Olds College is excited to launch a new Introduction to Cannabis Retail course. Offered through Continuing Education, the new online course was developed in partnership with 420 Clinic and prepares students for employment in the cannabis retail industry.
Students will be introduced to a scientific and biological framework for understanding cannabis, a variety of product knowledge and the regulations required to operate successfully within a Canadian retail cannabis outlet.
“We are pleased to be working with our new Cannabis Education and Research Industry Advisory Committee, made up of representatives from industry and the College, to create new programming and research opportunities that support the cannabis sector and provide new learning opportunities for our students,” comments Patrick Machacek, Vice President, Development and Strategy. “Olds College has been supporting the horticulture industry for over 50 years, and we look forward to continuing to support them as the cannabis sector grows in Canada.”
Dr. Ife Abiola, Medical Director for 420 Clinic states, “We’ve always stressed the importance of education to ensure public safety is maintained. Our goal is to make sure the benefits of use are maximized, and any adverse effects are minimized. We will equip those who enroll with the scientific, regulatory, and operational background to make Alberta safe for adult cannabis use.”
A four week course, the Introduction to Cannabis Retail course is completed entirely online and students can log on at times that best suit them. Students will complete various assessments and have access to an industry-based instructor to help differentiate themselves in this new and popular industry.
The first course offering will take place Oct. 1 – 26, 2018. Registration deadline is Sept. 17. The cost of the program is $799 + GST. Continuing Education courses are non-credit courses or programs that are offered on a cost-recovery basis and are not subject to approval by Advanced Education.