University of Nevada, Reno presents
Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Certificate
The knowledge professional growers need to succeed.
Cannabis agriculture is a complex but rewarding process. One that takes insightful understanding to achieve successful results. This program provides both novice and experienced growers with the accurate information needed to effectively engage in cannabis production, management, and cultivation.
In six months, you’ll learn how to care for cannabis plants, study cannabis botany and genetics, and explore plant growth techniques. As you gain experience, you’ll elect to specialize in the indoor or outdoor grow track with immersive and experiential learning opportunities to work hands-on with hemp or dioecious plants.
In the past, cannabis horticulture has been stigmatized, with a lack of industry standards resulting in misinformation. Here, you’ll have access to accurate and informative learnings from expert growers, as you develop a portfolio of work and earn a credible cannabis qualification.
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Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Courses
- History of Cannabis
- Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
- Agriculture and Cultivation
- Law and Policy
- Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
- Careers in the Cannabis Industry
Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture I: Plant Care and the Vegetative Cycle
Explore the cultivation process and life cycles of the cannabis plant. Coursework includes botany, genetics, seed germination, and the development of a hospitable growth environment. Main topics covered in the course include:
- Botany and Genetics
- Seeds, Germination, and Transplanting
- Soil and Growing Media
- Cannabis Light Sources
- Watering Essentials
- The Vegatative Cycle
Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture II: The Flowering Cycle and Maximizing Yields
Focus on the cannabis flowering cycle, in relation to plant metabolism, reproduction, and growth. Review strategies for dealing with environmental challenges, and techniques for harvesting, processing and storage. The course culminates with a final portfolio of resources for responsibly building and managing a grow site. Main topics covered in the course include:
- Cannabis Plant Chemistry
- Introduction to the Flowering Cycle
- Pests, Diseases, and Threats
- Harvesting and Drying
- Trimming and Processing
- Curing and Storage
- Industrial Hemp
Expert Cannabis Educators
Expert Cannabis Educators
Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture features expert instruction from pioneering cannabis cultivation professionals, and respected horticultural experts, including leaders in cannabis plant nutrition, commercial cultivation experts and specialists in sustainability.
The Highest Standards for Online Learning
Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, using theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real world setting.
Green Flower host, second-generation grower, and cannabis connoisseur.
David White, Ph.D.
A specialist in ecosystem restoration and sustainability with a doctorate in Medicine from Edinburgh University in Scotland.
Kyra L Rude
Guest lecturer and specialist in biological pest control, and organic farming and gardening methods. She holds a biology degree from Purdue University.
Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands
In 2021, legal cannabis already supports 321,000 employees, growing faster than any other industry.
Source: Leafly 2021 Jobs Report
In 2020, Nevada reported close to $700 million in legal cannabis sales.
Source: Nevada Department of Taxation
A Portfolio of Work
Official University Certificate of Completion
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