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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 courses and educational training for Cannabis industry entrepreneurs and workforce employees. The Cannabis Industry Education program features two non-credit, 8-week online courses, and are 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 Courses

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, and funding resources. 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 

WRKDEV420-102CA – Cannabis Industry Regulatory Environment: Curriculum covers Cannabis Industry regulatory environments. This course is modified for state-specific laws. It explores business opportunities based on medicinal-use, adult-use, or non-use status.

  • 8 weeks online, asynchronous / On Your Own Time
  • Cannabis Industry Business non-credit course*
  • Prerequisite: WRKDEV 420-101CA
  • Cost: $400

* Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Letter of Completion. The Cannabis non-credit courses are 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