The Craft Brewing and Fermentation certificate program is a 16-credit undergraduate program that provides an overview of biochemistry, microbiology, technology, and business of craft brewing industries (beer, spirits and wine). The program was developed with input of industry professionals and is aimed at developing a skilled workforce for the burgeoning craft brewing industries in Montana. Courses include lab work, hands-on brewing, industry speakers and an opportunity to gain experience with a local craft brewing business through an internship or special project.
Who Should Enroll
Craft brewing professionals looking to increase their knowledge and skills
Home brewers and winemakers looking to gain the basic knowledge needed to take the next step in their craft
Individuals looking to explore a career change
Students must be 21 years old by the second semester of the program
The program is open to all individuals who want to gain more in-depth knowledge of the science and business aspects of craft brewing industries. While no course perquisites are required, students will be most successful with a basic understanding of biology and chemistry (e.g. high school course).
Dr. Heather Thompson-Bahm
MSU Billings TECH B004 3803 Central Ave.
Billings, MT 59101