Horticulture Semester

Grow Like a Pro from Seed to Harvest

Welcome to CA Institute’s Horticulture program. It is designed for anyone looking to learn everything from seed to harvest. Our courses will begin with cultivation law, giving you the opportunity to learn about the law as it pertains to growing, ensuring that you operate safely and responsibly. Our Horticulture Faculty is comprised of industry leaders, expert practitioners, and professional indoor & outdoor growers with decades of experience. 

Our Horticulture semester and seminars are fully equipped with labs for our team of top doctors, scientists and professors to conduct their research and teach students about the business. 

Releaf Social Enterprise  was established earlier this year to work side by side with CA Institute.  The idea behind it is to educate patients on the benefits of cannabis consumption. Releaf Social Enterprise offers only top-grade cannabis products.

Hands-on Education

Learn & work directly with cannabis plants in all stages of growth in our horticulture facility right in CA Instiute!

Cultivation Law

Learn how to grow & operate legally and responsibly.

Cultivation Lab

Every class is accompanied by a hands-on lab with live cannabis plants and various types of cultivation equipment

Seed to Harvest

Learn everything you’ll need to know to grow cannabis from seed to harvest!

Build & Optimize

Learn to design and build your own grow tent, room, greenhouse, and how to optimize your garden & yield

Q&A Troubleshooting

Consult with our Horticulture Faculty & Staff to get your questions answered by professional cultivators and attorneys

About the Horticulture Semester 

We are the leaders in the field have started our development in Humbold County, California back in the 90’s. CA Institute (the CA stands for California) brought know-how to the heart of Central Europe. Brno, Czech Republic was always a hotspot for cannabis. We have grown to become doctors and researchers in the field and have set out to open the very first University of this kind in Europe.

The Horticulture semester covers the following and counts for 45 ECTS units:

  • Politics and History of Cannabis
  • Czech and EU Laws
  • Horticulure 1: Growing Safely and Responsibly
  • Horticulture 2: Going Commercial – New topics include seed germination, clone/cutting production, and examples of automatic systems and CO2 systems. This class takes your grow to a larger scale, or commercial cultivation, and offers tips and tricks to maximize your productivity.
  • Equipment
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Cannabis Plant
  • Seeds and Cuttings
  • Lab – Seedlings, Transplanting and Topping
  • Lab – Mothers and Cuttings
  • Vegetative Growth
  • Mediums
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting
  • Electrical Safety and Loading Calculations
  • Nutrients and pH
  • Lab – Nutrients and pH: Measuring, Mixing and Adjusting
  • Nutrient Disorders
  • Lab – Sprays, Drenches and Compost Teas
  • Pests and Pathogens – Prevention and Treatment
  • CO2 Supplementation
  • Organic Gardening
  • Plant Propogation
  • Soil Science and Organics
  • Life Cycle Fundamentals
  • Strain Selection
  • Site Selection
  • Methods of Irrigation
  • Sustainability
  • Land Preparation
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Conditions for Optimal Growth
  • Veganics
  • Harvesting Strategies
  • Early Flowering
  • Lab – Manicuring, Drying, and Curing
  • Late Flowering

During your Horticulture progam you will assist with  grow our CBD plants for CA Institute

Horticulture Semester

The Horticulture Semester is 14 weeks long consisting of 9 weeks of indoor and 5 weeks of outdoor horticulture.

Our Horticulture Semester provides the most comprehensive indoor and outdoor horticultural education & training available for the Cannabis Industry. Classes consist of slide presentations, lectures, demos, and hands-on workshops led by industry leaders and professional growers. Classes also include DIY  projects opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large-scale settings.

Semester students will be provided ample time for Q&A interaction with our with our expert instructors comprised of industry leaders, attorneys, business owners, professional growers and extractors.

Labs are run by our knowledgeable horticulture techs and will be an extension of the hands-on labs in your structured Horticulture semester classes. Each Friday lab will vary in content, usually following along with the curriculum from the previous day. Attending labs gives you the opportunity to ask any follow-up questions you may have and let the freshly acquired knowledge soak in.

Seminars for Medical Professionals, Physicians, Integrative Physicians,RNs, Physical Therapists, Health Coaches

5 Days of Training and Get a Certificate and the Confidence to Communicate with Patients

Seminar: Horticulture 

The Horticulture Seminar is 5 days long consisting of 24 individual classes. The Horticulture Seminar is offered once a month.

Our Horticulture Seminar is a condensed version of our Horticulture Semester. Classes consist of slide presentations, lectures, demos, and hands-on workshops led by industry leaders and professional growers. Classes also include  DIY  projects opportunities that will help you develop your personal goals in both small and large scale settings.

Seminar: Cannabis for Therapuetics

A recent survey revealed that 90% of medical professionals in the EU felt unqualified to prescribe medical cannabis and 35% felt unable to answer patient questions. This course has been developed by professionals for professionals to get you up to speed on the ins and outs, advantages and disadvantages, of administering medical cannabis. It is based on the latest science and infused with clinical wisdom gathered by the world’s most experienced physicians. It is designed to be digestible, enjoyable and practical.

Topics covered: Cannabis Education, Marijuana Research, Effects of Cannabis, Methods of Administration, Dosing, Effects of THC and CBD, Cannabis Risks and Counterindications

Perfect for: Medical Professionals, Physicians, Integrative Physicians, RNs, Physical Therapists, Health Coaches.

Seminar: Relief – Use medical cannabis to relieve pain,  stress and insomnia. 

Science is proving what patients have been reporting for years: Medical cannabis is an effective and safe way to treat chronic conditions such as pain, stress/anxiety and insomnia. This course is created for people who need to medicate daily and function fully. It will help you find relief  — without the high and without the side effects of over-the-counter or prescription meds. Easy to follow, doctor approved, and 100% safe.

Science is demonstrating what patients have been reporting for years: Medical cannabis is an effective and safe method of treating conditions such as chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This course is created for people who need to medicate daily and function fully. It will help you find relief without the high and without the side effects of over-the-counter or prescription medicines. Easy to follow, doctor approved, and 100% safe.

Topics covered: CBD (Cannabidiol), Vaporizing, Tinctures, Topicals, Edibles, Dosing, Legal Cannabis, Medical Cannabis Cards

Perfect for: Patients Suffering from Pain (Chronic or Neuropathic), Insomnia, Stress or Anxiety

Seminar for Dispensary Workers & Industry Personnel

The dispensary is often the first point of contact between patients and products. Knowing how to address a patient’s concerns and needs within the law is crucial. But it’s also essential that dispensary personnel are educated about safe handling and storing of products – from cannabis plants and flowers, to oils and edibles – as well as knowing how they are best used. This course will bring you up to speed quickly.

Topics covered: The Law in the Czech Republic, Cannabis Education, Cannabis Cultivation, Safe Handling, Budtending 101, Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry, How to Speak to Patients, What You Can Say and Can’t Say

Perfect for: Industry Personnel, Budtenders, Dispensary Workers, Cultivators

Tuition Includes:

  • CA Institute course fee
  • A potential job at CA Institute or with Releaf Social Enterprise as well as job placement assistance
  • Assistance with finding permanent accommodation during the course
  • Complete access to CA Institute facilities

Tuition DOES NOT Include:

  • Course materials
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel to and from the course
  • Visa, if needed (CA Institute cannot provide student visas)
  • Airport pickup
  • Medical Insurance (CA Institute can recommend medical insurance)
  • Work permits, permanent residency and long term visas

Tuition for the Horticulture Semester and Seminars 2019/2020

Horticulture Semester Tuition

14 Weeks

48,790 CZK

Seminar Tuition

5 Days

28,155 CZK

Discounted Tuition

Sign up before July 15th and get 10% off both the Horticulture and Seminar Tuition Fees