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Brewing Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 16
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Term 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.

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 Certificate program are:

  • Complete 16 units from
    • Brewing Requirements

Brewing Requirements - complete 16.00 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
CUL 250.1Culinary Arts Survey1.00
CUL 250.2Careers in the Food and Beverage Industry1.00
WEOC 99Occupational Work Experience1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2016

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 2017

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.

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