Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation - A15250

(Effective Spring 2015 - Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)

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 and Distilling (IBD) certification exams which correspond to the program of study.

Students must be 21 years of age or older to enroll in the BDF program.

General Education
COM 110    Introduction to Communication
ENG 111    Writing and Inquiry
HUM 115    Critical Thinking
MAT 143    Quantitative Literacy
PSY 150    General Psychology    
Major Core Courses
AGR 139    Intro. to Sustainable Agriculture
BDF 110    Fermentation Production
BDF 111    BDF Sanitation and Safety
BDF 115    Applied Craft Bev. Microbiology    
BDF 215    Legal Issues – Fermentation
BUS 110    Introduction to Business
HRM 220    Cost Controls – Food and Beverage
HRM 225    Beverage Management
ISC 112    Industrial Safety
Other Major Courses
BDF 112    Survey of  Fermented Products    
BDF 114    Craft Beer Brewing
BDF 170    Beverage Tour and Tasting Mgmt.
BDF 180    Sensory Evaluation
BDF 220    Craft Beverage Chemistry
BDF 261    Beverage Marketing and Sales    
ETR 210    Introduction to Entrepreneurship    
HRM 245    Human Resources Mgmt – Hospitality

Other Required Courses
ACA 115    Success and Study Skills

Total Hours for Graduation  70