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Professional Herbalist Certificate Course Series: Year 1 Online – Spring Term PCC 2024

This is a Professional Herbalist Certificate Program offered in partnership with Portland Community College

Now Enrolling for Spring Term: Class Starts April 3, 2024

  • Class every Wednesday starting April 3, 2024
  • 11 classes per term, 3 hours per class

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.

More Information About This Class

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.

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The nine-month training program is offered in three terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring. You can start at any time. This is a rolling enrollment course. Terms are not sequential and can be taken in any order. We are currently enrolling for the Spring Term. All three terms are required to earn this certificate.

In this program, we will focus on  on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use, and the traditions they come from.

The Spring term will cover:

  • Study of specific herbal properties
  • Western herbal energetics
  • Preparations and plant chemistry
  • Skin and topical therapies
  • Chinese and Ayurvedic herbalism
  • Reproductive, Musculoskeletal, Immune and Endocrine systems
  • Herbalism for Young and Elderly
  • Integrative Healing: Diet, Cleansing, Herbal Hydrotherapy

The Fall term will cover:

  • Materia Medica (study of specific herb properties)
  • Herbal Energetics
  • Herbal Preparations
  • Plant Chemistry
  • Chinese and Ayurvedic herbalism
  • Modern Phytotherapy
  • The Digestive & Cardiovascular systems
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathy

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.


Now Enrolling for Spring Term: Class Starts April 3, 2024

  • Class every Wednesday starting April 3, 2024
  • 11 classes per term, 3 hours per class

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.

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