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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

 

  • 100% Online

  • Accelerated Courses

  • Cannabis Regulatory Compliance

  • Preparatory for Dispensary Retail and Frontline Positions

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Associate Professor Erik Hoyer

"Our cannabis program captures the one-of-a-kind opportunity that legal marijuana presents - and puts you squarely into understanding the jobs, technology, and legal issues. It is far from easy. It has the rigor and requires the discipline that our students have to succeed in the new broad marketplace."

Eric Hoyer

Associate Professor, Technology and Occupational Sciences

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.

Global Campus

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
(906) 227-1200
online@nmu.edu
or
the Department of Technology and Occupational Sciences
(906)227-2190
tos@nmu.edu

 

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)

 

Fall Courses
  • PBW 101 [OR] LDR 200
  • CO 111
Winter Courses
  • CO 121
  • CO 131
  • CO 211
  • CO 212