Frequently Asked Questions - Siebel Institute of Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

A “Program” is made up of modules, and is graded, resulting in a transcript of grades and, if successfully completed and passed, a Certificate of Completion is awarded.

A “Module” is similar to a course, and makes up a Program. Modules are also graded, and result in a transcript of grades, but no certificate is awarded for completing a module.

A “Course” is ungraded but full attendance is required in order to be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

The brewing industry is very complex, and choosing the right course to meet your needs is important.

If you have any questions about the nature of our courses and how they can fit your objectives, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

You may withdraw from a course, module or program at any time. Tuition refunds, if any, will be given based on the date the cancellation is received.

For further details please review our Enrollment Policy.

All cancellations must be made in writing by visiting your website account and submitting a Cancellation Request.

Or you can contact the Registrar at :

Siebel Institute,
322 South Green Street,
Suite 100,
Chicago, Illinois, 60607.

Attn:  Lupe Zepeda


Siebel Institute of Technology is not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The school does not guarantee the transferability of credits to another school, college or university. Credits or coursework are not likely to transfer; any decision on the comparability, appropriateness and applicability of credit and whether credit should be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.

Yes, you can complete our programs over a period of time. For more information please review our Academic Catalog.

Funding Questions

Our courses/programs do not apply to student loans or grants as we are a privately-owned trade school rather than a state-owned or accredited school.

Our courses do not fall under the Veterans Administration programs such as GI Bill nor the Post 9/11 but Siebel Institute is recognized by the Veterans Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Please contact your local VA Representative to see if you qualify for the Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Once you have been approved by the VA Dept., please ask the VA Representative to contact the Registrar, Lupe Zepeda by email with the approval along with your complete contact information.

Do not submit an Enrollment Agreement until you have been approved to proceed by the Registrar.


We do not have payment programs available but students are permitted to submit multiple payments over time until the final payment deadline applies.

Any additional questions, please contact the Registrar, Lupe Zepeda (

We accept Visa, MasterCard, payment by US check and Wire Transfer.

Please send all payments to:

Siebel Institute
322 South Green Street
Suite 100
Chicago, IL

Please make sure to include the student’s name, student code and Invoice number along with the check.

Yes, the Purchase Order must be submitted in a timely matter so payment can be submitted in a timely matter.

Payment terms for campus course are 60 days prior to the start of the course and 14 day prior to the start of any online course.

No, all enrollments are final and are not transferable but you may withdraw from a course, module or program at any time. Tuition refunds, if any, will be given based on the date the cancellation is received.

For further details please review our Enrollment Policy.

All course cancellations must be made in writing to the Registrar at:

Siebel Institute
322 South Green Street,
Suite 100,
Chicago, Illinois, 60607

Campus Courses

Course tuition does not include housing or meals. In some courses involving travel or involving food as served with beer, some food is provided but students are generally responsible for their own meals.

We generally do not schedule instructional sessions on evenings and weekends. However, some assignments or study sessions may be required after conventional school hours.

We do not have dorms available in any of our host cities. Various hotels, hostels and furnished apartments in our host cities offer special rates. Please consult our Campus life & Housing page for contact information.

Students can also choose to find accommodations using their own resources such as internet-based sources like Students are responsible for all aspects of arranging their accommodations during their training.

Chicago and Montreal campus courses are usually conducted from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The Munich courses normally run from 7.30am to 4:15pm.

We do not sell our course materials. Copies of course materials are only presented to those attending the applicable course.

Online Courses

Most people taking web-based courses are working in full-time jobs and cannot spend more than a few hours each week to study, so it can take students quite a bit longer to go through the same materials used in campus courses when presented in an online format

Course materials are available online at all times, so students can set their own study hours provided they keep up with the overall pace of the lesson plan.

The only occasions where students are asked to be online at a specific time is during the weekly chat-based round-table sessions. It is not compulsory to attend these sessions, but they are beneficial.

No special software is required to run our course content as it runs under standard web browsers. Our courses run on PC and Mac formats. If you are using a computer issued by your company, you may need to have security settings adjusted to allow access to the courseware.

No, students must complete their course within the dates allowed. Online access will be cut-off after the course expiration date.

Yes, most people attending the web courses are also working in full-time jobs.


Siebel Institute of Technology is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

For further information, please visit the official IBHE website at