Cannabis – Management, Quality and Edibles

Program Overview

Our accredited cannabis program, designed by industry professionals, is geared towards careers in quality assurance, cultivation, processing and retail management. You can earn a diploma or certificate completely online and with eligibility for financial aid. Join today and start your journey in this new and exciting industry!
Choose a flexible online program that fits your needs.


Cannabis remains one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world.
Understanding the Health Canada requirements and maintaining compliance remains critical and continues to be an area that many industry hopefuls still lack a comprehensive understanding of. 

Our cannabis program teaches students how to write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), create a recall and complaint system and how to establish an effective Quality Management System overall for a cannabis production and processing facility.


Cannabis edibles producers continue to enter the market with new and innovative products that are helping move the industry forward as a whole. With the complexity that inevitably comes with cannabis edible production regarding the added food ingredients, processing techniques, and overall regulatory considerations, cannabis professionals are required to have in-depth knowledge related to food science, food processing techniques, product development, and hazard analysis. 

Our cannabis program provides a comprehensive understanding for each of these areas to students, helping them obtain key skills and start a career in an exciting new aspect of the cannabis industry.


Our cannabis laboratory courses provide students with a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge related to cannabis analytical testing and extraction. With our Health Canada R&D licence, students will have the ability to get hands-on with cannabis laboratory equipment such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and learning how to test for THC, CBD for different product categories.

Admission Requirements

Course Length

Next Start Date

Program Option

Cannabis – Operations, Quality and Edibles Certificate
(4 Months, 9 Courses)

Cannabis – Management, Quality and Edibles Diploma

Financial Aid

AAPS offers online e-learning options for both our certificate and diploma courses. Our online cannabis courses are eligible for financial aid. Please contact us by filling out the form for more information on the program and the funding options available.

Learning Environment

AAPS offers a flexible learning environment, allowing you take either our Certificate Program or Diploma Program completely online. We aim to provide an interactive and engaging learning environment with content and information that is updated regularly.

Our online e-learning environment provides students the option to learn completely at their own pace, anywhere and at any time of the day. Students will also still be able to communicate directly with our subject matter experts who are there to provide support and answer any questions you might have regarding the course content and material.

Course Outline

From Production to Processing to Medical Cannabis and Retail Management, AAPS courses focus on providing the insight and knowledge necessary to work in this burgeoning industry.
The following courses are included:

Organizations who have hired AAPS Graduates

abba medix
ample organics
Canopy Growth
Weed Me

Cannabis Student Testimonials


Taking the AAPS Cannabis Management, Quality & Laboratory course was the one of the best decisions for my career. They are all extremely knowledgeable in their field, with real life experiences to share.

Orenda Von Gernet

Cannabis – Management, Quality and Laboratory Graduate

I am very happy that I chose AAPS as my next academic endeavor after graduating University. The course was very useful in teaching me the things that I will need to know when entering the Cannabis industry.

Zachary Petkov

Cannabis – Management, Quality and Laboratory Graduate

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