S ince the legalization of Cannabis in Canada in October 2018, universities and colleges have developed training programs to meet the need for skilled workers in the booming marijuana industry. This is a list of colleges and universities offering certificate and diploma programs and courses to fill licensed producers’ jobs in the production, marketing, and distribution areas.
Colleges in Ontario
- Niagara College offers a 1-year Commercial Cannabis Production program that will provide training in the biology and cultural practices of cannabis production including plant nutrition, lighting, climate control, pest control, and cultivar selection.
- Loyalist College has launched a one-year Cannabis Applied Science (CSGS) Ontario College graduate certificate program where you will develop the skills needed to support cannabis product development, process optimization, quality, consistency and safety within this emerging industry.
- Durham College's Cannabis Business Operations course consists of 5 micro-courses.
Ryerson offers a unique set of cannabis courses that provide you with essential skills in the hot new industry. Cannabis courses include:
- The Business of Cannabis
- Cannabis Law for Business
- Trends in Cannabis Science
- The Cannabis Industry Studies program at Seneca College is intended for students who wish to enter the developing cannabis industry and is designed to respond to emergent industry demand for cannabis-related knowledge across a number of sectors
Colleges in BC
College of the Rockies
- The Cannabis Retail Specialist program at College of the Rockies is a 26-week course taught online.
- Seed to Harvest - Cannabis Botany and Plant Science
- Cannabis Business Fundamentals
- Cannabis Legislation and Quality Assurance
- Pest Management for Cannabis Production
- Growing Your Own Cannabis
- Medical Cannabis Fundamentals for Health Professionals
- Active Investing & Trading for Beginners
- Recreational Cannabis Retail Sales
- Marketing Cannabis in Canada
Coast Mountain College
- Coast Mountain College offers five continuing studies courses in cannabis harvesting, curing, regulations and licensing and indoor and outdoor cannabis growing.
Colleges in Alberta
Mount Royal University
MRU offers a series on online courses in Cannabis education that covers skills, knowledge and best practices with a focus on regulatory compliance
- Quality Assurance in the Cannabis Industry
- Commercial Cannabis Production
- Cannabis Marketing in the Retail Sector
Olds College currently offers the following Cannabis Courses:
- Extraction and Purification for the Cannabis/Hemp Industry
- Quality Assurance in the Cannabis Industry.
Norquest College is offering the following Cannabis courses:
- Cannabis Production I
- Cannabis Production II
Updated Nov 19, 2021