Cannabis Science and Industries: Seeds to Needs

In-Depth Learning for a Rapidly Emerging Industry

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized commercial hemp production in the United States. The U.S. cannabis and hemp industry is projected to grow explosively over the next five years. There is already high demand for educated professionals in cannabis agriculture, processing, wellness, and manufacturing. The average yearly salary for these positions is $62K and climbing.

Doane University has created a Professional Cannabis Certificate program to prepare and certify students who are interested or want to work in the cannabis industry. Endorsed by US industry leaders, the program provides a rigorous and relevant curriculum designed to meet the needs of a diverse audience of students, aspiring cannabis professionals, farmers, physicians, technicians, and anybody who wants to acquire a comprehensive understanding of cannabis.

Our online, self-paced courses will give you the knowledge you need to understand the cannabis industry. All of our courses are developed by leading experts in the industry and academia.

The cannabis industry is new, exciting, and poised for huge and immediate growth. Our Professional Cannabis Certificate program will help you get a competitive edge in this rapidly growing industry.

Courses Endorsed By

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“AgriScience Labs is Colorado's leading cannabis testing facility to assure public health and protect consumers. AgriScience Labs fully supports the Cannabis Science and Industries certificate program at Doane University because of the increasing demand of a qualified workforce in the cannabis industry due to the recent legalization of hemp. The certificate program provides the necessary foundations and credentials to enter this vastly growing industry.” -Frank Taylor, CEO

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“Precision Plant Molecules, a hemp extraction and refinement company in Denver, Colorado, looks for talented professionals who are well versed in cannabis science, have an in depth understanding of hemp processing, and understand the economic and global impacts of the hemp industry as it relates to wellness and health. The Cannabis Science and Industries certificate program covers critical aspects of cultivation, breeding, genetics, processing, and provides the necessary competencies to enter the cannabis industry.” -Dave Hanson, CEO and President

Intended Audience

Doane’s Professional Cannabis Certificate is intended for anyone who wants to gain an in-depth understanding of the emerging U.S. and global cannabis industry.

Completing the courses will provide certification that can be used to gain employment in the cannabis industry.

Some existing professions that can benefit from a Professional Cannabis Certificate include, but are not limited to:

  • Cannabis Cultivators
  • Extraction Techs
  • Research and Development
  • Cannabis Refinement Specialists
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Administrative
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Physicians
  • Academics
  • Politicians

Educational Outcomes

  • Cannabis Science
  • Wellness Aspects of Hemp Products
  • Cultivation, Seeding, Cloning, Genetics, Tissue Culture
  • Harvest & Processing
  • Regulations, Safety, & Compliance
  • Economic Impact
  • Professions in the Cannabis Industry


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