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Course Description

Learn the entire process of cannabis production from seed, clone, or transplant to harvest and handling of the final product. Gain essential management techniques and develop a solid understanding of the best practices for commercial production.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role cannabis has played in society, specifically relating to its medical benefits, alternative uses, and economic value
  • Recall basic cannabis taxonomy and identify morphological features
  • Summarize the cannabis life cycle and recall procedures for propagating new plants
  • Design a production method for commercial cannabis, including lighting, irrigation, nutrient management, growing media, and integrated pest management
  • Discuss common cannabis production methods, including cultural practices, trimming, curing, and post-harvest procedures
  • Identify common pest, disease, and nutrient issues on cannabis plants and select appropriate remediation actions
  • Compare and contrast different cannabis cultivation techniques and facilities

Course Topics

  • Cannabis and Society
  • Botany
  • Taxonomy
  • Production Facilities
  • Propagation
  • Lighting
  • Growing Media
  • Fertigation
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Plant Health
  • Cultural Cultivation Practices
  • Post-Harvest Processes

Sample Careers

With the legalization of cannabis in Canada for medicinal and recreational use, there will be an increased demand for professional workers trained in cannabis production techniques, operations and quality management. Entry-level workers could work with cannabis producers in roles such as:

  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • Production Technician
  • Cultivation Technician
  • Grower/Master Grower
  • Processing Technician
  • Packing Technician
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Retail Store Manager

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • You can expect to spend 8-12 hours per week to complete the course content, readings, activities, discussions and assignments.

Cannabis Production and Cannabis Regulations and Quality Assurance complete an area of focus in Cannabis Production.


Assessment Item Weight
Quizzes 30%
Discussions 20%
Assignments 50%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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