When deciding on which program is best for you, start by asking yourself where you see yourself in the cannabis industry?
If you love plants, specifically cannabis plants, you might be interested in Horticulture. Cannabis growers love the process of continually dialing their environmental controls to improve yield and quality. Whether growing a few plants or thousands, careers in horticulture are about having an intimate interaction with the plant.
Business students are interested in the cannabis industry. Whether you are looking to get a job or to start your own business, it is helpful to understand the historical and regulatory context in which the cannabis market exists. Business owners, in particular, need to know just how different Cannabis Businesses are from any other business. The rules are still being written, and they are different in every jurisdiction. While the opportunities in the industry continue to grow, the challenges are numerous and can be very costly. A good education about the potential perils is the very first investment you should make in your business.
The Horticulture and Business of Cannabis programs are both available in the Live-Classroom and Self-Paced formats. All our classes are crafted by the entrepreneurs who helped shape the industry and the advocates who launched the medical cannabis movement — offering students leading-edge education with a historical context that no other school can match.
We also have a new Budtending Certification program designed specifically for students who wish to work at a dispensary, and for business operators who want to understand what is important for their Budtenders to know. The Budtending Certification Program is currently available in the Self-Paced format only.
- Learn more about the Horticulture Semester Program
- Learn more about the Business of Cannabis Semester Program
- Learn more about the Budtending Certification Program
- Should I take the Self-Paced or Live-Classroom Online programs?
To review OU's full list of courses, please go to https://oaksterdamuniversity.com/courses/