Horticulture Programs

Oaksterdam University presents the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural training in the Cannabis Industry. Whether you have experience with cannabis, or are new to it, this semester offers specialized classes that will maximize your productivity!

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Classes consist of slide presentations and lectures by industry leaders. There will be ample opportunities to participate in Q & A sessions. Classes include additional lab time with OU lab techs and instructors, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.

These courses are designed for adults 18 and over who are qualified patients and caregivers, however, you are not required to be a patient.

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Students who choose to attend a Horticulture Program can potentially achieve:

  • Certificate of Completion
    • Attend (or make up) all classes and pass the final exam.
  • Certificate of Completion with Honors as Valedictorian
    • Attend (no make-ups) all classes, turn in your test within two weeks and achieve the highest score on the final exam among your peers.

Horticulture Semester

The semester program is designed for anyone looking to learn everything from seed to harvest. Your course will begin with cultivation law, giving you the opportunity to learn about the law as it pertains to growing, ensuring that you operate safely and responsibly. We will cover 9 weeks of indoor growing and 5 weeks of outdoors growing. Each class is accompanied with a hands on lab. Oaksterdam University Alumni Students who have fulfilled their prerequisite requirements and are capable of attending classes at our Oakland campus for 10 weeks. We offer both Semester and Seminar versions of this program.

The Comprehensive Horticulture Semester program includes 2.5 hours of classroom and lab instruction each week. Classes are held one day per week for 14 weeks.

The included Outdoor Agriculture portion includes 2.5 hours of classroom and lab instruction each class with a total of 5 weeks.

Curriculum:

  • Civics 101
  • Legal 101: Federal vs. State
  • Seeds & Cuttings
  • Vegetative Stage & Mediums
  • Nutrients & pH: Measuring & Adjusting
  • Safe & Responsible Review & Ventilation
  • Flowering & Plant Propagation
  • Conditions for Optimal Growth
  • Life Cycle Fundamentals
  • Nutrient Disorders
  • Pests & Pathogens
  • Electrical Safety & Load Calculations
  • Lighting & CO2 Supplementation
  • Outdoor Cultivation
  • Cultivation Law
  • Sustainability
  • Basics of Soil Science & Organic Agriculture
  • Site Selection
  • Land Preparation
  • Strain Selection
  • Structures & Greenhouse Gardening
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Harvest

Basic and Advanced Indoor Horticulture Seminars

The Basic and Advanced Indoor Horticulture Seminars are designed for new students. The Basic Seminar includes required prerequisites and is conducted on Saturday and Sunday. The Advanced Seminar is held on Monday and Tuesday. When taken together, the Basic and Advanced Seminars provide students with the same curriculum as the Horticulture Semester program, excluding the Outdoor Agriculture portion.

Curriculum:

  • Civics 101
  • Legal 101
  • Safe & Responsible Horticulture
  • Seeds & Cuttings
  • Vegetative Growth & Mediums
  • Nutrients & pH: Measuring & Adjusting
  • Methods of Irrigation
  • Equipment Overview
  • Ventilation
  • Plant Propagation
  • Conditions for Optimal Growth
  • Life Cycle Fundamentals
  • Nutrient Disorders
  • Lighting & CO2 Supplementation
  • Electrical Safety & Load Calculations
  • Pests & Pathogens
  • Organic Gardening
  • Harvesting Strategies