Overview

Educational programs can help you get the job you are looking for and earn more, and many cannabis employers will provide on-the-job training if you have the right mindset.

Professional and Specialized Skills Training with Coursera

Coursera is an online course provider that works with universities and organizations to offer courses, certifications, and degrees. Available for free to New Yorkers who are unemployed, underemployed, or dislocated workers, Coursera provides the following courses that may help you pursue a career in the cannabis field:

 

Professional skills courses:

  • Skill: Digital/computer literacy and Excel
    • Introduction to Computers and Office Productivity Software
    • Getting started with Google Workspace
    • Everyday Excel Community College 
  • Skill: Problem-solving/critical thinking
    • Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
    • Mindware: Critical Thinking for the Information Age
  • Skill: Self-motivation
    • Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action
    • Finding Purpose and Meaning In Life: Living for What Matters Most
  • Skill: Attention to detail
    • Initiating and Planning Projects
    • Budgeting and Scheduling Projects
  • Skill: Time management
    • Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity
  • Skill: Leadership
    • Foundations of Everyday Leadership or Self Awareness and the Effective Leader

 

Specialized skills courses:

  • Skill: Sales Training
    • Sales Training for High Performing Teams (4 courses)
    • Sales Operations/Management (5 courses)
    • Sales Training: Building Your Sales Career
  • Skill: Customer Service Training
    • Customer Service Fundamentals
    • Technical Support Fundamentals
  • Skill: Entrepreneurship
    • Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action
    • Fundamentals of Operations
    • Marketing: Customer Needs and Wants
    • Budgeting and Scheduling Projects
    • Accounting: Principles of Financial Accounting
    • Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Step Towards Success
    • The Search for Great Ideas: Harnessing creativity to empower innovation.
    • Planning: Principled, Proposing, Proofing, and Practicing to a Success Plan
       

To sign up for a no-cost Coursera account, visit our Online Learning with Coursera page.

Cannabis Education Programs

Educational institutions in New York State now offer cannabis-related majors, minors, micro-credentials, certificates, and various courses. Explore the exciting opportunities available at the following colleges and universities:

 

CUNY, SUNY, or Private SchoolSchool NameRelevant Business ActivityProgram TypeProgramProgram Information
CUNYBorough of Manhattan Community CollegeAgricultureCertificateCannabis Cultivation SpecialistInformation
CUNYBorough of Manhattan Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingCertificateCannabis Extraction & Product Development SpecialistInformation
CUNYBorough of Manhattan Community CollegeRetailCertificateCannabis Retail SpecialistInformation
CUNYBorough of Manhattan Community CollegeSecurity CertificateCannabis Security Solutions (No Cost)Information
CUNYKingsborough Community CollegeAgricultureCertificateAdvanced Cultivation TechnicianInformation
CUNYKingsborough Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingCertificateAdvanced Manufacturing AgentInformation
CUNYKingsborough Community CollegeRetailCertificateAdvanced Dispensary AssociateInformation
CUNYLehman ColllegeBusiness Management TrainingCannabis Workforce & Development Training (Bronx Business Tech Incubator)Information
CUNYMedgar Evers CollegeAgriculture; Product Manufacturing; Retail; TestingCourse(s)Cannabis Coursework: Cultivation, Testing, Business, and HealthInformation
CUNYMedgar Evers CollegeAgriculture; Product Manufacturing; Retail; TestingDegree (Minor)Introduction to the World of CannabisInformation
SUNYColumbia-Greene Community CollegeAgriculture; Product ManufacturingMicrocredentialCannabis Cultivation and ProcessingInformation
SUNYColumbia-Greene Community CollegeRetailMicrocredentialCannabis Retail and SalesInformation
SUNYDutchess Community CollegeRetailMicrocredentialCannabis Retail ManagementInformation
SUNYFarmingdale State CollegeAgriculture; Product Manufacturing; RetailCertificateCannabis Production and ManagementInformation
SUNYFinger Lakes Community College AgricultureCertificate (Horticulture) Cannabis Electives in HorticultureInformation
SUNYFinger Lakes Community College AgricultureDegree (Associates)Horticulture: Cannabis Biology and Cultivation ConcentrationInformation
SUNYFulton-Montgomery Community CollegeAgricultureCertificateCultivation TechnicianInformation
SUNYFulton-Montgomery Community CollegeAgriculture; AncillaryMicrocredentialCannabis Cultivation Policy and ProceduresInformation
SUNYFulton-Montgomery Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingCertificateQuality Assurance Lab Technician (Cannabis or Dairy)Information
SUNYFulton-Montgomery Community CollegeRetailCertificateDispensary ManagerInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeAgricultureCertificateBiology of CannabisInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeAgricultureCertificateCannabis Pest ManagementInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeAgricultureMicrocredentialCannabis CultivationInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeAgriculture; Product Manufacturing; Business ManagementCertificateHorticulture - Cannabis ConcentrationInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeAgriculture; Product Manufacturing; Business ManagementDegree (Associates)Horticulture - Cannabis ConcentrationInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeAgriculture; Product Manufacturing; Business Management; AncillaryCertificateCulinary Cannabis & EdiblesInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeBusiness ManagementMicrocredentialCannabis BusinessInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingCertificateCannabis Products and TechnologiesInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingCertificateCulinary Cannabis ExtractsInformation
SUNYNiagara Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingMicrocredentialCannabis Manufacturing/ProcessingInformation
SUNYOnondaga Community CollegeAgricultureCertificateCannabis Cultivation ScienceInformation
SUNYOnondaga Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingCertificateCannabis ExtractionsInformation
SUNYOnondaga Community CollegeRetailCertificateCannabis Dispensary TrainingInformation
SUNYSUNY AdirondackBusiness ManagementMicrocredentialCannabis Business and EntrepreneurshipInformation
SUNYSUNY AdirondackAgriculture, Product Manufacturing MicrocredentialCannabis & Hemp CultivationInformation
SUNYSUNY CantonAncillaryCourseCannabis LawInformation
SUNYSUNY CantonBusiness ManagementCourseCannabusiness ManagementInformation
SUNYSUNY Clinton Community CollegeAgricultureCertificateCannabis Cultivation SpecialistInformation
SUNYSUNY Clinton Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingCertificateCannabis Extraction and Product Development SpecialistInformation
SUNYSUNY Clinton Community CollegeRetailCertificateCannabis Retail SpecialistInformation
SUNYSUNY CobleskillAgriculture; Product ManufacturingDegree (Minor)Cannabis ScienceInformation
SUNYSUNY Empire State UniversityAncillaryCourseUnderstanding Medical Marijuana: Multidisciplinary PerspectivesInformation
SUNYSUNY ErieBusiness ManagementMicrocredentialCannnabis ScienceInformation
SUNYSUNY ErieProduct ManufacturingDegree (Associates)Biotechnological Science - Cannabis ConcentrationInformation
SUNYSUNY MorrisvilleAgricultureCertificateSpecialty Crop and Cannabis ProductionInformation
SUNYSUNY MorrisvilleAgriculture; Product Manufacturing; Business ManagementDegree (Minor)Cannabis Industry MinorInformation
SUNYSUNY OrangeAgricultureCourseHorticultural CannabisInformation
SUNYSUNY Schenectady Community CollegeProduct ManufacturingMicrocredentialCulinary Cannabis MicrocredentialInformation
SUNYSUNY Schenectady Community CollegeAncillaryCourseThe Cultural History of Cannabis in the U.S.Information
SUNYSUNY Schenectady Community CollegeAgricultureCourseCannabis Cultivation at HomeInformation
PrivateCornell College of Agriculture & Life SciencesAgriculture; Product Manufacturing; Retail; TestingDegree (Masters)Cannabis & Hemp Sciences Master of Professional StudiesInformation
PrivateCornell UniversityAgricultureCertificateHemp CultivationInformation
PrivateCornell UniversityAncillaryCourseCannabis: Biology, Society, and IndustryInformation
PrivateElmira CollegeAgricultureCertificateCannabis Cultivation SpecialistInformation
PrivateElmira CollegeProduct Manufacturing; RetailCertificateCannabis Extraction & Product Development SpecialistInformation
PrivateElmira CollegeRetailCertificateCannabis Retail SpecialistInformation
PrivateExcelsior CollegeBusiness Management; AncillaryCertificate (Graduate level)Graduate Certificate: Cannabis ControlInformation
PrivateLIM CollegeBusiness ManagementDegree (Masters)Master the Business Side of CannabisInformation
PrivateLIM CollegeBusiness Management; AncillaryDegree (Bachelor)Business of CannabisInformation
PrivateMercy UniversityAgricultureCertificateCannabis Agriculture & HorticultureInformation
PrivateMercy UniversityBusiness ManagementCertificateThe Business of CannabisInformation
PrivateMercy UniversityBusiness Management; AncillaryCertificateCannabis Compliance & Risk ManagementInformation
PrivateMercy UniversityRetail; AncillaryCertificateCannabis Healthcare & MedicineInformation
PrivateMercy UniversityProduct ManufacturingCertificate Cannabis Product Development & DesignInformation
PrivateNew York UniversityBusiness ManagementCertificateBusiness of CannabisInformation
PrivateSyracuse University AgricultureCertificateCannabis Agriculture & HorticultureInformation
PrivateSyracuse University Business ManagementCertificateThe Business of CannabisInformation
PrivateSyracuse University Business Management; AncillaryCertificateCannabis Studies CertificateInformation
PrivateSyracuse University Product ManufacturingCertificate Cannabis Compliance & Risk ManagementInformation
PrivateSyracuse University Business Management; AncillaryCertificateCannabis Compliance & Risk ManagementInformation
PrivateSyracuse University Business Management; AncillaryDegree (Minor)Cannabis Studies MinorInformation
PrivateSyracuse University Retail; AncillaryCertificateCannabis Healthcare & MedicineInformation