Eastern Gateway Community College is adding a new program to get students ready for a career in the cannabis industry.

According to the release, Eastern Gateway is partnering with Green Flower to add three cannabis certificates designed to give students industry-recognized skills for those interested in entering the field.

The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. according to Business Wire.

Cannabis education courses offered to Eastern Gateway students give them the opportunity to earn certificates in advanced dispensary associate skills training, cannabis manufacturing and cultivation.

Each certificate program takes 8 weeks to complete and is offered fully online. Students can register and begin classes at any time. Courses are $900 and are open for enrollment.

The courses are non-credit and offered through Eastern Gateway's Career Accelerator Department and are not covered as part of EGCC's Gateway Guarantee or free college benefit programs.

We are excited to offer this new opportunity in an emerging industry that many Ohioans are eager to get involved in," said Eastern Gateway President Michael Geoghegan. "Partnering with Green Flower, a trusted leader in cannabis education, will offer a gateway for our learners to accelerate their career."