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Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation

Program Description
This program is designed to prepare students for various careers in the growing industry of brewing, distillation and fermentation of spirits. Course work includes learning the various aspects of 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.

Courses included in this program include:
Fermentation Production
Survey of Fermented Products
Craft Beer Brewing
Hops Selection and Production
Malting
Advanced Brewing
Beverage Marketing & Sales

Careers
Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in the brewing, distillation and fermentation industry, both at large distillers and smaller microbreweries. Students will also have the knowledge needed to start their own microbrewery, if they choose. Students may be eligible to sit for the professional Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) certification exams, which correspond to the program of study.

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For more information contact: rccbrewing@rockinghamcc.edu