Introduction to Cannabis Retail

The Cannabis Industry Retail Certificate was developed to address a growing demand of individuals interested in entering the cannabis industry. Retail plays a critical role in the cannabis industry, helping educate clients about the effects of cannabis, while ensuring a good shopping experience and ultimately—a good experience with the products. The cannabis industry is experiencing tremendous growth in meeting and serving the needs of recreational marijuana. Students will develop the fundamental skills required to work as professionals in this growing industry that will allow you to quickly walk into a role in any cannabis retail environment.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be ready for entry-level employment in the recreational marijuana industry. In addition, students who complete the program will receive a college certificate of completion and have a strong understanding of the following.

  • Define compliance and operational excellence
  • Analyze plant and human biology in relation to cannabis
  • Identify the various cannabis products and delivery methods available to the customer
  • Examine quality customer service to increase sales
  • Understand dosing and titration strategies
  • Identify best practices for security and transportation


Upcoming Courses for Spring 2023

Cannabis Industry Retail Certificate | Fee: $299 | CRN: 81911 | 02/21/24-3/26/24| Class will meet virtually on Wednesdays from 5:40 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Instructors: Thomas Crouse


Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received or 3rd party payment is confirmed. 
Upon registration, you will receive an email from, and in that email, we will include instructions for payment.

Instructions for Making Payments Online

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Refund Policy

A full tuition refund can be made if you withdraw from your course at least one working day before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Workforce Development  and Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.

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Phone: 860-343-5865
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414