Cannabis Studies, Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: 0465

Program Requirements

General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
BOTANY 201General Botany I4
Mathematics course3
PSYCH 201General Psychology3
SOC 241Institutional Racism (HD)3
Required Program Core
CIS 120Introduction to Computer Applications3
CANBS 110Introduction to Cannabis3
CANBS 111Cannabis and the Law3
CANBS 113Entering the Cannabis Industry2
CANBS 114Restorative Justice in Cannabis3
CANBS 115Cannabis Quality and Compliance3
CANBS 201Cannabis Processing6
CANBS 202Hemp Horticulture and Processing3
CANBS 203Introduction to Medicinal Cannabis3
CANBS 204Cannabis Science3
HORTIC 104Plant Propagation4
Program Electives
Select at least 9 credit hours from the following courses:9
Introduction To Business 1
Dispensary Operations 1
Customer Service Operations 1
Introduction to African-American Studies
Biology I
Basic Chemistry I
General Chemistry I
Black Psychology
Intro To the Study Of Society
Race & Ethnic Relations
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Course(s) in Business (BUSINES), Entrepreneurship (ENTRE), and/or Supply Chain Management and Logistics (SCML)
Total Hours61

Students wishing to additionally earn the Cannabis Dispensary Operations Specialist Basic Certificate should select BUSINES 111 Introduction To Business, CANBS 112 Dispensary Operations, and SCML 154 Customer Service Operations as their electives.


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a certificate in Applied Cannabis Studies. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Applied Cannabis Studies, an Advanced Certificate (AC) in Cannabis Processing Technician, and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Cannabis Studies. Depending on your chosen electives, you may also earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Cannabis Dispensary Operations Specialist. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. 

Semester-by-Semester Pathway for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
CANBS 110 Introduction to Cannabis 1 3
CANBS 113 Entering the Cannabis Industry 2
CANBS 115 Cannabis Quality and Compliance 1 3
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
HORTIC 104 Plant Propagation 1 4
Semester 2
CANBS 111 Cannabis and the Law 3
CANBS 114 Restorative Justice in Cannabis 3
CANBS 201 Cannabis Processing 6
SOC 241
Institutional Racism 1
or Composition
Semester 3
CANBS 203 Introduction to Medicinal Cannabis 3
Composition 1
or Institutional Racism
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 1 3
Mathematics course 1 3
Program Elective 2 3-5
Semester 4
BOTANY 201 General Botany I 4
CANBS 202 Hemp Horticulture and Processing 3
CANBS 204 Cannabis Science 3
Program Elective 2 3-5
Program Elective 2 3-5
 Total Hours61-67


General Education Requirements


Program Elective


BUSINES 111Introduction To Business 13
CANBS 112Dispensary Operations 14
SCML 154Customer Service Operations 13
AFRO AM 101Introduction to African-American Studies3
BIOLOGY 121Biology I5
CHEM 121Basic Chemistry I4
CHEM 201General Chemistry I5
PHIL 107Ethics3
PSYCH 209Black Psychology3
SOC 201Intro To the Study Of Society3
SPEECH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication2-3
Course(s) in Business (BUSINES), Entrepreneurship (ENTRE), and/or Supply Chain Management and Logistics (SCML)

Students wishing to additionally earn the Cannabis Dispensary Operations Specialist Basic Certificate should select BUSINES 111 Introduction To BusinessCANBS 112 Dispensary Operations, and SCML 154 Customer Service Operations as their electives.

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

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