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Cannabis Cultivation and Production Management

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Learn Best Practices for your Cannabis Business

The program introduces student learners to the best practices used by cannabis business operators in the cannabis industry within the United States.

This program does not look at state-specific regulations but rather views cannabis business operations through the best-accepted industry practices. This micro-credential especially focuses on “back of the house” operators who cultivate and manufacture cannabis for consumption by patients or consumers. This micro-credential will cover the best practices specific to cultivation operators as well as manufacturing operators and also highlight the general best practices applicable to both cultivation and manufacturing operations.

The objective of this training is to engage student learners of all skill levels in the industry-wide best practices within the strict operational regulatory structures required by individual states.

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Industry Trends and Rationale

Why Now?


Cannabis cultivation and production management is becoming increasingly important in the industry as cannabis continues to grow in popularity and become more widely accepted.


By implementing production and cultivation management systems, businesses can reduce their labor costs, ensure the quality of their products, and ensure they are consistently producing products that meet the demands of the market.

Supply Chain

Production and cultivation management can help businesses manage their supply chain more effectively, ensuring that they have the necessary resources to meet customer demand.

Course Outcomes

This program is carefully designed to aid Cannabis cultivators and employees in gaining knowledge on the various aspects of cannabis cultivation and production management through interactive activities, videos, quizzes, and real-life scenarios.

This program will cover the following topics:

  1. Federal Enforcement Priorities and State Operational Regulations
  2. The U.S. Cannabis Industry
  3. Optimizing Cannabis Cultivation Operations
  4. Understanding Testing Requirements for Cannabis Cultivation Facilities
  5. Extraction Methodologies in the Cannabis Industry
  6. Compliance and Risk Management in Cannabis Manufacturing Operations

This program will prepare learners for various job titles including Entry-level positions, employees of vertical integrated operations, Directors, Facility/General managers, cultivation teams (grower, head grower, harvester, and nursery/propagation employee), manufacturing teams (extraction and food handler teams), packaging and labeling teams, and Inventory managers and employees.

The salaries of cannabis cultivation and production employees in the US vary widely depending on the type of job, the industry, and the region. The average salary for a cannabis cultivation and production employee in the US is around $45,000 per year, although this figure can vary greatly depending on the position, experience, and location.

This program will equip learners with the following skills:

  • Organizational, multitasking, and analytical skills
  • Legal knowledge (licensing compliance and manufacturing protocols)
  • Technical writing skills, employee training, and inventory controls
  • Operational documentation
  • Operational compliance skills
  • General industry knowledge and operational knowledge specific to cultivation and manufacturing

This program will equip learners with the following work competencies:

  • Evaluate operational practices and documented standard operating procedures.
  • Create robust standard operating procedures.
  • Apply standard operating procedure requirements to employee training and defined roles and responsibilities within a cannabis business.
  • Evaluate federal enforcement priorities for strict seed-to-sale and inventory tracking system requirements.
  • Apply federal enforcement priorities to state sanctioned legal medical and/or adult use cannabis.
  • Understand the different types of cultivation operations, licensing authority compliance, the role the inventory tracking system plays in cannabis cultivation operations, the different types of cannabis manufacturing operations (hydrocarbon and non-solvent-based extractions, food processing, and manufacturing).
  • Apply health and safety standards (hazardous waste risk assessments, hazardous material handling, employee training, and safety standards).
  • Analyze mater manufacturing procedures.

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Take the first step towards advancing your knowledge and skills by enrolling in our Cannabis course.

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