Viticulture and Enology: Certificate of Achievement

The programs of the Viticulture and Winery Technology department are designed to prepare students for careers in the North Coast wine industry. The one-year Certificate and two-year Associate of Science options provide students with the knowledge and skills essential for success. The Certificate in Viticulture and Winery Technology consists of production-oriented courses in viticulture and winemaking. The Certificate in Wine Marketing and Sales is a mix of viticulture, winemaking and business courses. Certificate programs may be modified to meet the career goals of the individual student. The typical student will be able to earn a Certificate in one to two years. Students who complete the Associate of Science in Viticulture and Winery Technology degree specialize in either Viticulture, Winemaking or Wine Marketing and Sales. The Associate of Science degree includes general education courses, basic science courses and core courses in the degree option. The typical student will be able to earn an Associate of Science degree in two to three years.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. (Viticulture) – Demonstrate an advanced understanding of viticulture including operations, physiology, vineyard management, soils, and integrated pest management.
  2. (Professionalism) – Display a basic range of professional habits and skills to meet standards of the wine industry.

 Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
VWT-130General Viticulture3
VWT-132Vineyard Soils, Fertilizers & Irrigation3
VWT-172Laboratory Analysis of Musts & Wines3
VWT-180Fundamentals of Enology3
VWT-230Fall Viticulture Operations3
VWT-231Spring Viticulture Operations3
VWT-232Vineyard Management3
VWT-271Winery Management3
VWT-280Fall Winery Operations3
VWT-281Spring Winery Operations3
Total Units30