cannabis plant in greenhouse
cannabis plant in greenhouse

Cannabis Establishment Technician

Central New Mexico Community College
Developed in conjunction with SeedCrest.
Online - On Demand Course
February 7, 2022 - March 25, 2022
10 Hours per Week
7 Estimated Weeks


Get Started Working in a Growing Industry!

This course is for aspiring and current employees of cannabis establishments in New Mexico who need to maintain a baseline of knowledge to work and maintain employment in a dispensary, grow, manufacturer, testing facility, and/or courier.

This course is designed to maintain the integrity of the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Programs in New Mexico.

This course covers: 

  • New Mexico Marketplace
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Safety and Security
  • Ethics
  • Risk
  • Patient care/customer service

Learners who take and pass the CET Workforce Certificate Program are more marketable for cannabis work because they will have acquired skills to minimize risk and liability while working in a highly regulated environment.

Those seeking employment and to start a business in the New Mexico Cannabis Field must be 21 years of age and must comply with yearly training regulations. They also have to be eligible to pass both a New Mexico State and a National criminal background check.

Learners who pass the final exam with an 80% or higher qualify to work in a retail dispensary, an indoor or outdoor cannabis farm, manufacturer, testing facility, a vertically integrated business, a micro business, consumption lounge, or for a courier.

Additional Attendance Information

Offered 100% online

Eligibility Restriction (Pre-Requisite)

Age 21

Jobs & Careers
Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers

College Details

Central New Mexico Community College

Located alongside the picturesque Sandia Mountains, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) is the largest higher education institution in New Mexico in terms of undergraduate enrollment, serving more than 22,000 learners. Representatives from businesses and industries help CNM develop programs to ensure that CNM students acquire the skills needed for success in the workplace. CNM offers associate degrees and certificates in more than 100 fields of study, and accelerated, non-credit skills training that quickly connects learners to high-demand careers in the region’s economy. Many of the courses offered on this platform are managed via CNM Ingenuity, a non-profit division of CNM, focused on intensive training, entrepreneurship, and economic development. CNM Ingenuity partners with the College to explore and deliver new modes of education in in-demand career fields.


Contact Details

Contact Email
Contact Phone Number
505-224-4000 x54269Annalise Jaramillo