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Course details and registration information

Course
Craft Brewing Internship: Work-Based Learning
Name
WBL-3100G3
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Students who have passed the Commercial Craft Brewing course and are seeking to complete the Wake Tech Certificate in Beer Brewing. Intended for students aspiring to attain entry or mid level employment as a Production Assistant, Packaging Technician, Brewer or Cellarperson. Also for students currently employed in the brewing industry seeking advancement.
Description
Upon completing the Commercial Craft Brewing (CCB) course, students are ready to apply their skills in a working commercial brewery. This internship course provides real-world applications for CCB graduates: They will be paired with Triangle area breweries and expected to execute tasks such as wort production, cellar work, packaging, cleaning, and sanitation under the supervision of professional brewers. Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 120 total hours in various areas of beer production over 16 weeks. Throughout the term, they will perform measurable learning outcomes, complete a timesheet, and meet weekly with the instructor to discuss progress. Interns will have opportunities to network with area breweries, develop career skills, and receive guidance in seeking employment.
Course Objectives
  1. Students will be prepared for entry level employment as a Packaging Technician, Production Assistant, Brewer or Cellar Hand. Students already employed in the brewing industry will receive crossed-training in all facets of beer production helping elevate them into new roles in the industry.
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1. Week 1: Class Introduction & Expectations
    a. Requirements for Completion
    b. Rules and Safety in the Brewery
    c. Internship Locations
    d. Timesheets
    e. Managing Hours

    2. Weeks 1-16: Students Complete Hours at Designated Brewery
    a. Progress meeting with instructor once a week
    b. Instructor check-ins with breweries weekly
    c. Instructor visits brewery during intern work hours
    d. Students perform measurable learning outcomes in brewery
    e. Upon completion of hours, brewer performs student evaluation

    3. Weeks 12-16: Job Preparation
    a. Resume Building
    b. Cover Letter Review
    c. Interviewing Skills

    4. Week 16: Job Pursuit & Application
    a. Resume & Cover Letter Refinement
    b. Forum Discussion
    c. Searching for Jobs
    d. Networking, Volunteering & Advancement
Contact Hours
124
CEU's
12.4
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Workforce Sector Credential: WTCC Beer Brewing Education Committee. This committee acts as an advisory board to validate the need for the certificate in the local industry as well as direct the focus of the training and education.
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Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Learning outcomes are unique to each individual student based on their previous experience and status in the beer brewing industry. Students are required to complete 120 hours of training and experience in a professional setting as part of WBL-3100G3. Common learning outcomes include developing skills for entry level and mid level positions in craft breweries. Skills include producing wort on a commercial brewhouse, tracking and maintaining fermentation, cleaning and sanitizing brewing equipment, and packaging beer in various containers. Learning outcomes and training exercises are based on the workforce industry committee's input.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Must have completed the Commercial Craft Brewing ISC-3600C2 course.
*Must be 21 years of age or older*
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
*Must be 21 years of age or older*

Completed or currently enrolled in Commercial Craft Brewing course.
Intended Audience
Students who have passed the Commercial Craft Brewing course and are seeking to complete the Wake Tech Certificate in Beer Brewing. Intended for students aspiring to attain entry or mid level employment as a Production Assistant, Packaging Technician, Brewer or Cellarperson. Also for students currently employed in the brewing industry seeking advancement.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Cellarperson, Assistant Brewer, Production Assistant, Packaging Technician
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
The expanding brewing industry in North Carolina is in need of entry and mid-level applicants. Continued education for current brewery employees.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Assistant Brewer
  • Production Assistant
  • Packaging Technician
  • Cellar Hand
Related Courses
  • Commercial Craft Brewing - ISC-3600C2
  • Craft Brewing Laboratory - ISC-3600D2
  • Sensory Analysis Training for the Brewing Industry - ISC-3600A2
Course Contact Information
Clay Fussell
919-866-7212