Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Cannabis Studies Certificate (CANB-CC)

Location(s): Quinebaug Valley

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Cannabis Studies certificate program will explore the legal challenges confronting cannabis farming, production, and consumer use, and provide instruction in cannabis cultivation techniques and cannabinoid/THC extraction processes. Students will study the farming economics of land, labor, and capital; governmental regulations and laws affecting small business; and developing opportunities in Western and alternative medicines and therapies. The 18-credit certificate includes classes in horticulture, law and policy, alternative medicine, botany, business, and communications.

Learning Outcomes: 

Learners who complete the Cannabis Studies Certificate will: 

  • Understand the common challenges with cannabis production and how to address those challenges. 
  • Understand the process for growing cannabis and techniques of seeding, cloning cuttings, pruning and planting, postharvest handling, and cannabinoid/THC extraction. 
  • Be able to describe the legal challenges confronting cannabis farming, production, and consumer use. 
  • Understand how to develop an effective presentation for an informative, persuasive, or special occasion purpose talk related to the cannabis industry. 
  • Explain the relationship of business to society and the individual. This includes the interrelationships with law and politics and an understanding of governmental regulations and laws affecting small business. 
  • Recognize the major economic resources of the business production process: land, labor, and capital. Understand how to synergistically combine these for financial success. 
  • Determine methods for objectively evaluating current and future traditional western and alternative medicines and therapies.

Total Credits: 18