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|Wine Studies: Enology Certificate
||Agriculture & Natural Resources
Total Units: 29
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Wine Studies: Enology Certificate of Achievement emphasis, the study of winemaking, offers students an intense, hands-on, experience in fall and spring winery operations and essential introduction to chemistry, organic chemistry, and wine lab analysis. Santa Rosa Junior College’s Enology concentration is an interdisciplinary academic/occupational program between the College’s outstanding Chemistry and Agriculture/Natural Resources Departments.
The Enology emphasis prepares students for entry-level positions as winery laboratory assistants, cellar masters, assistant winemakers, winery education directors, wine quality control specialists, and sensory evaluation personnel.
For students interested in an Associate degree, a Wine Studies: Enology major is available.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of winemaking and wine cellar practices including product evaluation; and
- Demonstrate knowledge of general chemistry principles, wine microbiology fundamentals, and wine laboratory techniques; and
- Demonstrate practices of wine analysis methods during cellaring operations.
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 2||Agricultural Computer Applications||3.00|
|WINE 1||Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World||3.00|
|WINE 3||Introduction to Enology||4.00|
|WINE 42.2||Spring Winery Operations||2.00|
|WINE 70||Beginning Wine Sensory Analysis||1.50|
|WINE 110||Advanced Wine Sensory Analysis||1.50|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:|
|AGRI 99||Agriculture Occupational Work Experience||0.50-8.00|
|WINE 42.1||Fall Winery Operations||2.00|
|Wine Studies: Enology Emphasis Requirements - complete 12.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 12.00 units from the following:|
|CHEM 1A||General Chemistry||5.00|
|CHEM 8||Introductory Organic Chemistry||5.00|
|CHEM 42||Introductory General Chemistry||4.00|
|WINE 55||Lab Analysis of Wines||3.00|
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.
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