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Wine Studies: Wine and Vines Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 22

Term Effective: Fall 2009

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: Wine and Vines - effective Fall 2005

Description:

The Wine Studies: Wine and Vines Certificate of Achievement prepares students with skills such as liaison between winemaker and vineyard manager in a winery, analysis of viticulture and winemaking information, and abilitiy to provide information and answer questions about wine and winery practices for the public, wine buyers and other industry professionals.

This program prepares students for a variety of positions in the wine industry, including but not limited to: Vineyard Liaison, Grower Relations Manager, Wine Educator.

For students interested in an Associate degree, a Wine Studies: Wine and Vines 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 skills such as liaison between winemaker and vineyard manager in a winery, and analysis of viticulture and winemaking information; and
  2. demonstrate ability to provide information and answer questions about wine and winery practices for the public, wine buyers and other industry professionals.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the 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: Wine and Vines program are:

  • Complete 22 units from
    • Wine Studies Core Requirements
    • Wine and Vines Emphasis Requirements

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 13.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
WINE 70 Wine Component Tasting1.5
WINE 110 Professional Wine Judging1.5
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.0
AGBUS 7 Agricultural Economics3.0
Complete a combination totaling at least 4.0 units from the following:
WINE 42.1 and WINE 42.2
WINE 3
4.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
WINE 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.0
VIT 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.0
 
Wine and Vines Emphasis Requirements - complete 9.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.0 units from the following:
VIT 51 Viticulture: Fall Practices3.0
VIT 52 Viticulture: Spring Practices3.0
VIT 60 Vineyard Management3.0

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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srjccertificate003292@santarosa.edu