Programs And Courses

 

Would you like to upgrade your skills or learn something totally new? HACC can provide the training to help you through our certificate programs.

The Brewing Science Certificate Program will provide you with an overview of brewery operations. Topics within this class range from safety and sanitation to recipe creation. You will also gain hands-on experience in local breweries.

The following are topics and opportunities included in the program:

  • Beer Industry Current Trends
  • Beer Server Exam (Cicerone Level 1)
  • Culinary Math for Brewing
  • Foundations of Beer Making
  • Microbiology
  • Off-Flavor Webinar
  • Principles of Brewing Engineering
  • Quality Control and Assurance in Brewing
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • 80-hour Internship

 

What can I do with a Brewing Science certificate in the workforce?


This program will prepare you for a variety of positions within the brewing industry, depending on the size of the brewery. Our graduates have become assistant brewers, head brewers and brewery managers.

 

$25,000-$46,000
Annual Salary Estimate
(Source: PayScale.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Our classes take place in the evenings, are taught by industry professionals and include many hands-on experiences.

 

Where are classes held?


This is a blended class with some components taught online. Other program components will be taught at one of our five campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York or within a local brewery.

 

For more information:

PhoneTan 717-221-1325 MailTan alpeslis@hacc.edu

This program provides an introductory foundation of knowledge of how and why the Cannabis industry operates. Our focused learning objectives are achieved via interactive weekly sessions with industry experts, review of Cannabis history, business and legal considerations, and development of professional skills required to work in this growing field.

Over the course of the 8-week program you will explore:

  • Cannabis business operations: Business management practices and concepts
  • Exploration of industry diversification and specialization including growers and processors, testing and lab facilities and dispensaries
  • Considering the human factors including exceptional customer service, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence on the job
  • Patient navigation and needs in the medical cannabis industry
  • Introduction to the endocannabinoid system and physiological impacts of medical cannabis
  • Different methods of ingestion or application and potential patient reactions
     
What can I do with a Medical Cannabis Business Specialist certificate in the workforce?

This program will prepare you for a variety of entry-level roles in the medical cannabis industry. Common averages include:

 

Annual Salary Estimate
Dispensary Manager - $68,000
Patient Care Specialist - $32,000
Grower/Processor - $29,000
(Source: Fortune.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


The classes are taught by industry professionals and include some online activities such as discussion boards and quizzes.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes will be held virtually with remote instruction until further notice

 

For more information:

PhoneTan 717-221-1325 MailTan kmbeljan@hacc.edu

The Office Support Specialist Certificate program will prepare you to work in a variety of office positions with varying levels of responsibility. Individuals currently employed in this field will benefit by refreshing their skills with current practices and technology.

You will:

  • Learn to develop a good work attitude and habits, professional and ethical work behavior and office skills
  • Learn essential employability skills such as communication, conflict resolution, customer service and business writing
  • Work through office simulation activities to prepare you for typical workplace scenarios

Computer skills covered will include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word and Excel certification exams. Vouchers for these exams are included with the cost of tuition.

 

What can I do with an Office Support Specialist certificate in the workforce?


This program will prepare you to work in an office environment and provide administrative support.

 

$25,000-$48,000
Annual Salary Estimate
(Source: Fortune.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


Our classes are hands-on and involve practical exercises to help you learn the skills necessary to work in the office environment.

 

Where are classes held?


Classes will be held on our Harrisburg Campus.

 

For more information:

PhoneTan 717-221-1325 MailTan alpeslis@hacc.edu

 

Please note: All classes may not be currently offered. If you are in need of a specific program, please refer to the contact information within that listing. We will be happy to assist you. Thank you!

 

Meet Johnny: Brewing Science Alumnus

In the Brewing Science Program, students learn everything about beer making – from food safety to microbiology all the way to developing and marketing a final product. Students work with beer aficionados in the region to gain hands-on experiences. Johnny said that what he liked most about HACC were the teachers and brewmasters, who were “very knowledgeable and gave us first-hand experience.”

Johnny said, “As part of my internship at Moo-Duck Brewery in Elizabethtown, Mike Brubaker, owner/head brewmaster, had me come up with a recipe for my own beer and then brew it. It was such a great experience!”


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