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Program Description

Students learn to actively manage Hawai‘i’s native forest ecosystems, grow native plants, establish agroforestry operations, use Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Internships give students on-the-job training with potential employers.

For more information call (808) 934-2623, or e-mail

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Apply basic ecosystem concepts to natural resource management.
  • Use an understanding of general scientific concepts in design of forestry systems.
  • Use knowledge of applicable laws and regulations to make decisions about managing ecosystems.
  • Apply effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Recognize, collect, and interpret field data.
  • Apply effective management practices to commercial or conservation efforts.

Course Learning Outcomes

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management (TEAM) Certificate of Achievement (CA) Program