The purpose of Cannabis – Operations, Quality and Laboratory Online Certificates are to prepare learners with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level and mid-level positions in cannabis production facilities, cannabis testing laboratories, medical cannabis clinics as well as cannabis retail stores.
This program provides an overview of the regulations, quality assurance principles, as well as cultivation, laboratory, and extraction techniques currently being applied in the cannabis industry. Areas of study include: developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), conducting analytical testing for THC and CBD, owning and operating a cannabis retail store, utilizing seed-to-sale tracking software, understanding the pharmacological mechanisms of cannabis, and developing a comprehensive understanding of compliance in relation to the production and distribution of medical and recreational cannabis. In addition, the course covers key areas related to the development of edible cannabis products including creating a Preventative Control Plan (PCP) and following HACCP. Graduates will be prepared to work in a number of different roles in the burgeoning cannabis industry.
Learners can upgrade their skills and find employment opportunities in cannabis production facilities and other environments such as cannabis testing laboratories, extraction laboratories, edible processing facilities, and cannabis retail stores.
Learners will receive a certificate upon successful completion of each module. Certificates are approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.