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|Brewing & Beer Steward Technology - Certificate||21 cr.||On Campus|
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This interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare students for brewing beer, cellar operations, and other professional positions in the commercial brewery or brewpub industry. The program is also designed to provide the knowledge for those interested in the position of beer steward. The program is intended to provide an overview of all aspects of brewing, technical skills and knowledge to select raw materials, production, process management, beer care, beer service, and beer styles using food pairings. In addition, the program is designed to provide operations management, marketing and distribution, and financial management for breweries. Overall, the program will provide students with a solid understanding of brewing science, engineering, management, and service.
Applicants must be age 21 or older by the program enrollment start date.
It is recommended that program participants have an ACCUPLACER reading score of 78 and evidence of relevant coursework in mathematics, chemistry, or biological sciences.
When DCTC approached 612Brew requesting input on developing a brewing program, I was thrilled to participate. The craft brewing market is not slowing and there is a great need for experienced and educated brewers out there. With DCTC offering similar style classwork as the Siebel and UC Davis programs, this provides an opportunity to educate these aspiring brewers here in Minnesota so that they stand above the rest when applying to work at local craft breweries.
DCTC has built a strong course catalog including the Science of Brewing and Fermentation, Quality Control and Packaging and Process technology which may often be overlooked by aspiring home brewers looking to get a job in production facilities. I believe DCTC's Brewing course catalog is one that will make graduates more desirable potential applicants.
Thinking back to my start as a brewer, I wish there had been a local program that condensed everything I had to scrape together into one comprehensive course. Going from home brewing to commercial brewing is an incredibly challenging leap of both skill and faith. Even though the core principles of brewing remain the same, amping up to a commercial scale requires a comprehensive understanding of chemistry, physics, work flow, and sanitization.
|Brewing & Beer Steward Technology
Certificate • 21 credits
|Personal Property Fee||N/A|
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Brewing and Beer Steward graduates will set up, operate, and tend brewing equipment; control, adjust, and regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, and pressure. They will also validate the qualities such as clarity, cleanness, consistency, and maintaining logs on instrument readings and test results and the cleaning and sterilizing of brewery equipment.
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The Brewing and Beer Steward Technology program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student successes as well as the accomplishments of our instructors.
As a student in DCTC's Brewing and Beer Steward Technology program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the brewing industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.