Ontario college to offer Canada's first graduate certificate in marijuana production

Sep 20 2017, 3:14 am

Niagara College says it is the first post-secondary institution to offer a graduate certificate for Commercial Cannabis Production.

The program was approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development over the summer and aims to prepare grads to work in the licensed production of Cannabis.

“We’re a pre-emptive college, and one of our key strengths is our ability to anticipate and respond to emerging industries, trends and labour-market needs,” said Niagara College president Dan Patterson, in a release.

“The Commercial Cannabis Production program reflects the College’s mandate to develop responsive applied learning programs that address industry needs – much like our Commercial Beekeeping, Culinary Innovation, Renewable Energy Technician, and other programs.”

The one-year program open to students with a diploma or degree from an accredited college or university in agribusiness, agricultural sciences, environmental science/resource studies, horticulture or natural sciences, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

Classes will be located at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus and are scheduled to begin in Fall 2018.

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