Tennessee Post-Secondary Institution Authorized
The Brewing and Distilling Center, Inc. is authorized for operation as a post secondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. For more information
Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
The Brewing & Distilling Center is authorized through the GI Bill® for Veterans Affairs Educational Benefit support. If you are interested in attending our Professional Brewing/Distilling Technology (PBDT) program, you can begin by completing our military veteran registration form.
WIOA | American Job Center Scholarships
Going back to school to complete a program or get re-trained in a new skill can be the gateway to higher wages and increased job options. Scholarships are awarded based on applicant suitability, eligibility and the availability of training funds. Training must be for an occupation listed on the targeted occupations list for Tennessee. Training on the list is available from the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Community Colleges or other certified programs. For more information»
General Tuition Information
Professional level training via Professional Brewing/Distilling Training (PBDT) program provides each student with a solid understanding of the brewing and distilling industries through theoretical and practical application. PBDT sessions take place in the spring and fall with classes Monday - Wednesday over a 13 week session equaling 154 contact hours (12 hours weekly). Tuition is $8499.00 and covers all instruction, text books and class materials used in lecture demonstrations and for brewing and distilling projects. Tuition may be paid in full by each student or by financial aid options listed below.
Home brewing class cost vary by subject matter and amount of materials needed for instruction and practical understanding. Home brewing classes are paid by cash, check or credit card prior to the beginning of class.
WOAC | Department of Labor
The WORC (Work Opportunity for Rural Communities) grant program through the U.S. Department of Labor will fund tuition to the Brewing & Distilling Center’s Professional Brewing/Distilling Technology (PBDT) certificate course to qualifying applicants.
Eligible individuals served under this grant include dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers. This funding is only available to residents of these Tennessee counties:
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are a work-based, employer funded, learning model where apprentices have supervised on-the-job training, along with job-related education, all while earning a wage that increases during the progression of the program. Apprenticeship programs are full time positions with an employer. So talk to either your current or potential employer about investing in professional level training for to increase your knowledge and value in the workplace. For more information»