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Wine Studies: Enology Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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.

Previous Versions:

Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2015
Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2009
Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2005

Description:

The Wine Studies: Enology Certificate of Achievement prepares students for skills such as general chemistry, wine microbiology fundamentals, laboratory techniques, principles and practices of wine analysis methods during cellaring operations, laboratory/quality control tests as prescribed by company procedures.

This program prepares students for a variety of positions in the wine industry, including but not limited to: Winery Laboratory Technician, Cellar Worker, Cellar Master.

For students interested in an Associate degree, a Wine Studies: Enology major is available.

Please see the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department website for more information.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of general chemistry principles, wine microbiology fundamentals, and laboratory techniques; and
  2. Demonstrate practices of wine analysis methods during cellaring operations, laboratory/quality control tests as prescribed by company procedure.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of the wine industry including product evaluation and common wine business practices.
Recommended Course Sequence

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wine Studies: Enology program are:

  • Complete 29 units from
    • Wine Studies Core Requirements
    • Wine Studies: Enology Emphasis Requirements

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 17.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
WINE 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.00
WINE 3 Introduction to Enology4.00
WINE 42.1 Fall Winery Operations2.00
WINE 42.2 Spring Winery Operations2.00
WINE 70 Wine Component Tasting1.50
WINE 110 Professional Wine Judging1.50
 
Wine Studies: Enology Emphasis Requirements - complete 12.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 12.00 units from the following:
CHEM 1A General Chemistry5.00
CHEM 8 Introductory Organic Chemistry5.00
CHEM 42 Introductory General Chemistry4.00
WINE 55 Lab Analysis of Wines3.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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(707) 527-4408
srjccertificate003291@santarosa.edu