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Fermentation Science @ CMU

The certificate in Fermentation Science program at CMU is a 16 credit program designed to be completed in one year. The program is open to both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students who have been accepted to CMU. Two local businesses, Mountain Town Brewing Co. and Hunter's Ale House, are key partners in the Fermentation Science Program.

Tiffany Davidson '18

Cellar Person/Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Old Nation Brewing Company, Williamston, MI​

Tiffany Davidson Milling Grain"When I was admitted for the 2017-2018 Fermentation Science cohort, I never realized how life-changing it would be. The program gave me hands-on training in the tests and processes involved with producing great fermented beverages in both the laboratory and the brewery, provided me with the opportunity to intern with Midland Brewing Company during Summer 2018 and ultimately helped me to achieve me dream job with Old Nation Brewing Company. My love of homebrewing turned into a passion for the craft brewing industry. I cannot recommend this program, Dr. Demattei, and CMU enough!

​Program Schedule

  • Fall Semester
    SCI 320: Fundamentals of Fermentation Sciences
    SCI 321: Analyses of Fermentation
  • Spring Semester
    SCI 322: Applied Fermentation Science
    SCI 323: Brewery Facilities and Operations
  • Summer Semester
    SCI 420: Internship in Fermentation Science

​Apply to the Fermentation Science Program