MiraCosta’s 280-hour/16 week BrewTech Program is geared to train students to be production brewers and exhibit confidence in the brewhouse, cellar, or packaging line. This MBAA recognized program is the only craft program in San Diego with a brewery on site for students to get the hands-on experience the industry requires taking it from grain to glass.
From recipe development, wort production, cellar practices and packaging we offer a well-rounded curriculum to become a turnkey brewery technician. Classroom material covers the chemistry and biology of beer production, an introduction to all the equipment found in breweries of all scales, and workplace skills. Industry tours around San Diego also introduce the students to multiple brewing applications to further tie their knowledge together.
Launched in the fall of 2013 in response to the city's burgeoning craft beer industry, San Diego State University's Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer program reflects the explosive growth of the craft beer industry in San Diego — which ranks in the top 10 in the U.S.
The program provides hands-on training for those looking to enter or already working in the brewing industry on the business side, rather than the brewing side of operations. This includes creating passionately knowledgeable management and staff in the hospitality industry to give customers a first-class experience.
The UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Brewing curriculum provides students with the technical skill and knowledge to select raw materials, produce wort, manage yeast and fermentation processes, and finish and package the product, all to the highest industry standards. The elective coursework is customizable for students based on career goals and/or personal interests.
Taught by leading professional brewers and other industry experts, the UC San Diego Extension Professional Certificate in Brewing is a part-time, evening and weekend program that offers academic and practical training for entry-level brewing professionals. The certificate can be completed in 12-18 months and students may take as many classes as fit their schedule. Tuition is paid per course at the time they are taken.
Mesa College’s Fermentation Management program is one of just a few of its kind in the nation dedicated to teaching you the history of fermentation, as well as the fundamentals of brewing, distilling, and wine making. With a foundation in business, customer service, and standards of hospitality, the program’s courses will provide you with the qualifications to start your own small business or assume a leadership role in an already established company.
After completing your fermentation management courses, you will be one step closer to a career as a brewer, wine maker, distiller, tap room manager, winery manager, distributor, beverage writer, beverage manager, or another position. The opportunity you will have to participate in work experience courses will help you gain confidence in your technical skills and ensure your readiness for your career in the fermentation and beverage industry, and/or as you continue your education at another institution.
CSUSM’s innovative EngiBeering® certificate program explores the science, engineering, and art behind brewing craft beer. The program—taught by faculty, industry experts and local brewery owners—features individual courses that examine the basics of brewing as well as two specialized certificates: Basic EngiBeering and Advanced Brewing Science.
The curriculum is designed for current employees of breweries, individuals who aspire to work in the craft brewing industry, homebrewers and craft enthusiasts who want to better understand production from recipe development to how to evaluate beer. You will learn what goes into making beer, the history of craft beer, how to evaluate beer by identifying flavors and beer quality (which will prepare you to be a judge at beer competitions) and so much more.
This award made possible by Coronado Brewing Company will help promote diversity and inclusion in the brewing community and foster a skilled and diverse generation of brewing professionals. This award will provide a student who is completing SDSU’s Global Campus Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer full tuition towards certificate completion.
The recipient will also have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience through an internship with Coronado Brewing Company as a capstone to the program.
This opportunity is open to current or prospective students of the SDSU Global Campus Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer program who are at least 21 years old.
The Pink Boots Society® was created to empower women beer professionals to advance their careers in the Beer Industry through Education: We teach each other!
In addition to upcoming seminars held in conjunction with member meetings, such as their GABF meeting seminars consisting of both technical and non-technical programming, they offer scholarship opportunities to their members.