Craft Brewing & Distilling - AAS-T
Credits: 100-103 | 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.
See Food, Beverage Arts & Hospitality > Craft Brewing & Distilling for career and employment information.
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
All students required to complete precollege Math or English coursework must complete HDEV 101: Enhancing Student Success (3 credits) within their first two quarters of attendance.
Choose 10 credits from 1 Option
For the Associate Degree, in addition to the Core and GE Requirements, choose one of the specialty areas listed below:
Associate Degree - Brewing
Associate Degree - Distilling
Associate Degree - Cider
Electives - Associate Degree
Choose 10 credits
WELD - Stainless Steel Welding 5
CBD 190/290 - Cooperative Work Experience/Internship 5-10
Varies - Any course designated as CIS, BREW, DIST, CIDR, or BUS 5-10
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION
Any math listed on the AA Quantitative List
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING
Effective Catalog Year 2019-2020
Applicants to the program for the 2019-20 academic year must be age 21 or over prior to the first day of Fall Quarter 2019 (Sept. 23, 2019).
Entry into the program will be offered to the first thirty (30) applicants who complete all admission requirements, and ranking of applications will be based upon:
- eligibility for English 101 and Math 101
- prior completion of college-level English and college-level Math
- the application received date
Before applying for admission to the program, there are additional requirements to complete.
- 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.
- Activate your SPSCC email account. Application status updates will be sent only to an SPSCC email address
- 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.
- Complete the Craft Brewing & Distilling program application during the open application period, and pay the $25.00 non-refundable application fee.