Step at a Time!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=8cCiqbSJ9fg


    Get S.M.A.R.T.

    If you know what you are aiming at, you can focus on hitting the target. Setting a goal works

    the same way. The most helpful goals are SMART (Specific, Measureable, Action-Packed, Realistic & Time-Bound). This goal-setting tool will help you focus on a goal and help you reach it. Take one of your education or career goals and make it a SMART goal:


    Specific

    What do you want to do?

    Not Specific: I want to get an education.

    Specific: I want to earn an Associate Degree in Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture

    Measurable

    How will you measure your goal progress?

    Not Measurable: I will take some classes.

    Measureable: I will enroll and complete 12 credits each semester.


    Action-packed

    How will you make this happen?

    Not Action-packed: I will attend class.

    Action-Packed: I will schedule my time so I can attend 12 hours of class each week and allow myself at least 24 more hours to study (for every 1 credit hour, approximately 2-3 hours outside of class studying).


    Realistic

    Is your goal doable?

    Unrealistic: I will reach this goal in a year or so.

    Realistic: I will complete 24 credits each school year.

    Time-bound

    Can you set a time frame?

    No time: I will earn an Associate Degree

    Time: I will earn an Associate Degree in Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture in ____ semesters



    What is YOUR SMART Goal?


    My Goal

    Specific:__________________________________________

    Measureable: _____________________________________

    Action-Packed:_____________________________________

    Realistic:__________________________________________

    Time-Bound:_______________________________________


    Source: CaliforniaCareerCafe

    Student Success Support Team

    Amy Amper

    Program Counselor

    Academic Counseling, Class Registration

    Melodee Himuro

    Academic Specialist

    Campus Resources, Academic Skills