Budtender Track

Price: 
$420.00
Category: 
Cannabis Careers
Combined Hours: 
75
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks per Course
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Would you like to become a Certified Cannabis Budtender? This 3 course Budtender Track will prepare you for the national certification exam. Attaining national certification communicates to clients that individuals are committed to providing the highest level of standards in the Cannabis profession.

Dispensary Life

A Budtender is the guru of knowledge in the dispensary and wears many hats. A Budtender must know the ins-and-outs of how cannabinoids work in the body in order to match a customer’s pain level to the best strain for their symptoms. Our Dispensary Life course discusses what it takes to become a licensed and knowledgeable Budtender in this ever-evolving climate of cannabis legalization. This course discusses what it takes to become licensed to work, the basics of providing exceptional customer service, and the essentials of product knowledge. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course.

** Course Subject to Change.

Beyond Buds

There are so many ways to enjoy and benefit from cannabis, beyond just smoking it. Our Beyond Buds course explores various methods to get the most out of cannabis. We discuss easy and safe ways to make concentrates such as oils, waxes, and budders, as well as edibles and tinctures by exploring different preparation methods. We describe how to make bubble hash, examine how the CO2 extraction method works, discuss how vaporizers and dabbers work, and show you how to make edibles and topical cannabis remedies. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course.

** Course Subject to Change.

Cannabis Careers

Cannabis is an ever-evolving industry with the rise of medical and recreational legalization in states across the country. As the industry changes and grows, the need for workers is on the rise. Our Cannabis Careers course introduces you to various job opportunities, job markets, and industry standards and practices. We explain what types of jobs and activities are involved in cultivation, processing, and dispensing. We also discuss techniques for applying for jobs. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course.

** Course Subject to Change.

** Course Subject to Change.

Dispensary Life

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the steps for becoming a licensed budtender
  • Identify the basics of cannabis and how to consume it
  • Recognize the essentials of proper customer service, marketing, and product knowledge
  • Describe the foundations of legalizing cannabis 

Beyond Buds

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall aspects of marijuana processing and how to make water hash
  • Describe the elements of hashish, vaporizing, and dabbing
  • Identify the fundamentals of CO2 extraction and making tinctures
  • Recognize the basics behind making capsules, edibles, and topical remedies

Cannabis Careers

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall cannabis job opportunities and industry standards and practices
  • Recognize activities and jobs in cultivation, processing, and dispensing
  • Identify potential hazards in the cannabis industry
  • Describe steps for applying for a job in the cannabis field

Dispensary Life

Dispensary Life Module 1
Licensing, Applying, and Interviewing

Each state has its own process for applying for a cannabis license. In this module we discuss the application process for medical and recreational licenses in legalized states. We also identify steps for applying and interviewing for your new budtending job.

  • Becoming Licensed to Work
  • Legalized States
  • Skills That Set You Apart
  • The Interview
  • Learn Sativa

Dispensary Life Module 2
Understanding how Cannabinoids Work

This module discusses aspects of a typical dispensary environment, including the roles of the people involved. As a budtender, you must be very knowledgeable in strains, effects, and dosages. This module describes how cannabinoids work in the body.

  • The Customer
  • The Guts of the Dispensary
  • Crisis Management
  • What is Cannabis?
  • How to Consume

Dispensary Life Module 3
Product Knowledge and Customer Service

It is very important for a budtender to memorize all information in relation to the products they are selling so that customers can have in-depth knowledge of what to buy. This module discusses aspects of product knowledge and proper techniques for providing excellent customer service. 

  • Budtender Training
  • Customer Service is Key
  • Time Management
  • Managers in Training
  • Take Care of the Team

Dispensary Life Module 4
Marketing and Legalization

Our final module discusses the importance of marketing and how you bring it all together to get started in your cannabis career. Finally, we describe aspects of national legalization, who it’s bad for, and who would benefit.

  • Classes and Groups
  • Getting Started in Your Cannabis Career
  • What Does Legalization Look Like?
  • Who is Legalization Bad For?
  • Who Would Legalization Benefit?

Beyond Buds

Beyond Buds Module 1
Kief/Dry Sift and Water Hash

Our first module discusses how to select, collect, and process marijuana material. We start off the course by describing how kief screening and water hash creation works. We also examine proper storage for water hash.

  • Selecting and Collecting Material
  • Alchemy of Marijuana Processing
  • How Kief Screening Works
  • Water Hash – How It All Works
  • Pressing and Storage

Beyond Buds Module 2 
Advanced Hash, Vaporizers, and Dabbing

We dive into this module by discussing aspects of pressing and storing hashish. We explore how to prepare herbs for vaporizing and describe the gear needed for dabbing.

  • What is Hashish?
  • Pressing and Storing Hashish
  • Decarboxylation Explained
  • Preparing Herb for Vaporizing
  • Dabbing – The Gear

Beyond Buds Module 3
Butane Extracts, CO2 Extracts, and Tinctures

In this module we discuss Butane extracts, how blasting works, and how to make budder, shatter, and wax. We also discuss the CO2 extraction method for making concentrates and how to make tinctures.

  • How Blasting Works
  • CO2 Extraction Method
  • Choosing the Alcohol
  • Reducing Tinctures to Oil
  • Distilling

Beyond Buds Module 4
Capsules, Edibles, and Topical

In our final module, we describe how to make cannabis capsules and how to prepare edibles, including recipes and usages. Finally, we discuss various topical uses of marijuana.

  • How to Make Canna Caps
  • Using in Food
  • Juicing
  • Canna Oil, Butter, Milk, Tea, and Flour
  • Salves and Oils
     

Cannabis Careers

Cannabis Careers Module 1
Job Opportunities and Industry Standards and Practices

Every state and country can make its own laws that legalize or prohibit marijuana. This module discusses the topic of legalization and types of licenses. We also describe the basics of seed-to-sale inventory tracking, as well as common industry standards and practices.

  • Legalization = Regulation Through Licensing
  • Types of Licenses
  • Geographic Distribution of Licenses
  • Security
  • Seed-to-Sale Inventory Tracking

Cannabis Careers Module 2
Hazards, Cultivation Activities, and Jobs

Module two discusses hazards and cautions within the cannabis industries, including issues with start-up companies, legalization, and competition for jobs. We also describe activities and jobs within the cultivation aspect of cannabis.

  • Contradicting Laws
  • Competition for Jobs
  • Legalization Takes Years
  • Indoor Facilities
  • Environmental Control

Cannabis Careers Module 3
Processing and Dispensary Activities and Jobs

This module discusses aspects of processing and dispensing cannabis. We describe extraction processes, as well as how to use CO2 oil, butane hash oil, and how to develop hash.
Extraction is a Science

  • CO2 Oil
  • Butane Hash Oil
  • Hash Kief
  • Product Knowledge

Cannabis Careers Module 4
Ancillary Products, Service Companies, and Applying for Jobs

Our final module discusses elements that vendors and service companies use, such as machines, equipment, and materials. We also describe steps for applying for cannabis jobs.

  • Vendors: Machines, Equipment, Materials
  • Independent Laboratories
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Legal Services
  • Steps for Applying for Jobs

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Upon successful completion of our Budtender Track, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Cannabis Budtender (CCBT).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player