Professional Herbalist Course Year 1 Online: Winter Term PCC 2021


The Professional Herbalist Certificate Course incorporates practical, clinical applications and herbal preparations for Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. The focus of this course is herbal therapeutics for each body system, specific healing properties of over two hundred individual herbs and basic principles of herbalism from these three major traditional herbal healing systems.

The focus of the first year is on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use and the traditions they come from. The nine-month training program is offered in a series of three modules: Module 1 – Fall Quarter, Module 2 – Winter Quarter, and Module 3 – Spring Quarter. Modules are not sequential and can be taken in any order.

The Winter term will cover:

  • Study of specific herb properties
  • Ayurvedic and Chinese herbalism
  • Respiratory, Urinary and Nervous systems
  • Preparations and plant chemistry
  • Integrated Healing: Vitamins and Minerals

After taking this course, you will have a greater understanding, and knowledge of herbalism, and the confidence to help people create health in their lives.

The online course is affiliated with and offered through CLIMB at Portland Community College (PCC), and is taught by K.P. Khalsa.

Starts Winter 2021

  • Class every Wednesday starting Jan 6 to March 10th, 2021

Times: Wednesdays: 2:00 PM Pacific, or 5:45 PM Pacific. The online program has 2 lecture times, so anyone can find a convenient time to attend online lecture and discussion.

While students are encouraged to attend all live lectures, recordings of each session are available for students who cannot attend the lectures during the scheduled time.