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UC Davis Announces 2020 Master Brewers Certificate Program

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One of America’s top brewing school’s is UC-Davis in California, which has just announced a Continuing and Professional Education Master Brewers Certificate Program. This is a 15 week in-depth program to better understand brewing science and brewery engineering. The Masters Brewers Certificate Program prepares students to enter the brewing industry with the potential to rise to the highest levels of leadership within it – according to a an announcement.

More from a press release:

Applications for the 2020 program are now being accepted. The intensive program runs from February through May and covers major topics in brewing science such as malting, mashing, brewing, fermentation and finishing, as well as brewery engineering topics in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer and solid-liquid separation. The rigorous curriculum explores these two fields through professional-level equivalents of UC Davis degree-program courses.

The objective of the Master Brewers Certificate Program is to enable students to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, accomplished and professional practical brewers who are eagerly sought by employers in today’s brewing industry. “I owe where I am to the Master Brewers Program. It really helped get me on a career path, not just a job, a lifelong brewing career” said founder and brewmaster of Third Space Brewing, Kevin Wright. See more of Kevin Wright by watching his video.

One of the unique advantages of the program is the knowledge and experience of the faculty. Led by UC faculty and industry experts, program instructors are world-renowned leaders in their field and have the real-world experience to back it up.

“Brewing great beer is first and foremost a science,” said Jim Brown, Master Brewers Certificate Program instructor and director of fermentation science at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. “As instructors, it is our goal to train our students in the complex scientific principles that are unique to brewing. But it is also an art, so we want our passion for the craft to come through in our teaching, as well. This combination of science and art makes our program an impactful – and enjoyable – experience for the next generation of brewers,” Brown said.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited and early application submission is encouraged. For more information or to apply, call (800) 752-0881, email cpeinfo@ucdavis.edu or visit our website.

For nearly 60 years, the UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education has blended the distinctive academic expertise of UC Davis with practical training that immediately improves capability and job performance. This “Career Curriculum” supports working professionals as they refresh and expand job skills over the course of their careers. With 63,000 annual enrollments in classroom and online university-level courses and more than 220,000 students on Coursera, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education serves lifelong learners in the growing Sacramento region, all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

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