Viticulture Advanced Certificate

Preparing individuals for various careers in the grape growing industry

QUICK FACTS
Length – 12 months, recommended August start
9 courses = 25 credit hour

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CERTIFICATE OVERVIEW OF WHAT TO EXPECT
The 9 courses in the Viticulture Advanced Certificate are:

AGS 105 – Soils – Credits: 3
AGS 107
– Entomology – Credits: 3
AGS 274
– Water Management & Weekend Lab -Credits: 3
VEN 100
– Introduction to Viticulture & Weekend Lab – Credits: 3

VEN 101 – Establishing a Vinifera Vineyard & Weekend Lab – Credits: 3
VEN 103 – Maintaining Vinifera Vineyard & Weekend Lab – Credits: 4
VEN 195V – Viticulture Practicum – Credits: 2 (x3)

Note: Students must complete VEN 195V in Fall, Spring, and Summer for a total of 6 credits.

The Viticulture Advanced Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in the grape growing industry. This program is a comprehensive education in viticulture including online instruction plus weekend laboratory field applications of viticultural principles. The expanded advanced certificate provides additional hands-on practical experience working alongside industry professionals and viticulture faculty in our estate vineyard.

Fall Semester Schedule: (August – December)
Fall 1 (8 weeks) VEN 100 Introduction to Viticulture (Online)
Grape Camp I Weekend Lab (VEN 100)

Fall 2 (8 weeks) AGS 105 Soils (Online)

Fall (18 weeks) VEN 195V Viticulture Practicum

Spring Semester Schedule: (January – May)
Spring 1 (8 weeks) VEN 101 Establishing a Vinifera Vineyard
Grape Camp II Weekend Lab (VEN 101)

Spring 2 (8 weeks) AGS 274 Water Management (Online)
Grape Camp III 
Weekend Lab (AGS 274)

Spring (16 weeks) AGS 107 Entomology (Online)

Spring (16 weeks) VEN 195V Viticulture Practicum

Summer Semester Schedule: (June – July)
Summer 1 (8 weeks) VEN 103 Maintaining Vinifera Vineyard
Grape Camp IV Weekend Lab (VEN 102)

Summer (11 weeks) VEN 195V Viticulture Practicum

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