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Introduction to Indoor Growing of Cannabis

This course explores indoor and greenhouse Cannabis cultivation techniques for the small-scale grower.  Topics covered include botany, the Cannabis growth cycle, growing systems and media, nutrients, environmental controls such as lighting, media, ventilation, etc., strain selection, and sanitation/disease/pest control. 
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the current taxonomy of Cannabis sp.
  • Identify plant anatomy structures of the Cannabis plant
  • Compare and contrast the morphology of C. sativa, C. indica and C. ruderalis
  • Explain basic plant physiology 
  • Outline the Cannabis growth and production cycle
  • Discuss growing systems and media options for the indoor grower
  • Describe nutrient requirements in the indoor environment
  • Outline the necessary environmental requirements for successful indoor Cannabis cultivation
  • Discuss strain considerations for the indoor environment
  • Troubleshoot Sanitation, Disease, and Pest Management

Module Content

  1. Botany
  2. Cannabis Growth Cycle
  3. Systems and Growth Media Options
  4. Nutrient Requirements
  5. Environmental Factors: Lighting, Water, Temperature & Ventilation, Humidity
  6. Strains for the indoor garden (Feminized, Auto-flowering, CBD/Medical, etc) 
  7. Sanitation and Disease and Pest Management
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Campuses offered:
  • Terrace
  • Prince Rupert
  • Masset


No upcoming dates scheduled. Please contact your local campus to express interest or contact Contract Services to set up training for your organization. 



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