Craft Beer Industry Professional Track

Upcoming Courses

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

Complete program dates:

Fall Term: Aug. 16 to Dec. 19, 2018 
Two nights a week, 6 to 9 p.m., $1,599
Call to register and receive bundled fee at (630) 942-2208
  

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. 

Thursday and Tuesday, Aug. 16 to 23, 6 to 9 p.m. 
PROED-0011-580, $149
On campus in Glen Ellyn  

Introduction to the Craft Beer Industry 

Gain 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. 

Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 28 to Sept. 20, 6 to 9 p.m. 
PROED-0011-550, $349
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Front of House Beer Management

Cover topics related to taproom/brewpub management, including: draught maintenance, staff management, guest relations, beer fest logistics and alcohol server best practices. 

Monday, Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, 6 to 9 p.m. 
PROED-0011-553, $299
Skeleton Key Brewery, Woodridge, IL  

Beer Sales and Distribution 

Learn all aspects of selling beer from those experienced in the industry. Gain knowledge about how to increase beverage sales while giving the customer a great experience, and discover how this leads to greater revenue for the business. Discuss distributor management, inventory management and volume metrics. Learn how the three-tier system works in the real world and how you can be successful within it.. 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 to Oct. 30, 6 to 9 p.m. 
PROED-0011-555, $299
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Promoting Beer

Gain a working knowledge of social media and promotions. Develop skills you can use in the taproom, at events and online. Discuss branding, messaging, audience, social media platforms, basic strategy, and image and video creation. 

Thursday, Sept. 27 to Nov. 1, 6 to 9 p.m. 
PROED-0011-552, $299
On campus in Glen Ellyn

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. This course includes volunteer experience during the weekend of Nov 16 to 17, 2018. Please note: Prior to enrolling in this course, you must complete four of the required courses or have permission from the program manager. 

Wednesday, Nov. 7 to Dec. 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0011-560, $299
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

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 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

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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