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Gain Job Skills To Thrive In The Cannabis Industry

Manufacturing. Cultivation. Retail.

Cannabis skills are in demand. The cannabis industry is creating thousands of exciting career opportunities yet a significant shortage of qualified professionals exists. Now you can gain the job skills you need to succeed in this fast-evolving industry.

Cannabis Qualifications Designed by Industry Professionals

As the cannabis industry expands, the demand for skilled and credible professionals expands with it. Becoming an expert in this field means learning from the pioneers who are taking the industry into the mainstream.

These programs were developed in partnership with Green Flower, the leader in cannabis education, to help you develop role-specific skills for a career in cannabis. Each program includes the required training you need to complete in order to work in the industry in the state of Massachusetts, in addition to lessons that will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in your chosen career path.

Manufacture
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Advanced Manufacturing Agent Certificate
Gain advanced job skills and knowledge to excel in a manufacturing role in the cannabis industry. You will study a range of topics, including: the business of cannabis extraction, product development, formulation and plant ensemble, extraction processes and principles, product safety, packaging and labeling, pest control, product testing, storage and more. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared for a career in roles such as: extraction technician, product development specialist, or packaging specialist.
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Dispensary
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Advanced Dispensary Associate Certificate
Gain advanced job skills and knowledge to excel as a dispensary agent. You will study a range of topics, including: the history and botany of the cannabis plant, cannabinoids, terpenes, and the Endocannabinoid System, as well as health and safety training, best security procedures, inventory tracking, the importance of documentation and recordkeeping, and product safety. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared for a career working in cannabis retail.
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cultivation
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Advanced Cultivation Technician Certificate
Gain advanced job skills and knowledge to excel in a cultivation role in the cannabis industry. You will study a range of topics, including: the business of cannabis cultivation, botany and genetics of the cannabis plant, seeds, germination, cloning, light sources, pests, disease and threat management, irrigation, product safety, packaging and labeling, storage, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career as a processor, trimmer, cultivation specialist, or harvest technician.
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Your Schedule

Study on your own time, when it’s convenient for you. You can begin this program at any time and complete it in just eight weeks. 

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Official Certificate of Completion

Upon graduation you will earn a certificate of completion from Northern Essex Community College.

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Employer Network

Completing a cannabis certificate program gives you exclusive access to the Green Flower Employer Network.

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About Northern Essex Community College

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.

Local Cannabis Business Partners

Northern Essex Community College proudly partners with local cannabis businesses: