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.
Learning Format Online
Duration 6 months
*Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 9 Units
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
Individuals wanting to learn more about the legal cannabis industry
Cannabis Agriculture & Horticulture II: The Flowering Cycle and Maximizing YieldsThe second course for the Cannabis Agriculture & Horticulture sequence focuses on the flowering cycle: Learners discover phases of the flowering cycle in relation to plant metabolism, reproduction, and growth; review cannabis biochemistry; and consider environmental challenges including pests, diseases, and threats; tips for optimal harvesting and drying; processes for trimming and processing; and methods for curing and storage.