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 Cellar Worker certificate of achievement teaches students, through hands-on experience, the theory and practices used in the production of wine, including basic grape growing practices and vineyard decisions, steps in the winemaking process from harvest to bottling, basic wine lab analyses, and use of winery production equipment. Students can also get a general background in the wines of Sonoma County and the world. The Wine Cellar Worker certificate can be completed in one year.
The Wine Cellar Worker concentration prepares students for entry-level positions as wine cellar workers. If students later choose to advance in responsibility to jobs such as assistant winemaker or wine laboratory technicians, they can take the classes required for the Enology certificate or major. The Wine Cellar Worker and Enology concentrations differ primarily in the chemistry and wine lab classes required for the Enology certificate.
For students interested in the Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker AS degree, please see SRJC's majors website.
- Execute all tasks required of an entry-level wine cellar worker.
- Describe the reason for winemaking procedures that are executed by a cellar worker.