Full tuition (for 8 months): $7,900
Deposit (required with application): $1600
This 600-hour Apprenticeship Program is an intensive Western Herbal certification. Students will learn about local plants through theoretical and experiential learning, ethical wild crafting, and medicine making. The apprenticeship focuses on an in-depth investigation of human physiology to understand the complex interactions between the reproductive, endocrine, nervous, skin, muscular, skeletal and digestive systems. Constitutional physiology and the impact of stress are also emphasized. Students will complete this program with case studies, research and herbal formulating. Students gain hands on plant experience with camping trips visiting the many microclimates of California.
The Apprenticeship program provides a complete Western Herbal certification training and prepares students for the 1st year of the Clinical Western Herbal Internship in our low-cost community clinic.
Studying intensively with professional herbalists on staff at Ohlone Center, this small group of students will fully immerse themselves in the world of herbs through classes, weekly field studies in the natural environment, and educational camping trips. Apprentices will gain a deep understanding of local plant life through firsthand experiences, in preparation for becoming successful herbalists and herbal educators.
Geared to deeply motivated beginning and intermediate level students, the Apprenticeship covers:
Apprentices will also participate in three camping trips in diverse California climate zones to study environmental awareness, ethical issues of wildcrafting and field identification.
The 600-hour Apprenticeship Program combines studies from the Ohlone Foundations Course and Herbal Therapeutics programs. Offered three days per week, Tuesday–Thursday from 9:30 AM to 4 PM, the Apprenticeship begins on March 11, 2014 and concludes on October 16, 2014.
Deposit Policy: To secure your space in the program, a non-refundable deposit is required. Full payment of entire tuition is required by first class. If the Ohlone Center is not able to guarantee you a space in the program, your deposit will be refunded promptly.
Refund policy: Refunds less the non-refundable deposit are given if students drop within 30 days of first class. There are no refunds on tuition payments after this time even if the student is no longer in attendance.
Camping trip schedule:
Desert Trip, March 18-23, 2014
Sea Weed Trip, May 16-18, 2014
High Sierra Trip, June 17-22, 2014
Summer Break, July 1-3, 2014
Mt. Lassen Trip, July 8-13, 2014