Viticulture (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 28.0

Term Effective: Fall 2004

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: Spring 2007

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.


The Viticulture major focuses on the growing of grapes for winemaking, including seasonal practices in the vineyard and vineyard management. The program also includes enology and winery operations components.

This program of study is also available as a career certificate option. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Viticulture program are:

  • Complete 28.0 units from
    • Viticulture Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Viticulture Requirements - complete 27.00 units
AGBUS 2Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
AGRI 60Soil & Plant Nutrition3.00
AGRI 70Integrated Pest Management3.00
VIT 50World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.00
VIT 51Viticulture: Fall Practices3.00
VIT 52Viticulture: Spring Practices3.00
VIT 60Vineyard Management3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
Winery Operations3.00
AG 59.1Introduction to Enology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 7Agricultural Economics3.00
AGBUS 60Agriculture and Wine Business Management3.00
AGBUS 61Agricultural Marketing3.00
AGMEC 60Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Skills2.00
VIT 53Advanced Vineyard Practices for Quality Production3.00
VIT 110Basic Wine Grape Viticulture3.00
VIT 111Organic Viticulture 3.0 Units DELETE3.00
VIT 112Introductory Survey of the Organic Viticulture Industry1.00
VIT 120Vineyard Pruning0.50
VIT 122Vineyard Canopy Management1.00
VIT 123Vineyard Spraying and T Budding0.50
VIT 124Vineyard Irrigation & Fertilization1.00
VIT 150Basic Viticulture for Spanish Speakers1.00
WINE 70Wine Component Tasting1.50
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110Finding and Using Information1.00

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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