@ Windward Community College


Plant Biotechnology deals with developing and improving plant production in order to supply the world?s need for healthier (less use of pesticides), more nutritious (higher vitamin and protein content) food crops and novel ornamentals (unique colors, disease resistant). Ethnopharmacognosy is the study of traditional medicines derived from natural sources (medicinal/nutritious plants).

Students will be able to complete the certificate in 2 - 3 semesters with coursework flexible enough to prepare them for employment in plant biotechnology or pharmacognosy, and for entrepreneurship in agribusiness or plant-based product manufacturing, as well as for seamless credit transfer to higher degree institutions for the study of agriculture, horticulture, plant/microbial biotechnology, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, pharmacy, nutrition and medicine.

Credentials Available

CA - Certificate of Aptitude/Achievement

Cost of Program

$290-$482 per credit hour   –   "Do I have to pay this?"

Program Duration

Total Weeks


Total Hours

Not provided

Program Categories

"Green" program?


C3T program?




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About This Provider

Windward Community College

Offering training in City & County of Honolulu
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Description of School

Windward Community College offers innovative programs in the arts and sciences and opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of Hawaii and its unique heritage. With a special commitment to support the access and educational needs of Native Hawaiians, we provide Oahu's Koolau region and beyond with liberal arts, career and lifelong learning in a supportive and challenging environment inspiring students to excellence.

Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency

Windward Community College is accredited by the Association of Community Colleges and Junior Colleges, which is part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Financial Aid Options

To apply for Financial Aid through Windward Community College (WCC), you will need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application online at every year to see what types of Financial Aid you are eligible for. WCC's Federal School Code is 010390. Please visit our website,, for more specific information.


This provider is accessible to people with disabilities.


This provider does offer job placement services to its students.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Carolynn Yamada / Marketing

45-720 Keaahala Road
Kuhina 109
Kaneohe, HI 96744

(808) 235-7367

(808) 247-5362



ETP Approval Dates

Last Approved On: June 30, 2016
Valid Through: June 30, 2017