Cannabis Science & Operations

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Center for Health & Natural Science
CCD.edu

Cannabis Business 

The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare a new generation of business managers and operators within a cannabis enterprise. The program combines a mix of core business, management, and marketing curriculum with applied cannabis-related courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience essential to operate a cannabis business within the legal constraints. 

Full-time Course Map 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
CSO 100 Cannabis Fundamentals 3
ENG 131 Technical Writing I GT-CO1 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
CSO 150 Cannabis Business 3
PHI 205 Business Ethics: GT-AH3 3
CSO 200 Cannabis Laws, Regulations, and Compliance 3
CSO 215 Software and Systems Requirements for Cannabis Business 3
Choose One Economics Course 3
Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1  
Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
CSO 220 Cannabis Business Accounting 4
CSO 230 Cannabis Retail and Management 3
BUS 121 Basic Workplace Skills 1
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
Choose One Elective 3-4
Logistics Management  
Business Logistics Optimization  
Business Logistics Optimization  
Business Purchasing, Supply, and Sourcing Logistics  
Basic Anatomy and Physiology  
Cannabis Plant Botany and Cultivation  
 Subtotal14-15
Fourth Semester
CSO 435 Cannabis-Infused Products 3
CSO 425 Environmental Sustainability & Waste Management in Cannabis Cultivation 3
CSO 450 Public Health and Cannabis Use 3
CSO 280 Internship 3
Choose Two Electives 6-8
Logistics Management  
Business Logistics Optimization  
Business Purchasing, Supply, and Sourcing Logistics  
Basic Anatomy and Physiology  
Cannabis Plant Botany and Cultivation  
 Subtotal18-20
 Total Credits62-65

Part-time Course Map 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
CSO 100 Cannabis Fundamentals 3
ENG 131 Technical Writing I GT-CO1 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
 Subtotal12
Second Semester
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 3
CSO 150 Cannabis Business 3
CSO 215 Software and Systems Requirements for Cannabis Business 3
Choose One Economics Course 3
Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1  
Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1  
 Subtotal12
Third Semester
PHI 205 Business Ethics: GT-AH3 3
CSO 200 Cannabis Laws, Regulations, and Compliance 3
Choose One Elective 3-4
Logistics Management  
Business Logistics Optimization  
Business Purchasing, Supply, and Sourcing Logistics  
Basic Anatomy and Physiology  
Cannabis Plant Botany and Cultivation  
 Subtotal9-10
Fourth Semester
CSO 220 Cannabis Business Accounting 4
CSO 230 Cannabis Retail and Management 3
CSO 425 Environmental Sustainability & Waste Management in Cannabis Cultivation 3
BUS 121 Basic Workplace Skills 1
 Subtotal11
Fifth Semester
CSO 435 Cannabis-Infused Products 3
Choose One Elective 6-8
Logistics Management  
Business Logistics Optimization  
Business Purchasing, Supply, and Sourcing Logistics  
Basic Anatomy and Physiology  
Cannabis Plant Botany and Cultivation  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal12-14
Sixth Semester
CSO 450 Public Health and Cannabis Use 3
CSO 280 Internship 3
 Subtotal6
 Total Credits62-65