Professional Craft Brewing - CERT

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The Professional Craft Brewing certificate program is designed for students who want to explore craft brewing or practicing professionals who wish to advance within their professional roles. The program provides an opportunity for advancing or refreshing existing skills. The program’s mix of coursework provides students with a broad understanding of the issues facing the brewing industry, as well as hands-on experience working in commercial craft breweries.

Upon successful completion of the initial courses, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical brewing knowledge in real world settings, and to develop, craft and serve their own original recipes.

Successful completion of the certificate will prepare candidates for a career in a variety of entry level positions within mid-sized breweries, or assistant brewer positions within smaller breweries, across the industry. This program serves to enhance advancement and development of opportunities for those already in the field, or to provide a means for avid home brewers to hone their knowledge and skills to enter the industry professionally.

All credits successfully earned in the certificate program can be applied towards the following Bachelor of Science degree programs: Culinary Arts and Food Service Management; Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management; Beverage Industry Operations and Retail Management; Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship; Culinary Nutrition; Business Studies; Hotel & Lodging Management; Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management; Sports, Entertainment, Event - Management.

NOTE: Students who enroll in this certificate program are ineligible for financial aid. Contact the Financial Planning office for options.  Costs for this program do not include any additional costs or fees, such as travel or supplies.

Professional Craft Brewing

A 22.5 quarter-credit-hour program leading to the Professional Craft Brewing certificate

Major Courses
CUL3092Brewing Arts4.5
CUL4416British Practical Brewing9
or CUL4417 Applied American Craft Brewing
CUL4460Advanced Brewing Theory and Analysis4.5
FSM4070The Business of Alcohol Distribution, Retail and Sales4.5
Total Credits22.5

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