Course Description

San Diego is well known as the craft beer brewing capital of the United States with over 150 active brewhouses and more scheduled to open soon. MiraCosta’s 280-hour BrewTech Program is designed to train students to become productive brewers while gaining confidence in the brewhouse, cellar or packaging line. As one of the premiere craft beer programs in the San Diego area with an on-site brewery, this class will focus on ‘grain-to-glass’ hands-on experience. The curriculum, including recipe development, wort production, cellar practices and packaging, is designed to train students to become a turnkey brewery technician. Classroom material covers the chemistry and biology of beer production and will introduce students to brewery equipment. Industry tours around San Diego will expose students to multiple brewing applications that will serve to enhance their knowledge of craft beer production. Students will also gain workplace skills training that will further add to their employability. Gi Bill®, Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available.

Course Details

In addition to skills training students will receive:

  • OSHA and LEAN certification
  • Industry tours and guest speakers
  • Employment readiness bootcamp
  • Multiple brew 
  • MBAA Recognized
  • 80 hour internship

Employment Statistics

  • Over 90% employment rate from MiraCosta College, Technology Career Institute  
  • Over 90% graduation rate from MiraCosta College, Technology Career Institute
  • TCI saw a 50% increase in hires during the pandemic 
  • Manufacturing in North County has grown steadily the last 5 years and employment is projected to continue and increase the next 5 years.

Success Criteria

Students who enjoy hands on learning and are looking to start a career path quickly excel in our programs. Zero experience is necessary to be successful, but if you do have a degree and/or looking for something to supplement your education this is the place for you!

Next Steps

Career Paths

Whether you want to be in a clean room or on a manufacturing floor you can find a career path after graduating from our Engineering Technician program:

  • Cellar
  • Brewhouse
  • Packaging
  • Quality Assurance


This course is not open for online enrollment. Students are invited to attend a free information session, click here to signup, FREE Information Sessions.


Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available.



"Mike Stevenson and his team were complete professionals and incredible instructors during the entire cohort. They are very patient and have great people skills that translate to very effective training. I have learned more in 3 months during this cohort than in 8 or 9 years of homebrewing and taking courses at UCSD. I will be forever grateful that I took this course and I know it will be the cornerstone of my success in the brewing industry." Student From Cohort 7 (2022)

“I absolutely loved the program. I think it definitely suited me to be able to confidently walk in a brewhouse at a beginning level.” Student from Cohort 4

“This course exceeded my expectations in nearly every way. This is a really amazing program, with great resources, and even greater instructors. I would not hesitate to recommend to others.” Student from Cohort 4

“I’d take this course again! I loved it so much, I learned an amazing amount of things. I wish it was a longer course!” Student from Cohort 4

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Course Series



Work Skills Application
Application must be completed and reviewed by MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute staff prior to acceptance into the program.  If you need assistance with the application, please CALL (760)757-2121 ext. 6528.
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BrewTech Program
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4:00PM to 10:00PM
Jan 03, 2023 to Apr 20, 2023
9:00AM to 2:00PM
Jan 14, 2023 to Apr 22, 2023
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Course Fee(s)
Fee not-for-credit $2,000.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

The cost of this program has been cut in half by support from State funds!  Ask about additional scholarship or available student aid to assist with remainder of tuition costs. Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available funding.


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