The Cannabis and Plant-Based Wellness Operations A.A.S. focuses on the development of frontline skills needed for careers in the quickly expanding cannabis and other plant-based wellness retail industries. Students develop the competencies needed to interact with and lawfully instruct others about cannabis and other plant-based wellness, including how plant-based products can impact systems in the human body. Regulatory components of cannabis and other plant-based wellness retail operations including processes for establishing compliance protocols as well as practices for remaining compliant are emphasized. Instruction incorporates traditional use of cannabis and other plants for wellness.

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Total Credits Required 60
General Education Courses16
     Choose one course each from: 
     Effective Communication4
     Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis4
Choose two courses from: 
 Limit one course maximum from any category.8
     Social Responsibility in a Diverse World (4 cr.) 
     Integrative Thinking (4 cr.) 
     Human Expression (4 cr.) 
     Perspectives on Society  (4 cr.) 
     Scientific Inquiry (4 cr.) 
Technical Concentration32
CO 111 Cannabis Fundamentals4
CO 121 Cannabis: Uses and Effects2
CO 131 Dispensary Operations2
CO 211 Federal Dispensary Regulations2
CO 212 State Dispensary Regulations2
LDR 200 Ethical Leadership in the Workplace4
PBW 101 Applied Natural Wellness Retail4
PBW 111 Fundamentals of Natural Wellness4
PBW 121 Wellness Plants: Uses and Effects4
PBW 131 Plant Wellness Customer Service4
PBW 289 Graduation Assessment for Cannabis and Plant-Based Wellness Operations0
Recommended Elective Courses 
MGT 121 Introduction to Business; or4
MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing (4 cr.) 
GC 101 Introduction to Environmental Science4
LPM 101 Principles of Asset Protection4
LPM 290 Retail Accounting and Inventory Control4

This major requires a "C" or higher in the Technical Concentration.