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Cannabis Program Microcredentials

The mission of the SUNY Niagara Horticulture program is to prepare students for employment in the green industry by engaging them in the art and science of plants. With an emphasis on sustainable techniques and the latest scientific research, the SUNY Niagara Horticulture program provides students with the knowledge, skills and field experience necessary to excel in their careers and build a greener community. With both theory and practical hands-on experience, students are introduced to the techniques and processes of the cannabis industry. Field trips, externships and collaborative activities with businesses and trade associations provide students with educational and networking opportunities with local industry leaders.

Cannabis Cultivation (13 cr)

  • HRT 215 Cannabis Production
  • HRT 220 Cannabis Pest Management
  • HRT 202 Biology of Cannabis
  • BIO 102 Plant Bio
    or BIO 230 Soil Science
    or HRT 140 Greenhouse Mngt
    or HRT 160 Cannabis Society, Policy, and Compliance
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Cannabis Manufacturing/Processing (11-13 cr)

  • HRT 202 Biology of Cannabis
  • HRT 203 Cannabis Products and Technologies
  • CHE 100/101 Fundamentals of Chemistry Lecture and Lab
    or BIO 150 Introduction to Cannabis Biochemistry 3cr
  • HRT 161 Medical Applications of Cannabis
    or CUL 250 Culinary Cannabis and Edibles
    or HRT 160 Cannabis Society, Policy, and Compliance
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Cannabis Business (11-12 cr)

  • HRT 160 Cannabis Society, Policy, and Compliance
  • HRT 161 Medical Applications of Cannabis
    or CUL 250 Culinary Cannabis and Edibles
  • BUS 122 Small Business Management
  • BUS 116 Principles of Sales
    or BUS 113 Fundamentals of Marketing
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In order to earn the microcredential, students must earn a grade of C or higher in each course.

These microcredentials are setup with options enabling students to complete them entirely online.

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