University of New Haven to Launch New Cannabis Education Certificate Programs with Industry Leader
The online certificates will focus on the cannabis business, its medical properties, the legal landscape of the industry, and agricultural opportunities in the emerging industry.
July 5, 2022
The University of New Haven announced today that it is collaborating with Green Flower, a California-based cannabis education company, to launch several new online certificate programs focused on opportunities in the cannabis industry. The University of New Haven is the first college or university in Connecticut to partner with Green Flower, which has developed relationships with schools across the country.
The four certificate programs will cover business, healthcare and medicine, law and politics, and agriculture and horticulture. The certificates are open to anyone, regardless of skill level, and are ideal for entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, legal professionals, and growers who want to learn more about opportunities in the emerging field of cannabis.
Currently, 27 states, including Connecticut, have decriminalized marijuana possession. Connecticut is expected to reach $130 million in legal cannabis sales by the end of the year and $160 million by 2025, with more than 3,000 jobs expected to be created to meet demand. Nationally, jobs in cannabis are expected to grow 250% by 2028, far outpacing the growth of any other industry.
“This is a unique opportunity for the university to partner with a leader in the cannabis education industry to deliver in-demand certificate programs that enable people from a variety of fields and interests to develop specialized knowledge and skills in some of the most important areas of the cannabis industry,” said Danielle Wozniak, MSW, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of New Haven “Trained professionals are needed to fill the jobs that are being created now and will be created in the future. Students will receive cutting-edge preparation in these certificate programs to prepare them to excel in this emerging and highly competitive growth market while applying the ethical business practices and quality standards of Connecticut’s cannabis industry. »
Each certificate program consists of three eight-week courses. Students receive online instruction in their chosen field from expert faculty members approved and selected by Green Flower. Training programs are developed by board-certified doctors and lawyers, as well as engineering and agricultural experts.
Each of the four cannabis certificate programs begin on September 5. The cost is $2,950 per program. Registration is now open.
Students who enroll in multiple Cannabis Certificate programs will save 33% on each additional program. Each certificate program begins with the “Cannabis 101” course.
Upon completion of a Cannabis Certificate Program, students will receive a digital badge issued by the University of New Haven and the Green Flower Institute. Students will also have access to a strong network of employers. For more information, visit cannabiseducation.newhaven.edu.