Ready to Drink (RTD) Badge

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Ready to Drink (RTD) Badge

The Ready to Drink Beverage Badge will give the student a background and will provide them with the necessary competencies  for a career in the Ready to Drink Beverage production industry.  Production, flavors, quality, finishing and marketing and sales are explored.

November 22 - December 17, 2021

Cost to complete the full badge: $599

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This badge includes the following microcredentials:

Ready to Drink Ethanol Production

This microcredential focuses on the elements and ingredients for Ready to Drink beverages. The student will gain an understanding of the raw materials used to produce Ready to Drink beverages. Ethanol acquisition and production methods will be explored and the process of fermentation will be explained. An overview of the major pieces of equipment utilized in Ready to Drink beverage production  will be explored.

Cost: $149 // Online

Ready to Drink Flavors: Ingredients and Flavor Additives

This microcredential focuses on the flavors and sensory characteristics of Ready to Drink beverages. The student will learn which common sensory techniques are used in analysis. Positive and negative sensory compounds commonly encountered as flavor sources will be explored. The addition of flavoring compounds to create  Ready to Drink beverages will be examined.  The microcredential will conclude with an overview of the flavor sources and their contribution to overall nutritional content.

Cost: $149 // Online

Ready to Drink Quality

This microcredential focuses on the quality of Ready to Drink beverages. The student will learn how quality standards apply to this beverage category and how they differ from other beverages. Microbiological and chemical information will be discussed as it applies to beverage quality and shelf stability. Process aids to increase shelf life will be explored.  The use of quality assurance and quality control will be applied to Ready to Drink beverages.

Cost: $149 // Online

Ready to Drink Finishing

This microcredential focuses on finishing options for Ready to Drink beverages. The student will learn about clarifications, finings and filtration methods commonly. Carbonation will be discussed in detail and the math will be explained to ensure the student can properly carbonate a beverage. Packaging styles commonly employed by Ready to Drink Beverages will also be discussed.

Cost: $149 // Online

Ready to Drink Marketing and Sales

This microcredential  focuses on the history, origins and  marketing & sales of Ready to Drink beverages. Current market overview and predictions for the future of this category as it pertains to  flavor development based on new market trends will be discussed.  The role of government taxation and labeling criteria in Canada will be explored

Cost: $149 // Online