The Professional Brewing Science Certificate program is designed to provide the student with the foundational knowledge for successful employment in the brewing profession. The first two quarters of the program include classroom work in areas such as biology, chemistry, and mathematics. During the last quarter, students will spend time in a brewing facility in order to supplement classwork with application. Courses will be delivered primarily on-ground, with some online work required.
The program is designed for completion by full-time students in 9 months and requires satisfactory completion of 40 credit hours. Graduates of this program will develop skills to:
On-site spaces to accommodate the didactic learning experiences include spacious classrooms, conference areas, and labs appropriate for chemistry, microbiology, and physics instruction. Instruction is facilitated by faculty workspace, lab and lecture space, lecture podiums, dry erase boards, smart classroom technology, student tables/chairs, and all necessary equipment and supplies. The Moodle learning management system is used by all faculty and students. Internship time will be spent at the Smoky Mountain Brewery brewing facility. The brewery sits on an 1850 sq ft. 6" concrete slab with trench drains throughout. The brewery is a 15 Bbl (barrel), 3 vessel brewhouse, steam heated with 22 process tanks from 30 to 45 barrels each.
Applicants to major must successfully complete the first quarter foundational science courses with a grade of C or better. Student may apply to the major rotation, but admission will not be made until grades are available for the first quarter foundational courses.
Graduation requirements for all South College undergraduates include:
To receive a degree or certificate, a student must satisfy these requirements:
A program rotation will be admitted at least annually. All graduation requirements, grading procedures, transcripts, and transfer policies remain consistent with those currently in affect for all other South College students.
* Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. *
South College's West campus Auditorium will be the site of a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 17th, to discuss the problem of bullying.