Examples of Possible Careers*
Agricultural and food science technicians
- 4.1% about as fast as the average
- 24,200 number of jobs
- $41,970 potential earnings
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders
- 3.5% about as fast as the average
- 53,100 number of jobs
- $43,100 potential earnings
Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
The Brewing Technology undergraduate certificate provides students with the practical experience and the technology skills of brewing. The certificate emphasizes the science of brewing and includes hands-on field experience and laboratory work at local breweries.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.
Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.
NOTE: Certain courses in the certificate require students to be at least 21 years old.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Produce beer according to commercial industry standards.
- Perform chemical analysis of beer.
- Perform lab tests to identify microbiological components of yeast and beer, troubleshooting potential quality and sanitation issues.
- Analyze sensory characteristics of beer.
- Use commercial brewing equipment.
- Communicate effectively with professionals in the brewing industry.
This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.
Plan of Study Grid
|VIN 10510 ||MOLECULAR PRINCIPLES IN WINE AND BEER ||4 |
|VIN 11800 ||INTRODUCTION TO BREWING ||3 |
| ||Credit Hours||7|
|ENOL 21010 ||INTRODUCTION TO WINE AND BEER MICROORGANISMS ||3 |
|VIN 14000 ||INTERMEDIATE BREWING ||3 |
| ||Credit Hours||6|
|ENOL 14810 ||WINERY AND BREWERY SANITATION ||3 |
|VIN 24000 ||SENSORY EVALUATION OF BEER ||3 |
| ||Credit Hours||6|
|VIN 28992 ||BREWERY PRODUCTION FIELD EXPERIENCE (ELR) ||2 |
| ||Credit Hours||2|
| ||Minimum Total Credit Hours:||21|