OU Online Courses

We offer courses in Horticulture and Business, developed by the cannabis industry’s top Subject Matter Experts who are practitioners in their fields. Our content provides the latest actionable information and techniques that can immediately be transferred to your investment and career in the cannabis industry.

OU Online courses are asynchronous. Asynchronous learning is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people.

Course presentations, materials and test are accessed through the OU Learning Management System (LMS). This easy-to-use system is mobile friendly so no matter where you are, you will have access to your course content.

Our course material is organized into multiple modules. Modules consist of multiple lessons with overviews, presentations and quizzes. Depending on the course, students will find the use of presentations with learning tools such as written material, videos and interactive media to help you master the content by fully understanding the subject matter.

Is Online Education for You?

Online learning has many benefits, however it can be challenging as well. It is important to us that you succeed in your online course, below is important information to help you decide which learning path is best for your learning style and lifestyle.


  1. There are no set class times, and students can choose a comfortable setting.
  2. There’s no travel time or expense going to and from the campus.
  3. Some students find they can concentrate better when free from classroom distractions and activity.
  4. You can learn at your own pace, as quickly or repeat a module as many times as you need. 


  1. Students are on their own, with no face-to-face time with instructors or peers.
  2. With no set class time, students must be very self-motivated to complete their class work.
  3. Students with low technical skills with programs like Microsoft Office and browsing the internet may find an online course frustrating.

Tips to Succeed in Your Online Course

1. Planning ahead.

  • Procrastination is your worst enemy when you’re trying to complete an online class. Planning ahead also allows you to make time for technical problems or unexpected changes in your schedule. Remember, the longer you wait, the harder it is to sit down and get it done.
  • Make schedules with weekly to-dos and check them off as you complete them. For example a calendar on your smartphone is always accessible and can be updated as necessary.
  • Stay organized  with separate binders, notebooks, and folders. You will be able to locate important information easier.

2. Make sure your technology is ready and you’re comfortable using it.

  • Having multiple Internet browsers available to you. Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox are the recommended browsers.
  • Use a desktop or laptop computer when completing online activities. Cell Phone and/or tablet will work to view content while on the move but they are not the best tool to use in the online learning environment.
  • Make sure you have good and consistent internet connectivity. Without the internet there would be no online learning and good access will save you time and frustrations.

3. Establish a Good Workspace

  • It’s important that you have a good place to do your work in order to concentrate and learn.
  • Find a quiet place with a good internet connection, access to power, and freedom from distraction.
  • Find a place you can routinely visit throughout the course so that when you are there, you know it’s time to get down to business.

4. Stay healthy.

  • Practicing regular exercise keeps energy levels up, resulting in a more engaged mind.
  • Take regular breaks, look away from the screen occasionally, stand up and walk around regularly.
  • Getting adequate sleep and eating healthy also helps.