Who is this program for?
If you're looking to enter or advance your career in the rapidly growing cannabis industry, this program is designed for you. With a focused curriculum aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge required to work in the industry, this credential is highly relevant and in demand in the job market. While this program can help prepare students for the Cannabis Dispensary Management (CCDM) exam, it's important to note that certain topics may not be covered, such as in-depth edibles production methods. By the end of this certification, you should be equipped to successfully operate a cannabis business. With the cannabis industry expanding into various sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, and agriculture, the job opportunities are endless. As the industry continues to grow and new markets open, this program can help you stay ahead of the curve and excel in your career.
Why Choose a Career in the Cannabis Business?
There has been a spike in sales of products like beverages, edibles, vapes, and pre-rolls. This product category shift is possibly attributed to changing consumer behavior from medicinal cannabis consumption to more recreational use. Instead of shopping for cannabis products to treat symptoms, consumers are hinting at a greater interest in portable, shareable recreational products. In addition, the affirmative guidelines provided by the FDA for the continuation of the R&D activities concerning cannabis and CBD is anticipated to boost the growth of the U.S. cannabis market in the forthcoming years.
Today’s cannabis professionals must adapt to ever-changing, compliant business practices as the tension between federal prohibition and an increasing number of states legalizing medical and recreational cannabis use grows.
The U.S. cannabis market size was valued at USD 13.2 billion in 2022
Industry Growth Rate
The growth rate is expected to expand at a CAGR of 14.2% from 2023 to 2030
Across Many Industries
In the U.S., cannabis is often used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage industries
This credential has a focused curriculum with an aim to enhance the skills and knowledge needed to work in the cannabis industry. The skills and knowledge gained through this credential are highly relevant and in demand in the job market and will help advance their career. This credential will help prepare students for the Cannabis Dispensary Management (CCDM) exam although it is advised to check the specific topics covered by the CCDM that may not be addressed in this course (for example, in-depth edibles production methods). By the end of this certification, a student should be ready to own and successfully operate a cannabis business.
Module 1 – Cannabis History & the Current U.S. Cannabis Market
Module 2 - Supply Chain and Compliance Issues
Module 3 - Cannabis Cultivation
Module 4 - Manufacturing
Module 5 - Retail Dispensary Practices
Module 6 - Obtaining Licensing and Funding for a Cannabis Business
Module 7 - Cannabis Market Trends
Module 8 - Career Pathways in the Cannabis Industry
Dispensary Manager: $39,000
Cultivation Specialist: $37,000
This credential will equip learners with the following skills and work competencies:
- Written and oral communication
- Customer service
- Technical skills in using tools and equipment
- Financial competency
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Still Have Questions?
This is an eight-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.
- No refund will be issued if the student has paid in full or in part and has logged in to the LMS with the login credentials.
- A student with access to the course will not be eligible for refunds. Access entails logging in to the course.
- A student is allowed a full refund of the purchase price within 24 hrs. if the user does not log in to the LMS.
- No refunds are allowed after 24 hrs. of purchase, even if the student does not log in to the course indefinitely.
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.
Students will receive a certificate of completion.
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