NCC Brewing Institute


The 360-Degree Brewer

The 360-Degree Brewer program at Nash Community College includes the following 10 classes for brewers to fine tune their skills, while learning to operate independently, saving time and money.The cost for the entire series including all 10 classes, is $127.25. Call 252-451-8216 for more information or to register.

An opportunity to take your brewing knowledge to the next level.

In hands-on, concise night and weekend courses, craft brewers will learn about brewing, fermentation, the science, entrepreneurialism, small business marketing, OSHA, electrical wiring, equipment maintenance, repair and more.

As a craft brewer you need a passion for beer, but beyond that you need the skills that breweries are looking for to focus that passion as an effective employee. Nash Community College and the Rocky Mount Brewmill offer this path to a career in craft beer.

Know what you are doing:

  • Fermentation from alcohol to yeast management
  • Chemistry from cleaning chemicals to flavor compounds
  • Microbiology from biofilms to brettanomyces
  • Entrepreneurialism from a dream to a concept
  • Marketing from web to weddings

Know how to do it:

  • Electrical Systems from electrical meters to PLC programming
  • Plumbing from glycol piping to project planning
  • Stainless Steel Welding of industrial gases and stainless tubing
  • Equipment Maintenance from preventing to repairing
  • OSHA Safety from protecting yourself to compliance


Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation - A15250 NCC Degree Program

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.