Brewing Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 14.5

Term Effective: Fall 2017

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Previous Versions:

Brewing - effective Fall 2016


The Brewing Certificate of Achievement will teach the science of craft brewing. The program is designed to be taken as paired classes. The first pair is Fundamentals of Brewing and Brewing Analysis where students will learn about the brewing process and discover the impact of different ingredients through the creation of pilot scale beers. The second pair of classes is Brewery Operations and Technology and Applied Brewing Science where students will learn about and work with commercial brewery equipment to create many different styles of beer. This certificate is appropriate for those wanting to hone their home brewing skills or start a new career in the craft brewing business.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the raw materials used in brewing, and their sources, and demonstrate their impact on finished beer through small batch brewing.
  2. Apply knowledge of brewery systems and equipment to produce beer on a commercial scale.
  3. Evaluate beer color, aroma, and flavor, and identify defects.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Brewing program are:

  • Complete 14.5 units from
    • Brewing Requirements

Brewing Requirements - complete 14.50 units
BREW 100Fundamentals of Fermentation Science3.00
BREW 112Analysis of Fermentation3.00
BREW 120Brewery Operations and Technology3.00
BREW 122Applied Fermentation Science3.00
CUL 250Sanitation and Safety1.00
HOSP 53Customer Service1.50

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Students are encouraged to take WEOC 99 as an internship at a local brewery.

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