August 12, 2019

Something is Brewing at Mesa College

Mesa College Announces New Fermentation Management Program

By Office of Communications

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San Diego, CA. — San Diego Mesa College will be offering a new Certificate program this Fall in Fermentation Management. The Certificate of Achievement in Fermentation Management focuses on retail sales and service industries. Classes prepare students for multiple careers and/or to transfer to a four-year program in viticulture, enology, distilling, engineering or hospitality.


“We’re hoping to attract the new generation of fermentation professionals to Mesa College,” stated Mesa College President Pamela Luster. “This exciting new program allows current and new culinary and hospitality students to expand their opportunities in this exciting and emerging industry.”

San Diego is one of the leading cities in craft breweries, and has seen significant growth in craft distilleries, including wine, beer, kombucha and coffee. The Mesa College Fermentation Management Certification Program will prepare students to enter this market with the relevant education to help sustain and grow this industry. Students in the Program will study the production of fermented beverages, and learn about brewing, distilling and wine making, focusing on hospitality. Courses offered through the Program include sales and marketing, law, accounting, importing, distribution and operations. Student receiving the Certificate will become more desirable and marketable employees, prepared for advancement in the industry.


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About San Diego Mesa College

Among the largest community colleges in California and the nation, San Diego Mesa College is a fully accredited, comprehensive college serving 24,000 students and offering 196 associate degree and certificate programs. In January 2015, Mesa College was among 15 California community colleges selected as a pilot site to offer a four-year baccalaureate program – and in 2018, conferred the first set of bachelor’s degrees in the history of the College. With its premier fine art and music programs, robust language and humanities offerings, and rigorous math and science curricula, Mesa ranks as San Diego’s top transfer institution. The college also serves as an important economic catalyst for the region. Career workforce programs include the bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, and two-year programs in allied health fields, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), multimedia, business, Veterinary Technology, American Sign Language, hospitality, culinary arts, fashion, architecture, interior design and more. Situated in the center of San Diego, the college’s small classes, outstanding faculty, and reputation for quality offer an unparalleled academic experience. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Mesa College is committed to becoming the leading college of equity and excellence and to the success of all students, including underrepresented students, and more than 2,400 veterans and their families.

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