Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Craft Beverage and Brewery Operations

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Program Information

School:Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Faculty:School of Trades & Skills
Field of Study:Food Technology and Processing
Description:Brew your way to graduation in the Craft Beverage and Brewery Operations diploma program! Learn the art, science and business of the vibrant and continually evolving brewing industry at the 2,300 square foot brewing facility at Olds College. This two-year program provides you with hands-on training that includes developing recipes, sourcing ingredients and conducting trial brews.

In alignment with the Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI), you will receive a solid grounding in technical, analytical, business, marketing and entrepreneurial skills needed in the brewing industry. During the program, you will have the opportunity to brew your own beer and potentially bring it to market within the Olds College Brewery Store.
URL:Craft Beverage and Brewery Operations at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,736

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $10,641.11
Careers:Manufacturing Managers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology  or  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Science 
Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older, on or before, September 1 of the Program Intake Year; have 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2, 50% or better in Math 30-1 or 30-2, 50% or better in Biology 20, OR Chemistry 20, OR Science 20
Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. Please visit the website for more information on requirements.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 18, 2024

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