About the Certificate
The Cannabis Operations Certificate focuses on all frontline aspects and workforce needs of the rapidly expanding cannabis retail industry. Students gain an understanding of cannabis regulations and advanced dispensary retail while learning to interact with and lawfully instruct others about cannabis and related product use. Students also gain a strong foundational knowledge of the cannabis business environment and regulatory components of day-to-day operations including processes for establishing compliant protocols and practices for remaining compliant.
Cannabis Operations Online Certificate
Cannabis Regulatory Compliance
Preparatory for Dispensary Retail and Frontline Positions
Prepare for the emerging industry.
Engage in accelerated courses designed to provide students with extensive knowledge of the cannabis fundamentals, as well as its uses and effects. You'll gain an understanding of cannabis regulations and advanced dispensary retail while learning to interact with and lawfully instruct others about cannabis and related product use.
Northern Michigan's Global Campus was created to deliver flexible online and hybrid programs whether it be for career advancement, degree completion, or a fresh start. We preserve the NMU traditions of academic rigor, excellence in service and instructions, with the added convenience and accessibility for a whole new community of adventurers - busy adults.
Contact the NMU Global Campus
the Department of Technology and Occupational Sciences
Total Credits Required for the Certificate - 16
Technical Concentration - 16 credits
- PBW 101 Applied Natural Wellness Retail - 4 cr [OR]
LDR 200 Ethical Leadership in the Workplace for students who
have previously completed PBW 101 as part of another certificate
- CO 111 Cannabis Fundamentals - 4 cr
- CO 121 Cannabis Uses and Effects - 2cr
- CO 131 Dispensary Operations - 2 cr
- CO 211 Federal Dispensary Regulations - 2 cr
- CO 212 State Dispensary Regulations - 2 cr
The information above represents a basic outline of program requirements for the online certificate. Students will be advised by the Technology and Occupational Science Department and are required to fulfill all course requirements with a "C" or higher. See the NMU Undergraduate Bulletin for details: nmu.edu/bulletin
Suggested Program Sequence (Fall and Winter Semester Course Loads)
- PBW 101 [OR] LDR 200
- CO 111
- CO 121
- CO 131
- CO 211
- CO 212