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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.

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