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Bunker Hill Community College Launches Certificate Programs in Cannabis Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Dispensing

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Eight-week training programs will give students an entry into the fast-growing cannabis industry

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), in partnership with cannabis education and training leader Green Flower, has launched three cannabis certificate programs designed to provide the skills and training needed for a successful career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States.

Over the last five years, the cannabis industry has experienced astronomical growth in Massachusetts and across the country. More than half the U.S. population can now legally obtain recreational or medical cannabis, and there are more than 300,000 U.S. cannabis jobs, ranging from accounting and sales to marketing and cultivation. In Massachusetts alone, cannabis sales have reached almost $4 billion since legalization five years ago.  

BHCC will offer three cannabis certificate programs: Advanced Cultivation Technician, Advanced Manufacturing Agent, and Advanced Dispensary Agent. Each program takes eight weeks to complete and is offered fully online. Students can register and begin courses at any time. Upon completion, graduates will have access to Green Flower’s employer network. Courses cost $839 and are now open for enrollment. 

The Manufacturing Agent certificate prepares learners in the areas of compliance, extraction, processing, manufacture, and product development in the cannabis industry, as well as health and safety, security, logistics, and inventory.  

The Advanced Cultivation Technician program serves as a thorough training to the job role of the cultivation technician, and includes training in compliance, cannabis botany and genetics, agronomy, and harvesting techniques, as well as health and safety, record keeping, and logistics.  

The Advanced Dispensary Associate certificate program serves as a thorough training for those interested in a cannabis retail career, and covers areas of compliance, botany and history of the cannabis plant, delivery methods, and the process of onboarding new patients, including health and safety training.  

In each of the certificate programs, learners must pass an exam in order to obtain their certificate. 

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