Online Certificate in CannaBusiness

The online Certificate of Proficiency in CannaBusiness provides a solid foundation for medical and business professionals and others working in the emerging legal cannabis industry.

Earn This Certificate for Less 
For a limited time, Peirce is offering special, discounted tuition of $350 per credit for new students who enroll in an undergraduate certificate. This is more than 40% less than our regular undergraduate tuition. Tuition for the CannaBusiness certificate is $6,650 (does not include fees or books).

Students will learn skills and competencies critical for success in the industry, including legal considerations, health and wellness applications, marketing, customer service, and key components of the organizational structure required for a customer-facing work environment. 

Students must be at least 21 years old to enroll in the program.

The Certificate in CannaBusiness is also:

  • Offered entirely online
  • Ideal for those interested in the legal cannabis industry 
  • Stackable as up to 19 credits earned via the certificate can fit into the College's AS in Leadership Development, AS in Business Administration or BA in Liberal Studies degree programs. 


  • Special, limited-time tuition for this certificate is $6,650, which is more than 40% less than our regular undergraduate tuition
  • Students should be able to complete the certificate in as little as 6-9 months
  • Students can transfer up to 6 credits that can be applied to the certificate 


  • Accelerated 8-week online courses
  • Weekly, optional, live online sessions with your professors
  • Lively interaction with your fellow busy adult students and faculty
  • Flexible format that works around your busy schedule
  • Professors that specialize in working around the needs of busy adults

Program at a Glance:




100% online & stackable

Transfer Credits:

Apply up to 6 transfer credits to this certificate

Time to Complete:

6-9 months; transfer credits can reduce completion time


($350 per credit x 19 credits)

*Based on special, limited-time tuition for new students of $350 per credit (does not include fees or books).


CannaBusiness refers broadly to the business side of the emerging legal cannabis industry. This certificate covers the following business areas of the legal cannabis industry.

  • Compliance and legal issues 
  • Accounting
  • Inventory
  • Marketing 
  • Retail/wholesale operations
  • Customer service 
  • Logistics 

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    Curriculum for Certificate in CannaBusiness

    Certificate of Proficiency in CannaBusiness – Minimum Total Credits: 19

    PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
    BUS 135Introduction to the Cannabis Industry 
    LGL 140Cannabis Policies and Legal Issues 3
    MKT 101Introduction to Marketing 3
    MGT 126Organizations and People 
    MGT 114Essentials of Customer Service 
    PHA 138Health and Wellness Aspects of Cannabis Use 3

    *Students who place into developmental education courses and/or who have completed fewer than 15 credits are required to enroll in the Student Success Seminar, PRC 100.

    To enroll in this certificate, students must have already taken College-level English Composition (ENG 101) or be eligible for placement in college-level English. 

    Students may be able to transfer up to 6 transfer credit into this certificate. 


    Graduates of the Certificate in CannaBusiness will be able to:

    1. Explain the legal landscape governing the cannabis industry.
    2. Describe foundational marketing and business strategies for organizational success.
    3. Identify the health and wellness benefits and implications of cannabis use.
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