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FermentationProgram

Fermentation Program

2019-2020


Certificate of Achievement
Fermentation Management

Students in the Certificate of Achievement in Fermentation will have the opportunity to study the business aspect of the industry.  Studying the production of beer, wine, sprits and other fermented beverages along with business courses in sales and marketing, law, accounting, importing, distribution and operations will prepare students for employment in the beverage industry.

Contact Brian Lesson, blesson@sdccd.edu for more details.

Program Goals

The course in Fermentation Management centers in the brewing, distilling and wine making industries focusing on the hospitality segment.  Students will be introduced to the vast segments that make up the industry ensuring a greater understanding of the industry which will make the student more desirable and marketable for greater advancement in the industry. 

Career Options

The program will allow students to pursue many facets of the fermentation and beverage industry.  Career options include: brewer, wine maker, distiller, tap room manager, winery manager, sales manager, entrepreneur, distributor, beverage writer, and beverage manager to name a few.

Courses Required for the Certificate Units
FERM 101 Intro to Yeast and Fermentation  3
HOSP 101 Intro to Hospitality 3
HOSP 102 Financial Reporting 3
FERM 110 Importing and Distribution 3
HOSP 111 Food and Beverage Management 3
ACCT 116A Managerial Accounting 3
FERM 120 Fundamentals of Spirits 2
HOSP 120 Hospitality Sales and Marketing 3
HOSP 130 Hospitality Law 3
FERM 130 Flavor and Form 2
HOSP 270 Work Experience 3
TOTAL 31 Units

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.