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Cannabis Core Curriculum CANA 001.54, CRN 16563


with Cara Crabb-Burnham

Calendar Apr 22, 2023 at 9 am
The Cannabis Core program is a 12-hour educational program that provides an overview of the cannabis industry in MA and is for people looking for general knowledge as they consider a cannabis career. During four, three-hour sessions, students will interact with cannabis experts and guest speakers in reviews of the plant, various cannabis products, the endocannabinoid system, laws and prohibition, growing and plant care, labeling, packaging, testing, employment considerations, and more. This is a foundational course and is a prerequisite for the career track courses. Classes will be conducted over Zoom on April 5, 6, 12, 14

Extraction Technician CANA 004.51, CRN 16473


with DerekJ Swist

Calendar Apr 22, 2023 at 10 am
An extraction technician has the skills to support safely extracting useful molecular components from cannabis and hemp using various techniques, including both solvent and solventless extractions such as carbon dioxide, ethanol, hydrocarbons, and more. The extraction technician program is a 20-hour introductory course conducted over three weeks as an online self-paced, instructor-led class and includes four, one-hour Zoom sessions to allow students to interact with industry experts and with one another. The curriculum gives students the basic fundamentals needed to work in a cannabis extraction laboratory. Topics covered include good lab practices; health and safety, metrics; solvent and solventless extractions; winterization; and dewaxing. Prerequisite - Cannabis Core.

Cannabis Core Curriculum CANA 001.55, CRN 16666


with Julia Agron

Calendar May 20, 2023 at 9 am

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