Craft Beverage Lab Certificate

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The Craft Beverage Lab certificate provides beverage industry employees the concepts and skills to upgrade or cross-train in their careers in the beverage industry.  In addition, successful completion of the certificate will allow previously trained lab technicians in other fields such as medical to learn new concepts and skills and to transfer knowledge to the beverage industry. 

Specific Program Requirements

  1. General college admissions requirements
  2. Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation is a capped program due to a limited amount of classroom and lab availability. This program has a limited selection process. See the Business & Hospitality Education section on the Competitive and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website.  Requirements do include but are not limited to:
    • Documentation of successful completion of High School Chemistry or CHM 092.
    • Demonstrate college-level placement in English and math as outlined in selection criteria.
    • NCCCS requires that all students must be 21 years of age or older by the start of classes.
    • Student applicants must be able to work in a physically demanding environment including but not limited to standing in a hot and wet work area for extending lengths of time; climbing stairs; repeatedly lifting equipment and product weighing up to 55 lbs., and safely maneuvering by hand equipment that weighs up to 170lbs.
    • Brewing and Distillation facilities may require a criminal background check and/or drug testing prior to employment or
      co-op. In addition, national and/or state regulations may prohibit employment or co-op opportunities based on criminal records.

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better:  BDF


First Semester

BDF 220
4 Credit Hour(s)
BDF 114
2 Credit Hour(s)
BDF 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

BDF 110
4 Credit Hour(s)
BDF 115
4 Credit Hour(s)

See advisor for substitutes.

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

  • 17 Total Credit Hours Required
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