University of Amsterdam (O) confirmed the educational partnership on Tuesday with Golden Gate University (GGU) that will allow students to transfer credits from Amsterdam certification courses, including the cannabis business, to their undergraduate degree at GGU. It is the first association of its kind.
OU graduates can be transferred up to 18 credits of the corresponding OU courses, with a 80% minimum approval score, a GGU. The following subjects are entitled to transfer credits:
- Cannabis Business – 6 credits
- Horticulture – 6 credits
- Extraction and manufacturing – 6 credits
The partnership allows Oaksterdam to provide students with a pathway to an accredited degree and GGU to provide a pathway to the careers of cannabis, the fastest growing industry in the United States. The field is adding an average of 280 jobs a day to the U.S. economy, according to the Leafly Jobs Report 2022. With 33% job growth starting in 2021, there is a growing demand for employees in a wide variety of cannabis-related fields. More colleges and universities across the country are struggling to add cannabis resumes to their course offerings, and this is where Oaksterdam comes into play.
“Improving education and results is our legacy. As the world’s first cannabis university, Oaksterdam was founded in 2007 and offers quality training to the cannabis industry. Now, we are excited to expand the learning outcomes of our certification program for GGU students, ”the OOU Executive Chancellor said. Dale Sky Jones. “This is the crucial step in combining traditional academia to make cannabis professional titles active and accessible.”
Amsterdam certification courses help prepare students to work in cannabis cultivation, dispensary sales and management, extraction laboratories, and product manufacturing.. Beyond working directly in the field, the OU Cannabis Business Certification course offers students a broad knowledge to start their own business or serve the industry through ancillary professions such as law, finance, human resources, marketing and technology.
Seconds Nate Hinerman, The dean of the GGU School of Undergraduate Studies, GGU has a rich history of supporting the educational goals of self-made individuals, and the new partnership with Oaksterdam aligns with that mission.
“Golden Gate University welcomes students from the University of Amsterdam to get their bachelor’s degree in business from GGU,” he said. Hinerman, PhD, LMFT. “Since our founding, our hands-on programs have helped advance the careers of business leaders who bring a unique spirit of innovation to San Francisco in their studies. This partnership and pathway program is an exciting opportunity. for GGU graduates to excel in the rapidly emerging cannabis industry. “
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