Event of the Decade

You’re Invited!
15th Anniversary Party
Sept. 24, 2022

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Budtending

Budtending Live course starts September 6, 2022

Budtending Self-Paced course begins as soon as you enroll.

Business of Cannabis

Business Self-Paced course begins as soon as you enroll.

Business Live (Fast-Track) course starts September 26, 2022

Horticulture

Horticulture Self-Paced course begins as soon as you enroll.

Horticulture Live (Fast-Track) course starts September 26, 2022.

Extraction and Manufacturing

The Extraction and Manufacturing Self-Paced course starts as soon as you enroll.

Oaksterdam University and Golden Gate University have an exciting educational partnership that enables transfer credits from Oaksterdam Certification Courses toward their accredited Bachelor’s Degree at GGU. It is the first partnership of its kind! 

OU graduates may transfer up to 18 credits of corresponding OU courses toward their degree at GGU. The following courses qualify for transfer credits:

  • Business of Cannabis — 6 credits
  • Horticulture — 6 credits
  • Extraction and Manufacturing — 6 credits
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What Our Students Say

“OU gave me the tools to succeed in the cannabis industry. Today, I am proud to be the first ex-felon for cannabis sales to fully own a retail store under Oakland’s social equity program.”

Tucky Blunt

Founder & CEO, Blunts and Moore

“Oaksterdam has a long history of educating cannabis entrepreneurs at the international level. After graduation, when my home country in Southeast Asia legalized cannabis, I was ready.”

Jiracheep Kruayatidee

Founder, Canneticz Asia

What’s happening at Oaksterdam University

How to Get a Job Growing Cannabis

How to Get a Job Growing Cannabis

Jobs in cannabis are booming, and professional cannabis growers are in demand. Keep reading to learn about what a professional cannabis grower does, what they need to know, their salary and job outlook, and how to get a job growing cannabis.

Professional cannabis growers work in cultivation facilities to grow plants from seed to harvest. There are numerous career paths within the cannabis cultivation industry. Positions range from entry-level trimmers to agronomists, plant breeders, lighting and ventilation consultants, integrated pest management experts, and cultivation directors.

You’re Invited to the Event of the Decade

You’re Invited to the Event of the Decade

The world’s first cannabis college, Oaksterdam University, celebrates its 15th Anniversary by hosting a grand after-party for a sneak preview documentary screening at the 20th Annual Oakland International Film Festival (OIFF) of American Pot Story: Oaksterdam. Presented in partnership with Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), the event will take place on Sept. 24, 2022, at the legendary Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. It will include a screening of the film followed by an after-party and Alumni reunion with confirmed attendance by politicians, press, cannabis industry legends, and celebrities …

The Freedom of Growing at Home

The Freedom of Growing at Home

Jeffrey Hickey, author of the 2020 Isolation Grow Blog, and one of the co-creators and faculty members of the Home Grow program at Oaksterdam University, shares tips and insights on growing cannabis at home.

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