Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management

Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management (Pending) - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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General College Admission
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(843) 349-5277

a brewer checks the mix of his beverage

Pending SACSCOC approval

Horry Georgetown Technical College is planning to offer a new Associate in Applied Science degree program in Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management pending approval. If approved by the South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education and SACSCOC, this will be the only associate degree program in Brewing in the SC Technical College System. Students interested in this program may enroll now in General Education and related courses in preparation for the approved major and courses.

The Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the various careers in the expanding brewery, microbrewery and brewpub industries. Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in brewing, distillation and fermentation production, quality control lab technician, beer tending, beverage marketing and related industries. Graduates may also transfer to senior institutions in pursuit of baccalaureate degrees in areas such as facility management, tourism management, destination marketing and event management.

For more information, contact:
Tom Jordan - (843) 349-7137
Joe Bonaparte - (843) 349-3657

Career Outlook

Positive indicators for employment include several developments to the brewing industry in Myrtle Beach, the surrounding areas and the state. Recently several high quality breweries and brew pubs have emerged; numerous large craft brewing companies are being recruited by state and local economic developers, and across South Carolina, more craft breweries, distributors, and brew pubs have opened. County wide interest in craft brewing is expressed by the general population, tourists and business leaders.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical Colleges Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall
BRW 101 Introduction to Brewing 3
BRW102 Fermented Products 3
BRW 103 Sanitation and Safety 3
BRW 104 Beverage Operations Management 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Second Semester - Spring
BRW 105 Fermentation Production 3
BRW 106 Craft Beer Brewing 3
BRW 107 Applied Craft Beer Microbiology 3
BRW 108 Beverage Sales and Marketing 3
ENG 155 Communications I 3
Third Semester - Summer
BRW 200 SCWE Brewmaster-Brewery Operations 6
PSY 103 Human Relations 3
Fourth Semester - Fall
BRW 201 Packaging, Materials, Quality 3
BRW 202 Brewing Equipment, Technology Maintenance 3
BRW 203 Advanced Brewing 3
BRW 204 Sensory and Quality Evaluation 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3
Fifth Semester - Spring
BRW 205 Beverage Tourism and Tasting Management 3
BRW 206 Food and Beverage Control 3
BRW 207 Brewing and Facilities Management 3
CUL 171 Legal Issues Fermentation 3
Humanities 3