The Community College of Denver is working with education company Green Flower to provide students with career opportunities in the fast-growing cannabis industry.
Through this partnership, the Community College of Denver will provide job skills training for those pursuing a cannabis career by adding three new cannabis certificates. The certificates are for advanced dispensary associate, manufacturing agent, and cultivation technician skill training. The college launched its Cannabis Science and Operations BAS degree in November 2021.
“We pride ourselves on refuting the traditional stereotype that colleges are slow to adapt,” CCD President Marielena DeSanctis, Ph.D., said. “Our partnership with Green Flower demonstrates how CCD leads in creating innovative, high-demand programs. We look forward to providing students and adult learners in the Denver community with the opportunity to enter this growing industry.”
Each certificate program takes eight weeks to complete and is available online. Registration started on Aug. 30, and coursework can begin at any time once registered. Upon completion, graduates will also have access to Green Flower’s employer network.
“Green Flower is honored to be partnering with the Community College of Denver. With the cannabis industry in Colorado continuing to grow at a record pace, the ability to help people train to work in cannabis retail, manufacturing, and agriculture environments continues to be vital,” Green Flower’s Vice President of University Partnerships Daniel Kalef said. “Like other highly regulated industries, the need to have expertise in material handling, quality control, patient care, security, transportation, horticulture and more is vital to the success of the industry and all things people will learn in these programs.”
Green Flower is the industry leader in cannabis education.