Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 23.5

Term Effective: Fall 2005

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 2006


The Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Career Certificate prepares students for skills such as serving wine according to professional standards, planning and effectively publicizing wine industry events, and the ability to discuss wine regions and characteristics of grape varieties suited to those regions.

This program prepares students for a variety of positions in the wine industry, including but not limited to: Hospitality Assistant, Hospitality Manager, Tasting Room Assistant Manager, Tasting Room Manager, Wine Educator, Wine Consultant, Tour Guide, Wine Club Administrator, Event Staffer, Wine Hospitality Staffer, Sales Specialist in Wines, Winery Assistant, Visitor Center Representative.

For students interested in an Associate degree, a Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service major is available.

Please see the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department website for more information.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service program are:

  • Complete 23.5 units from
    • Wine Studies Core Requirements
    • Wines Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Emphasis

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 13.00 units
AGBUS 2Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
WINE 70Wine Component Tasting1.50
WINE 110Professional Wine Judging1.50
Complete a combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
WINE 53Introduction to Enology4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
WINE 1World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.00
VIT 1World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.00
Wines Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Emphasis - complete 10.50 units
WINE 111Sonoma County Appellations1.50
WINE 112Wine Regions of California1.50
WINE 114Wines of California and Europe1.50
WINE 130Wine Service and Hospitality1.50
WINE 131Wine Industry Event Planning1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 62Agricultural Sales and Communication3.00
AGRI 56Agricultural Enterprise Project2.00-4.00
AGRI 98Independent Study in Agriculture1.00-3.00
AGRI 99Agriculture Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00
AGRI 99IAgriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
CUL 256.6Wine and Food Affinities1.00
WINE 60Agriculture and Wine Business Management3.00
WINE 62Agricultural Sales and Communication3.00
WINE 100Wine Marketing Fundamentals3.00
WINE 101Wine Sales and Distribution1.50
WINE 102Wines in the Global Marketplace - Retail Sales1.50
WINE 103Consumer Direct Wine Sales and Marketing1.50
WINE 105Wine Public Relations1.50
WINE 106Media in the Wine and Vineyard Industry1.50
WINE 108Viticulture and Enology for Tasting Room Personnel1.00
WINE 113Winemakers of Sonoma County1.50
WINE 115Wines of California and Australia/New Zealand1.50
WINE 116Wines of Italy1.50
WINE 117Wines of France1.50

Program Requirements Notes:

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.

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.


The AGBUS 2 course also fulfills the Information Learning Resource requirement of the major.

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