Northern Michigan University's Continuing Education & Workforce Development is partnering with cannabis education and training leader Green Flower to offer non-credit online certificate programs beginning July 1. The four program options include the business of cannabis; cannabis agriculture and horticulture; cannabis law and policy; and cannabis health care and medicine.
“We are so excited to be able to offer these robust online programs,” said Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois, director of NMU Continuing Education & Workforce Development. “Our efforts are always to move quickly and address high-demand careers that involve non-credit training. Cannabis is such a fast-growing industry and there is so much interest and excitement surrounding it. Green Flower is an innovative partner with a cutting-edge, yet realistic approach to delivering a solid education for those looking to switch careers or perhaps enhance their current one in a matter of months.”
Each 24-week program costs $2,950. It is divided into three eight-week courses, which students can complete on a flexible schedule through weekly modules, It also offers a portfolio project that allows students to demonstrate their sector-specific knowledge. Instruction is provided by top experts in the cannabis industry. Upon completion, students will earn a certificate from NMU.
"From the very beginning of our discussions and exploration into the possibility of partnering with universities to offer our cannabis curriculum, we looked to the example of Northern Michigan University as the first institution in the country to offer a degree program in a cannabis-related subject with great admiration,” said Green Flower CEO Max Simon. “As true pioneers, they laid the foundation for other universities and Green Flower to find ways to fill the significant need for quality, rigorous and credible programming to help people looking to be highly qualified to enter the cannabis industry.
“The opportunity to partner with the university and President Erickson to help them reach an even broader audience of people looking to learn more and advance their careers in this unprecedented time of growth in the cannabis industry is an honor, and one we know will be a tremendous success. We are grateful to the entire team at NMU for trusting us as their partner in expanding cannabis education in Michigan and beyond."
Courses within the four program options will be a mix of instructor-student, student-student, reading and general discussion/interaction.
For more information, or to register, visit https://nmu.cannabisstudiesonline.com/.