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.
Recreational Cannabis Retail Sales
Are you seeking the title of Budtender, Cannabis Consultant or Connoisseur? This entry-level online course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge of recreational cannabis and cannabis accessories, how to identify which factors are responsible for the consumer experience, explain the strict regulations that govern the retail sector and formulate a plan to succeed in a competitive new and exciting industry!
Medical Cannabis Essentials for Health Professionals
Learn about the rapidly evolving aspects of medical cannabis use in Canada. Health professionals that are currently interacting with medical cannabis patients, or are looking to get involved in this growing area of medical focus will benefit from the program.
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Cannabis Business Fundamentals
This introductory course is designed for those who are interested in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. This course will explore policy choices and the unfolding business opportunities within the cannabis space.
Growing Your Own Cannabis
Are you interested in growing your own cannabis plants? Growing your own cannabis and being self-sufficient is possible. You will no longer be dependent on others, you can control the quality of the cannabis and you’ll also have a new and fun hobby.
Cannabis Legislation and Quality Assurance
Learn about the current state of cannabis legislation, the Cannabis Act and the basics for ensuring government compliance around the production of cannabis. Explore how quality assurance and quality control are effectively used throughout the growth of cannabis, and the importance of standard operating procedures and the role they play in cannabis production.
Pest Management for Cannabis Production
This workshop is for persons growing cannabis plants indoors or outdoors and is designed for commercial growers of medicinal cannabis, persons growing cannabis for personal use or persons interested in working in this industry. The content will also be of interest to those working in greenhouse production of flowers and vegetables.
Active Investing & Trading for Beginners
Learn a strong market structure foundation and core strategy to actively invest and trade stocks, ETF’s, Forex and commodities. We teach unconventional technical analysis, the tools and techniques to read any asset price chart and how to apply that to your trading plan and execute it on any investing/trading platform.
Seed to Harvest - Cannabis Botany and Plant Science
Learn about introductory cannabis botany and plant science, and how it applies to entry-level positions in the cannabis industry. Explore different varieties of cannabis and their unique characteristics, and learn about growth mediums as well as the stages of cannabis plant lifecycles from seed to harvest.
Cannabis and the Workplace
With the legalization of cannabis, employers must be prepared for how they will manage the resulting issues in the workplace. This workshop will explore the impact of this cultural shift as well as the relevant federal, provincial and municipal regulations governing the use of cannabis.