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Wine Studies: Enology (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29
Term Effective: Fall 2023


The Wine Studies major, with three areas of emphasis (Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing, Wine Marketing, and Enology) is designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in the wine industry.

The Enology concentration, the study of winemaking, offers students an intense, hands-on experience in fall and spring winery operations and the 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 emphases 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 the Wine Studies: Enology Certificate of Achievement Program, please see SRJC's certificate Web site.

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 (AS) 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 Internship1.00-8.00
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 2023

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: Enology - effective Fall 2021
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

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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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