Scottsdale Community College (SCC) in Arizona recently announced an eight-week industry education course.
"Knowledge is power," says Dr. Bobra Crockett, who oversees the curriculum's development. Students can study a range of topics, including business planning, marketing, funding, regulations and social equity, she explained.
SCC also hopes to use its online program to educate students beyond the Arizona area, hopefully teaching aspiring professionals and those already operating in the illicit cannabis space who desire to convert their skills to the professional market.
"It is our goal to help develop a qualified and trained workforce," Crockett adds.
SCC is just one example of a school tweaking its offerings as a means of keeping up with a growing trend: As demand for college-educated cannabis professionals increases, more students will seek out marijuana-centric programs.
At the moment, there's an education void. Companies typically rely solely on experience and recommendations from valued sources as primary job qualifiers. That prospect is changing with each passing school year and the burgeoning marijuana industry has colleges evolving.
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