Craft Beer Entrepreneurship Track

Upcoming Courses

Register for the following courses over the course of 16-week as one complete program.

  • Foundations of Craft Beer
  • Introduction to the Craft Beer Industry
  • The Real Business of Craft Beer
  • Craft Beer Entrepreneurship
  • Beer Production (Elective)
  • Business of Craft Beer Capstone

Complete program dates:

Spring Term 2019

Foundations of Craft Beer

Learn to navigate beer tradition, beer styles and terminology. This course covers an overview of brewing, beer history and traditional beer styles, as well as an introduction to food and beer pairing ideas.

Introduction to the Craft Beer Industry

This course features an overview of the craft beer industry, including the various roles involved and how they work together. Cover all of the basics of beer, from brewing history and beer ingredients to how beer is brewed. Also, explore beer styles, off-flavor tastings, beer evaluation, terminology and equipment. Students who pass this course will be eligible to take the Certified Beer Server® exam at a discounted rate of $29. This course is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone® Certification Program.

Craft Beer Entrepreneurship

Learn from experienced entrepreneurs in the industry about what is needed to start your own craft beer-focused business. This course shares what is needed to start with an idea and bring it to life, including relevant business laws and legalities and infrastructure. Students emerge with strategies on opening and operating a beer-centric business. A reading list is provided two weeks prior to the start of class for registered students. 

The Real Business of Craft Beer

Focus on the intricacies of the three-tier system of craft beer. This course helps participants navigate and discern Illinois liquor laws and regulations, margins and inventory, supplier management and brands and sales strategy. 

Beer Production

Learn about the production of beer from material managements and ingredients, to brewing schedules, packaging product and managing product distribution. This course will help to navigate the many processes involved with operations for creating beer and getting it to your consumer. 

Business of Craft Beer Capstone

Complete your training with this final capstone course, which will synthesize previous coursework into a final product. Gain hands-on experience in the industry, showcase your knowledge and display your abilities. Network with industry professional and prepare for potential employment opportunities. Please note: Prior to enrolling in this course, you must complete four of the required courses or have permission from the program manager.

Contact Us

To learn more, contact Danielle Kuglin Seago, program manager, at (630) 942-2412 or kuglinseagod@cod.edu.

Program Involvement

If you are interested in teaching courses for the Business of Craft Beer training program or hosting a course at your facility, please contact Danielle Kuglin Seago, program manager, at (630) 942-2412 or kuglinseagod@cod.edu.

College of DuPage Continuing Education
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
ce@cod.edu
 

Contact Continuing Education

To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email CE@cod.edu. You may also register online. To view our complete program listing, see the Summer 2018 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes. Also available is the Fall 2018 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information


Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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