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Explore the SCA Diploma options below, with a new set of diplomas that give you in-depth knowledge and practical experience you can immediately apply in an industry setting.

Each diploma requires a combination of advanced level learning and foundational coursework.

At Artisan Coffee School, we run many of the required courses that allow you to build your SCA Diploma – please see below to learn about the options and required courses.

SCA Café Diploma

This collection of courses is designed to prepare the learner for leadership in creating, preparing, and promoting specialty coffee experiences, while communicating with customers and colleagues about the retailer’s role in promoting a more sustainable coffee industry.

Courses Required
Coffee Skills Program
Coffee Sustainability Program
  • Foundation
Coffee Technicians Program
  • Water and Preventive Maintenance
    • Foundation
SCA Roastery Diploma

This collection of courses is designed to prepare the learner for leadership in the development, production and quality assurance of roasted coffee; while communicating with customers and colleagues about the roaster’s role in promoting a more sustainable coffee industry.

Courses Required
Coffee Skills Program
Coffee Sustainability Program
  • Foundation
Coffee Technicians Program
  • Water and Preventive Maintenance
    • Foundation
SCA Coffee Trade Diploma

This collection of courses is designed to prepare the learner for leadership in the handling, evaluation, and trade of green coffee; while communicating with customers and colleagues about their role in promoting a more sustainable coffee industry.

Courses Required
Coffee Skills Program
Coffee Sustainability Program
  • Foundation
Coffee Technicians Program
  • Water and Preventive Maintenance
    • Foundation
SCA Sustainable Coffee Diploma

This collection of courses is designed to prepare the learner for leadership in the development and implementation of best practices and special projects that promote a more sustainable coffee industry, while having a broad understanding of the skills applied in different sectors of the supply chain.

Courses Required
Coffee Skills Program
  • Barista
  • Green Coffee
    • Foundation
    • Intermediate
    • Professional
  • Roasting
    • Foundation
  • Sensory Skills
Coffee Sustainability Program
  • Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Professional
Coffee Technicians Program
  • Water and Preventive Maintenance
    • Foundation