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University to Offer Certification Program in Fermentation Sciences

March 29, 2017

CONTACT:   Dr. Nick Flynn, 806-651-2542, nflynn@wtamu.edu

COPY BY:     Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

University to Offer Certification Program in Fermentation Sciences

 

CANYON, Texas—Officials at West Texas A&M University have approved a five-course certification program in fermentation sciences that will begin in fall 2017 with the Introduction to Fermentation (CHEM 1320) course.

The introductory course will be offered as both an academic course and as an Education on Demand course. Other courses in the certification sequence that will be offered in future semesters include fermentation biochemistry (CHEM 2321), fermentation product analysis (CHEM 3422), industrial fermentation practices (CHEM 3323) and an internship course (CHEM 4098).

“We are very excited to be able to offer this certificate program to our students and community members,” Dr. Nick Flynn, professor of biochemistry and director of the program, said. “It was developed in response to regional trends in industrial fermentation. People would be surprised to know the number of products that the consume on a regular basis that are products of fermentation.”

The certificate program is designed to provide WTAMU students and interested community members with technical and hands-on experience in fermentation sciences. Those completing the five-course sequence will be prepared to work in industrial settings where fermentation practices are utilized, including food preparation plants, breweries or pharmaceutical laboratories.

For more information about WTAMU’s fermentation certificate program or to inquire about setting up an internship opportunity in fermentation sciences, please contact Flynn at 806-651-2542 or nflynn@wtamu.edu.

—WTAMU—


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