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SPSS 2130 Horticulture of Cannabis: Seed to Harvest – This 100% online course focuses on growing cycles of Cannabis from both macro and microscopic scales. Students will develop an understanding of some of the common challenges with Cannabis production and how to best identify and correct these issues. Lectures focus on horticultural management of a Cannabis crop grown in the field and in controlled environment.

Concerning costs for each 3-credit Cannabis Horticulture course:

Students will develop a full understanding of the production methods of cannabis in addition to postproduction methods. Aspects of the industry will also be included to provide information about extraction, end products, jobs and current research within the cannabis industry. The organization of this course allows students to be able to choose their own progression through the course to allow for individual paths that will provide advanced level details. Students will be able to select starting plants from clones or seeds and if they plan on growing indoors or outdoors. Each student’s directed path through the course allows for a deeper understanding of the topics which are of greatest interest to the students that are connected with scientific research supported information. Job opportunities related to growing as well as other careers involved with the industry will be provided.

Introduction to the Horticulture of Cannabis: Seed to Harvest

Note: There are multiple exceptions and special cases concerning course costs, visit UConn’s Summer Sessions Dates & Fees Page to learn more.

Course material will be presented at the introductory level; the class is designed for students with diverse academic backgrounds; there are no prerequisites. There is no laboratory component to the course. Cannabis plants will be grown for class demonstrations related to specific horticultural techniques.

Horticulture of Cannabis Summer Courses

SPSS 3995 Special Problems: ‘Advanced Cannabis Horticulture: Production and Industry’ – This 100% online course focuses on growing cycles of Cannabis from both macro and microscopic scales. Students will develop an understanding of some of the common challenges with Cannabis production and how to best identify and correct these issues. Lectures focus on horticultural management of a Cannabis crop grown in the field and in controlled environment.

Prerequisites: None

Cannabis growing classes

"The Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Program at Centennial College gives students an extensive overview of the legal cannabis landscape in Canada. From the history of cannabis prohibition and roots of medicinal cannabis access to the regulations and processes that make up the current legal framework, the programs’ curriculum has been structured to ensure students have a strong understanding of the past, present and future of the cannabis space. With opportunities for both theoretical and practical learning, graduates can expect to be well equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the dynamic cannabis industry."

As Deputy Director of NORML Canada—the nation’s longest-standing cannabis reform advocacy non-profit—I believe it is of utmost importance that relevant, ethical, high standard resources are available in our communities order to create and maintain a healthy cannabis industry. As a member of the Program Advisory Committee in consultation with the Centennial College Cannabis Cultivation and Processing program, I can attest that this program is devised based on the input from a diverse set of industry experts. This Centennial College program is geared to those who wish to learn about cannabis cultivation, and will empower students with the knowledge and skills to enter the legal cannabis industry."

-Andy Lee, Deputy Director – NORML Canada, Program Advisory Committee participant to Centennial College

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The emergence of the cannabis industry in Canada is stimulating employment and business development in relation to new products and services. Centennial’s Cannabis Cultivation and Processing certificate program is effectively designed to equip students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to enter an industry in strong demand. This program requires that students work in a legal, ethical and socially responsible manner. Students will garner a theoretical and practical understanding of cannabis law and regulations, the key characteristics of cannabis anatomy and functionality, processing cannabis from seed to sale, creating product formulations, operating specialized cultivation materials and equipment as well as the critical role of quality control/quality assurance throughout the program. Students will be taking courses in a fully online format with practical experience at a licensed cannabis facility, Black Rose Organics. This program ensures students are job-ready for many entry-level positions currently available in one of the fastest emerging sectors in North America.

-Abigail Sampson, Board Member, NICHE Canada, Program Advisory Committee participant to Centennial College

Students must be 19 years or older.

Employment Opportunities

"The centennial cultivation and processing program was an amazing learning experience. After being in cannabis culture for decades, I still found great value in the content provided by the program. The program is structured well, introducing students to the historical, cultural and legal components of cannabis, before delving deep into cultivation and processing concepts for a comprehensive offering. The program delivers theory and practicality simultaneously, as students participate in internships at licensed commercial cannabis facilities while doing class work. Learning how legal cannabis facilities are operated and the connections developed within that environment were invaluable to me, and I found the instructors and facility staff to be great, friendly and open resources to lean upon. I would highly recommend the Centennial College Cannabis Cultivation and Processing program to anyone searching for greater knowledge about cannabis and the legal cannabis industry."

Employment opportunities in this industry are growing. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to work as a cultivation technician, production technician, operations assistant, marketing assistant, and sanitation technician.