Okanagan College is now offering cannabis training courses that provide unique insights into the emerging industry of medicinal and recreational marijuana. Learn about the regulatory policies and business opportunities in this unfolding market, investment strategies for individual investors and best practices in pest management for cannabis production. As an employer, learn how to be prepared for managing the legalization of cannabis in the workplace.
For more information on the cannabis industry, visit the Okanagan College Library Cannabis Industry Guide.
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Cannabis Training Courses:
Register now! You can train to be part of the new workforce in the booming cannabis-production industry. Designed to help you gain practical skills and knowledge, combine these three courses to train for the competitive cannabis space.
NEW! Blockchain Certificate
Gain knowledge, strategies, tools and skills related to the use of Blockchain in the workplace. Blockchain skills are required in a variety of fields including government, health, education, financial services, logistics, real estate, start-ups, oil and gas, the non-profit sector and business. Learn more
NEW! Health and Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis
Learn about the benefits of cannabis for general health and medicinal conditions. This course, taught by a medical professional, will provide a tutorial on cannabis in general, followed by specifics with regard to cannabis and health outcomes. Learn more
Active Investing and Trading for Beginners
Learn about cryptocurrencies and cannabis stocks and how to invest in them. Develop a strong market structure foundation and core strategy to actively invest, and trade stocks and other commodities. Learn more
Cannabis and the Workplace
Prepares employers to manage workplace issues surrounding the legalization of cannabis. Learn more
Cannabis Business Fundamentals
Explore policy choices and the unfolding business opportunities within the developing cannabis industry. Learn more
Cannabis Legislation and Quality Assurance
Understand current cannabis legislation, the Cannabis Act and the basics of government. Explore the importance of quality assurance, quality control and standard operating procedures in cannabis production. Students must be 19 years of age or older. Learn more
Growing Your Own Cannabis
Gather information on growing your own cannabis plants, from seed or clone selection to adhering to the legal regulations. Students must be 19 years of age or older. Learn more
Pest Management for Cannabis Production
Designed for those growing cannabis plants indoor or outdoors, commercial growers of medicinal cannabis and greenhouse production of flowers and vegetables. Learn more
Seed to Harvest – Cannabis Botany and Plant Science
Prepare for entry-level positions with licensed production facilities or micro cultivators in the cannabis industry. Learn about cannabis botany, plant science as well as the stages of cannabis plant lifecycles from seed to harvest. Students must be 19 years of age or older. Learn more
Get trained to work in the expanding cannabis industry.
Okanagan College is currently developing training specifically designed to provide the core skills and solid foundation required for those interested in pursuing employment in this growing industry.
Cannabis Retail Sales – Coming Winter 2020
Budtenders are the public face of the cannabis industry and the legalization of adult-use has opened the door to many new customers. This course will provide you with introductory knowledge about the basics of cannabis and its components, the difference between products and THC:CBD ratios. Learn how to describe cannabis to customers and potential consumption methods. This course includes basic serving principles of customer service and a review of relevant retail regulations regarding cannabis sales.
Cooking with Cannabis – Coming Winter 2020
Okanagan College is working with cannabis professionals to develop a course for those who are interested to learn how to safely infuse and utilize cannabis to enhance a variety of recipes.