Moraine Valley offers both credit and non-credit cannabis programs. The programs have differences that allow you the opportunity to transition into a variety of roles in the cannabis industry.
Available Certificate Programs
Cannabis Retail Specialist Certificate
Cannabis Manufacturing Certificate
Cannabis Cultivation Certificate
Cannabis Retail Specialist Credit Certificate
Moraine Valley's Cannabis Retail Certificate prepares you to mitigate risks for cannabis businesses and company employees by demonstrating how to safely and compliantly sell cannabis to patients and customers, as well as protocol for handling the complex situations that arise in a cannabis retail operation. The legalization of marijuana is causing a large employment growth in the cannabis dispensary industry. This certificate will make you marketable with the skills required to seek entry-level employment in the licensed medical or adult-use cannabis industry.
A Cannabis Retail Certificate allows you to start a career in the new growing cannabis industry in as little as two semesters. Be prepared for employment as a Retail Specialist, Budtender, Store Manager, Operations Associate, Operations Lead, Assistant Dispensary Manager/Dispensary Manager, or Retail Inventory Manager.
Maximize your employment opportunities by earning a certificate that is a blend of business, technical, cannabis law and regulations, and other cannabis-related topics so the student can effectively interact with and serve customers in a retail environment. This program is a total of 13 credit hours and is offered at our main campus in Palos Hills and at our Tinley Park Southwest Education Center.
|Program Name||Type of Credential||Curriculum Code||Department or Division|
|Cannabis Retail Specialist||Certificate||1503||Business|
Non-Credit Manufacturing and Cultivation Online Cannabis Certificates
Commercial cannabis greenhouses and warehouses are essential to the growth of the cannabis industry. Moraine Valley has partnered with expert instructors at Green Flower to host two new online programs that are available online and can be completed in as little as 8-weeks.
The online noncredit cannabis programs focus on the growth and cultivation of cannabis. Students have the ability to study on their own time. Begin your chosen program at any time and complete it in just eight weeks. Once you register for the program, you’ll gain immediate access to begin your career training.
One of the most in-demand job sectors in cannabis is cultivation. If you have an interest in working with plants, this is a great career for you. The Advanced Manufacturing Agent certificate program allows you to gain advanced job skills and knowledge to excel in a cultivation role within the cannabis industry. Get your foot in the door and get a leg up with a cannabis cultivation training course. Students in the program will
study a range of topics, including:
- Botany and genetics of the cannabis plant
- Seeds, germination, and cloning
- Light sources
- Pests, disease and threat management
- Irrigation and watering essentials
The evolution of the cannabis industry continues to create new products that are available to consumers. Manufacturing these innovative products requires trained professionals. The Advanced Manufacturing Agent certificate lets students learn the expertise and advanced skill set needed to succeed in a manufacturing role within the cannabis industry. Those in the program will learn a range of topics, including:
- Product development
- Formulation and plant ensemble
- Extraction processes and principles
- Production operations and transportation requirements
- Recordkeeping and product testing
Cannabis Retail Specialist
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