Our Courses

Oaksterdam University is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive academic institute dedicated to educating the global cannabis community, industry, regulators, and government.

Recognized worldwide for our rigorous academic environment, we have something to offer cannabis professionals at every experience level.

More than 50,000 alumni in 100 countries have come through our doors since 2007.

Course Types

We have three types of certification courses to accommodate work and personal schedules as well as individual learning preferences.

  • Self-Paced: Get certified by studying where and when you want, no matter how hectic your schedule is. The curriculum includes text, videos, and a library of resources.
  • Fast-Track: Meet LIVE twice a week for 8 weeks. Get knowledge, connections, and certification, in an accelerated environment, to start your career in the exciting world of cannabis.
  • Live Semester: Meet LIVE once a week for 18 weeks, and work as a team to complete a business prospectus. Network with like-minded students from around the world and learn from our expert faculty in real-time.

Certification Courses

Our Certification Programs are built and taught by some of the industry’s most experienced and respected cultivators, business owners, and advocates. Recognized industry-wide for our leading-edge academic environment, we continue to set the standard for cannabis training. Our curriculum is designed to give you the most extensive education available.

Horticulture

Learn to grow from seed or clone successfully. Get strategies for planning, launching, and sustaining a commercial cannabis operation. Learn cannabis science and the entire life cycle of the plant from propagation to harvest. Understand lighting science, ventilation, CO2 supplementation, and electrical systems to grow healthy flower and increase your yields.

As soon as you enroll, you can start learning. You’ll have immediate access to text and videos lectures as well as opportunities to sign up and for live virtual field trips. Tailor the self-paced course to your schedule. Take the mobile-friendly online course anytime, anywhere.

Class Starts: As soon as you enroll

Cost: $983 or 4 interest-free payments of $245.75 with Sezzle

Course Information: Self-Paced Horticulture Course

Meet with your instructors and classmates from around the world twice a week for 8 weeks via video conference to learn the most cutting-edge information available in the industry. Interact with your peers and have your questions answered in real-time. You’ll get the knowledge, connections, and certification, in an accelerated environment, to start your career in the exciting world of cannabis. You’ll also get the opportunity for virtual field trips, grow labs, and special events.

Class Starts: June 6, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM PT / 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

Cost: $1,995 or 4 interest-free payments of $498.75 with Sezzle

Course Information: Fast-Track Horticulture Course

Classes are held once a week for 17 weeks in real-time, allowing you to network with students from around the world and interact with our expert faculty. Perfect for entrepreneurs as the class covers licensing and students complete the course with a custom grow facility design. You will work with a team to complete your design based on real-world parameters and feedback from leaders in the field. You’ll also get the opportunity for virtual field trips, grow labs, and special events.

Class Start: August 2022

Cost: $2,495 or 4 interest-free payments of $623.75 with Sezzle.

Course Information: Live Horticulture Course Semester 

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Self-Paced courses let you to learn anywhere, any time.

Business Of Cannabis

Whether you’re looking to find a job, begin a career, start a business, or invest in one, completing this program will give you a thorough understanding of the needs and concerns of patients and consumers, and a solid grasp of the overall business behind the plant. The program is designed to offer ways to engage in this emerging industry and prepare you for the risks and responsibilities you will face.

As soon as you enroll, you can start learning. You’ll have immediate access to all the videos of full lectures with opportunities to sign up and participate in live virtual field trips. Tailor the self-paced course to your schedule: take the mobile-friendly online course anytime, anywhere.

Class Starts: As soon as you enroll

Cost: $983 or 4 interest-free payments of $245.75 with Sezzle

Course Information: Self-Paced Business of Cannabis

Meet with your instructors and classmates from around the world twice a week for 8 weeks via video conference to learn the most cutting-edge information available in the industry. Interact with your peers and have your questions answered in real-time. You’ll get the knowledge, connections, and certification, in an accelerated environment, to start your career in the exciting world of cannabis. You’ll also get the opportunity for virtual field trips, grow labs, and special events.

Class Starts: June 6th, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PT / 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Cost: $1,995 or 4 interest-free payments of $498.75 with Sezzle

Course Information: Fast-Track Business of Cannabis

Classes are held once a week for 17 weeks in real-time, allowing you to network with students from around the world and interact with our expert faculty. Perfect for entrepreneurs as the class covers licensing and students complete the course with a custom grow facility design. You will work with a team on Capstone Projects based on real-world parameters and feedback from leaders in the field. You’ll also get the opportunity for virtual field trips, grow labs, and special events.

Class Start: August 2022

Cost: $2,495 or 4 interest-free payments of $623.75 with Sezzle.

Course Information: Live Business of Cannabis Semester

OU Horticulture Fast-Track

4 interest-free payments over 6 weeks.
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Extraction and Manufacturing

Learn the complex process of extracting the prized essences of the plant — cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids — and how to transform them into profitable manufactured consumer products. This course explores the modern methods being used at a commercial scale and the market trends that are driving the evolution of the sector.

As soon as you enroll, you can start learning. You’ll have immediate access to all the videos of full lectures with opportunities to sign up and participate in live virtual field trips. Tailor the self-paced course to your schedule: take the mobile-friendly online course anytime, anywhere.

Class Starts: As soon as you enroll

Cost: $983 or 4 interest-free payments of $245.75 with Sezzle

Course Information: Self-Paced Extraction and Manufacturing

OU Horticulture Fast-Track

Budtending Live starts on May 18, 2022.

Budtending

The course gives you the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a budtender in a dispensary setting, from a scientific and practical standpoint. We offer an introduction to cannabis cultivation and extraction, with a background in cannabis history, law and advocacy. We examine the breadth of cultivars and products on the market, along with how they affect the body. We also highlight customer relations, and areas unique to cannabis retail, including product handling security and patient safety.

As soon as you enroll, you can start learning. You’ll have immediate access to all the videos of full lectures with opportunities to sign up and participate in live virtual field trips. Tailor the self-paced course to your schedule: take the mobile-friendly online course anytime, anywhere.

Class Starts: As soon as you enroll

Cost: $486 or 4 interest-free payments of $121.50 with Sezzle

Course Information: Self-Paced Budtending

The course meets for 2.5 hours once a week for four weeks. Network with students from around the world and interact with our expert faculty. Since budtending is an interpersonal vocation, the course includes live dialogue designed to help students develop their professional customer service skills. Students are expected to take part in discussions and mock interactions during class. You’ll also get the opportunity for virtual field trips and special events.

Class Start: May 18, 2022

Cost: $695 or 4 interest-free payments of $173.75 with Sezzle.

Course Information: Budtending Live

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