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Hospitality: Wine Tasting Service Certificate Business Total Units: 8.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2013


This skills certificate provides the student with a clear pathway for being hired for wine sales and hospitality services in the winery industry in California. This industry has explicitly requested this program to help provide more qualified and skilled workers. In addition to the skills and knowledge of working in a winery tasting room, the students will gain expertise in soft skills and customer service which can provide a pathway to promotion
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Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
1. Provide effective, accurate and world-class customer service in the hospitality field.
2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively sell product and promote wine clubs to maximize profit.
3. Educate guests about wine production, wine history and wine service.
4. Exhibit a wide knowledge of restaurants, other wineries, events, tourist attractions, and overall culture of Sonoma County.

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program can view the recommended course sequence recommended course sequence

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Hospitality: Wine Tasting Service Certificate program are:

  • Complete 8.5 units from
    • Hospitality: Wine Tasting Service Requirements

Hospitality: Wine Tasting Service Requirements - complete 8.50 units
HOSP 50 Introduction to Tourism in Sonoma County1.00
HOSP 103 Customer Relations3.00
CUL 256.5 Wine Appreciation1.50
WINE 111 Sonoma County American Viticulture Areas1.50
WINE 130 Wine Service and Hospitality1.50

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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 2016

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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