Northern Michigan University presents

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture

The knowledge professional growers need to succeed.

Northern Michigan University presents

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture

The knowledge professional growers need to succeed.

**** $500 discount for all students in our first term that starts July 6!  Use code: NMUFIRST ****

Cannabis agriculture is a complex but rewarding process. One that takes insightful understanding to achieve successful results. This program provides both novice and experienced growers with the accurate information needed to effectively engage in cannabis production, management, and cultivation.


In six months, you’ll learn how to care for cannabis plants, study cannabis botany and genetics, and explore plant growth techniques. As you gain experience, you’ll elect to specialize in the indoor or outdoor grow track with immersive and experiential learning opportunities to work hands-on with hemp or dioecious plants.

 

In the past, cannabis horticulture has been stigmatized, with a lack of industry standards resulting in misinformation. Here, you’ll have access to accurate and informative learnings from expert growers, as you develop a portfolio of work and earn a credible cannabis qualification.

CLASSES START JULY 2020

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6 Months $2,950
3 Courses 8 Weeks Each
100% Online Instructor led, asynchronous

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.

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.

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.

David White, Ph.D

A specialist in ecosystem restoration and sustainability with a Ph.D. in Medicine from Edinburgh University in Scotland.

Kyra L Rude Manager

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.

Derek Gilman

Green Flower host, second-generation grower, and cannabis connoisseur.

Expert Cannabis Educators

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture features expert instruction from pioneering cannabis cultivation professionals, and respected horticultural experts, including leaders in cannabis plant nutrition, commercial cultivation experts and specialists in sustainability. 

 

The Highest Standards for Online Learning

Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, utilizing theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real world setting.

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands

243,700 FULL TIME JOBS

In 2020, legal cannabis already supports almost a quarter of a million jobs, growing faster than any other industry.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020

29% INCREASE IN RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE

Michigan's recreational marijuana sales increased by 29% in January 2020.

Source: MLive

MI TO SPEND $20 MILLION IN MARIJUANA RESEARCH

Michigan has committed to spending $20 million in marijuana tax revenue to support research for marijuana use in healthcare.

Source: MLive

MARIJUANA SALES EXPECTED TO REACH $1.6 BILLION

Considered a "developing market", Michigan marijuana sales could reach $1.5 billion annually as the market matures.

Source: MJBizDaily

YOUR SCHEDULE
YOUR SCHEDULE

Designed using online learning best practices. Perfect for working professionals.

A PORTFOLIO OF WORK
A PORTFOLIO OF WORK

Develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that you can use to demonstrate your sector-specific cannabis knowledge.

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE
OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE

Upon completion you will earn a certificate from Northern Michigan University.