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Naugatuck Valley Community College offering course on cannabis production

Naugatuck Valley Community College is offering a course on cannabis production. 

It's the state’s only community college that offers a degree in horticulture.  The college has two campuses, one in Danbury and the other in Waterbury.  Professor Christopher Tuccio says students will learn all aspects of cannabis production.  They’ll have to learn about soil PH, plant nutrition, pest management and harvesting--and then grow the cannabis plant itself. 

The course is currently a virtual offering, with a live lecture session via video.  NVCC grads can transfer to UConn, the only college in the state with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture

15 students have signed up for the fall semester pilot course.  .  

Students interested in this course may register for Horticulture of Cannabis, CRN 4035:  Current students may register
New students may apply to the College through admissions at   and then meet with an advisor to register.  New students may call 203-575-8080.

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