Cannabis Transportation, Warehousing, and Supply Chain Management Certificate

The Cannabis Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in the cannabis industry. In this program, you will receive a solid foundation in the basics of working with cannabis. You will explore cannabis law, cannabis dispensary operations and cannabis cultivation, as well as supply chain management, security guard training and logistics.

The program will prepare transporters to apply state laws and regulations to securely transport and track cannabis.

Students will also be eligible to apply for their security guard permanent employee registration card (PERC). To be employed as a cannabis transporter, employees must be 21 years of age, meet the requirements to obtain a Department of Agriculture identification card, and pass a federal fingerprint test.

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You will take a variety of courses designed to prepare you to enter the rapidly changing field of cannabis. You will learn about the cannabis plant; current policy and ethical issues; dispensary operations; and an introduction to cultivation operations.

In addition, you will take management courses in supply chains, transportation, warehousing and logistics.

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Meet Your Experts

Pamela Althoff
Executive Director, Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois

Andrew Bell
Oakton College Student

Paul Chialdikas
General Manager Illinois

Monica Elabed
Business Development Manager
Smithers Labs

Emmett Nelson
Manager, Education
Cresco Labs

Rosie Naumovski
Thrive Dispensaries

Claire O’Hern
Operations Manager and Chief Compliance Officer
Nature’s Grace and Wellness

Tim O’Hern
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Nature’s Grace and Wellness

Jason Saltzman
Medical Cannabis Agent
Cannect Gardens

Don Williams
VP, Government Relations

Nicholas Williams, PhD
Lab Director
Smithers Labs

Ex-Officio Members:

May Alimboyoguen
Dean of Health Careers
Oakton College

Marc Battista
Associate Vice President of Workforce Education/ Dean of Business & Career Technologies
Oakton College

Emmett Billings
Adjunct Faculty, Cannabis Laboratory Assistant
Oakton College

Steve Fix
Assistant Professor and Chair of Cannabis Studies
Oakton College

Tracy Fulce
Professor and Chair, Management & Marketing
Oakton College

Johanna Garsenstein
Adjunct Faculty
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Jake Heller
Adjunct Faculty
Oakton College

Ileo Lott
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
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Sarah Mann
Adjunct Faculty
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Polina Robinson
Adjunct Faculty
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Taylor Stevens
Adjunct Faculty
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Patrick Chase Williams
Adjunct Faculty
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Ruth Williams
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
Oakton College

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