Specialty Crops & Cannabis Production Certificate

A student works on the cannabis research plot

Learn, grow and advance your career.

As a student in the specialty crops & cannabis production certificate program, you will receive applied training in areas of specialty crops as well as the emerging cannabis industry.

The curriculum design will provide the skillset you need for immediate job placement, while also providing seamless academic pathways into relevant associate and bachelor’s degree programs at SUNY Morrisville.

Our talented professors and state-of-the-art educational facilities will expose you to modern horticulture techniques and equipment. The college’s Four Seasons Farm, a certified organic farm operated and maintained by the college's Horticulture Department, provides a hands-on educational experience through year-round crop production. Faculty-led research, including the research findings from the college’s Cannabis Research Plot, will expose you to cutting-edge techniques designed to enhance crop production and maximize plant quality.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a graduate, you will be workforce-ready and able to:

  • Explore and examine the necessary career orientation toward the fruit, vegetable, tree nut, dried fruit, horticulture, nursery, floriculture, and cannabis industries;
  • Apply problem-solving skills in greenhouse, nursery and field operations, as well as fruit, vegetable, tree nut, dried fruit, horticulture, nursery, floriculture, and cannabis production and processing; and
  • Employ plant science concepts and technologies to maximize efficiencies of product development in the fruit, vegetable, tree nut, dried fruit, horticulture, nursery, floriculture, and cannabis industries.

Continuing Education

Want to advance your education? The specialty crops & cannabis production certificate is stackable and seamlessly transferable into other more advanced degree programs at SUNY Morrisville, including our two-year horticulture A.A.S degree and four-year horticulture business management B.Tech. degree, making it possible for you to earn multiple credentials.

    Cannabis Research Plot

    360° Video
    Assistant professor Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins gives us a 360° view of their hemp for grain field, used in studying the sex of the cannabis. This study will help predict how much of the crop will still be standing at time of harvest.

    Program Faculty/Staff