Cannabis Cultivation and Production Management
Who is this program for?
The program introduces student learners to the best practices used by cannabis business operators in the cannabis industry within the United States.
This program does not look at state-specific regulations but rather views cannabis business operations through the best-accepted industry practices. This micro-credential especially focuses on “back of the house” operators who cultivate and manufacture cannabis for consumption by patients or consumers. This micro-credential will cover the best practices specific to cultivation and manufacturing operators and highlight the general best practices applicable to both cultivation and manufacturing operations.
This training aims to engage student learners of all skill levels in the industry-wide best practices within the strict operational regulatory structures required by individual states.
Why Choose a Career in the Cannabis Cultivation and Production Management?
As the cannabis industry continues to gain acceptance and popularity, the need for skilled professionals in this field is rapidly increasing. But it's not just about being in a popular industry - there are also practical benefits to pursuing a career in cannabis cultivation and production management. By implementing effective management systems, businesses can optimize their operations, reducing labor costs and ensuring the quality of their products. This means that you'll be able to make a tangible impact on the success of your company, all while developing valuable skills that will be in high demand for years to come.
Furthermore, the importance of supply chain management in the cannabis industry cannot be overstated. With demand for cannabis products increasing rapidly, it's essential that businesses are able to manage their resources effectively, ensuring that they can consistently meet customer demand. By working in cannabis cultivation and production management, you'll be at the forefront of this critical aspect of the industry, helping your company to succeed and thrive.
So if you're looking for a career that's both popular and in demand, consider cannabis cultivation and production management. With its potential for growth, optimization, and supply chain management, this field offers a wealth of exciting opportunities for skilled professionals like you.
This program is carefully designed to aid Cannabis cultivators and employees in gaining knowledge on the various aspects of cannabis cultivation and production management through interactive activities, videos, quizzes, and real-life scenarios.
Module 1 – Federal Enforcement Priorities and State Operational Regulations
Module 2 - The U.S. Cannabis Industry
Module 3 - Optimizing Cannabis Cultivation Operations
Module 4 - Understanding Testing Requirements for Cannabis Cultivation Facilities
Module 5 - Extraction Methodologies in the Cannabis Industry
Module 6 - Compliance and Risk Management in Cannabis Manufacturing Operations
This program will equip learners with the following skills:
- Organizational, multitasking, and analytical skills
- Legal knowledge (licensing compliance and manufacturing protocols)
- Technical writing skills, employee training, and inventory controls
- Operational documentation
- Operational compliance skills
- General industry knowledge and operational knowledge specific to cultivation and manufacturing
This program will equip learners with the following work competencies:
- Evaluate operational practices and documented standard operating procedures.
- Create robust standard operating procedures.
- Apply standard operating procedure requirements to employee training and defined roles and responsibilities within a cannabis business.
- Evaluate federal enforcement priorities for strict seed-to-sale and inventory tracking system requirements.
- Apply federal enforcement priorities to state sanctioned legal medical and/or adult use cannabis.
- Understand the different types of cultivation operations, licensing authority compliance, the role the inventory tracking system plays in cannabis cultivation operations, the different types of cannabis manufacturing operations (hydrocarbon and non-solvent-based extractions, food processing, and manufacturing).
- Apply health and safety standards (hazardous waste risk assessments, hazardous material handling, employee training, and safety standards).
- Analyze mater manufacturing procedures.
Subject Matter Expert
Trevor Hosterman serves as the Principal Consultant of Compliantly Cannabis, LLC, boasting a distinguished career spanning over a decade in legal cannabis markets. Trevor's expertise lies in operational compliance within the dynamic cannabis industry, honed through his involvement in drug policy reform advocacy and his in-depth understanding of regulatory frameworks.
Trevor holds an impressive array of educational qualifications, including a BS in Political Science, an ASQ Risk Management Certificate, an ASQ Six Sigma Specialized Certificate, and a PERC: Trainer of Agricultural Workers and Handlers certification. His educational journey has been further enriched by his Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division License #M18441, METRC Training Certificate, and Food Safety and Sanitation Certificate.
His work aligns business operations with intricate federal, state, and local cannabis regulations, fostering a culture of compliance among employees.
With a commitment to regulatory excellence and a track record in crafting training programs and conducting audits, Trevor is a trusted advisor in navigating the complexities of compliance within the high-stakes cannabis industry.
Still Have Questions?
This is a six-week program that will require about 5 to 6 hours of dedicated time per week.
No. Micro-credentials are not transferrable for credit. These are skills-based training programs that differ from a traditional college course.
We currently offer installment plans for a flexible and affordable option. For more payment options please contact an Admissions Counselor at LSSU.Admissions@focusedusolutions.com.
No, there are no assignment deadlines. There is, however, a prescribed pace for timely completion as learners will have a set number of weeks to complete the credential.
Micro-credentials are self-paced and do not require the learner to attend class at a certain time each week. Learners should expect to spend 5-6 hours per week engaging with the course at their own pace. Select weeks will have optional webinars featuring industry experts.
Students will receive a certificate of completion.
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