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Workforce Development

 Horticulture Cannabis Classes

A Workforce Development Opportunity!

All classes are open to the public. Horticulture classes through Workforce Development are non-credit. You will receive a certificate of completion for the non-credit course if you attend at least 85% of all sessions of the course and earn a grade of at least 70%.

Scholarships are available and can cover up to two classes. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete a scholarship application located below.

If you would like to turn your certificates of completion into credit towards a Horticulture certificate or AAS degree, up to 7 credits may be awarded through the SUNY Niagara Credit for Prior Learning Process. More information on the requirements can be provided by the Horticulture program coordinator.  Seating is limited. Sign up now!

Fall 2024: August 28, 2024 – December 15, 2024

Medical Applications of Cannabis

In this course students will learn clinical applications of medical cannabis in the treatment of patients. The course covers topics such as the endocannabinoid system, cannabis pharmacology, product formulation, and dosing. Students will learn about the potential for drug interactions, adverse events, how to address concurrent opioid use, as well as palliative care considerations for pain management.

Instructor: Melissa Moore
Fee: $250
Option 1: On Campus Fridays 1:00—3:5 – Room C228
Option 2: Asynchronous Web-Based Lecture

 

Cannabis: Society, Policy, and Compliance

This course includes an important introduction to the legal, financial, and societal issues surrounding medicinal, recreational, and industrial cannabis and the cannabis industry. Learn about the laws that govern cannabis distribution, cultivation, possession, and    consumption for adults and medical patients.  Additionally, this course will explore the history of cannabis, industry trends, careers available in the industry, business types, sales and customer service skills, security, and information on strains, products, consumption methods, budtending, and cannabis culture.

Instructor: Melissa Moore
Fee: $250
Option 1: On Campus Tuesdays 11:00—1:50 – Room B207
Option 2: Asynchronous Web-Based Lecture

 

Cannabis Production

Learn the science behind the cultivation, propagation, and production of cannabis, including industrial hemp and various strains of marijuana.  This course will provide students with the latest research and best management practices for the indoor and outdoor commercial production of cannabis species including methods of propagation, lighting, irrigation, media, equipment, fertility, harvesting, drying, and curing.  Information on hydroponics and organic options will be included.

Instructor: Melissa Moore
Fee: $250
Option 1: On Campus Wednesdays 11:00—2:35 – Room B217
Option 2: Asynchronous Web-Based Lecture

 

Culinary Cannabis

This course includes an important introduction to the legal, financial, and societal issues surrounding the culinary cannabis industry. Learn about the laws that govern cannabis distribution, cultivation, possession, and consumption for adults and medical patients. Additionally, this course will explore the history of cannabis, plant anatomy, concentrates and extracts, the human endocannabinoid system, cannabis terpenes, culinary cannabis industry math, cannabis shopping/storage/cooking, and careers available in the industry. This course is specifically designed to prepare students for the American Culinary Federation Specialization Certificate in Culinary Cannabis and Edibles Exam.

This course is presented in person at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Instructor: Chef Nathan Koscielski
Fee: $250
Time: Mondays 3:00 – 4:50pm
Location:
NFCI Room 234     

Culinary Cannabis Extracts, Concentrates, and Infusions

This lab-style course is specifically designed to be taken after the completion of the Culinary Cannabis & Edibles lecture-style course. In this course, you will learn the methodologies of how to prepare and make a variety of cannabis extracts, concentrates, and infusions. This course will explore the depth of flavors and aromas associated with cannabis terpenes and flavonoids, all while learning how to properly match those to different foods and beverages. Learn the science of the human endocannabinoid system, and how cannabinoids & phyto-cannabinoids interact with this system. Culinary cannabis industry math will ensure proper dosing and safe handling of infused products produced by using broad-spectrum hemp (which does not contain THC). Pre-requisite:  Culinary Cannabis and Edibles  Students must purchase and wear the NFCI culinary student uniform.

This course is presented in person at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Instructor: Chef Nathan Koscielski
Fee: $250
Time: Tuesdays 9:00am – 2:50pm
Location: NFCI Room 218

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Contact

Melissa Moore
Horticulture Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-614-6413
Email: mmoore@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: C-257