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The Cannabis/Industrial Hemp Cultivation and Operations Certificate prepares students for entry-level and mid-level employment opportunities in the cannabis and hemp industry and to apply state laws and regulations to cultivate cannabis and industrial hemp.  Students will apply knowledge and skills regarding cannabis and hemp plant morphology and physiology as well as cultivation center operations to the cultivation of cannabis and hemp.  Certificate will also prepare students to work at a dispensary.  To be employed at a cannabis cultivation center employees must be 21 years of age and meet the Department of Agriculture's requirements to obtain a Cultivation Center Agent Card.  

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Certificate Requirements


HORT 1100Introduction to Horticulture3
HORT 1101Soils and Fertilizers3
HORT 1420Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Production4
HORT 2221Plant Propagation3
HORT 2222Introduction to Plant Breeding3
HORT 2251Plant Pathology3
HORT 2253Greenhouse Operations and Procedures3
HORT 2255Greenhouse Crop Production3
HORT 2261Entomology for Horticulture3
HORT 2304Hydroponic and Aquaponic Production Systems3
BUSIN 1180Dispensary Operations 2
BUSLW 1180Cannabis Law and Policy1
HORT 2863Internship (Career & Technical Ed)3
Total Credits37