Natural Resources

  • Do you have a passion for preserving and sustaining our aina’s natural resources?
  • Would you like a career that is in alignment with our island values?
  • Would you like to be a part of one of Hawaii’s rapidly emerging industries?

Career Overview

A career in Natural Resources involves preserving and sustaining our aina’s natural resources and is in alignment with our island values. This industry includes careers in Sustainable Agriculture, Food Systems, Aquaculture, Conservation, Agriculture Technology and Farming. Natural Resources is one of Hawaii’s rapidly emerging industries where new opportunities can be found. Occupations typically require many different levels of education and training, with specific designations ranging from less than a high school diploma and short-term on-the-job training to advanced degrees. Begin your path to a career that sustains Hawaii’s future.


Short-term (1-month to 2-years)
Qualifications: HS Diploma or Equivalent

  • Agripharmatech
  • Aquaponics 
  • Beekeeping
  • Equine 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Forest Resource Management & Conservation
  • Plant Biology & Tropical Agriculture 
  • Plant Food Production & Technology
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Value-Added Food Product Innovation

Career Options Available with Certification

  • Forest and Conservation Staff
  • First-Line Supervisor of Farming
  • Fishing and Forestry Staff
  • Natural Sciences Manager

Associate Degree Programs 

Medium-term (2 – 3 years)
Qualifications: Post-Secondary Enrollment

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources 
  • Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture
  • Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management

Career Options Available with Associate’s Degree

  • Field Technician
  • Natural Resource Manager

Bachelor Degree Programs 

Long-term (4+ years)
Qualifications: Post-Secondary Enrollment 

  • Animal Health and Management Specialty
  • Aquaculture Specialty
  • Tropical Agroecology Specialty
  • Sustainable Science Management

Career Options Available with Bachelor’s Degree

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Urban and Regional Planner

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