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The cannabis industry is growing at an unprecedented rate and the demand for skilled professionals is higher than ever. As the industry continues to expand, new opportunities are emerging in fields such as cultivation, retail, extraction, product development, and more. Joining the cannabis industry means being part of a movement that’s changing lives and creating positive change. Plus, with a wide range of positions available, from entry-level to executive roles, there’s a place for everyone in this rapidly growing industry.
To become an in-demand cannabis professional, it’s important to have the right education and training. By investing in your education, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in this dynamic industry and advance your career to the next level. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the cannabis industry’s growth and secure a promising future – take the first step today and start your journey towards a rewarding career in cannabis.
Delivered through a blend of engaging video lectures, comprehensive readings, and interactive e-learning modules, our 9-week online certificate program is exclusively taught by distinguished industry experts and operators. This program is designed to equip you with the fundamental knowledge of the cannabis supply chain, as well as the essential skills to succeed in the dynamic cannabis retail environment. By completing this program, you’ll acquire the credibility and knowledge required to build a rewarding career in cannabis retail, work in a dispensary, or even start your own dispensary.
Our 9-week online certificate program, taught exclusively by renowned industry experts and operators, aims to empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a highly-regarded and sought-after cannabis professional. With a focus on developing and manufacturing various cannabis products, including edibles, tinctures, and topicals, this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the cannabis supply chain and foundational skills required to excel in the industry.
With 24/7 access to course material, you can learn on your own terms and fit your coursework into your existing schedule. Our user-friendly interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, making it simple for anyone to access our program from anywhere in the world.
“These programs provide a great foundation for anyone interested in a career in the cannabis industry. This type of training will help you stand out to hiring managers and companies alike in this highly competitive industry.”
Our certificate programs are designed to prepare you for a wide range of cannabis jobs that can lead to a fulfilling and rewarding career in this fast-growing industry. Whether you’re interested in working in cultivation, manufacturing, retail, or any other aspect of the cannabis industry, our programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. Our expert instructors provide hands-on training and real-world experience, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.
With our certificate programs, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue a fulfilling career in the cannabis industry, helping to shape this exciting field and make a positive impact on people’s lives. There is a wide range of available positions, ranging from entry-level to executive-level roles in this fast-evolving industry.
The median salaries shown here are sourced from the 2023 Vangst Cannabis Industry Salary Guide, which identifies various cannabis roles and average salaries throughout the United States. It’s important to note that these figures are provided for informational purposes only and do not guarantee that you will earn the same salary or obtain the same job title upon completing our certificate programs.
We are dedicated to helping you succeed in your cannabis career. That’s why we partner with local employers who are interested in hiring people who have earned their cannabis certificate from Northern Essex Community College. Our Employer Partners are local cannabis companies that recognize the quality of education our students receive and work directly with us to offer career opportunities to those who enroll in our programs.
The programs are self-paced and you can register and begin the courses at any time. Once you complete your registration you’ll receive an email with course access.
Students should expect to dedicate around six hours per week to complete coursework in this program.
These programs are currently not eligible for federal aid, however we do offer a payment plan.
Northern Essex Community College, the first Federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution in New England, is an education leader for the Merrimack Valley. Through a supportive learning environment and cultural inclusion, NECC embraces all identities and inspires initiative and excellence through top-notch affordable certificate and associate degree programs online and at campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Massachusetts.
For over 40 years, NECC’s Center for Corporate and Community Education has provided workforce education and job-ready training programs to thousands of students desiring to start a new career or advance their professional path. Programs are designed to help students gain job skills quickly in fields such as Cannabis, Human Resources, Home Inspection, Accounting and Bookkeeping and Nonprofit Management. View all programs and courses at www.necc.mass.edu/noncredit.