2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Cannabis Operations and Community Planning Certificate
The cannabis operations and community planning certificate will prepare students with skills to work in the retail cannabis industry. Those interested in non-profit and/or governmental intersections with cannabis operations will gain a wider understanding of this developing industry. An important component of this certificate is an applied field experience (internship).
This certificate is open and available to current enrolled GVSU students by selecting its election in Banner. Non-degree seeking students can be admitted into the certificate by contacting the School of Community Leadership and Development office.
This certificate is offered online.
Requirements for the Certificate
This is a 15-credit certificate. Students first complete the nine-credit badge in retail cannabis operations and then can elect six more credits to finish the certificate.
- HTM 217 - Cannabis and Culture (3 credits)
- HTM 242 - Cannabis Regulations and Tourism (3 credits)
- HTM 317 - Responsible Cannabis Operations (3 credits)
Additional Coursework Required for the certificate:
- Complete a field experience component (depending on previous level of completed HTM internships)
- Complete this required course.
- Complete one three-credit course from the following:
- CJ 101 - Justice and Society (3 credits) (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
- PNH 209 - Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning (3 credits)
- SOC 252 - Sociology of Drug Use and Abuse (3 credits)
- SW 150 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (3 credits) (Social and Behavioral Sciences)