Food, Beverage Arts & Hospitality Pathway

Craft Beverage Management and Quality Assurance

Bachelor of Applied Science

You value creativity, hospitality, and good service. Run a kitchen, manage a resort, prepare high-quality meals for a diverse set of patrons, or create microbrews in the Pacific Northwest's booming craft brew and distilling industry. Whatever your goal, it starts in our Food, Beverage Arts, and Hospitality Pathway.

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

  • Recognize and adapt interpersonal behaviors, written communication, and oral communication styles to effectively collaborate in a multicultural world
  • Work within and adhere to a complex regulatory environment related to the brewing, distilling, and cider making industry
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation in business practices related to brewing, distilling, and cider making
  • Examine and implement ethical environmentally responsible business practices related to product sourcing and production 
  • Create and market craft beverages that appeal to a diverse multicultural audience

Program and Curriculum Questions:

Students transferring into this program must have completed a two-year degree such as:

  • The AAS-T from SPSCC in Craft Brewing and Distilling
  • A technical Associate degree in a related program such as viticulture or brewing
  • Or a technical Associate degree in Business Administration/Associate in Business-DTA

Quarter Plan

Search Schedule

Quarter 1

course[bus340]

CBD100 2cr Lab and Production Floor Safety
Introduces the guidelines and expectations for safety related to the brewing and distilling production floor and QA/QC labs. Fees: $100 Craft Brewing Course Fee

ENVS301 5cr Business and Sustainability Principles and Practice
Introduces concepts of environmental ethics, resource conservation, and sustainability frameworks as they relate to business and environmental sustainability. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee

CBD207 5cr Fermentation Microbiology
Covers the biological processes of fermentation with particular focus on skills used in the beverage industry. Students will gain familiarity with microscopes and media as tools to propagate yeast and identify contaminations. Fees: $100 Craft Brewing Course Fee
If CBD207 was completed as part of a two year degree, please select from the following list of approved electives to ensure a minimum of 90 total credits is completed for the BAS degree. Students must have earned 90 credits for the two year degree and 90 credits for the BAS which totals 180 credits to earn the BAS credential.

BUS220 5cr Starting and Managing a Small Business
Describes the steps in business planning through the development of a business plan. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
-OR-
BUS260 5cr Principles of Management: Diversity
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
-OR-
CBD130 5cr Sensory Evaluation
Introduces students to sensory evaluation and methods to develop technical craft beverage and food pairing skills. Familiarizes students with the varieties of alcoholic beverages and the laws related to responsible alcohol service. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
-OR-
HIST&214 5cr Pacific Northwest History: Diversity
Surveys the political, cultural, economic, and social development of the American Northwest with special emphasis on Washington State. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
HIST260 5cr History of Fermentation: Diversity
Examines the sociological and cultural roles of fermented foods and beverages throughout history. Includes a review of anthropological, historical, religious, and cultural elements associated with the process of fermentation. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
MATH&146 5cr Introduction to Statistics
Covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
-OR-
POLS&203 5cr International Relations
Introduces key concepts in international relations, examining security, states, conflict, diplomacy, and international cooperation across economic, environmental, technological, global health, and human rights domains. Explores emerging global order and disorder in the 21st century. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
PSYC116 5cr Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
SOC&101 5cr Introduction to Sociology: Diversity
Focuses on sociological terms, theories and research; the study of humans in relation to their environment and culture; and sociological analysis of collective behavior and social interaction. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a "B-" or better in ENGL 095 or a "C" or better in ENGL 098. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee

Quarter 2

CBD312 5cr Advanced Microbiology for Beverage Industry
Explores the advanced microbiological processes used in the craft beverage industry. Fees: $125 Class/Lab Fee

CBD105 5cr Survey of Raw Materials for Craft Beverage Industry (RETIRED)
Explores the variety of raw materials used in the production of craft beverages. Will include an overview of grains, hops, spices, fruit, and honey. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $100 Craft Brewing Course Fee

CBD205 5cr Applied Chemistry for the Beverage Industry
Introduces chemistry methods utilized within beverage industries to ensure consistency of products. Prepares students for subsequent classes that will utilize chemistry skills for quality control/quality assurance. Prerequisite: Admission to the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee

ENGL&235 5cr Technical Writing
Introduces technical writing skills necessary to communicate effectively in the workplace. Emphasizes written documents, successful teamwork strategies, and ethical considerations in workplace communication. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
If CBD205 and ENGL&235 were completed as part of a two year degree, please select from the following list of approved electives to ensure a minimum of 90 total credits is completed for the BAS degree. Students must have earned 90 credits for the two year degree and 90 credits for the BAS which totals 180 credits to earn the BAS credential.

BUS220 5cr Starting and Managing a Small Business
Describes the steps in business planning through the development of a business plan. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
-OR-
BUS260 5cr Principles of Management: Diversity
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
-OR-
CBD130 5cr Sensory Evaluation
Introduces students to sensory evaluation and methods to develop technical craft beverage and food pairing skills. Familiarizes students with the varieties of alcoholic beverages and the laws related to responsible alcohol service. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
-OR-
HIST&214 5cr Pacific Northwest History: Diversity
Surveys the political, cultural, economic, and social development of the American Northwest with special emphasis on Washington State. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
HIST260 5cr History of Fermentation: Diversity
Examines the sociological and cultural roles of fermented foods and beverages throughout history. Includes a review of anthropological, historical, religious, and cultural elements associated with the process of fermentation. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
MATH&146 5cr Introduction to Statistics
Covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
-OR-
POLS&203 5cr International Relations
Introduces key concepts in international relations, examining security, states, conflict, diplomacy, and international cooperation across economic, environmental, technological, global health, and human rights domains. Explores emerging global order and disorder in the 21st century. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
PSYC116 5cr Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
SOC&101 5cr Introduction to Sociology: Diversity
Focuses on sociological terms, theories and research; the study of humans in relation to their environment and culture; and sociological analysis of collective behavior and social interaction. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a "B-" or better in ENGL 095 or a "C" or better in ENGL 098. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee

Quarter 3

BUS350 5cr Advanced Product Marketing
Explores strategies to address opportunities and challenges faced by businesses when marketing new products and services. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a 'C' or better.

CBD313 5cr QA/QC Instrumental Analysis
Explores the processes and instrumentation used in conducting Quality Assurance/Quality Control for the craft beverage industry. Fees: $125 Class/Lab Fee

CBD115 5cr Equipment Processing and Maintenance
Introduces equipment processing, maintenance, and regulatory requirements used in production for the craft brewing and distilling industry. Prerequisite: Admission to the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
If CBD115 was completed as part of a two year degree, please select from the following list of approved electives to ensure a minimum of 90 total credits is completed for the BAS degree. Students must have earned 90 credits for the two year degree and 90 credits for the BAS which totals 180 credits to earn the BAS credential.

BUS220 5cr Starting and Managing a Small Business
Describes the steps in business planning through the development of a business plan. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
-OR-
BUS260 5cr Principles of Management: Diversity
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
-OR-
CBD130 5cr Sensory Evaluation
Introduces students to sensory evaluation and methods to develop technical craft beverage and food pairing skills. Familiarizes students with the varieties of alcoholic beverages and the laws related to responsible alcohol service. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
-OR-
HIST&214 5cr Pacific Northwest History: Diversity
Surveys the political, cultural, economic, and social development of the American Northwest with special emphasis on Washington State. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
HIST260 5cr History of Fermentation: Diversity
Examines the sociological and cultural roles of fermented foods and beverages throughout history. Includes a review of anthropological, historical, religious, and cultural elements associated with the process of fermentation. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
MATH&146 5cr Introduction to Statistics
Covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
-OR-
POLS&203 5cr International Relations
Introduces key concepts in international relations, examining security, states, conflict, diplomacy, and international cooperation across economic, environmental, technological, global health, and human rights domains. Explores emerging global order and disorder in the 21st century. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
PSYC116 5cr Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
SOC&101 5cr Introduction to Sociology: Diversity
Focuses on sociological terms, theories and research; the study of humans in relation to their environment and culture; and sociological analysis of collective behavior and social interaction. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a "B-" or better in ENGL 095 or a "C" or better in ENGL 098. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee

Quarter 4

course[cbd410]

CBD315 5cr Advanced Equipment and Engineering
Explores brewing and distilling technology, equipment, and processes through a project management lens. Fees: $100 Class/Lab Fee

CBD420 5cr Capstone Planning and Proposal (RETIRED)
Provides a framework for students to design and plan their senior capstone project in collaboration with peers and industry mentors. Prerequisite: CBD 315 with a 'C' or better. Fees: $50 Class/Lab Fee

Quarter 5

CBD421 5cr Craft Beverage Capstone and Industry Regulations
Provides a framework for students to carry out their senior capstone project in collaboration with peers and industry mentors. Fees: $150 Class/Lab Fee

course[cmst230]

course[econ201]

If CMST 230 and ECON 201 were completed as part of a two year degree, please select from the following list of approved electives to ensure a minimum of 90 total credits is completed for the BAS degree. Students must have earned 90 credits for the two year degree and 90 credits for the BAS which totals 180 credits to earn the BAS credential.

BUS220 5cr Starting and Managing a Small Business
Describes the steps in business planning through the development of a business plan. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
-OR-
BUS260 5cr Principles of Management: Diversity
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee
-OR-
CBD130 5cr Sensory Evaluation
Introduces students to sensory evaluation and methods to develop technical craft beverage and food pairing skills. Familiarizes students with the varieties of alcoholic beverages and the laws related to responsible alcohol service. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
-OR-
HIST&214 5cr Pacific Northwest History: Diversity
Surveys the political, cultural, economic, and social development of the American Northwest with special emphasis on Washington State. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
HIST260 5cr History of Fermentation: Diversity
Examines the sociological and cultural roles of fermented foods and beverages throughout history. Includes a review of anthropological, historical, religious, and cultural elements associated with the process of fermentation. Prerequisite: None. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
MATH&146 5cr Introduction to Statistics
Covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
-OR-
POLS&203 5cr International Relations
Introduces key concepts in international relations, examining security, states, conflict, diplomacy, and international cooperation across economic, environmental, technological, global health, and human rights domains. Explores emerging global order and disorder in the 21st century. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
PSYC116 5cr Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
Introduces students to the psychology of human relationships. Examines how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact communication in a multicultural world. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee
-OR-
SOC&101 5cr Introduction to Sociology: Diversity
Focuses on sociological terms, theories and research; the study of humans in relation to their environment and culture; and sociological analysis of collective behavior and social interaction. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a "B-" or better in ENGL 095 or a "C" or better in ENGL 098. Fees: $12.00 Social Science/Business Course Fee

Quarter 6

SOC350 5cr Organizational Theory
Introduces organizational theory research and explores foundational concepts of organizational learning and innovation from a systems perspective. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a 'C' or better.

PHIL350 5cr Ethics in Business Management
Introduces ethical issues connected to business management. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a 'C' or better.

CBD422 5cr Capstone Project
Provides a framework for students to carry out and present their senior capstone project in collaboration with peers and industry mentors. Fees: $150 Class/Lab Fee

Revision Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2023