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Fermentation Science

Fermentation Science Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Fermentation Science will include majors in Craft Brewing, Viticulture/Winemaking, Distilled Spirits and Culinary Fermentation. Students in the Fermentation Science program have the unique opportunity to learn in real-world training laboratories and will receive hands-on training as they immerse themselves in three different businesses owned and operated by the College; Rhapsody fine-dining restaurant, The Lodge Conference Center and the New Straitsville Distillery. Additionally, Hocking College is pursing a partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy, America’s Premier Wine School based in Napa Valley, CA.

During Hocking College’s autumn 2018-2019 term, prospective craft brewers who enroll in the Fermentation Science program can choose to pursue either an associate degree or certificate in Fermentation Science. Afterwards, graduates from this program will be able to tap into this thriving industry.

Students will get the chance to experience what its like to work in a small-scale brewery operation.

Fermentation Science: Brewing

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:

PER SEMESTER

$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL

$53......Parking

$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

Craft A Career in Fermentation Science

The Fermentation Science program is currently the first of its kind in Southeast Ohio, and will be the first in the nation to offer students the opportunity to learn how to make beer, wine and spirits. 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

Below are additional skills, behaviors, and attitudes that will be cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Fermentation Science.

  • Hocking College’s program will encourage students to think entrepreneurially and consider the prospect of one day going into business for themselves.
  • Those who work in the craft beverage industry will have the opportunity to be innovative and create their own custom brands of craft beer, wine and spirits.
  • Independent brewers and winemakers have the chance to establish personal relationships with their customers.
  • Graduates will leave Hocking College with the knowledge and skills they need to make themselves highly marketable in the craft beverage industry.
  • Graduates will leave fully prepared to work in the craft beverage industry in a variety of different capacities.

New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle. 

Fermentation Science: Culinary Fermentation

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:

PER SEMESTER

$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL

$53......Parking

$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

Craft A Career in Fermentation Science

The Fermentation Science program is currently the first of its kind in Southeast Ohio, and will be the first in the nation to offer students the opportunity to learn how to make beer, wine and spirits. 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

Below are additional skills, behaviors, and attitudes that will be cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Fermentation Science.

  • Hocking College’s program will encourage students to think entrepreneurially and consider the prospect of one day going into business for themselves.
  • Those who work in the craft beverage industry will have the opportunity to be innovative and create their own custom brands of craft beer, wine and spirits.
  • Independent brewers and winemakers have the chance to establish personal relationships with their customers.
  • Graduates will leave Hocking College with the knowledge and skills they need to make themselves highly marketable in the craft beverage industry.
  • Graduates will leave fully prepared to work in the craft beverage industry in a variety of different capacities.

New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle. 

Fermentation Science: Distilling

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:

PER SEMESTER

$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL

$53......Parking

$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.