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Cannabis Education

Cannabis is legal for medicinal- and adult-use in Arizona and other states.

The total economic impact of legal Cannabis sales is expected to increase from $38 billion to $46 billion in 2019 to $106 billion to $130 billion by 2024 – a 181% increase, according to the Marijuana Fact Book. More than 200,000 people were employed in the Cannabis industry in 2017, according to New Frontier Data, and this number is expected to grow.

This opens new opportunities for Cannabis entrepreneurs and those who would like a career in the industry. SCC's Cannabis Education Program prepares students for this industry’s workforce demands. 

Program Overview

Are you interested in working in the Cannabis Industry? The Business School at Scottsdale Community College (SCC), in strategic partnership with MITA (Marijuana Industry Trade Association), is now offering educational training for Cannabis industry entrepreneurs and workforce employees. The Cannabis Industry Education program features one non-credit, 8-week online course, and is customized to students nationwide.

Career Opportunities 

Upon completion of this program, students are prepared for Cannabis industry careers in all business aspects of the supply chain.  Careers include administrative assistant, assistant buyer, assistant manager, business owner, buyer, dispensary manager, dispensary owner, manager, marketing assistant, regional manager, sales associate, salesperson, social media assistant, supply chain assistant, store manager, grower, extractor, product development, retail manager, entrepreneur, investor, government surveyor, licensing manager, compliance officer.

Non-Credit Course

WRKDEV420-101CA: Introduction to the Cannabis Industry: Curriculum covers topics including industry history, product descriptions, career opportunities, economics, marketing, supply chain management, dispensary business planning, funding resources. social equity and state-specific legal and regulatory environment. Industry experts and guest speakers will also share expertise.

  • 8 weeks online, asynchronous / On Your Own Time
  • Cannabis Industry Business non-credit course*
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Cost: $400

* Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Letter of Completion. The Cannabis non-credit course is not associated with any Arizona state licensure or certification and are not part of an established program of study by Scottsdale Community College.


For more information or to register for the courses, send an email to Dr. Bobra Crockett 420Business@scottsdalecc.edu.