The business of creating cannabis has just been added to the courses being offered this fall at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

According to, NVCC will offer an online pilot cannabis cultivation course to current Horticulture majors this fall. This course will focus on soils, plant biology, plant nutrition, pest management, and harvesting.

NVCC's Horticulture program is the only program in the state to be accredited by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. In addition, NVCC is the only community college in Connecticut that offers a degree in Horticulture.

Horticulture majors who take the course will learn to successfully grow and harvest cannabis by studying plant biology, soils, plant nutrition, pest management, and harvesting. The Associate Degree Program also enables students to transfer, with articulated equivalency, to the University of Connecticut Horticultural Science Program.

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