Degrees & Certificates

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A.A.S. Viticulture and Enology Requirements
AGS105 Soils 3
AGS107 Entomology 3
AGS274 Water Management 3
VEN100 Introduction to Viticulture 3
VEN101 Establishing Vinifera Vineyard 3
VEN102 Maintain Vinifera Vineyard 3
VEN120 Wines of the United States 2
VEN122 Sensory Eveluation of Wine 2
VEN195E Winemaking Practicum  1 2
AND VEN195E Winemaking Practicum 2
AND VEN195E Winemaking Practicum 2
VEN195V Viticulture Practicum  2 2
AND VEN195V Viticulture Practicum 2
AND VEN195V Viticulture Practicum 2
VEN200 Science of Winemaking I 3
VEN201 Science of Winemaking II 3
VEN202 Science of Winemaking III 3
1 – Students must complete VEN 195E in Fall, Spring and Summer for a total of 6 credits
2 – Students must complete VEN 195V in Fall, Spring and Summer for a total of 6 credits

Associate of Applied Science Viticulture & Enology

The A.A.S. Viticulture and Enology degree program prepares students for a variety of careers in vineyards (vineyard workers, crew leaders, managers, viticulturists) to wineries (winemakers, cellar workers, lab technicians).

Credits Required
General education 19
Viticulture & Enology 43
Total Credits: 62

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Program Outcomes

  • Evaluate, design and develop a site for vinefera production. (VEN 100, VEN 101)
  • Schedule and perform necessary seasonal vineyard operations for production of wine grapes. (VEN 102, VEN 195V)
  • Analyze and Maintain crop health. (AGS 105, AGS 107, AGS 274, VEN 100, VEN 102, VEN 195V)
  • Grow wine grapes. (VEN 100, VEN 101, VEN 102, VEN 195V)
  • Select, analyze and process grapes for winemaking. (VEN 195E, VEN 200)
  • Perform steps in the winemaking process. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Apply chemistry and microbiology concepts needed for winemaking. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Perform and analyze fermentations. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Produce wines. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Analyze wines. (VEN 120, VEN 122, VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Evaluate wines. (VEN 120, VEN 122, VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)

Course Course Title Hours
AGS105 Soils 3
AGS107 Entomology 3
AGS274 Water Management 3
VEN100 Introduction to Viticulture 3
VEN101 Establishing Vinifera Vineyard 3
VEN102 Maintain Vinifera Vineyard 3
VEN195V Viticulture Practicum  1 2
VEN195V Viticulture Practicum 2
VEN195V Viticulture Practicum 2
1 – Students must complete VEN 195V Viticulture Practicum in Fall, Spring and Summer for a total of 6 credits.

Viticulture Certificate

The Viticulture certificate is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in the grape growing industry. Classroom instruction, laboratory and field applications of viticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Credits Required
Viticulture 24
Total Credits: 24

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Program Outcomes

  • Evaluate, design and develop a site for vinefera production. (VEN 100, VEN 101)
  • Schedule and perform necessary seasonal vineyard operations for production of wine grapes. (VEN 102, VEN 195)
  • Analyze and maintain crop health. (AGS 105, AGS 107, AGS 274, VEN 100, VEN 102, VEN 195)
  • Grow wine grapes. (VEN 100, VEN 101, VEN 102, VEN 195)

Course Course Title Hours
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry 4
VEN120 Wines of the United States 2
VEN122 Sensory Evaluation of Wine 2
VEN195E Winemaking Practicum 2
VEN195E Winemaking Practicum 2
VEN195E Winemaking Practicum 2
VEN200 Science of Winemaking I 3
VEN201 Science of Winemaking II 3
VEN202 Science of Winemaking III 3
1 – Students must complete VEN 195E Winemaking Practicum in Fall, Spring and Summer for a total of 6 credits.

Enology Certificate

The Enology certificate is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the wine industry with an emphasis on wine production. Classroom instruction, laboratory and winery applications of enological principles and practices will be covered.

Credits Required
Enology 23
Total Credits: 23

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Program Outcomes

  • Select, analyze and process grapes for winemaking. (VEN 195E, VEN 200)
  • Perform steps in the winemaking process. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Apply chemistry and microbiology concepts needed for winemaking. (CHM 130, VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Perform and analyze fermentations. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Produce wines. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201,VEN 202)
  • Analyze wines. (VEN 120, VEN 122, VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  • Evaluate wines. (VEN 120, VEN 122, VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
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