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.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Viticulture major focuses on the growing of grapes for winemaking, including seasonal practices in the vineyard and vineyard management. The program also includes enology and winery operations components.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
This program of study is also available as a certificate option.
- Conduct in-depth feasibility studies for new vineyard development, and from the results, prepare comprehensive reports and cost projections appropriate to their planting recommendations;
- Identify and implement sustainable farming practices that will improve fruit quality, provide efficacious pest and disease management, protect natural resources and the environment, and prepare a farming plan that encompasses these practices;
- Research and apply all county, state and federal laws regarding vineyard development and maintenance, worker safety, pesticide use, and environmental protection;
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the latest technological advances in vineyard management and incorporate current technology into their farming plans and budgets;
- Work cooperatively and effectively with wineries to determine optimum harvest parameters, coordinate the operations required, and negotiate a grape contract;
- Show management and leadership capabilities by effectively training others to perform hands-on vineyard tasks: and
- Contribute to the winegrape industry and participate in professional organizations at the local, state-wide, national and international levels.