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Campus: Boulder County Campus and Larimer Campus

Fermentation Sciences Associate of Science

 

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students transferring to a four-year school to complete their BS degree in Fermentation Sciences. It allows students to complete the first two years of the BS degree at the community college. Students explore all aspects of the beer brewing, wine making and fermented foods industries. Students will learn about craft beer fermentation science, wort production, yeast fermentation, beer contaminants, brewery cleaning, beer styles through sensory tests and tastings, styles of wines and fermentation, and food fermentation lab experiences. Career paths for Fermentation Science degree holders include fermentation scientist or technician, production operator, brewer, cellar operator, brewery manager, winemaker, cheese maker, chef, and bakery positions. Students can earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree with a Fermentation Sciences designation at FRCC and transfer as a junior to Colorado State University or Metropolitan State University of Denver. FRCC offers a path to the vibrant beer brewing and fermented foods industries. Colorado ranks 3rd by the Brewer's Association in the number of craft breweries per capita and 1st on the economic impact per capita of all 50 states. Students MUST be 21 before enrolling in this program.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

BIO 111General College Biology I w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

FER 101Craft Beer Brewing

4

MAT 121College Algebra: GT-MA1

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

1

CHE 101Intro to Chemistry I w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

REQUIRED CIS 115/118

3

GT- HI1HIS 225 or Any GT-HI1

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOC 101Intro to Sociology I: GT-SS3

3

BIO 208General College Microbiology w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

GT- AHLIT 115/225/268, PHI 205, or Any GT-AH

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:14
Semester Note: BIO 208 is offered at Boulder county Campus in the fall semester and at Larimer Campus in the spring semester. If BIO 208 is not offered at your campus in the third semester, you may take PHY 111 in its place.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHY 111Physics: Algebra-Based I w/Lab: GT-SC1

5

GT- AHLIT 115/225/268, PHI 205, or Any GT-AH

3

GT- SSECO 202, PSY 101, or Any GT-SS1 or GT-SS2

3

REQUIRED FER 201/203

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), COM 115 is the Oral Communication required course; MAT 121 is the Mathematics (GT-MA1) required course; SOC 101 and Any GT-SS1 or GT-SS2 is the Social & Behavioral Science (GT-SS) required courses; and BIO 111 and CHE 101 are the Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1) required courses.  

You must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 creditsYou may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.