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Craft Beer Industry Professional Certificate, Undergraduate

The Craft Beer Industry Professional Certificate is designed to educate and enhance the knowledge and practical skills of students and provide professional development for the greater community in craft beer while supporting and advancing the growth of the local and global craft beer industry and tourism economy.      

The Craft Beer Industry Professional Certificate is designed for anyone interested in entering the craft beer industry or looking to expand their personal and professional knowledge and understanding of craft beer.  A person completing the certificate will increase or advance their opportunity to work in the craft beer industry in areas such as production, service, hospitality, tourism, distribution, supply chains, startup, communication, media, art, and entertainment.   

Special Requirements

Age Restrictions: Per RCW 66.20.010, students must be at least 18 years old to participate in courses that involve service and/or tasting of alcoholic beverages.  EWU may limit enrollment into specific courses to students who are at least 21 years old.  If so, this will be specified in course pre-requisites. 

Server Permits (Class 12/13) for Students:  EWU courses that involve the service and/or tasting of alcoholic beverages may include a requirement for each student to complete Mandatory Alcohol Server Training (MAST) and obtain a Class 12/13 server permit as part of the course.  

Alcohol Tasting: Consumption of alcohol is not allowed for students or faculty during any class period.  Only tasting is permitted—meaning that students and faculty may taste, but not swallow, any samples.  Students do not purchase alcoholic beverages for tasting; beverages are provided as part of the course.  

Grade Requirements: this certificate requires a minimum grade >C for all courses.

Required Courses
RCLS 270DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES2
RCLS 301OVERVIEW OF THE CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY2
RCLS 373CRAFT BEER EVALUATION AND SERVICE 3
RCLS 407ESSENTIALS OF BREWING3
Elective–Choose one of the following:5
RECREATION PRACTICUM (Craft Beer Industry)
FIELD PRACTICUM (Craft Beer Industry)
Total Credits15