Cannabis Certificate of Achievement


The Certificate of Achievement in Medicinal and Industrial Cannabis prepares students for careers in cannabis plant clinical research, product development and commercialization. Medicinal and industrial uses of this plant are expected to grow as the cannabis industry expands plant production and processing of active plant ingredients, new product development, human welfare and economic sustainability initiatives as well as global marketing and sales.

Students will interact with potential employers and survey a variety of employment options. Additionally, students wishing to continue to study plant sciences or medicinal plants may continue with courses offered by the Biology/Horticulture department and then transfer to a four-year institution offering an advanced degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Describe plant culture in general and the specific role the cannabis plant has in medicine and industry in today's society. 
  • Describe the terms and technologies used in all aspects of growing, harvesting and processing commercial cannabinoid products.
  • Identify the persons and organizations that have a proven record of accomplishment in both the medicinal and industrial uses of cannabis species.
  • Explore personal ethics relative to clinical uses of medical marijuana.
  • Describe the physiological effects of medical marijuana in humans.
  • Identify the cultural needs for the production of medical and industrial cannabis species.

First Semester

BIO-250Physiological Actions Of Cannabinoids In Humans


HRT-102Plant Science


Total Credit Hours:7

Second Semester

HRT-232Plant Propagation


BIO-130People-Plant Relationships


Total Credit Hours:8

Third Semester

BIO-251Commercial Practices Used In the Cultivation of Cannabis Species


Total Credit Hours: 18

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.