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Commercial Cannabis

Associate of Applied Science

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Career Opportunities 

Prepares graduates for positions in the legal cannabis industry or small retail business. Positions in this field have a minimum age requirement of 21 and passage of the state background check.


  • Dispensary Management
  • Retail Visual Merchandiser
  • Packager
  • Cultivator
  • Grower or Cultivator
  • Budtender
  • Cannabis Business Owner or Manager

What You Will Learn

  • The various factors of the cannabis supply chain including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sales.
  • State and federal laws for the growth, sale, and distribution of cannabis.
  • The economic and social impacts of the cannabis industry.
  • How to run a small or micro cannabis business.
  • Techniques to determine the most appropriate marketing strategies for a cannabis business.

Course Catalog


The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions is a Sustainable Educational Business Unit of Unity Environmental University which is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). In addition, the Veterinary Technology program is seeking programmatic accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA).

Flexible Courses

We have identified the best features of in-person and virtual learning, brought them together, and created an innovative and flexible education designed for the modern learner. All courses run on a two-week term calendar where learners take one course at a time. Each class meets in person regularly with day, weekend, and evening options available. In addition, courses leverage HyFlex instruction to enhance classroom learning. Using this flexible approach, learners leverage tools such as discussion boards, academic support resources, videos, and project-based assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the content. Our facility in New Gloucester, Maine, is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms deploying cutting–edge technology, laboratories, conference rooms, co-working/study spaces, and more to support and enhance teaching and learning.

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Contact the Technical Institute


Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
70 Farm View Drive
Freeport Hall – Pineland Farms
New Gloucester, Maine 04260

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Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
70 Farm View Drive, Suite 200
Freeport Hall – Pineland Farms
New Gloucester, Maine 04260

 Maps and Directions