University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
St. Petersburg, Florida
University of South Florida’s Brewing Arts Program
The USF College of Arts & Sciences has teamed up with numerous local and national breweries to create a unique on-line certificate program in the brewing arts, which has since been recognized by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. The Brewing Arts program on the USF St. Petersburg campus is a 23-week online program that provides participants with the foundational knowledge and hands-on training for a successful career in the industry of craft brewing. Many students work full time while completing the program and participants can take classes from anywhere in the world.
The program currently offers two courses per year, which start in February and August. The online coursework goes through the entire process of brewing learning, from the base ingredients to the science and business of craft beer. The program is taught by both professionals and academics in the field and is followed by a hands-on training experience in a brewery to apply knowledge learned. The program is designed for hobbyists and enthusiasts looking to learn more about the art of brewery, to those who wish to work in a brewery and who may aspire to open a brewery one day.
Among the nearly 20 participating breweries in the program are Yuengling, who also sponsors a scholarship for veterans to participate in the program each year, Cigar City Brewing, 3 Daughters Brewing, St. Pete Brewing and Green Bench Brewing. Students in the program have gone on to work in all facets of the brewing industry – from sales to production – as well as open breweries in the area including Two Frogs Brewing, Dissent Brewing, Front Page Brewing, Grand Central Brewing and Five Branches Brewing.
CERTIFICATE & DEGREE PROGRAMS
- Brewing Arts Certificate