SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:49:28 AMVIT 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  VIT 60Title:  VINEYARD MANAGEMENT  
Full Title:  Vineyard Management
Last Reviewed:11/17/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 57C

Catalog Description:
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Responsibilities of vineyard management including, diagnosis and correction of problems, vineyard development, financial projections and budgeting, labor contracting and supervision, and crop sale contracts.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in VIT 51 and VIT 52 and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Responsibilities of vineyard management including, diagnosis and correction of problems, vineyard development, financial projections and budgeting, labor contracting and supervision, and crop sale contracts.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in VIT 51 and VIT 52 and Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Set up a business plan and annual budget for a vineyard.
2.  Identify all regulatory agencies which have jurisdiction over vineyard development and maintenance.
3.  Explain the record keeping and documentation required by each agency.
4.  Negotiate a wine grape contract.
5.  Describe proper hiring, training and supervision of vineyard employees.
6.  Identify sustainable practices for vineyard operations.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Summarize issues and economic impacts pertaining to the local,
statewide, and international viticulture industry.
2. Describe the vineyard cycle of growth and identify viticulture
practices that must be completed during each stage of vine growth.
3. Develop an annual plan of operations and budgets for vineyard
operation.
4. Locate sources of vineyard materials.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of principles for hiring, training, and
supervising employees.
7. Implement safety regulations and an emergency response plan.
8. Generate and execute contracts with wineries for grape sales.
9. Conduct research and locate relevant viticulture information.
10. Analyze and develop solutions for vineyard management problems.
11. Identify regulatory agencies and the roles of each.
12. Evaluate modeling programs with applications to vineyard management.
13. Identify resources for information for sustainable vineyard practices.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Vineyard Management
 A. Viticulture industry today
   1. Local
   2. Statewide
   3. Worldwide
 B. Events influencing management decisions
   1. statistics
   2. economic relevance
 C. Role of the vineyard manager
 D. Viticulture Information Sources
   1. Cooperative Extension
   2. Written publications
   3. Internet
   4. Evaluating information
   5. Field trials
   6. Professional consulting services
II. Developing Vineyard Annual Plans and Budgets
 A. Overview of the growth cycle
 B. Vineyard annual plan and budgets
   1. Dec., Jan., Feb. activities and budgets
   2. Mar., Apr., May activities and budgets
   3. June, July, Aug. activities and budgets
   4. Sept., Oct., Nov. activities and budgets
 C. Cultural operations timeline
 D. Business operations timeline
III. New Vineyard Feasibility Study
IV. Vineyard Troubleshooting Techniques
V. Field Trials and Professional Consulting Services
VI. Labor Management
 A. Principles of hiring
 B. Supervising employees
 C. Training employees
 D. Use of labor contractors
 E. Payroll
 F. Safety
   1. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations
   2. Emergency response plan
 G. Conflict resolution
 H. Sexual harassment
 I. Immigration law
VII. Pesticide Use
 A. Legal requirements for pesticide use compliance
 B. Pesticide training for the workforce
VIII. Record Keeping
 A. Basic accounting
 B. General records
IX. Purchasing Materials and Supplies
X. Regulatory Agencies
 A. Functions
 B. Cooperation with county agencies
XI. Modeling Programs
 A. For diseases
 B. For pests
 C. For weather stations
 D. GPS and GIS technology  
XII. Identification of Sustainable Practices
 A. California Sustainable Winegrowing Program
 B. Central Coast Vineyard Team
 C. Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
 D. California Association of Winegrape Growers

Assignments:
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1. Prepare an annual plan of activities for a vineyard.
2. Complete an Internet search on a viticulture topic and write a 3-5 page report.
4. Prepare a budget for selected vineyard operation.
5. Complete online Sexual Harassment training and receive a certificate of completion verifying successful completion.
6. Access a vineyard model online and modify the model based on instructor-supplied data.
7 Midterm; final exam.
8. Reading, 20 - 30 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Research report; management style paper.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 60%
Vineyard plans; materials list; budget.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Midterm and Final Exam: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance/participation, successful comp. of Sexual Harassment training.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Code of Sustianable Winegrowing Workbook, Wine Institute and California Association of Winegrape Growers, third edition, 2012.
Best Management Practices for Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control, Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner's Office, 2013.
California Farm Record Book, UC Cooperative Extension.
Instructor prepared materials.

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