The Beverage Production and Management Program will prepare students for a career as beverage managers working in the beverage industry. In addition to beverage technology, students are exposed to the underlying sciences behind beverage production, including biology and chemistry courses. Students will also be introduced to purchasing, cost controls, marketing and business/hospitality law.
Beverage Production and Management is an excellent field for individuals seeking a challenging career in a rapidly growing industry. The associate degree is a four term program. Students will study beverage equipment and technology, beverage recipe formulation, distilling, and cellaring skills, safety, sanitation, chemistry, biology and microbiology, supervisory skills, human relations, guest services, food pairing and menu management, and other general coursework. Classes include classroom and lab time.
Educational Option Information
This educational option is designed for: Professionals seeking the knowledge and experience necessary for management-level positions in the beverage industry.
This educational option can be completed: Part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in four terms.
This educational option can be started: Fall and Spring Terms
Primary course location: Main Campus; many class meetings will be held at commercial breweries
Students must be at least 21 years of age or older at the start of term for all BEV courses, except BEV 1160
Students must be able to repeatedly lift 55 pounds
Students must be able to be on their feet for 8 hours
Students must be able to work in a hot environment for 8 hours
Students must be willing to taste alcoholic beverages in small quantities for analysis
Additional tools or supplies required for this educational option
Students are required to purchase uniforms, textbooks, and tools
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
Students completing the certificate may also receive an industry recognized credential, New Mexico alcohol server’s permit, and safety certificates.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
Graduates who have earned their A.A.S. in Beverage Production & Management are well prepared for entry-level, mid-level, and management-level jobs in the beverage industry.