Mount Aloysius College in partnership with Green Flower presents

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture

The knowledge professional growers need to succeed.

Mount Aloysius College in partnership with Green Flower presents

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture

The knowledge professional growers need to succeed.


Medical cannabis agriculture is a complex but rewarding process. One that takes insightful understanding to achieve successful results. This program provides both novice and experienced growers with the accurate information needed to effectively engage in medicinal cannabis production, management, and cultivation.


In the past, medical cannabis horticulture has been stigmatized, with a lack of industry standards resulting in misinformation. Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis growers need employees with skills earned through accurate and innovative learnings from expert growers. 


In six months, you’ll learn how to care for medical cannabis plants, study botany and genetics, and explore plant growth techniques. As you gain experience, you’ll elect to specialize in the indoor or outdoor grow track with immersive and experiential learning opportunities to work hands-on with hemp or dioecious plants. All while you develop a portfolio of work and earn a credible qualification.

MARCH 2021

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Full Payment Option $2,950
Installment Option $999 x 3
3 Courses 8 Weeks Each
100% Online Instructor led, asynchronous

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture Courses

Cannabis 101

History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face.

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture I

Plant Care and the Vegetative Cycle

Explore the cultivation process and life cycles of the cannabis plant. Coursework includes botany, genetics, seed germination, and the development of a hospitable growth environment.

Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture II

The Flowering Cycle and Maximizing Yields

Focus on the cannabis flowering cycle, in relation to plant metabolism, reproduction, and growth. Review strategies for dealing with environmental challenges, and techniques for harvesting, processing and storage. The course culminates with a final portfolio of resources for responsibly building and managing a grow site.

David White, Ph.D

A specialist in ecosystem restoration and sustainability with a Ph.D. in Medicine from Edinburgh University in Scotland.

Kyra L Rude Manager

Manager, RinCon-Vitova Insectories, Inc. Guest lecturer and specialist in biological pest control and organic farming and gardening methods. She holds a Biology degree from Purdue University.

Derek Gilman

Green Flower host, second-generation grower, and cannabis connoisseur.

Expert Cannabis Educators

Medical Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture features expert instruction from pioneering cannabis cultivation professionals, and respected horticultural experts, including leaders in cannabis plant nutrition, commercial cultivation experts and specialists in sustainability. 


The Highest Standards for Online Learning

Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, utilizing theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real world setting.

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands

500% sales growth in PA

In 2019, the second year of PA's medical marijuana program, total sales jumped almost 500% year-on-year, with total program sales standing at $524 million.

Source: Billy Penn

153,000 PA medical marijuana patients and counting

In January of 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that the state had 153,000 patients, up from 70,000 in January 2019.

Source: PGH City Paper

Majority of PA voters support recreational cannabis

Polling indicates that 58% of Pennsylvania voters support legalizing cannabis for recreational use, though not for sale through state-owned liquor stores.

Source: Pennsylvania Capital Star


In 2020, legal cannabis already supports almost a quarter of a million jobs, growing faster than any other industry.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020


Designed using online learning best practices. Perfect for working professionals.


Develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that you can use to demonstrate your sector-specific cannabis knowledge.


Upon graduation you will earn a certificate of completion from Mount Aloysius College.