Horticulture has a direct relationship to many fields of study at Oaksterdam University. Specialized horticultural training dovetails well with our Classic program, as it is important for aspiring budtenders, cannabis chefs, and collective members to have a well rounded education. We have expanded the courses available to better tailor to your needs.
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!
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.
Students who choose to attend a Horticulture Program can potentially achieve:
- Certificate of Completion: Attend (or make up) all classes and labs, complete class lab project & complete the final exam with a score of 75% or greater.
- 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.
Outdoor Agriculture Semester (10 week Program)
The Outdoor Agriculture Semester includes 2.5 hours of classroom and lab instruction each class with a total of 10 classes.
- Outdoor Legal 101 & Site Selection
- Land Preparation
- Strain Selection
- Plant Science & Nutrition
- Basics of Soil Science & Organic Agriculture
- Pests & Pathology
- Structures, Greenhouse Gardening, & Growth Maintenance
- Outdoor Legal 102 & Sustainability
The Indoor Horticulture Semester
The semester program is designed for 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 Indoor Horticulture Semester (course code IHSX) program includes 2.5 hours of classroom and lab instruction each week. Classes are held one day per week for 10 weeks.
Basic and Advanced Indoor Horticulture Seminars
The Basic and Advanced Indoor Horticulture Seminars (course code IHA and IHB) 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 Indoor Horticulture Semester program.
Indoor Horticulture Semester Program & Basic and Advanced Seminar Curriculum
- Introduction & Political Developments
- Starting from Cuttings/Intro to Vegetative Growth
- Nutrients & pH: Mixing, Measuring, & Adjusting
- Flowering & Plant Propagation
- Conditions for optimal Plant Growth
- Indoor Horticulture Safety & Responsibility/Intro to Grow Equipment
- Electrical Safety & Lighting
- Pests & Pathogens
- Organic Method