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Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Certificate

In six months, you’ll learn how to care for cannabis plants, study cannabis botany and genetics, and explore plant growth techniques. This program provides both novice and experienced growers with the accurate information needed to effectively engage in cannabis production, management, and cultivation.

Throughout the program, you’ll delve into the fundamental principles of cannabis agriculture, from seed selection and germination techniques to proper soil composition and nutrient management. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the intricacies of indoor and outdoor cultivation methods, lighting and climate control, pest and disease management, and harvesting and processing techniques.

We go beyond the basics to explore advanced topics such as breeding and genetics, plant propagation, and the latest cultivation practices. You’ll gain insights into optimizing yield and quality and implementing cutting-edge technologies to stay ahead in the industry.

Our course is designed to be practical and hands-on. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge through interactive exercises and real-world scenarios. Learn how to create and manage a successful cannabis facility, make informed decisions based on plant health and environmental factors, and troubleshoot common cultivation challenges.

Whether you dream of starting your own cannabis farm or joining a reputable cultivation operation, our online course provides you with a solid foundation to thrive in the world of cannabis agriculture and horticulture.

Frequent Asked Questions

The programs are self-paced and you can register and begin the courses at any time. Once you complete your registration you’ll receive an email with course access.

Students should expect to dedicate around six hours per week to complete coursework in this program.

These programs are currently not eligible for federal aid, however we do offer a payment plan.

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Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands​


Michigan reported 35,405 cannabis jobs as of February 2023.


Source: Vangst Jobs Report 2023

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Michigan reported a 14% increase in jobs, adding 4,253 jobs in 2022. 

Source: Vangst Jobs Report 2023

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Michigan saw a 36% rise in cannabis sales in 2022, making it one of the largest cannabis markets in the United States.

Source: Vangst Jobs Report 2023

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For five years in a row the cannabis industry grew by more than 27%, making it one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

Source: Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA)


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In this comprehensive webinar, you will learn about the cannabis industry, job opportunities, and how these programs can help you join this fast-growing industry.

Discover A New Career Path in The Cannabis Industry

100% Online | No Prerequisites 

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Expert Cannabis Educators

Learn From Industry Pioneers

Discover the secrets of the booming cannabis industry with engaging video content led by industry pioneers and leading experts. These experts possess extensive knowledge and experience in various aspects of the industry and have played a vital role in shaping this emerging field. With their unique insights and research, you will have an unparalleled educational opportunity to master the latest trends and best practices in the cannabis industry. Learn from the best, hone your skills, and achieve your cannabis career goals.

The Highest Standards for Online Learning

We are committed to providing you with expert education that can be applied in a real-world setting. Our cutting-edge curriculum is designed to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the cannabis industry. Our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of our course is optimized for effective learning and retention. With our carefully crafted curriculum, you can be confident that you are receiving an exceptional educational experience that will prepare you for success in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.

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Kyle Kushman

13-Time Cannabis Cup Winner

Internationally renowned marijuana cultivator whose collaborations have earned 13 Medical Cannabis Cups awards, including three US Cannabis Cups for Best Flowers.

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David White, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Center for Regenerative Agriculture
A specialist in ecosystem restoration and sustainability with a Ph.D. in Medicine from Edinburgh University in Scotland.
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Kyra L Rude

Manager, RinCon-Vitova Insectories, Inc.
Guest lecturer and specialist in biological pest control and organic farming and gardening methods. She holds a Biology degree from Purdue University.

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Courses

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Cannabis
  • Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Agriculture and Cultivation
  • Enterprise
  • Law and Policy
  • Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
  • Careers in the Cannabis

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture I: Plant Care and the Vegetative Cycle

Explore the cultivation process and life cycles of the cannabis plant. Coursework includes botany, genetics, seed germination, and the development of a hospitable growth environment. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • Botany and Genetics
  • Seeds, Germination, and Transplanting
  • Cloning
  • Soil and Growing Media
  • Cannabis Light Sources
  • Watering Essentials
  • The Vegetative Cycle

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

Focus on the cannabis flowering cycle, in relation to plant metabolism, reproduction, and growth. Review strategies for dealing with environmental challenges, and techniques for harvesting, processing and storage. The course culminates with a final portfolio of resources for responsibly building and managing a grow site. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • Cannabis Plant Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Flowering Cycle
  • Pests, Diseases, and Threats
  • Harvesting and Drying
  • Trimming and Processing
  • Curing and Storage
  • Industrial Hemp

Discover A New Career Path in Cannabis Agriculture & Horticulture

Gain advanced job skills and knowledge to excel in a cultivation role in the cannabis industry.

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