Get Started in Illinois’ Newest Industry

With the legalization of recreational cannabis use, Illinois ushered in an industry full of potential. Demand for the product is high, making this moment the perfect time to get started in this business.

Begin your career with City Colleges of Chicago’s Cannabis Dispensary Operations curriculum. You’ll learn about cannabis history, culture, law, and regulation, giving you a well-rounded education that prepares you for a variety of industry roles.

Courses include:

Introduction to Cannabis:
Discover the plant’s life cycle, properties, natural origins, evolution, and influence in the commercial, medical, ritual and religious realms.

Cannabis and the Law:
Learn current policies, legal responsibilities, and ethical issues within the industry.

Business 101:
Learn basic business aspects to ensure commercial success.

Dispensary Operations:
Cover logistics, inventory control, supply chain management, and more.

Customer Service Operations:
Learn basic business aspects to ensure commercial success.

Upon graduation, you can find yourself ready for jobs in areas like cannabis compliance, social equity outreach, dispensary agent, budtending, and more!

Choose between daytime, evening, and weekend options. After passing each course in the curriculum, you can graduate ready for jobs in areas like cannabis compliance, dispensary operations, budtending, and more!

Summer Courses Available

SCML 110 Introduction to Cannabis                    1 CR

12771 SCML 110 CNB2 12:00 PM-01:20 PM 07/07/20 – 08/06/20 TTh Rm EX Extension Location Marshall Remote

SCML 112 Dispensary Operations                          2 CR

12775 SCML 112 CDI2 03:00 PM-05:40 PM 07/06/20 – 08/05/20 MW Rm EX Extension Location Scott Remote

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Get Free Tuition at Olive-Harvey College

Olive-Harvey College’s Project Evolve is still accepting Cannabis Dispensary Operations students for the spring 2020 semester. If accepted, you will receive free tuition and other supportive services, including childcare assistance and one-on-one mentoring. Funded by the Illinois Community College Board’s Workforce Equity Grant, Project Evolve aims to bring equity to underserved Chicago residents and neighborhoods.