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Laboratory Sciences - Cannabis


Key Program Features: Small class sizes, state-of-the-art laboratory, and professional opportunities.

The Cannabis Lab Technician program at Hocking College is the first Associate Degree in Laboratory Sciences with a major in Cannabis Laboratory in the United States.

Students will be learning cannabis specific tests and techniques while spending a significant amount of hands-on training with the same analytical instruments found in other commercial labs. The lab will allow for on-site processing operations, as well as analytical testing.

Want to Join One of the Fastest Growing Industry in the United States?

In Ohio alone, the medical cannabis industry is anticipated to be worth an estimated $80 billion by 2022... and technicians are needed. The Cannabis industry has seen 690% growth in job listings since January 1, 2017 and expects 220% growth in 2019.

Get Your Career Started at Hocking College

Hocking College has been awarded a provisional license to be one of two educational institutions that will serve as a Medical Cannabis testing lab for the State of Ohio, meaning you will learn in a state-of-the-art facility.

Additionally, this program is the only one in the nation that provides hands-on technical training for those seeking to work in medical cannabis quality assurance labs.

After successful completion of this first year of general education classes, students will then be exposed to more technical aspects of operating an analytic lab.

Hocking College

2019 - 2020 Associate of Applied Science in Laboratory Sciences

Major: Cannabis Laboratory

Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Total Credit Hours: 

Estimated Course Fees: 

Class Hours: 42.0
Lab Hours: 51.0


  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  MATH-2250 Introductory Statistics 4.00 0.00 4.00 $132.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  BIOS-1113 Anatomy & Physiology I 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
    Totals 15.00 2.00 16.00 $447.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  CHEM-1101 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3.00 2.00 4.00 $90.00
  LAB-1102 Introduction to Laboratory Sciences 3.00 0.00 3.00 $250.00
  ENGL-2225 Technical Writing 3.00 0.00 3.00 $30.00
  ENGL-1104 Jos Search Techniques 1.00 0.00 1.00 $15.00
    Totals 13.00 2.00 14.00 $425.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CANN-1101 Humans, Cannabis, & the Forgotten History 3.00 0.00 3.00 $300.00
  CANN-1106 Cannabis Supply Chain & Economics 3.00 0.00 3.00 $300.00
  CANN-1120 Instruments & Analysis I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $300.00
  CHEM-1102 Chemistry I 3.00 2.00 4.00 $318.00
  CANN-2206 Production Optimization & Resource Efficiency 3.00 0.00 3.00 $300.00
    Totals 14.00 4.00 16.00 $1,518.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CANN-2220 Instruments & Analysis II 2.00 2.00 3.00 $300.00
  CANN-2225 Looking Forward - Cannabis Unknowns, Society & Wellness 2.00 2.00 3.00 $300.00
  CANN-2201 Industry Regulations & Compliance 3.00 0.00 3.00 $300.00
  CANN-2260 Cannabis Laboratory Technician - Capstone  1.00 4.00 5.00 $100.00
  CANN-2296 Cannabis Laboratory Technician - Practicum 1.00 7.00 2.00 $100.00
    Totals 9.00 15.00 16.00 $1,100.00

More information and resources on the Cannabis Laboratory Technician degree coming soon!  

Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle.

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