FAU Center for Online and Continuing Education in partnership with Green Flower presents
Cannabis Industry & Operations Certificate
Your future in the cannabis industry starts here.
For anyone considering a career in cannabis or hemp, specialist knowledge is the key to unlocking the industry’s most exciting opportunities. The cannabis landscape is complex, ever changing and unique. This certificate will provide you with a clear understanding of the cannabis industry, how it got there, and where it’s going.
Studying Cannabis Industry & Operations, you’ll develop critical business skills like risk analysis, scaling operations and regulatory compliance. View cannabis — and your future in the industry—with a well-informed and entrepreneurial mindset.
Online study makes this course ideal for working professionals or anyone looking to access the most experienced educators and professionally designed cannabis coursework available anywhere. Work on each week’s instructor-led assignments at a time that suits you, as you build your expertise and earn a credible qualification from a recognized college.
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The Cannabis Industry & Operations Courses
Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries
An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face. Main topics covered in the course include:
- History of Cannabis
- Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
- Agriculture and Cultivation
- Law and Policy
- Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
- Careers in the Cannabis Industry
Cannabis Industry & Operations I: Seed to Sale
The Cannabis Industry & Operations course sequence prepares learners to anticipate and adapt to trends in cannabis industry and operations. Course I introduces learners to product innovation, behavioral economics, financial strategy, marketing, and challenges with sustainability from seed to sale. Main topics covered in the course include:
- The Business of Cannabis Cultivation
- Processing and Manufacturing
- Lab Testing and Analytics
- Cannabis Distribution
- The Cannabis Retail Guide
- Cannabis Real Estate
- Obtaining Licensing in the Cannabis Industry
Cannabis Industry & Operations II: Scaling Operations
The second course dives more deeply into regulations for the environment, insurance, social media, and the black market. Main topics covered in the course include:
- Industrial Hemp
- Regulatory Compliance
- Marketing in the Cannabis Industry
- Sales in the Cannabis Industry
- Accounting and Finance
- Human Resources
- Investment in the Cannabis Industry
Expert Cannabis Educators
Expert Cannabis Educators
The Cannabis Industry and Operations Certificate features expert instruction and interaction from top executives and entrepreneurs, board-certified doctors and lawyers, advanced professionals in engineering and agriculture, and policy makers.
The Highest Standards for Online Learning
Partner & CIO of Tuatara Capital
An expert in private equity and corporate finance leveraging 20 years of leadership experience from Tuatara Capital, Highbridge, J.P Morgan, and CitiBank.
CEO of SIVA Enterprises
Former President of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force and leading authority in the industry with deep insight into the nuances, regulations, and trends of the cannabis business.
Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, CPA
CEO of Kalogia
A global cannabis business expert leveraging her experience in financial and business management from PwC, Nike, and Fox Entertainment.
Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands
In 2021, legal cannabis already supports almost a quarter of a million jobs, growing faster than any other industry.
Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2021
Legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250% between 2018-2028, far outpacing any other fast-growing career.
Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020
A Portfolio Of Work
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