DVC's horticulture class, Controlled Growth, was featured on KRON4 in a segment on
"Higher Education: How Bay Area schools prepare students for the cannabis industry".
Watch as students are instructed in how to use popular marijuana growing methods like
hydroponics and aquaponics. Due to DVC being a drug free campus, the students are
growing microgreens and basil however, not marijuana.
At DVC, students who sign up to earn their degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry don't touch pot plants. They instead learn to measure and extract medicinal compounds from things like St. John's-wort and Ginseng. The skills can later transfer to cannabis.
“There is going to be an increase in jobs and it’s a multibillion dollar industry,” said the Dean of Sciences at DVC, Joe Gorga. “It's going to pay employees a good living wage in the Bay Area and we need to meet able to make sure that we're providing our students those opportunities.”