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Quinebaug Valley Community College Certificate of Cannabis Studies
Quinebaug Valley Community College

Certificate of Cannabis Studies

Killingly, USA

15 Hours


Full time

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Sep 2023

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QVCC’s Cannabis Studies program creates an opportunity for students to learn about the United States’ fastest-growing bumper crop. The Cannabis Studies program explores the legal challenges confronting cannabis farming, production, and consumer use; cannabis cultivation techniques and cannabinoid/THC extraction processes; the farming economics of land, labour, and capital; governmental regulations and laws affecting small business; and developing opportunities in western and alternative medicines and therapies. The 15-credit Cannabis Studies certificate includes classes in alternative medicine, botany, business, and communications.

There are a variety of career paths you can take in the cannabis industry.

Working for a cannabis cultivator puts you at the beginning of the supply chain. You’ll be helping to grow the cannabis that will eventually be used by patients and consumers. Some of the most popular cultivation jobs include:

Master Grower

Cultivation Supervisor or Assistant Grower


Cultivation Site Worker

Testing labs are an important part of the cannabis supply chain, particularly in states where testing is legally required. Following are some common jobs you could find at testing facilities:

Laboratory Analysts

Laboratory Technicians

Lab Manager

Quality Control Inspector

Cannabis jobs in processing and manufacturing facilities are involved in turning raw cannabis from cultivators into products sold in dispensaries or retail stores. Some of the jobs you can find in processing and manufacturing are:


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