Love brewing and looking to pursue it as a career?
Here are schools that can prepare you with what you need to know about brewing, cellaring, packaging, and shipping, for a great career in this exciting job market!
We hope we have all the North Carolina schools for a brewing education listed but if we don’t, please let us know and we’ll add it!
|A-B Tech||Mountains||340 Victoria Road Asheville, North Carolina 28801||The Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to provide students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, business and art essential for successful employment in the craft beverage industry.|
|Appalachian State University - Fermentation Sciences||Mountains||730 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28608||The Fermentation Sciences program is an inter-disciplinary degree within the College of Arts and Sciences intended to provide students with a strong background in chemistry and biology and a considerable focus in business, marketing and entrepreneurial principles.|
|Blue Ridge Community College - Henderson County Campus||Mountains||180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731||With the arrival of breweries like Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada, Henderson and Transylvania counties are quickly becoming the epicenter of a growing craft beer industry. And as these breweries seek to fill skilled position in their growing workforce, Blue Ridge Community College is at the forefront of supplying qualified applicants. The Craft Beer Academy is preparing students with all they need to know about brewing, cellaring, packaging, and shipping, for a fulfilling career in this exciting job market.|
|Blue Ridge Community College - Transylvania County Campus||Mountains||45 Oak Park Drive, Brevard, NC 28712||With the arrival of breweries like Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada, Henderson and Transylvania counties are quickly becoming the epicenter of a growing craft beer industry. And as these breweries seek to fill skilled position in their growing workforce, Blue Ridge Community College is at the forefront of supplying qualified applicants. The Craft Beer Academy is preparing students with all they need to know about brewing, cellaring, packaging, and shipping, for a fulfilling career in this exciting job market.|
|Central Piedmont Community College||Charlotte Area||1201 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28235||Learn the basics of brewing your own all-grain beer. Ingredients, equipment, sanitation, process, fermentation, and bottling will be covered. Students will also have to opportunity to sample a pre-made batch of the exact same beer that is being brewed. Included in class fees are first year membership fees in Carolina BrewMasters.|
|Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte||Charlotte Area||801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States||This course helps students develop an understanding of traditional and modern styles of beer and brewed alcoholic beverages by examining production methods and ingredients, and through sensory analysis. Students explore historical context, as well as modern industry structures and trends. Student teams learn how to brew an all-grain beer recipe and to identify common beer faults and their causes. Upon completion of this course, students are prepared to sit for the Certified Beer Server exam from the Cicerone Certification program.|
|Nash Community College 360° Brewing||Coastal Plains||522 N. Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804|
Nash Community College 360° Brewing offers a two year degree in brewing, distillation and fermentation, online Business of Brewing certificate, classes and events for the local and digital communities.
|NC State University - Sheppard Brewing Lab||Triangle||North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695||The NC State Brewery seeks to provide an educated workforce for the brewing industry. Brewing beer is an art and a science. At NC State, we understand that chemistry, microbiology, engineering and sensory analysis are all required to make beer of consistent high quality.|
|Rockingham Community College||Triad||215 Wrenn Memorial Rd, Wentworth, NC 27375||This program is designed to prepare students for various careers in the growing industry of brewing, distillation and fermentation of spirits. Course work includes learning the various aspects of production, operations, safety and sanitation, and associated process technologies. Related course work is offered in fermentation production, safety and sanitation, applied craft beverage microbiology, agriculture, marketing, management, equipment, packaging, and maintenance.|
|South College - Asheville||Mountains||140 Sweeten Creek Road Asheville, North Carolina 28803||The mission of the Professional Brewing Science Certificate program is to provide the student with the foundational knowledge and hands-on training in practical brewing for the enhancement of successful employment in the brewing profession.|
|UNC Charlotte||Charlotte Area||320 E. 9th Street Charlotte, NC 28202||The Craft Beer Business Essentials Certificate is designed as an accelerated curriculum to provide homebrewers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals with the foundational business knowledge, tools, resources, skills, and networking opportunities to be successful from the initial stages of creating their business plan all the way through to making a profit and increasing distribution. Students gain the benefit of networking with and learning from fellow classmates, successful brewery owners, and industry professionals while receiving instruction, consultation, and feedback throughout their coursework.|
|Wake Tech - Main Campus||Triangle||9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh NC, 27603||Craft beer brewing is on the rise. This course will help prepare students for entry-level work in craft breweries. The course will involve hands-on training at various Wake County breweries and will explore fermentation, cellar operations, instruments, malting, hops, clarification, racking room operations, bottle shop operations, and more. Students will also produce beer as a group to show their understanding of principles learned in the classroom and field environments.|
|Wake Tech - Northern Campus||Triangle||6600 Louisburg Rd, Raleigh NC, 27616||Craft beer brewing is on the rise, and this course will help students prepare for entry-level work in a craft brewery. The course includes hands-on training at various Wake County breweries and explores fermentation, cellar operations, instruments, malting, hops, clarification, racking room operations, bottle shop operations, and more. Students will produce beer as a group to show their understanding of the principles learned in the classroom and field environments.|