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Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation – Brewing Equipment, Packaging & Maintenance: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Food Products and Processing Systems Pathway Description: This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in the brewing, distillation and fermentation industry. Classroom instruction, practical laboratory applications of brewing, distillation and fermentation principles and practices are included in the program of study. 

Course work in brewing, distillation and fermentation includes production, operations, safety and sanitation, and associated process technologies. Related course work is offered in fermentation production, safety and sanitation, applied craft beverage microbiology, agriculture, marketing, management, equipment, packaging, and maintenance.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in the brewing, distillation and fermentation industry. Students may be eligible to sit for the professional Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) certification exams which correspond to the program of study.

Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation Pathway Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to brew, distill and ferment various products, including beverages. Includes instruction in production of fermented products, cultivating, marketing, management, legal issues, inspection, maintenance, service and repair of equipment, facility operations, packaging, sanitation, and welding. 

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Learning Center Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 71

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
BDF Safety & Sanitation

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Survey of Fermented Products

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Bev Tech & Calculations

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Circuit Analysis I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Intro to Maint Procedures

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Spring Semester

Fermentation Production

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Applied Craft Bev Microbiology

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Major Course Elective

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Sensory Evaluation

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Intro to Automation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Craft Beer Brewing

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Introduction to PLC

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Hort Specialty Crops

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Hydraulics/Pneumatics I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Filtration & Finishing

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Brewing/Packaging Maintenance

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Major Course Elective

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Automation Troubleshooting

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Distillation Operations

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Advanced Brewing

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Introduction to Chemistry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Chemistry Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Appl Software for Tech

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Motors and Controls

Credit Hours: 

4.00
PLC Applications

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Glycol Chiller Systems

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Intro to Winemaking

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Wine Production and Analysis

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Sanitary Welding

Credit Hours: 

4.00