Course Features



  • Lessons 35
  • Quizzes 9
  • Assignments 0
  • Discussions 0
  • Duration 180 Days
  • Students 14
  • Certificates Yes
  • Badges No

This course is only available online. There are no scheduled times; you may complete the modules on your own schedule, and you will have 180 days to complete the course. A certificate of completion may be printed upon successfully passing the final exam.

Oaksterdam University’s Indoor Horticulture Online Course provides the most comprehensive indoor horticultural education available for entering the Cannabis Industry and expanding your personal growth. This course consists of resources, presentations, grow labs, and mastery exercises developed by industry leaders. It is designed for anyone looking to learn everything from seed to harvest. The course will begin with federal V state law, giving you the vital information you didn’t know you needed.  You will learn how to have successful law enforcement encounters, your constitutional rights, and best practices for operating safely and responsibly. Click on the Curriculum tab above for the full list of lessons in this course.

About the Instructors

Your Online Course Mentor:
Robyn Pierce Faculty, Horticulture Dept.

Robyn Pierce is from North of Boston, where he started growing cannabis in closets and forests. He graduated UMass Amherst in 2003 with a major in Anthropology and minors in Biology, Latin, and History. He moved to the Bay Area in 2007 to study Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies and quickly began working in one of the first Bay Area cannabis nurseries. He’s run his own nursery, flowering and consulting business, Green Label Nursery, since 2009. His areas of specialization include mother plant and nursery management, the history and archaeology of cannabis and the prevention and treatment of pests and diseases.

Subject Matter Experts who have contributed to developing this course:

Many specialists and scholars have contributed to propagating this course. For those of you who are unnamed, we thank you.

  • Online Indoor Horticulture Introduction

  • lesson
    Online Indoor Horticulture Course Overview
    10 minutes
  • lesson
    Online Indoor Horticulture Additional Resources
    5 minutes
  • Module 1 - Need to Know

  • lesson
    Need to Know Overview
    5 minutes
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    Politics & History
    90 minutes
  • lesson
    Legal 101 – Federal vs State Law
    120 minutes
  • lesson
    Growing Safely & Responsibly
    45 minutes
  • quiz
    Mastery Exercise for Need to Know
    10 questions
  • Module 2 - Starting Off

  • lesson
    Starting Off Overview
    5 minutes
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    Seeds
    30 minutes
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    Cuttings/Clones
    30 minutes
  • quiz
    Mastery Exercise for Starting Off
    10 questions
  • Module 3 - Feeding and H2O

  • lesson
    Feeding & H2O Overview
    5 minutes
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    Nutrients & pH
    45 minutes
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    Planting Mediums
    30 minutes
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    Methods of Irrigation
    30 minutes
  • quiz
    Mastery Exercise for Food and H2O
    10 questions
  • Module 4 - Hardware and Its Uses

  • lesson
    Hardware & Its Uses Overview
    5 minutes
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    Equipment Overview
    30 minutes
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    Lighting
    30 minutes
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    Ventilation
    45 minutes
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    Electrical Safety & Load Calculations
    45 minutes
  • quiz
    Mastery Exercise for Hardware and Its Uses
    10 questions
  • Module 5 - Growth Cycles

  • lesson
    Grow Cycles Overview
    5 minutes
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    Plant Propagation
    45 minutes
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    Vegetative Growth
    45 minutes
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    Early Flowering
    30 minutes
  • quiz
    Mastery Exercise for Growth Cycles
    10 questions
  • Module 6 - Optimal Growth

  • lesson
    Optimal Growth Overview
    5 minutes
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    Conditions for Optimal Growth
    30 minutes
  • lesson
    Life Cycle Fundamentals
    30 minutes
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    CO2 Supplementation
    30 minutes
  • quiz
    Mastery Exercise for Optimal Growth
    10 questions
  • Module 7 - When Things Go Wrong

  • lesson
    When Things Go Wrong Overview
    5 minutes
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    Nutrient Disorders
    30 minutes
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    Pests
    30 minutes
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    Pathogens
    30 minutes
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    Prevention and Treatment
    45 minutes
  • quiz
    Mastery Exercise for When Things Go Wrong
    10 questions
  • Module 8 - The Final Stretch

  • lesson
    The Final Stretch Overview
    5 minutes
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    Late Flowering Techinques
    30 minutes
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    Harvesting, Manicuring & Drying
    45 minutes
  • quiz
    Mastery Exercise for The Final Stretch
    10 questions
  • Final Exam and Corse Survey

  • quiz
    Indoor Horticulture Final Exam
    100 questions
  • lesson
    Online Indoor Horticulture Course Survey
    5 minutes