Cannabis Professional | Lackawanna College

Cannabis Professional

At A Glance

Start your career earning $31,000 per year with the potential to make up to $61,000 per year.

Enter the professional world with a 33% employment increase from 2021.

Begin this 16-week, 17-credit online course preparing you for the cannabis industry and graduate with a Cannabis Professional Certificate.

Learn how to become a professional with no need for prior history in science or medicine.

Welcome to Cannabis Professional-Certificate Program

You were always curious about how cannabis can help people, but never knew where to start in the field. Earning your Cannabis Professional Certificate at Lackawanna College is the first step to entering the world of professional growers.

Through Lackawanna, you’ll gain the experience and vital skills for the ever-growing field of Cannabis Professional.

Your Career Starts Here

Employment rate for Cannabis Professionals continues to grow with a 33% employment increase from 2021, a faster rate than all other occupations. The median average wage for a Cannabis Professional is $61,247 per year as of July 2022.

Industrial hemp is estimated to be a $22 billion industry in the United States alone. New regulations as of 2021 allow marijuana facilities in Pennsylvania to sell hemp products that are grown in state.

A Cannabis Professional Certificate at Lackawanna College will get you ahead of competition and you’ll find employment in:

  • Cannabis Dispensaries
  • Government Agencies
  • Cannabis Farms
  • And other settings.

The types of jobs you can begin upon receiving your certificate include:

  • Budtender
  • Vaporizer Retailer
  • Store Manager
  • Edible Maker
  • Cannabis Courier
  • Customer Service Associate
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Master Grower
  • Master Exactor
  • And many more!

More About the Program

Lackawanna College’s Cannabis Professional certificate major is an intensive, 16-week, 17-credit online course that prepares individuals who are working in, or who would like to enter, the cannabis industry.

The online certificate major provides students with an understanding of propagation, cultivation and extraction and theory for graduates to thrive in the industry.

This is a rapidly growing market in the United States. As states continue to decriminalize marijuana, and as medical marijuana usage spreads, the nation will have an increased need for skilled workers educated in this field.

Students will understand the fundamentals of the industry, helping graduates stand out from the competition when applying for jobs. Lackawanna College’s Cannabis Professional Certificate is the first step in distinguishing yourself from graduates from other institutions.

After completing our Cannabis Professional Certificate major, students will receive a Cannabis Professional Certificate from Lackawanna College, ready to enter the market with an edge over the competition.

Space is limited to 20 students. Students must be at least 18 years of age and certify they have not had a federal drug conviction in the past 10 years.

Tuition for the program is a non-refundable upfront fee of $8,500 plus $750 in lab fees and a $100 program commitment fee. 

The course work for the Cannabis Professional Certificate accommodates students with or without a background in science or medicine.

Students will learn:

  • Compliance
  • Cultivation
  • Distillation
  • Extraction
  • Marketing
  • The history of Cannabis in the U.S.
  • Regulation and compliance in today’s industry