Hospitality Management: Craft Distillery
Specialized Diploma

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Why This Program

If you are looking to turn your passion for spirits into a fulfilling career, look no further than NCC's specialized Craft Distilling program! Our program combines agriculture, science, and education to produce knowledgeable and skilled graduates who are prepared to become distillers, quality control managers, general managers, or even open their own distilling business.


What You'll Learn

The Craft Distilling specialized diploma program is designed to give you hands-on experience and practical knowledge. You'll have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, gain essential information on making spirits, engage in labs to hone your skills, and understand the entire process from grain to bottle. We'll also guide you through the legal requirements of distilling, ensuring you're prepared to navigate the industry with confidence.

Enroll today in the only credit program in the Mid-Atlantic region!

Program Details

Semesters: 2

Credits: 29.5

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Locations: Bethlehem

Program Overview:

NCC's Craft Distillery Specialized Diploma program covers everything from the fundamentals of distillation operations, to quality control and sensory analysis. Learn craft fermentation production, beverage data analytics, craft beverage sales and distribution, and compliance. Program includes an experiential-learning practicum with an approved craft beverage facility.

A Proactive Program

Learn more about how NCC developed our Craft Distillery program to fill a need in the region for formal education and training in distilling while building valuable partnerships with local distilleries.

Future Career Paths

Craft distilling is a rapidly growing industry, and with that growth comes a wealth of career opportunities for those looking to get involved. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, there are countless ways to get involved in this exciting field. This includes:

  • Assistant Distiller
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Supply Chain Management
  • General Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Tasting Room Manager

Faculty Spotlight

We really are one of the only colleges in the region to offer a craft distillery program. It’s a growing business and extremely popular in our area, and students can put their skills to good use in the industry after completing the program.

David F. Schweiger, NCC Director of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Sport Management

David Schweiger

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