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​Brewing and Distillation Technology 201​7-1​8

Brewing and Distillation Technology

Brewing and Distillation Technology Certificate

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00​084

This program is intended for those who are interested in starting a career in brewing, expanding their current brewing knowledge and practice, or considering opening a brewpub or microbrewery. The curriculum has been designed with direct input and participation by brewing professionals, owners of breweries and brewpubs and distillers. The program is designed by craft beverage professionals to meet industry needs, and also addresses potential issues faced by entrepreneurs aspiring to startup a microbrewery or brewpub in Michigan. The course of study introduces the science, operation, business, finishing, packaging and service of beer and distilled spirits, and prepares the student to pursue employment in a wide variety of positions in a craft beverage operation.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

 

Brewing & Distillation Technology Certificate

Learn Real-World Skills to Give You an Advantage in this Exciting Field


Certificate and Degree Options

  • Certificate

What can I earn?*

  • Assistant Brewers: $25,000–$30,000
  • Brew Masters: $34,000 per year

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Prepare for Opening Brewpub or Microbrewery Jumpstart a Career in Craft Beverage or Brewing Operations

What You Will Learn

 

This program is intended for those who are interested in starting a career in brewing, expanding their current brewing knowledge and practice, or considering opening a brewpub or microbrewery. The Brewing and Distillation Technology Certificate offered by Schoolcraft College provides detailed knowledge that can help jumpstart a career in craft beverage or brewing operations or provide the needed background for an entrepreneur who is considering opening a brewpub or microbrewery.

The curriculum has been designed with direct input from brewing professionals and owners of breweries, brewpubs, and distilleries in order to meet industry talent needs and to address the issues faced by aspiring entrepreneurs in this growing industry. The course of study focuses on the vital aspects of the beer and distilled spirits industry, including:

  • Business
  • Brewing science
  • Customer service
  • Operations
  • Product finishing and packaging​

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