The Cannabis Establishment Technician Certificate: provides cannabis patient education and assists students with understanding how dispensing operations work in alignment with state and federal laws that regulate this substance for access. These courses provide a baseline knowledge needed to pursue a career in this industry whether it be the dispensary, grow, manufacturer, testing facility, and/or courier. Students will acquire skills to interact with and educate cannabis clients in a regulated environment. Those seeking employment in this field must have a HS diploma or GED/HiSET and comply with regulations regarding a state/national criminal background check. Dispensary employees need to meet New Mexico Department of Health education and training requirements per NMAC and to acquire and maintain an Identification Card to work in this field.