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Cocc continuing education instructor dr bill pengelly program manager nancy jumper

Information Session

Institute of Brewing & Distilling

General Certificate in Brewing

Exam Prep Course

http://www.cocc.edu/continuinged/craftbrewexamprep/

COCC Continuing Education

Instructor: Dr. Bill Pengelly

Program Manager: Nancy Jumper

Central Oregon Community College | 2600 N.W. College Way | Bend, Oregon 97701 | (541) 383-7700 | www.cocc.edu


Agenda for info session

Agenda for Info Session

  • Introduction: About the Instructor Dr. Bill Pengelly

  • Who is the Institute for Brewing & Distilling (IBD)?

  • What is the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) & who will benefit?

  • About the Exam Prep Class (format, content)

  • Prerequisite Knowledge for Target Student

  • About the GCB Test

  • Registration, cost, etc.

  • Questions

Central Oregon Community College | 2600 N.W. College Way | Bend, Oregon 97701 | (541) 383-7700 | www.cocc.edu


Course purpose

Course Purpose

  • To prepare students with the comprehensive, foundational knowledge of the brewing process used in a production facility, in preparation for the GCB Exam.

  • To help students achieve an industry-recognized professional certificate enabling them to become better qualified for entry-level positions in the brewing workforce.

  • To add credentials to those currently working in a support role in the brewing industry (project managers, purchasing, maintenance, accounting, etc.).


Cocc continuing education instructor dr bill pengelly program manager nancy jumper

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) is a membership organization dedicated to the education and training needs of brewers and distillers and those in related industries.

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The IBD offers a wide variety of exams and qualifications recognized throughout the industry from entry-level to Master Brewer. http://www.ibd.org.uk/

Central Oregon Community College | 2600 N.W. College Way | Bend, Oregon 97701 | (541) 383-7700 | www.cocc.edu


The general certificate in brewing gcb

The General Certificate in Brewing (GCB)

Designed for candidates who may have little or no formal academic or technical qualification.

Typically, a candidate is employed as a senior operator or team leader in a brewery or packaging plant; however, the scope of this examination will enable candidates from smaller brewing operations to obtain this recognized qualification.

Exam measures basic knowledge (theoretical and practical) of brewing, packaging and associated operations and is open to anyone with interest in brewing (who is dedicated to studying).

The General Certificate in Brewing can be an end in itself, or the start of professional development career, leading to the Diploma in Brewing (Dipl.Brew) and potentially, the Master Brewer (M.Brew) examinations.

Central Oregon Community College | 2600 N.W. College Way | Bend, Oregon 97701 | (541) 383-7700 | www.cocc.edu


Cocc continuing education instructor dr bill pengelly program manager nancy jumper

COCC Course Format

Blended Learning

  • Self Study – IBD Study Material (students receive by email)

  • Online material created by IBD-Approved Instructor

  • Covers 4-5 units per month

  • Weekend classroom sessions at COCC reviewing GCB syllabus material:

    • Saturdays 10am-5pm/Sundays 9am-1pm

    • Feb 15 & 16, March 15 & 16, April 12 & 13, May 10 & 11

  • Guest speakers - industry professionals

  • Optional learning tours before/after class at local brewing operations.

  • Registration deadline is January 13, 2014.

Central Oregon Community College | 2600 N.W. College Way | Bend, Oregon 97701 | (541) 383-7700 | www.cocc.edu


Cocc continuing education instructor dr bill pengelly program manager nancy jumper

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Prerequisite Knowledge for Target Student

  • Brewing experience helpful

  • Basic Algebra for simple calculations

  • Biology and engineering knowledge helpful

  • No brewing experience required to take the course; those with some experience will have vocabulary and concepts to build on. Those without will study harder!

  • Plan on studying 5-10 hours per week.

Central Oregon Community College | 2600 N.W. College Way | Bend, Oregon 97701 | (541) 383-7700 | www.cocc.edu


Cocc continuing education instructor dr bill pengelly program manager nancy jumper

About the General Certificate (GCB) in Brewing Exam

  • 60 Questions, multiple choice

  • Computer-based, testing at COCC

  • 66% passing score required

    • 66-79%=Pass, 80-89%=Credit, 90%+=Distinction

  • Test results mailed to candidates; about one month after test

  • IBD exam fee included in course fee

  • Two proctored test sessions included in course fee

  • Individual testing appointments available $25 testing fee to COCC’s Testing Center in Barber Library

  • Online study material tests are good preparation


Cocc continuing education instructor dr bill pengelly program manager nancy jumper

Registration, Cost, Deadline, Details…

  • Course fee $1675 covers: IBD application , IBD study materials, online study materials/workbooks/practice tests, classroom sessions, group testing (add $25 for individual testing)

  • Does not cover recommended/suggested books. These are up to individual students’ discretion to purchase.

  • Minimum number of students needed for course to happen (8). Maximum is 20.

  • Full payment is due to hold your spot.

  • Deadline to register: January 13, 2014. This allows time for students to complete the IBD application, submit to COCC for bulk submission and payment to IBD before first classroom session.


Cocc continuing education instructor dr bill pengelly program manager nancy jumper

Questions & Contact Information

  • Registration Contact:

  • Phone 541-383-7270

  • Fax 541-383-7503

  • http://www.cocc.edu/continuinged/craftbrewexamprep/

  • COCC Contact:

  • Nancy Jumper, Program Manager

  • 541-383-7270

  • [email protected]


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