Programs And Courses


Would you like to upgrade your skills or learn something totally new? HACC can provide the training to help you through our certificate programs.

This program provides an introductory foundation of knowledge of how and why the Cannabis industry operates. Our focused learning objectives are achieved via interactive weekly sessions with industry experts, review of Cannabis history, business and legal considerations, and development of professional skills required to work in this growing field.

Over the course of the 8-week program you will explore:

  • Cannabis business operations: Business management practices and concepts
  • Exploration of industry diversification and specialization including growers and processors, testing and lab facilities and dispensaries
  • Considering the human factors including exceptional customer service, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence on the job
  • Patient navigation and needs in the medical cannabis industry
  • Introduction to the endocannabinoid system and physiological impacts of medical cannabis
  • Different methods of ingestion or application and potential patient reactions
What can I do with a Medical Cannabis Business Specialist certificate in the workforce?

This program will prepare you for a variety of entry-level roles in the medical cannabis industry. Common averages include:


Annual Salary Estimate
Dispensary Manager - $68,000
Patient Care Specialist - $32,000
Grower/Processor - $29,000


What are HACC’s classes like?

The classes are taught by industry professionals and include some online activities such as discussion boards and quizzes.


Where are classes held?

Classes will be held virtually with remote instruction until further notice


For more information:

PhoneTan 717-221-1325 MailTan


Please note: All classes may not be currently offered. If you are in need of a specific program, please refer to the contact information within that listing. We will be happy to assist you. Thank you!


Meet Johnny: Brewing Science Alumnus

In the Brewing Science Program, students learn everything about beer making – from food safety to microbiology all the way to developing and marketing a final product. Students work with beer aficionados in the region to gain hands-on experiences. Johnny said that what he liked most about HACC were the teachers and brewmasters, who were “very knowledgeable and gave us first-hand experience.”

Johnny said, “As part of my internship at Moo-Duck Brewery in Elizabethtown, Mike Brubaker, owner/head brewmaster, had me come up with a recipe for my own beer and then brew it. It was such a great experience!”