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.
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 Wine Studies major, with four areas of emphasis (Wine Evaluation and Service, Wine Business and Marketing, Wine and Vines, and Enology) is designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in the wine industry.
The Wine Evaluation and Service program emphasis gives students a thorough understanding of wines produced locally, regionally, and internationally. Students learn the components of tasting wines, judging wines, and pairing wines with different foods.
The courses are combined with wine industry event planning, consumer direct wine sales and marketing, and service and hospitality to prepare students for specific job opportunities that include wine consultant, server, tasting room representative, wine sales specialist, wine educator, wine club administrator, and winery and restaurant event staff.
For students interested in the Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Certificate of Achievement Program, please see SRJC's certificate Web site.
Please see the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department website for more information.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
Recommended Course Sequence
- Demonstrate knowledge of skills such as serving wine according to professional standards including an understanding of wine evaluation; and
- Demonstrate the skills required for planning an effective publicity program for a wine industry event; and
- Discuss wine regions and characteristics of grape varieties suited to specific regions; and
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of the wine industry including basic enology and business concepts.