We offer our Horticulture Program in 3 formats: 14-week Semesters, 5-day Seminars & Online.
The Horticulture Semester is 14 weeks long consisting of 9 weeks of indoor and 5 weeks of outdoor horticulture. Classes meet once a week on Thursdays.
Semesters are held 3 times a year, click here for available course dates.
Our Horticulture Semester provides the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural education & training available for the Cannabis Industry. Classes consist of slide presentations, lectures, demos, and hands-on workshops led by industry leaders and professional growers. Classes also include DIY projects opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large-scale settings.
Semester students will be provided ample time for Q&A interaction with our with our expert instructors comprised of industry leaders, attorneys, business owners, professional growers
Along with the purchase of the Horticulture semester, you will have the option to attend Friday Labs* for the duration of your semester. Labs are run by our knowledgeable horticulture techs and will be an extension of the hands-on labs in your structured Horticulture semester classes. Each Friday lab will vary in content, usually following along with the curriculum from the previous day. Attending labs gives you the opportunity to ask any follow-up questions you may have and let the freshly acquired knowledge soak in.
The Friday labs will give you a better understanding of what you can expect in the day to day operations of running a grow operation, including the use of a Dosatron®! Although not mandatory, they are very beneficial extracurricular activity included with your tuition; both fun and remedial tasks associated with maintaining any cultivation activities!
* Sometimes substituted with field trips. Friday labs dates are not finalized.
The Horticulture Seminar is 5 days long consisting of 24 individual classes. The Horticulture Seminar is offered once a month, click here for available course dates.
Our Horticulture Seminar is a condensed version of our Horticulture Semester. Classes consist of slide presentations, lectures, demos, and hands-on workshops led by industry leaders and professional growers. Classes also include DIY projects opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.
Oaksterdam University’s Indoor Horticulture Online Course provides the most comprehensive indoor horticultural education available for entering the Cannabis Industry and expanding your personal growth. This course consists of resources, presentations, grow labs, and mastery exercises developed by industry leaders.
It is designed for anyone looking to learn everything from seed to harvest. The course will begin with federal V state law, giving you the vital information you didn’t know you needed. You will learn how to have successful law enforcement encounters, your constitutional rights, and best practices for operating safely and responsibly.
Click the subjects below to read the class descriptions
Legal 101: Federal vs. State Law
Politics & History of Cannabis
Horticulture 101 – Growing Safely & Responsibly
Anatomy & Physiology of the Cannabis Plant
Seeds & Cuttings
Lab – Seedlings, Transplanting & Topping
Lab – Mothers & Cuttings
Electrical Safety & Load Calculations
Nutrients and pH
Lab – Nutrients & pH: Measuring, Mixing & Adjusting
Lab – Sprays, Drenches & Compost Teas
Pests & Pathogens: Prevention & Treatment
Basics of Soil Science & Organics
Life Cycle Fundamentals
Methods of Irrigation
Conditions for Optimal Growth
Lab – Manicuring, Drying & Curing
Oaksterdam University is proud to be home to the world’s first hands-on cannabis horticulture facility. Students will gain experience with seeds, mothers, clones, early and late vegetative plants, flowering plants, harvest, and more! Students will also learn about the various types of equipment, soil, nutrients, fertilizers, and pesticides we use here at Oaksterdam University, as well as comparing them to other products.
The Oaksterdam University Horticulture facility is comprised of grow, classroom, laboratory and research space located at our main campus in Oakland, CA.