The General Certificate in Brewing (GCB)

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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
 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
• 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 entrylevel 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.).
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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.
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)
• 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 Course Format
Blended Learning
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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
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Prerequisite Knowledge for Target Student
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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
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
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.
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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