The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Wine Studies: Wine Marketing Certificate of Achievement prepares students with skills such as constructing a wine marketing plan, applying management and business principles to wine marketing, describing wine distribution methods and wine markets, calculating prices in markets, and basic knowledge of retail wine sales.
In addition, the wine core classes give students a thorough understanding of winemaking procedures, principles of wine tasting and analysis, computer programs used in wineries, and knowledge of wines produced locally, regionally, and internationally.
This program prepares students to pursue a variety of possible wine industry jobs that range from Sales Representative, Direct Sales Manager, and Regional Sales Manager to Wine Advising Sales, Fine Wine Sales Representative, Consumer Direct Sales Representative and Manger, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator, and Wine Merchandiser.
For students interested in an Associate degree, a Wine Studies: Wine and Marketing major is available.
- Demonstrate knowledge of skills such as constructing a wine marketing plan, applying management and business principles to wine marketing; and
- Describe wine distribution methods and wine markets, calculation of pricing in markets, and basic knowledge of global retail wine sales.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of the wine industry including product evaluation and basic enology concepts.