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Wine Studies: Enology Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29
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Term Effective: Fall 2021


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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of winemaking and wine cellar practices including product evaluation; and
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of general chemistry principles, wine microbiology fundamentals, and wine laboratory techniques; and
  3. Demonstrate practices of wine analysis methods during cellaring operations.

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 42.2Spring Winery Operations2.00
WINE 70Beginning Wine Sensory Analysis1.50
WINE 110Advanced Wine Sensory Analysis1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
AGRI 99IAgriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
WINE 42.1Fall Winery Operations2.00
Wine Studies: Enology Emphasis Requirements - complete 12.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 12.00 units from the following:
CHEM 3AGeneral Chemistry Part 1: Lecture3.00
CHEM 3ALGeneral Chemistry Part 1: Lab2.00
CHEM 8Introductory Organic Chemistry5.00
CHEM 42Introductory General Chemistry4.00
WINE 55Lab Analysis of Wines3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2021

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 2023

Previous Versions:

Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2020
Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2019
Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2017
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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