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 Urban Agriculture Department

  

 Get Started in Illinois' Newest Industry

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 Akilah Easter, Interim Dean of Urban Agriculture

Phone: 
(773) 291-6196
10001 S. Woodlawn
 
Chicago, IL 60628
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 Urban Agriculture: Applied Cannabis Studies Pathway

 Applied Cannabis Studies Pathways


     
Basic Certificate: Applied Cannabis Studies
The Basic Certificate (BC) in Applied Cannabis Studies purpose is to prepare individuals for a range of entry into the cannabis industry, from entry to mid-level employment opportunities. Individuals will gain hands-on experience with a solid scientific foundation for understanding plant science and the uniqueness of the Cannabaceae family.  Upon completion, individuals will gain training in professionalism specific to the cannabis industry and will be prepared to enter the industry immediately as a budtender, plant propagation manager, retail, or the various ancillary businesses of the industry. Individuals will also have the opportunity to continue their educational pursuits into the Advanced Certificate in Cannabis Processing Technician and the Associates of Applied Science in Cannabis Studies.        

     
CANBS  110 Introduction to Cannabis    
CANBS  113 Entering the Cannabis Industry    
CANBS  115 Cannabis Quality and Compliance     
CIS        120 Introduction to Computer Applications    
HORTIC 104     Plant Propagation    

     
The Cannabis Dispensary Operations Certificate prepares students to work in a licensed cannabis dispensary and introduces students to the basics of legally dispensing cannabis in a licensed setting.  Students will gain an understanding of the legal environment of dispensary operations in alignment with state and federal laws that regulate cannabis distribution to clients. Students will acquire skills to interact with and educate cannabis clients in a regulated environment, as well as obtain the foundational knowledge to pursue additional careers in the cannabis industry.     

     
BUSINES 111 Introduction to Business    
CANBS  110 Introduction to Cannabis     
CANBS  111 Cannabis and the Law    
CANBS  112 Dispensary Operations  
SCML    154 Customer Service Operations    
  

     
The Advanced Certificate (AC) in Cannabis Processing Technician purpose is to permit individuals to continue in the Cannabis Studies pathway by pursuing the advanced certificate that allows them to gain an understanding of the scientific and processing components of the industry, including the cultivation and the social implications of the cannabis industry from a historical, structural and advocacy lens. Individuals will be prepared to advance in the cannabis industry from an equitable perspective. In addition, processing and extraction techniques are taught in this certificate and can lead towards careers in cultivation facilities or labs.     

     
ENG 101 of SOC 241    
CANBS  110 Introduction to Cannabis    
CANBS  111 Cannabis and the Law    
CANBS  113 Entering the Cannabis Industry    
CANBS  114 Restorative Justice in Cannabis    
CANBS  115 Cannabis Quality and Compliance    
CANBS  201 Cannabis Processing  
CIS         120 Introduction to Computer Applications    
HORTIC 104​     Plant Propagation    
  
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 Social Equity Inclusion Plan opportunities

Olive-Harvey College would like to be your community college solution for Social Equity inclusion needs!                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                   
Benefits to our program:                                                                                                                 
  • Licensed as one of the 7 community colleges to offer a “Career in Cannabis” certificate from the State of Illinois
  • Industrial Hemp greenhouse onsite
  • Community need and engagement
  • Industry experts guiding our curriculum
  • Engaged Advisory Council
  • State of the art equipment
View Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)​
                                                                                                                       
Contact us today to learn more about our tiered donation opportunities
Akilah Easter
aeaster5@ccc.edu

 Scholarship Opportunities

​​​​​Urban Agriculture Scholarship application​                                                           

               
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Impact Scholarship                                             
  • ​Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)  
  • Complete FAFSA form and shows ineligibility for Financial Aid- priority is given to candidates who are not Financial Aid eligible     
  • Ethnic background of African American or Hispanic ethnicity
  • Full time / Part-time assistance available    
  • ​In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available  
  • Must turn 21 before the completion of the certificate or course completion  
Golden Scholarship               
  • ​Be over the age of 65+ years
  • Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)  
  • Complete FAFSA form and shows ineligibility for Financial Aid- priority is given to candidates who are not Financial Aid eligible 
  • Full time / Part-time assistance available    
  • In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available 
  • Must turn 21 before the completion of the certificate or course completion         
           
            
Service Scholarship             
  • ​Active or retired and/or deceased Veterans and family members (spouse, widow, natural child, stepchild or adopted child of the veteran)
  • Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)  
  • Complete FAFSA form and shows ineligibility for Financial Aid- priority is given to candidates who are not Financial Aid eligible 
  • Full time / Part-time assistance available    
  • In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available  
  • Must turn 21 before the completion of the certificate or course completion  

Accessibility Scholarship            
  • ​Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)  
  • Complete FAFSA form and shows ineligibility for Financial Aid- priority is given to candidates who are not Financial Aid eligible 
  • Full time / Part-time assistance available    
  • In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available  
  • Must turn 21 before the completion of the certificate or course completion   
  • Recorded Disability within one of these dimensions:                                
  • Impairment in a person’s body structure or function, or mental functioning; examples of impairments include loss of a limb, loss of vision or memory loss.                                
  • Activity limitation, such as difficulty seeing, hearing, walking, or problem solving.                                
  • Participation restrictions in normal daily activities, such as working, engaging in social and recreational activities, and obtaining health care and preventive services.    

           
           
Redemption Scholarship            
  • ​Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)  
  • Complete FAFSA form and shows ineligibility for Financial Aid- priority is given to candidates who are not Financial Aid eligible 
  • Full time / Part-time assistance available    
  • In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available  
  • Must turn 21 before the completion of the certificate or course completion   
  • Have lived in a Disproportionately Impacted Area in 5 of the past 10 years (Disproportionately Impacted Areas).                                
  • Have been arrested for, convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for cannabis-related offenses eligible for expungement, including cannabis possession up to 500 grams or intent to deliver up to 30 grams.                                
  • Have a parent, child, or spouse that has been arrested for, convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for cannabis-related offenses eligible for expungement, including possession up to 500 grams or intent to deliver up to 30 grams   
            
Undocumented Student Scholarship            
  • ​Be an Olive-Harvey College student or new student (OH is your home campus)  
  • Valid work authorization
  • Full time / Part-time assistance available    
  • In district / out of district and out of state scholarship available  
  • Must turn 21 before the completion of the certificate or course completion 
            
           
           
           
           
Check out our many scholarship opportunities for credit and continuing education classes!

  


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