Tıbbi ve Aromatik Bitkiler

Associate Degree - Karaisalı Vocatıonal School

General Information

In the Program of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants; There are two teaching staff in the Medical and Aromatic Plants Program, one associate professor and one doctorate. The main aim of the program is; to equip the students with up-to-date information on the training of medicinal and aromatic plants and to give them the ability to transfer this information to practice. The department has a greenhouse of 200m2 with a research area of ​​3 da used for educational purposes.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

2 Year - 120 ECTS

Feature & Definition

The Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Program has been tasked with carrying out practical production studies in addition to theoretical knowledge production with the associate degree courses given to the students and the graduation work done by them. Especially, medical and aromatic plants that can be grown in climatic and soil conditions of the region and its main purposes are applied researches on cultivation techniques of these plants. In the context of integrating practice and education, by developing a unique professional understanding in the fields of lifelong learning and service delivery, it is aimed to educate the students in the fields of agriculture and especially aromatic and aromatic plants, to be responsible and environmentally sensitive, to educate well-trained agriculture technicians with the knowledge, equipment, skills and skills that they can meet their needs.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department

ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Erasmus Coordinator

Internship Coordinator

Orientation Staff


Since the past centuries, people have used plants as a source of nutrition for therapeutic purposes. The necessity of herbal medicines due to its wide usage areas is getting more and more everyday. This interest has diminished over time as natural compounds, which plants contain by the development of the chemical industry, are synthetically produced at a lower cost. However, the adverse effects of synthetics today have brought the interest of herbal remedies to the agenda again. While this need can be met by natural gathering in the previous years, the gathering of intensive and unconscious collecting has resulted in the risk of disappearance of certain species, and it has been realized that the qualities obtained in the collected plants and the active substances obtained therefrom are not standard. For this reason, it is aimed to teach the cultivation conditions of these plants in the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Program.


The objectives of the program are; to increase the sustainability of flora of medicinal and aromatic plants grown naturally in our country by providing cultures of medicinal and aromatic plants, to learn the active ingredients to be used in these plants and to provide quality and standard in these substances. Students who are educated with this awareness will be able to find important positions in the training and evaluation of these plants since they will have the equipment to reach these targets when they graduate.

Specific Admission Requirements

To graduate from this program, it is necessary to have a weighted average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and to be successful in all courses.

Qualification Awarded

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Access to Further Studies

Students who successfully complete the associate degree in this program can continue their education by entering the 'Vertical Transfer Examination'.


30 work day. Students can do internships in public and private institutions, especially in medical and aromatic plants, as well as public institutions such as central and provincial organizations, agricultural research institutes, municipal parks and horticultural units, affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Crops, Food, Agriculture and Livestock.

Applied Course

Some medicinal and aromatic plants are planted in the vocational school research and application areas and in the green houses.

Work Placement


Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities


Employment Opportunities

Medical and Aromatic Plants students graduated from associate degree program; They have the opportunity to work in public and private institutions, especially in medical and aromatic plant production and marketing, as well as public institutions such as the central and provincial organizations affiliated to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Agricultural Research Institutes, municipal parks and horticultural units.