The Classic Semester
The Classic semester offers quality cannabis education to enable students to become responsible patients, educated voters, prepared advocates & able business owners. The Classic program is tailored to cover the various outlets of the industry: Classes will cover topics from General Education, Politics & History, Science, and Law to Business Management, Operations, Extraction Processes and Horticulture. Each class includes a grow demonstration with accomplished horticulturists. The Classic Semester is 14 weeks long, comprised of 18 individual classes and 12 horticulture demos. Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays.
We offer additional opportunities for Q&A interaction with our expert instructors comprised of industry leaders, attorneys, business owners, professional growers and extractors.
The Business Department
The mission of the Business Department is to prepare students for careers in the Cannabis industry. Our faculty include industry leaders and professionals bringing first hand knowledge and expertise to the subjects they teach. Our vast network of teachers and alumni, enhance the learning experience by providing students an opportunity to engage and network with industry professionals.
Civics Know Your Rights Workshop
Unlock justice and secure your freedom during police encounters! This class includes skits that simulate encounters with law enforcement. Students will see the knowledge learned in Legal 101 & Civics 101 applied in action. Experienced instructors teach examples of common encounters and teach you specific wording. Most people give up their constitutional rights during encounters with law enforcement. These mistakes are avoidable and costly! For everyone in the cannabis industry, this class is essential to know your legal rights and explore the “gray areas” in order to do risk analysis and make informed decisions. This class is a must for anyone in the cannabis industry.
The Oaksterdam University required textbooks & recommended textbooks are a great resource for both students & alumni. Learn more about the required and recommended textbooks by clicking the button below.
Network & Connect
Network with peers and professionals and establish roots in the industry: Horticulture Semester students will be provided with ample amounts of time to connect with their classmates and will have access to 1-on-1 Q&A opportunities with OU Faculty & Staff. Semesters students are also eligible to attend our Volunteer Horticulture Lab Fridays, where they can continue to network with their classmates while getting hands-on experience in our Horticulture Lab.
Extra section, perhaps – “Create your Own Cannabusiness”, and/or mention Alumni businesses, etc.
Oaksterdam University offers certification to students who pass their mid terms and final exams with a 75% score or higher. Certification is only a requirement for students who would like to use Oaksterdam University as a reference for employment.
Certificate of Achievement
Attend (or make up) all classes and labs, complete class lab project & complete the final exam with a score of 75% or greater.
Valedictorian Certificate of Achievement
Certificate of Achievement with Honors as Valedictorian
Attend (without make-ups) all classes and labs, complete class lab project & complete the final exam with the highest score in the class.