The Associate in Applied Science Distillery Operations degree program is designed for students who plan a career in the craft beverage industry. This degree program will offer students the opportunity to explore management of a labor-intensive industry that will incorporate the science of growing grains and making alcohol.
The Distillery Operations program is centered on providing theory and hands-on application to students interested in the fast growing craft beverage industry. Students will be work at local distilleries learning to select quality ingredients, fermentation procedures, and produce a variety of beverage styles. Through interaction with beer professionals students will be prepared to enter the industry at above entry-level positions.
The Distillery Operations program has been designed to give students hands-on preparation and knowledge necessary to be successful in the field. The courses will prepare graduates with skills for grain growing and how those skills relate to quality, as well as spirit making. Students will learn to successfully manage a distillery, and to evaluate a property for successful growing.
For students who seek careers in the craft beer industry, the College offers an AAS in Distillery Operations.