Cannabis Management Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Cannabis Management Certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within the growing canna-business industry. As the industry expands and the demand for employees grows, entry-level employees should understand basic business operations to include retailing, manufacturing, sales, supervision, and supply chain management, as well as social, legal, and economic issues surrounding the industry. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. This certificate requires 19 units.

Required Courses (19 UNITS)
BUS 281 FThe Business of Cannabis3
BUS 240 FLegal Environment of Business3
or BUS 240HF Honors Legal Environment of Business
or BUS 245 F Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF)
BUS 170 FPrinciples of E-Commerce3
or MKT 100 F Introduction to Marketing
MKT 151 F Digital Marketing (formerly New Media)3
or MKT 208 F Principles of Selling
HORT 152 FApplied Botany4
SOC 285 FDrugs and Society3
or SOC 285HF Honors Drugs and Society
Total Units19

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

OBJECTIVE 1: Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team – oriented, rapidly-changing global environment

OBJECTIVE 2: Prepare students for an entry-level canna-business position with a confident grasp of the cannabis industry as well as the culture, emergence, business operations, and strategies, and economic impacts, as well as legal considerations surrounding the industry.

OBJECTIVE 3: Provide skills/training to both those students new to the industry; those already working in the field but who want to advance their current practice.