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Elaine McSorley
Program Officer – Part-time Learning

416-289-5000, Ext. 2228

Dr. Meera Mather
Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

416-289-5000, Ext. 2351


Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Program

Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Program

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Hands-on Cannabis Cultivation Education

Program Details

School:  School of Advancement  Start Date:  Winter 2021
Program Code:  1420  Delivery Online, Offsite Practical Courses
Credential:  Centennial College Certificate  Email: cannabis.pt@centennialcollege.ca
Program Length:  3 semesters  Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2228

Program Overview

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The emergence of the cannabis industry in Canada is stimulating employment and business development in relation to new products and services. Centennial’s Cannabis Cultivation and Processing certificate program is effectively designed to equip students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to enter an industry in strong demand. This program requires that students work in a legal, ethical and socially responsible manner. Students will garner a theoretical and practical understanding of cannabis law and regulations, the key characteristics of cannabis anatomy and functionality, processing cannabis from seed to sale, creating product formulations, operating specialized cultivation materials and equipment as well as the critical role of quality control/quality assurance throughout the program. Students will be taking courses in a fully online format with practical experience at a licensed cannabis facility, Black Rose Organics. This program ensures students are job-ready for many entry-level positions currently available in one of the fastest emerging sectors in North America.

Admission Requirements

Students must be 19 years or older.

Program Highlights

  • Gain a foundational understanding of the cannabis plant
  • Learn all relevant Canadian cannabis laws and regulations
  • Develop relationships and networking opportunities in the industry
  • Acquire unique skills for a new job market
  • Build your resume with hands-on experience

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in this industry are growing. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to work as a cultivation technician, production technician, operations assistant, marketing assistant, and sanitation technician.

Program Advisory Committee Members

  • Black Rose Organics
  • Niche Canada
  • Organigrow Canada
  • NORML Canada
  • Care Cannabis Clinic
  • Business of Cannabis
  • CannaDent
  • The Hash Corporation
  • Aphria




"As Deputy Director of NORML Canada—the nation’s longest-standing cannabis reform advocacy non-profit—I believe it is of utmost importance that relevant, ethical, high standard resources are available in our communities order to create and maintain a healthy cannabis industry. As a member of the Program Advisory Committee in consultation with the Centennial College Cannabis Cultivation and Processing program, I can attest that this program is devised based on the input from a diverse set of industry experts. This Centennial College program is geared to those who wish to learn about cannabis cultivation, and will empower students with the knowledge and skills to enter the legal cannabis industry."

-Andy Lee, Deputy Director - NORML Canada, Program Advisory Committee participant to Centennial College

"The Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Program at Centennial College gives students an extensive overview of the legal cannabis landscape in Canada. From the history of cannabis prohibition and roots of medicinal cannabis access to the regulations and processes that make up the current legal framework, the programs’ curriculum has been structured to ensure students have a strong understanding of the past, present and future of the cannabis space. With opportunities for both theoretical and practical learning, graduates can expect to be well equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the dynamic cannabis industry."

-Abigail Sampson, Board Member, NICHE Canada, Program Advisory Committee participant to Centennial College

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