What are the starting dates for the NMU non-credit cannabis certificate programs?

Programs will commence on July 20, September 7 and November 2.

What is the registration deadline?

Students can register until the last day of the first week of a given course, i.e. for courses beginning on July 6, students may register through July 12. However, we recommend registering prior to the start date of the course.

Are NMU’s non-credit cannabis certificate programs designed for students to work at their own pace?

Yes, but with some structure. New course material is made available weekly for the duration of each program. Student study is primarily asynchronous (i.e. you may study at a time suitable for yourself). Students are required to pass online tests to progress through the program. You may “catch up” at your own speed, however you cannot progress through the course faster than the weekly release of new content.

How long does the program take to complete?

Each program consists of three eight-week courses. The certificate takes approximately six months in total to complete.

What type of qualification is associated with NMU’s non-credit cannabis certificate programs?

Students who successfully complete each program will receive a certificate of completion from Northern Michigan University.

Are scholarships or financial aid available for NMU’s non-credit cannabis certificate programs?

Scholarships and financial aid are not available at this time.

Why Green Flower Media?

Northern Michigan University has partnered with cannabis education platform Green Flower Media to produce non-credit cannabis programs. Green Flower’s content curriculum features trusted information and perspectives from industry-leading cannabis professionals, delivered in a format designed using best-in-class learning practices.

As a student, how much time should I expect to commit each week?

Students should expect to dedicate 8-15 hours per week to adequately interact and complete coursework in the program.

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