Horticulture Semester


Oaksterdam’s 17-week Horticulture Semester provides the most comprehensive horticultural education & training available for the Cannabis Industry. Classes consist of slide presentations, lectures, and demos led by industry leaders and professional growers. Extra-curricular activities such as virtual field trips, labs, and student mixers are also a part of the student experience at Oaksterdam. Additionally, the Horticulture Semester program includes a group capstone project that will help you facilitate your career goals in the compliant, commercial cannabis industry and apply your classroom learning.

January 2022

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January 2022 Semester

Orientation: January 11, 2022
Fed v State Law (Pre-requisite): January 12, 2022
Classes start: January 13, 2022 10 AM – 12:30 PM pst
Classes meet online every Wednesday for 17 weeks

COVID-19: We are currently only offering our Semesters through our Live Virtual Classroom. 

Our Live Classroom Semester programs mirror the experience of attending classes on campus with other students sharing your questions, projects, and knowledge with your instructors and classmates; all from the comfort and safety of your home.

Our Live-Classroom Semesters consist of 17 weekly classes delivered through video conference in our Live-Classroom. Classes are interactive and presented live by our professional faculty, which means you can ask questions and network with your classmates. Semester programs also involve a capstone group project where you work together with other students to put together a plan for a fictitious business or industrial grow operation. Students may also have opportunities to participate in field trips and extra-curricular events.

Semester Programs are ideal for students who prefer an interactive learning environment and who are looking to maximize opportunities to network with our faculty and other students.

About Our Live Virtual Classroom

Along with many major institutions, we have refocused our educational services to online and remote learning environments so you don’t need to come to Oaksterdam, OU will come to YOU! This is an excellent way for you to build competency, qualifications, and confidence in your skillset immediately.

The live-classroom is an orchestrated blend of technology designed to provide the best student experience. Students will have access to the online course materials through a sophisticated Learning Management System with Mastery Exercises, Quizzes, and Exams to ensure comprehension. 

The live-classroom environment expands upon the asynchronous online programs by also delivering live interactive lectures, demonstrations, and workshops led by our faculty of professional lawyers, cannabis growers, and business owners. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions, break out into working groups, interact with one another, and our Horticulture students can also show the instructors their own garden and plants to receive feedback on their progress!

Our live-environment provides the most comprehensive online cannabis learning experience available anywhere in the world.

Horticulture Semester Curriculum
  • Legal 101: Federal vs. State Law
  • Civics 101
  • Politics & History of Cannabis
  • Horticulture 101 – Growing Safely & Responsibly
  • Equipment Overview
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Cannabis Plant
  • Seeds & Cuttings
  • Lab – Seedlings, Transplanting & Topping
  • Lab – Mothers & Cuttings
  • Vegetative Growth
  • Mediums
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting
  • Electrical Safety & Load Calculations
  • Nutrients and pH
  • Lab – Nutrients & pH: Measuring, Mixing & Adjusting
  • Nutrient Disorders
  • Lab – Sprays, Drenches & Compost Teas
  • Pests & Pathogens: Prevention & Treatment
  • CO2 Supplementation
  • Organic Gardening
  • Plant Propagation
  • Basics of Soil Science & Organics
  • Life Cycle Fundamentals
  • Strain Selection
  • Site Selection
  • Methods of Irrigation
  • Sustainability
  • Land Preparation
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Conditions for Optimal Growth
  • Veganics
  • Harvesting Strategies
  • Early Flowering
  • Lab – Manicuring, Drying & Curing
  • Late Flowering

Certification Program

certificate of completion may be printed upon successfully passing the final exam and capstone project.

Live Video Lectures

Attend lectures from our world-renowned instructors in real-time.

Screen Sharing

Follow along with instructor’s slide presentations and virtual whiteboard.

Interactive Audio

Raise your hand to ask the instructor a question or join in on a class discussion.


Ask the instructor a question, chat with the class, or send private messages.

Breakout Sessions

Collaborate with your classmates in smaller groups to discuss the material and work on team projects.