VCU launches brewing certificate program

by Mike Platania | Richmond BizSense

Virginia Commonwealth University announced this week the creation of a craft beer certificate program, a non-credit certification that covers the business side and brewing of craft beers.

The program is under the university’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education, meaning it’s not restricted to current degree-seeking VCU students.

The program will offer two tracks: the Business of Craft Beer and the Craft Brewer Certificate.

The business track will cover topics from startup plans, to real estate and design, to promotion and marketing.

The craft brewer certificate will prepare students for industry credentialing, going over things like brewing processes, equipment maintenance and sanitation, and will include an internship at a local brewery. A packaging course also will be offered.

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