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Overview

Canada’s cannabis industry is rapidly expanding—and with that expansion comes an exciting range of new business and employment opportunities. Become knowledgeable in the complex field of cannabis, including ethics, regulation and business operations.

Home-grown, Canadian content

Identify and discuss the complexities of the global cannabis legalization landscape on the Canadian cannabis industry. Analyze the ethical implications of the use of medical and recreational cannabis in Canadian society and learn how to apply the Canadian cannabis regulatory framework to business decisionmaking practices.

Anything but business as usual

Support the development and execution of cannabis business initiatives by gaining and applying a thorough knowledge of industry-specific operations and supply chain management. Assess operational risk within the context of Canadian cannabis businesses. Learn how to work in a manner consistent with business compliance, legal requirements, practices and protocols as applicable in the Canadian cannabis industry

Flexible learning to fit you

Assiniboine partners with Durham College to deliver this program. Be in control of your learning at a pace that matches you and your needs. All classes offered in this document of achievement are online courses, which means you can learn when it suits you.

Broaden your horizons

Potential career and industry options include working in: quality assurance, quality control, production, horticulture, sales, marketing, legal, education, human resources, finance, health care, construction, HVAC, lighting, security and consultation.

Admissions

There are no admission requirements for this program 

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

NEXT STEP

This program does not require an application. However, participants must be 19 years of age by the start of the first course. Courses for this program are available this term. 

REGISTER NOW! 

Note: The five micro courses (Production Facility Management, Processing and Testing, Structure of the Industry, Cannabis Tracking Systems, and Finance and Resource Management) are only offered monthly through online registration. Students can request to begin on any Monday by emailing Continuing Studies at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net

Careers & Connections

Careers

Potential career and industry options may include various business-related positions in the cannabis industry including; sales, marketing, HR, and finance

 

Connections

Assiniboine is proud to partner with Durham College on this innovative and immersive online training program. Durham College's Cannabis Industry Specialization program has been designed in partnership with industry leaders to provide participants with crucial insights into the complexity of this rapidly evolving sector.

Tools & Supplies

Technological Requirements

Regular access to a computer (desktop or laptop)

PC

  • Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
  • Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome

Mac

  • Compatible Operating System: OS X
  • Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Web cam with audio and video

High speed Internet connection (recommended for optimal student experience)

Word processing software


At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

To receive a Cannabis Industry Specialization document of achievement, students must successfully complete four courses and five micro-courses, equaling 71 hours.

Upon successful completion of each course, students receive a digital badge from Durham College, in addition to the document of achievement from Assiniboine upon completion of all program requirements.

Tuition, fees and Students’ Association fees total approximately $2,300. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice.

Below are all the courses in a suggested sequence of study.

Course Code
Course Title
Hours
BUSN-0186
Medical Cannabis Fundamentals for Business Professionals
14
LAWG-0094
Cannabis Law and Ethics
Prerequisite: BUSN-0186 Medical Cannabis Fundamentals
14
BUSN-0187
Cannabis in the Adult-Use Market
Prerequisite: BUSN-0186 Medical Cannabis Fundamental
14
BUSN-0188
Importing and Exporting Cannabis
Prerequisite: BUSN-0186 Medical Cannabis Fundamentals
14
BUSN-0189
Cannabis Business Operations

(this course consists of the five micro-courses listed below)

 
BUSN-0190
Cannabis Business Operations: Structure of the Industry*
Self-Paced
AGRC-0298
Cannabis Business Operations: Production Facility Management*
Self-Paced
AGRC-0299
Cannabis Business Operations: Processing and Testing*
Self-Paced
BUSN-0192
Cannabis Business Operations: Cannabis Tracking Systems*
Self-Paced
BUSN-0191
Cannabis Business Operations: Finance and Resource Management*
Self-Paced

*Up to two-weeks to complete

Courses for this program are available this term. 

REGISTER NOW! 

Note: The five micro courses (Production Facility Management, Processing and Testing, Structure of the Industry, Cannabis Tracking Systems, and Finance and Resource Management) are only offered monthly through online registration. Students can request to begin on any Monday by emailing Continuing Studies at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net

Fast Facts

Length
71 hours
Program Start
Winter 2022
Credential
Document of Achievement
Course Load
Part-time
Program Details
Continuing Studies
Continuing Studies
204.725.8725
800.862.6307 ext 6002 (toll free)
Locations
Program Information Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply to the Cannabis Industry Specialization program?

An application is not required for this program. However, participants must be 19 years of age by the start of the first course.

Is there a scheduled time to attend courses for the Cannabis Industry Specialization program or are they self-paced?

The 5 micro-courses are 3 hours but are delivered online and instructorless. Once registered you have access to the course and must compete the required modules and assignments prior to the course end date (2 weeks to complete).

The non-micro-courses are delivered online through a scheduled interactive online simulcast. You require access to a computer with high-speed internet and camera for the duration of class each day. Prior to the class starting you will receive an email detailing the login instructions.

How do I register for courses in the Cannabis Industry Specialization program?

Courses for this program are available for register online through MYACC Instant Enrollment.

Am I required to take BUSN-0190 Cannabis Business Operations for the Cannabis Industry Specialization program?

No. You complete BUSN-0190 Cannabis Business Operations following the successful completion of the five micro-courses.

Can I take more than one course at a time for the Cannabis Industry Specialization program?

Yes. Medical Cannabis Fundamentals must be successfully completed first as it is a prerequisite to all the other courses.

What are digital badges and how do I get them in the Cannabis Industry Specialization program?

A digital badge is a recognition for learning(s) outside the traditional academic records. Digital badges validate the accomplishment, skill, or competencies earned in learning environments, where the learning environment is typically online.

Upon the successful completion of each course in the Cannabis Industry Specialization program, learners receive digital badges from Durham College.

Note: BUSN-0190 Cannabis Business Operations consists of five micro-courses. Upon the successful completion of all five micro-courses, Durham College will issue a Cannabis Business Operations digital badge.

I've successfully completed the required courses for this program. How do I receive my credential?

Students that have successfully completed all the program requirements can complete an Application to Graduate form and email to registration@assiniboine.net to receive their credential.