Brewing Science (BREW)

Description

The craft beer and beverage industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States and many other parts of the world.

The Brewing Science degree program provides knowledge and skills related to introductory and advanced production processes, finishing and packaging techniques, product analysis, and operation of brewing facilities. Cooperative education experiences add to the student's career-readiness.

Graduates of the Brewing Science program earn an Associate of Science degree, and are qualified for employment opportunities in many areas of the craft beverage industry including brewer/assistant brewer, cellar manager, or brewery manager.

Program Code

BREW.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in many areas of the craft beverage industry

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Assistant brewer
  • Brewer
  • Cellar manager
  • Brewery manager

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

New program; no graduates yet

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • New program; co-op employers being determined

Curriculum

Effective 2017-2018 academic year

Brewing Science (BREW)

Student applicants must be at least 21 years of age before entering the program. 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 extended lengths of time, climbing stairs, repeatedly lifting equipment and products weighing up to 55 lbs., and safely maneuvering by hand equipment that weighs up to 170 lbs.

First Year
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
BREW 110 Brewing Sanitation and Safety ( B) 2 0 2
BREW 120 Brewing Technology and Calculations ( T) 1 3 2
CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry ( G) 3 3 4
HRM 110 Food and Beverage Cost Control ( B) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)   2 2 3
Semester 2      
BREW 130 Brewing Production ( T) 2 4 4
BREW 140 Brewing Ingredients ( T) 1 3 2
BREW 150 Applied Brewing Microbiology ( T) 3 2 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
BUS 190 Professional Practices 1 0 1
Semester 3      
BREW X9X Cooperative Education Elective: Brewing Science (T)   1 40 2
Second Year
Semester 4      
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 2 2 3
BREW 160 Sensory Evaluation of Beer ( T) 3 0 3
BREW 210 Beverage Marketing and Sales ( T) 3 0 3
BREW 220 Brewing Packaging, Materials, and Quality Control ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 5      
BREW 240 Legal Issues in Brewing and Beverages ( T) 3 0 3
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( B) 3 0 3
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics ( G) 3 0 3
BREW 230 Advanced Brewing Production ( T) 3 3 4
Arts/Humanities Elective (B)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   51 65 62
First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 105 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MAT 120 Technical Mathematics 3
MAT 121 Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics 3
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry 4
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication (Arts/Humanities Elective) 3
Arts/Humanities Elective  
Any ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE 3
Cooperative Education Elective (2 credits required)  
BREW 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Brewing Science 1
BREW 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Brewing Science 1
BREW 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Brewing Science 2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Carla Gesell-Streeter, MA, Cicerone Certified Beer Server, Master Brewers Assn of the Americas Associate Beer Steward
(513) 569-5740
Co-op Coordinator
Scott Holubetz, AAB, AOS, BA
(513) 569-5814