Craft Brewing & Distilling - AAS-T

Associate in Applied Science -- T

Credits: 103  |   Length of Program: 6 quarters

Subject: Craft Brewing & Distilling

Craft Brewing and Distilling - Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree

The Craft Brewing and Distilling program prepares students to enter industry with a solid understanding of the science, technology, business, and creative elements that are essential for successful employment in the craft beverage industry. Students will learn about the production process, including the sourcing of raw materials, essential safety and maintenance skills, and the fundamentals of flavor and product analysis. Additionally, students will learn valuable skills related to the business and legal components of the craft beverage industry.

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Career Opportunities

See Food, Beverage Arts & Hospitality > Craft Brewing & Distilling for career and employment information.

Admission Requirements

Special Admissions

  • Applicants must be age 21 or over prior to the start of the program.
  • Evaluation of the applicant’s short essay response to program interest questions and the application submission date may factor into entrance decisions.
  • Preference for admission will be given on a space-available basis in order to:
    • applicants who have previously completed English 101 and/or Math 101 (or a higher college-level math course) with a grade of "C" or better
    • applicants who are eligible for English 101 and Math 101 (or higher) but who have not yet completed those courses
    • applicants who are currently enrolled in, or who have placed at, pre-college English and math levels





Application Process / How to Apply

Before applying for admission to the program, there are additional requirements to complete.

  1. Apply to SPSCC: If you are not a currently-enrolled student at SPSCC, or if it has been two or more quarters since you last attended, you need to apply for admissions to the college.  Apply online to obtain a Student Id Number and/or to re-activate your student account.  It is free to apply to the college.
  2. Activate your SPSCC email account. Application status updates will be sent only to an SPSCC email address
  3. Obtain transcripts of prior coursework (English, Math) that was not completed at SPSCC to be included with the application. Unofficial copies of transcripts may be used with the application. Official transcripts will be required only from the finalists who are accepted into the program.
  4. Complete the Craft Brewing & Distilling program application during the open application period, and pay the $25.00 non-refundable application fee.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Work within the craft brewing and distilling industry, understanding the processes needed to create, package and market a product
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation in business practices related to brewing, distilling, and cider making
  • Create and market craft beverages that appeal to a diverse audience
  • Work within and adhere to a complex regulatory environment related to small craft beverage businesses
  • Recognize and adapt interpersonal behaviors, written communication and oral communication styles to effectively collaborate in a multicultural world
  • Identify and implement ethical and environmentally responsibly business practices related to product sourcing and production 
Ed Plan / Class List
Entry Requirements

Special Admissions

General Education Requirements

Any math listed on the AA Quantitative List

BUS260 Principles of Management: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: BUS& 101.
ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.


Diversity Requirement 
Diversity-designated courses at South Puget Sound Community College provide opportunities for students to develop awareness of their own social and cultural identities, seek understanding of others, and cultivate skills to communicate across cultures and differences. All programs require the completion of a diversity course.

Effective Catalog Year 2019-2020

Additional Information

Program and Curriculum Questions: Frank Addeo,

Course Transfer Questions: Sheryl Kermoade,

General Application Questions: Rob Masterson,

Revision Date: 
February 19, 2019