Chattahoochee Technical College announced that it will be offering the first craft beer brewing educational program in Georgia.
The Brewing & Fermentation Production Technology program at Chattahoochee Tech in Marietta, GA is slated to be up and running for the 2022 fall semester. No other two-year or four-year college or university in Georgia currently offers a brewing program.
“As the number of craft breweries has grown, so has the need for qualified employees,” said Smith. “Chattahoochee Tech has stepped up to address this need by researching and developing this new program of study.”
The craft beer industry in Georgia has experienced phenomenal growth in the past several years. There are now 136 craft breweries in Georgia, up from just 29 craft breweries for the state in 2012, according to Chattahoochee Tech Associate Dean Frances Carlson. Over the next year, an additional 43 craft breweries plan to open in Georgia.
The program will include a three-barrel brewing lab, a semi-automated canning machine, and lab equipment for quality control analysis. Program courses will include fundamentals about brewing, distillation and fermentation. Additional coursework will include production, operations, safety and sanitation, brewery software, and associated process technologies. Students will have the option to earn an associate degree, diploma, or Technical Certificate of Credit.
Details on the program here.
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