Associate of Applied Science
60 credits | $250 per credit*
Financial Aid Available
Transfer Friendly | 2-Week Terms
Maine’s booming legal cannabis industry is creating jobs and providing new opportunities for Mainers. Do you want to learn how to legally grow and sell cannabis? Would being involved in one of the fastest growing industries excite you? Are you interested in owning a dispensary? Learn about the legal cannabis industry and what role you can play in it through the Commercial Cannabis program.
The Commercial Cannabis program prepares learners to enter Maine’s expanding cannabis industry with an understanding of the evolving field and legal environment. The program provides learners with knowledge of the various components in the cannabis industry such as cultivation, production, distribution, and retail. In addition, essential business skills are provided to successfully run a business in any of these areas.
* Cost per credit and number of credits may change.
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
- Grower or Cultivator
- 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.
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).
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions part of Unity Environmental University?
Yes, the Technical Institute is one of four educational units under Unity Environmental University.
Where are courses held?
All programs are delivered in-person at Freeport Hall, on Unity Environmental University’s campus located on Pineland Farms.
70 Farm View Drive, Suite 200
New Gloucester, ME 04260.
Is the Technical Institute an online program?
No. Our courses have in-person participation, accompanied with virtual guided learning, discussions, or projects.
How much does it cost?
Our cost is $250 per credit pricing, for a two-credit course. Financial aid options are available which can reduce out-of-pocket costs significantly. Additionally, for the majority of courses, there are no costs for textbooks!
How do I find out if I’m eligible for financial aid?
The process is simple and free to apply! Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure to include the Unity Environmental University, Technical Institute for Environmental Professions school code: 006858. If you have questions about financial aid, paying for college, or the process, our recruitment team is eager to help.
When do classes start?
There are 20 terms per year, and courses offered all year long, so there is always an opportunity to start when it is convenient for you. There is no better time to start than now!
What am I going to learn?
Skills and competencies that have been identified as essential by subject matter experts in your field and will align with prospective employer needs.
How do I apply?
Applying is easy, free, and can be completed right on your smartphone! Complete our online application.
Do you accept prior learning and transfer credits?
Yes, we have a very transfer-friendly approach. Everyone’s prior learning is different, so we recommend that you have a conversation with your recruitment specialist, to discuss how your experience and credits will best be applied to your new degree.