Home Grow

Course Curriculum

Home Grow covers essential preparation, equipment, growing mediums, the plant’s life cycle, nutrient and water needs, pests and pathogens, lighting, harvesting, processing and more. There is also a bonus lesson on home extraction so you can extract prized cannabinoids from your flower for use in edibles, tinctures and more.

The fundamental principles of this course apply to indoor and outdoor grows of any size. In keeping with Oaksterdam’s legacy of providing quality education for the cannabis industry, the course covers the fundamentals of growing healthy plants from seed to harvest, incorporating the latest technology, techniques and sustainable practices for success.

Home Grow can be taken online anytime, anywhere. It includes readings, videos, extensive supplemental materials, and links to resources vetted by Oaksterdam experts.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, Oaksterdam University is offering a 30% discount from the normal $420 tuition for this program.

About Our Self-Paced Electives

Self-Paced Programs are asynchronous, meaning you may log on and complete the courses anytime, anywhere that is convenient for you. You can access the course online as soon as you enroll.

Programs consist of reading materials developed by our expert faculty, accompanied by videos, texts, and recommended resources.

All self-paced programs include live links to a wealth of information that allow you to dig deeper into subjects of particular interest.

Each program also includes a Virtual Video and Resource Library with corresponding recorded lectures from our faculty.

Self-paced students receive access to virtual field trips, grow labs, the Oaksterdam Alumni Network, and more.

Completion of all requirements results in OU certification.

Home Grow

Certification Program


Learn to successfully grow and harvest high-quality cannabis plants from your own garden or tent. Designed by West Coast cultivators with decades of experience, get the knowledge you need to nurture strong, healthy plants from seed or clone. The Home Grow course includes a bonus lesson on home extraction: Extract prized cannabinoids from your flower for use in edibles, tinctures, and more. Take this self-paced, mobile-friendly online course anytime and anywhere.

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