Growing hemp andcannabis, as well as producing products for consumption, have become viable career options in our region. This certificate program will allow students to learn the science behind growing hemp and cannabis as well as the skills necessary to launch their own business. All courses are part of a larger associates degree program if the student choses to study more than for the certificate.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
describe the botanical characteristics and horticultural needs of cannabis/hemp
diagnose and correct problems of plant pathogens and pests specific to hemp and cannabis
describe the regulations of growing, processing, and marketing cannabis/hemp
analyze the cannabis/hemp market and predict market trends
design and develop a cannabis/hemp cultivation and processing business