USFSP BA QUALITY BREWING COURSE
Taught by Desiree Chubb, 3 Daughters Brewing; Eric Jorgenson, Victory Brewing; Arthur Rudolph, First Magnitude Brewing: and Sam Swartz, Coppertail Brewing.
Start date: TBD
Cost: $1875 for brewery professional; $1500 for USFSP BA alumni (must be paid prior to enrollment)
Course objective: To train qualified brewery staff on QA/QC fundamentals for the goal of becoming a brewery laboratory technician in an already established QA/QC lab or to establish a QA/QC program in a small craft brewery.
Course description: Online lectures and hands-on based certificate program that will build on the basic principles of brewing to develop the student’s understanding of the role of QA/QC in a brewery setting. Course material emphasis will be on the following: principles of quality assurance, brewing chemistry and microbiology, data management, compliance, analytics, sensory programs, and quality management. There will be 3 months of online coursework followed by 1-2 months to complete hands on training in a QA/QC laboratory (equivalent of 40 hours of training).
Prerequisites: There are 3 potential ways to qualify for the course:
1) Completion of USFSP Brewing Arts program (or similar brewing certificate – documentation required)
2) Current industry professional with strong background in brewing science or general math and science. The background can be directly through brewing (at least 1 year professional experience in brewing) or formal education (college level chemistry, biology, and algebra (please provide unofficial transcripts)). A letter of support from industry professional is required.
3) Degree in biological or chemical science or currently enrolled in Bachelor of Science degree-seeking program. If currently enrolled, applicant must have successfully completed college-level introductory courses in algebra (or higher level math), biology, and chemistry. Unofficial transcripts and a letter of interest describing brewing knowledge and interest in the industry is required.
To register and enroll for the upcoming class, contact Jennifer Sedillo with the subject heading “Quality Brewing”. The enrollment for this class will be 10-20 participants.