Introduction to the Cannabis Industry

Introduction to the Cannabis Industry

This program is being offered in partnership with MxCC

Course Description

This course will provide students with a thorough and comprehensive background of the history, science, regulations, and business opportunities of the cannabis industry. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the industry career tracks in Cultivation, Retail, and Compliance. While this course does not provide job placement services, the content has been designed by industry professionals who understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the cannabis industry and enhance marketability. Developed and taught by cannabis industry leaders, the course will extensively cover the cannabis industry and provide students with information about new certifications that are being developed.

Cannabis Industry topics include:

  • Examine the cannabis industry and social equity groups
  • Analyze Medical Cannabis and Adult use
  • Define compliance and operational excellence
  • Analyze proper knowledge of plant botany and genetics
  • Identify soil, growing media, and watering essentials
  • Understand the harvest, processing, and packaging best practices
  • Optimize health and safety procedures
  • Define compliance and operational excellence
  • Analyze plant and human biology in relation to cannabis
  • Identify the various cannabis products and delivery methods available to the customer
  • Examine quality customer service and patient care to increase sales
  • Understand dosing and titration strategies for patient care excellence


Students completing this training will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Schedules

Fall 2023  CRN TBD

  • Instructor: MxCC
  • Instructional Method: LRON (Live Remote) – These classes are similar to traditional classes except they are fully online. You attend LRON classes at the scheduled times with your professor and classmates in a Zoom-like session. For more information about Instructional Methods, visit here.
  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Room: LRON (Online), students will send a link for the class meeting
  • Cost: TBD
  • Registration deadline: TBD

Register Now!

To register for this course, please visit our Workforce Registration Page. You’ll find directions on how to register, along with information about information sessions with Workforce advisors, funding sources for financing your tuition, refund policies, and more.