Community college cannabis coursework

Community college cannabis coursework could certainly create countless careers.

That’s what the people at Onondaga Community College (OCC) believe as they launch a new cannabis education program.

Last week, OCC announced the program, which it calls an affordable pathway to the country’s blossoming cannabis industry.

According to OCC, the industry will create up to 60,000 across New York by 2027.

OCC offers the online CannabisHub program through a partnership with the Cleveland School of Cannabis.

CEP will introduce students to the industry and provide training in cultivation, dispensary operations, and extraction.

“By expanding its education into the cannabis space, President Hilton an (sic) the OCC team are providing a bridge into a new frontier for those communities we as academic institutions have been called to serve,” says Cleveland School of Cannabis President Tyrone Russell. “The cannabis industry is going to be enormous, and well-educated employees are going to fuel the growth.”

There are roughly 21 hours of lectures between the three courses, which cover five general study topics each.

In Cannabis Cultivation Science, students will learn the ins and outs of cannabis cultivation and horticulture.

The coursework will provide training in proper trichome science, pest control, and other essential cannabis-centric horticulture subjects.

The Cannabis Dispensary Training curriculum covers store operations, cannabis components, definitions, physical effects, warnings, and forms & administration.

Cannabis Dispensary Training also covers cannabidiol (CBD), cannabis history, advocacy, and terpenes & cultivars.

The Cannabis Extractions coursework teaches mechanical, ethanol/hydrocarbon, and CO2 methods, post-processing, and cooking.

Among the topics are decarboxylation methods, tinctures, winterization, distillation, dry sifting, bubble hash, meal pairings, recipes, and sonication.

The online courses are self-paced, so students can learn as quickly or slowly as they want.

By Benjie Cooper

Raised on geek culture, Benjie has been in cannabis news since 2014, and a consumer since long before that. Before starting CannaGeek, he wrote for the Candid Chronicle and co-hosted the Nug Life Radio Show.