About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:2 Years

Program Highlights

The Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Program won the title of Best Brewing Program in North America at the US Open Beer Championship, 2016.

  • The Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College is renowned for its outstanding reputation with graduates, employers and industry partners
  • Offers an unrivaled learning environment and worldclass Brewmaster faculty
  • On-site, state-of-the-art Teaching Brewery provides extensive hands-on training
  • Beautiful campus with on-site vineyard, hop yard, apiary and greenhouse; in the heart of thriving regional hospitality and burgeoning craft beer industries
  • Student support system includes counselling and financial aid

Graduates can pursue careers in:

  • Beer making
  • Licensee and agency sales and operations
  • Brewery operations
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Brew pub operations
  • Retail sales
  • Special events

The Ontario Craft Brewers are excited to be working together with Niagara College to train and develop graduates that meet the needs for a skilled workforce in our brewing industry.

John Hay, President, Ontario Craft Brewers

Ontario Brewery Podcast

Listen to Brewmaster student Jamie Shillow discuss the Brewmaster program with host Mirella Amato, and brewmaster Phil DiFonzo of King Brewing on the Ontario Brewer podcast.

Listen now

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0780 - 2 Years NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Closed
May 2018Closed
September 2018Closed
January 2019Open
May 2019Open

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.