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Horticulture Bootcamp

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Bootcamp

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Bootcamp

Online Program


6 months



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The cannabis industry is quickly gaining traction as a promising field of commerce that aspiring business owners should pay attention to. Those with a green thumb or an interest in growing a career in cannabis growing operations can also find many long-term opportunities. In order to establish yourself first as a valuable asset in this business, though, you must first become a product expert. Preparing yourself with the right education to understand growing, caring for, harvesting, and storing cannabis will give you a more competitive edge in starting either a career or business.

Designed For

  • Individuals wanting to learn more about the legal cannabis industry
  • Individuals wanting to start a cannabis business

What You'll Learn

  • An introduction to cannabis and cannabis use in history, culture, and industry
  • Biochemistry and differences between medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp
  • An overview of the responsibilities and challenges of various sectors, such as an enterprise and cannabis medicine and health
  • Life cycles, optimal growing conditions, and harvesting best practices for indoor or outdoor plants
  • The flowering cycle, pest control, and storage techniques
  • Special topics from an ecological and ethical perspective, such as super cropping and off-grid farming

What You Can Do With This Program

Positions are available in a variety of industries and can include self-employment, firms, corporations, or nonprofit organizations. Jobs might include:

  • Growers
  • Nursery managers
  • Farm managers
  • Harvesting supervisors
  • Founders or business owners

Real People. Real Results.

“We are teaming up with UCR Extension to help fill the void of skilled and highly-trained professionals needed in the booming cannabis industry. My hope is that this program will create an ever-growing pipeline of talented people to take their places innovating and building major cannabis companies. Learn from legacy cannabis growers, medical doctors and nurses, business owners, and industry attorneys.”

Max Simon

Green Flower

Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Quarter 1

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

MGT 870.1

Cannabis Agriculture & Horticulture I: Plant Care and Vegetative Cycle

MGT 870.8

Cannabis Agriculture & Horticulture II: The Flowering Cycle and Maximizing Yields

MGT 870.9

Instructor Spotlight

“Green Flower sets the industry standard for cannabis education, and their ethical imperative is to supply instructor-led education supplied in a real-world setting. In my classroom, I embrace design thinking methodologies to promote theory-to-practice, student-centered engagement that prepares learners for actionable and successful careers in the cannabis industry.”

Dana Milstein, Ph.D.

UCR Extension & Green Flower Instructor
UCR Extension

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