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Certificate Overview

The Craft Brewing Certificate is a 16-credit interdisciplinary program designed to be completed in one academic year sequence (3 quarters, or 30 weeks).  This program is currently in review. 

Please contact the Craft Brewing faculty advisor for more information - Eric Graham  


Craft Brewing Certificate Cohort Schedule
Quarter Subject & Course Number Credits  Class Name
Fall CRBW 317 4 Principles and Biochemistry of Brewing:
Raw materials, enzymes, proteins, wort production, hop analysis, & sensory evaluation.
Winter RMT 320 5 Topics in Strategy for the Craft Brewing Industry:
Selling process, operations management, distribution process, behavioral concepts, & creating a business plan.
Spring CRBW 360 3 Brew Process Technology:
Understanding the brew house, efficiency, heating & cooling, wort transfer, cleaning, & packaging techniques.
Spring CRBW 312 4 Brewing Microbiology:
Microbiological techniques, yeast biology, wild yeasts, yeast production, microorganisms in the brewery, & sanitation.

Please note: Curriculum for the 2020-21 school year is being updated. Pending approval, course credits may increase and structure of the program's delivery may change.  For questions, please email


The following requirements must be met to be accepted:

  •     Be 21 years of age or older.
  •     A minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
  •     Completed one of the following: College level chemistry (Chemistry 101, Chemistry 111, or Chemistry 181) or equivalent.
  •     Completed college level pre-calculus (Math 153) or equivalent.

Work experience may substitute for the above academic prerequisites and is subject to evaluation by the advisor.


CWU Craft Brewing
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Ellensburg, WA 98926-7433
Ph: 509-963-1386


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