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 different 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. 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.

Horticulture Live (Fast-Track)

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: September 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PT / 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Classes Meet: Mondays & Thursdays, 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: Horticulture Live (Fast-Track) Course

Horticulture Self-Paced
As soon as you enroll, you can start learning. You’ll have immediate access to text and live class video lectures as well as opportunities to sign up 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: Horticulture Self-Paced Course

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Live Fast-Track courses start September 26, 2022

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.

Business of Cannabis Live (Fast-Track)

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: September 26, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM PT / 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

Classes Meet: Mondays & Thursdays, 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: Business of Cannabis Live (Fast-Track) Course

Business of Cannabis Self-Paced

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: Business of Cannabis Self-Paced 

OU Horticulture Fast-Track

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

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.

Extraction and Manufacturing

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

4 interest-free payments over 6 weeks.
Check the Sezzle box during checkout.

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.

Budtending Self-Paced

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: Budtending Self-Paced

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