New Fermentation Management Program Now Being Offered at Mesa College

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San Diego Mesa College will be offering a new Certificate program this Fall in Fermentation Management. The Certificate of Achievement in Fermentation Management focuses on retail sales and service industries. Classes prepare students for multiple careers and/or to transfer to a four-year program in viticulture, enology, distilling, engineering or hospitality.

“We’re hoping to attract the new generation of fermentation professionals to Mesa College,” stated Mesa College President Pamela Luster. “This exciting new program allows current and new culinary and hospitality students to expand their opportunities in this exciting and emerging industry.”

San Diego is one of the leading cities in craft breweries, and has seen significant growth in craft distilleries, including wine, beer, kombucha and coffee. The Mesa College Fermentation Management Certification Program will prepare students to enter this market with the relevant education to help sustain and grow this industry. Students in the Program will study the production of fermented beverages, and learn about brewing, distilling and wine making, focusing on hospitality. Courses offered through the Program include sales and marketing, law, accounting, importing, distribution and operations. Student receiving the Certificate will become more desirable and marketable employees, prepared for advancement in the industry.

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