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Production and Service of Wine, Beer and Spirits Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Learn the science behind the art of brewing, wine making

The production and service of wine, beer and spirits certificate will provide you with the general knowledge and techniques needed for fermented beverage production. Although each of the beverages is fermented, they each have a technique that is specific to the beverage to produce the specific taste, color, odor and alcohol content. Learn sanitary measures required of fermented products, development of the specific types of products, and type and quality of ingredients to produce a product with specific taste and alcohol content that is acceptable to consumers. Gain knowledge of the raw ingredients needed to produce each fermented beverage and the specific qualities of the raw ingredients. The certificate will also provide the knowledge of how to market and manage the sales of alcoholic beverages.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Work well with other people.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Have a desire to help people.
  • Able to multi-task and are detail-oriented.
  • Like chemistry and biology.

Career Opportunities

  • Craft breweries
  • Hospitality industry
  • Owning your own business

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.