Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation Admissions


Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation Fall 2024 Application Criteria

Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation Admission Day for Fall 2024 is scheduled for Monday, May 13. The first 24 qualified applicants will be accepted to the program. All requirements must be met to be added to the program’s eligibility list. If you have questions, please contact Student Advising or the Craft Beverage Institute Director at (828) 398-7191.

Admission Requirements

To be considered eligible for the Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation program, students must:

  • Have applied to or attended A-B Tech within the past year. Apply online.
  • Meet New Student Orientation requirements.
  • Be age 21 or older by the first day of class in August. Students must be born on or before August 19, 2003.
  • Demonstrate college placement in English and Math.
  • Meet with a Student Advisor to document eligibility and apply for the program. Students may come into the Bailey building anytime Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for in-person services or schedule a virtual student advising appointment.

Questions? Contact our Student Advising Team at c for assistance.

Please Note

  • Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation students are strongly encouraged to complete Moodle Online Orientation by program start to be successful in 100% online classes.
  • High school or higher chemistry completion is highly recommended prior to program start.
  • Brewing and Distillation facilities may require a criminal background check and/or drug testing prior to employment or co-op. In addition, national and/or state regulations may prohibit employment or co-op opportunities based on criminal records.
  • Student applicants must be able to work in a physically demanding environment including but not limited to standing in a hot and wet work area for extended lengths of time, climbing stairs, repeatedly lifting equipment and product weighing up to 55 lbs., and safely maneuvering by hand equipment that weighs up to 170 lbs.

For more information visit Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation.

Updated February 29, 2024.