Program

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.

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8-week program

Interested in taking more than one program?Save $100 on registration on each additional program. Contact cannabis@kvcc.edu for
more information.

Employers and organizations interested in registering more than five students are eligible for a discount. Contact cannabis@kvcc.edu to
learn more.

These cannabis certificate programs are 100% Kalamazoo Promise eligible. If you are a Promise Scholar, or to find out if you are eligible for The Promise, you must meet with a representative of The Kalamazoo Promise prior to registering. Please contact The Kalamazoo Promise at 269.337.0037 or info@kalamazoopromise.com to start this process.

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*You MUST be 18 years or older to enroll in any of our cannabis certificate programs.
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Topics covered include:

Unit 1
  • Hygiene and Personnel Best Practices 
  • Product Safety 
  • Packaging and Labeling 
  • Sanitation and Cleaning 
  • Pest Control 
Unit 2
  • The Business of Cannabis Cultivation
  • Botany and Genetics of the Cannabis Plant
  • Seeds, Germination, and Transplanting 
  • Cloning, Living Soil, and Growing Media
  • Light Sources and Watering Essentials
  • Vegetative and Flowering Cycles
  • Pests, Diseases and Threats
  • Harvesting, Trimming, Processing, Curing and Storage
Unit 3
  • Production and Facility Maintenance
  • Irrigation, Water Use, and Environmental Sustainability
  • Transportation Requirements
  • Best Practice Security Procedures
  • Inventory Tracking
  • The Importance of Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Product Testing, and Storage