Food, Beverage Arts & Hospitality Pathway

Craft Brewing and Distilling

Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree

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:

Quarter Plan

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Quarter 1

Students have several options for their starting point. Some students may start in our Transition Studies programs: Adult Basic Education, ESL, High School+, and Basic Computer Skills.

Quarter 2

Choose One:

ENGL098 5cr Transitional English Composition
Introduces strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas and participate in multiple discourse communities. Focuses on both the process and product of composing. English 098 classes are combined with English 101 classes, and students who demonstrate English 101 proficiency may earn ENGL& 101 credit. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement OR a 'C' or better in ENGL 095. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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ENGL&101 5cr English Composition I
Develops strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas and participate in multiple discourse communities. Focuses on both the process and product of composing. Fees: $12.00 Humanities/Communications Course Fee
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ABE065 5cr Contextualized Math II
Introduces operations with rational numbers, applications and problem solving skills, expressions, solving linear equations, and graphing linear relationships through direct instruction and contextualized application. Prepares students for high school completion, employment, or MATH& 107/MATH& 146 with concurrent MATH 096 enrollment. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or an 'S' in ABE 064 or a 'U, P, V, W' in ABE 065.
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MATH092 5cr Mathematical Reasoning
Introduces operations with rational numbers, applications, problem solving skills, expressions, solving linear equations, and graphing linear relationships.

CCS101 3cr Pathways to Success
Cultivates the mind-set and skills necessary for students to become confident, reflective, self-directing, and successful learners.

Quarter 3

CBD111 5cr Raw Materials and Processing II - Fruit & Honey
Explores the historical and current uses of fruit and honey in beverage production including sourcing, industry standards, and biological components of these ingredients. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee

CBD112 5cr Raw Materials and Processing III - Hops & Spices
Familiarizes students with the agricultural supply chain and processing for hops-based craft beverages. Includes business decisions regarding equipment, handling, refrigeration, and storage. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CMATH107 5cr Clippers Math In Society
Gives students the opportunity to complete MATH& 107 in one quarter with prerequisite support as needed. Explores a variety of mathematical topics presenting mathematics as an art and as a tool for understanding the world around us. Designed for non-science majors. Specific topics may be drawn from geometry, number theory, set theory, and the history of mathematics. Students will earn credit for either MATH 095 or MATH& 107 at the conclusion of the course. CLIPPERS courses combine the prerequisite courses with the college-level course and are taught with a focus on video-based instruction. Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee
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CMATH146 7cr Clippers Introduction to Statistics
Gives students the opportunity to complete MATH& 146 in one quarter with prerequisite support, as needed. Covers basic probability and descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will earn credit for either MATH 095 and MATH 096 or MATH 096 and MATH& 146 at the conclusion of the course. CLIPPERS courses combine the prerequisite courses with the college-level course and are taught with a focus on video-based instruction. . Fees: $12.00 Natural Applied Science Course Fee

Quarter 4

CBD110 5cr Raw Materials and Processing I - Grain
Introduces the historical and current usage of grains in beverage production including sourcing, industry standards, and biological components of these ingredients. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee

CBD230 5cr Barrel Maturation and Blending
Builds on concepts of brewing and distilling science related to barrel aging and blending for craft beverages. Students will understand the science related to barrel aging and blending to customize conditions to design specific flavor profiles. Fees: $100.00 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

Quarter 5

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

CBD206 5cr Beverage Chemistry/Biochemistry (Qc/Qa)
Applies the fundamental aspects of chemistry as it relates to fermentation and distillation. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee

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

Quarter 6

BUS&101 5cr Introduction to Business
Introduces current concepts and structures of American business. Covers the functions of business: forms of ownership, management, marketing, production, finance, and the economy. Fees: $12.00 Social Science & Business Course Fee

CBD101 5cr Legal Issues in Craft Beverage Industry
Covers legal topics related to operating a craft beverage facility, including state, federal, and local regulations; facility legal compliance; labeling and reporting. Prerequisite: Admission to the Craft Brewing and Distilling Program. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing 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

Quarter 7

CBD201 5cr Business Operations and Marketing
Covers business practices specific to the alcoholic beverage industry, including contracts, taproom operations, business and marketing decisions for success in the industry. Prerequisite: Admission to the Craft Brewing and Distilling program. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CBD190 2cr Cooperative Work Experience/Internship
Cooperative Work Experience (Co-op) is an academic internship program that integrates a student's classroom study with planned supervised learning in positions related to the student's program of study or area of interest. Students are awarded credit and a grade not for the work itself, but for the demonstration of learning which occurs in and throughout the work experience. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CBD290 5cr Cooperative Work Experience/Internship
Cooperative Work Experience (Co-op) is an academic internship program that integrates a student's classroom study with planned supervised learning in positions related to the student's program of study or area of interest. Students are awarded credit and a grade not for the work itself, but for the demonstration of learning which occurs in and throughout the work experience. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CBD240 5cr Flavor and Recipe Development for Brewing
Enables creation of a unique brewed product using creative problem solving and independent product and flavor design. First course in capstone sequence. Prerequisite: C or better in CBD 110, CBD 111, CBD 112 & CBD 115. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CBD250 5cr Flavor and Recipe Development for Distilling
Enables creation of a unique disilled product using creative problem solving, and independent product and flavor design. First course in capstone sequence. Prerequisite: C or better in CBD 110, CBD 111, CBD 112 & CBD 115. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CBD260 5cr Flavor and Recipe Development for Cider
Enables creation of a unique craft cider product using creative problem solving, and independent product and flavor design. First course in capstone sequence. Prerequisite: C or better in CBD 110, CBD 111, CBD 112 & CBD 115. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee

Quarter 8

CBD200 3cr Packaging, Processing, and Distribution
Covers the packaging, processing, and distribution options available to the craft beverage industry. Includes important considerations for safety, inventory management, production scheduling, and distribution. Prerequisite: Admission to the Craft Brewing and Distilling program. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee

CBD210 3cr Design and Process Engineering
Introduces the engineering and processes required to design and operate a craft brewery, cidery, or distillery. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CBD241 5cr Craft Brewing
Enables creation of a unique brewed product using creative problem solving, and independent product and flavor design. Second course in capstone sequence. Prerequisite: C or better in CBD 240. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CBD251 5cr Craft Distilling
Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee
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CBD261 5cr Craft Cider
Enables creation of a unique craft cider product using creative problem solving, and independent product and flavor design. Second course in capstone sequence. Prerequisite: C or better in CBD 260. Fees: $100.00 Craft Brewing Course Fee

Revision Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2023