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Wine Studies: Enology Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29
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Term Effective: Fall 2017


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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, 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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wine Studies: Enology Certificate program are:

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

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 17.00 units
AGBUS 2Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
WINE 1Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World3.00
WINE 3Introduction to Enology4.00
WINE 42.1Fall Winery Operations2.00
WINE 42.2Spring Winery Operations2.00
WINE 70Beginning Wine Sensory Analysis1.50
WINE 110Professional Wine Judging1.50
Wine Studies: Enology Emphasis Requirements - complete 12.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 12.00 units from the following:
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry5.00
CHEM 8Introductory Organic Chemistry5.00
CHEM 42Introductory General Chemistry4.00
WINE 55Lab Analysis of Wines3.00

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2019

Previous Versions:

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

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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