Malta’s Prime Minister Robert Abela and the Minister for Education Clifton Grima visited the MCAST Centre of Agriculture, Aquatics and Animal Sciences. During the visit, students spoke about their career paths in agriculture and animal sciences.
A total of 313 full-time students are currently following courses at the Centre of Agriculture, Aquatics, and Animal Sciences.
This new academic year, the Centre welcomed over 200-full students and 120 part-time students specialising in agriculture, aquatic and animal sciences. The Centre provides training in horticulture, animal care and management, and fish management. It also organises several bespoke courses for farmers. The Centre for Agriculture, Aquatics and Animal Sciences is located at the Qormi Campus.
The Centre is part of the Institute of Applied Sciences. Students learn to appreciate how the principles of science relate to the technological operations at the workplace while developing the skills to work in laboratories, hospitals, farms and with environmental technologies and methodologies in industrial settings. All courses from the Advanced Diploma level upwards have work placements and internships, and all courses have practical sessions in both laboratories, on-site, fieldwork, farms and as required.