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Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 20
Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Wine Studies program has four majors: Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing, Wine Marketing, Enology, and Wine Cellar Worker, to prepare students for a variety of positions in the wine industry.

The Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker degree teaches students, through hands-on experience, the theory and practices used in the production of wine, including basic grape growing practices and vineyard decisions, steps in the winemaking process from harvest to bottling, basic wine lab analyses, and the use of winery production equipment. Students can also get a general background in the wines of Sonoma County and the world.

The Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker degree prepares students for entry-level positions as wine cellar workers. If students later choose to advance in responsibility to jobs such as assistant winemaker or wine laboratory technicians, they can take the classes required for the Wine Studies: Enology certificate or major. The Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker and Wine Studies: Enology degrees differ primarily in the chemistry and wine lab classes required for the Enology certificate.

For students interested in the Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker Certificate of Achievement, please see SRJC’s certificate website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Execute all tasks required of an entry-level wine cellar worker.
  2. Describe the reason for winemaking procedures that are executed by a cellar worker.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker (AS) program are:

  • Complete 20 units from
    • Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker Requirements

Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker Requirements - complete 20.00 units
CS 61.11A Microsoft Excel, Part 11.50
VIT 55 Basic Wine Grape Viticulture3.00
WINE 3 Introduction to Enology4.00
WINE 42.1 Fall Winery Operations2.00
WINE 42.2 Spring Winery Operations2.00
WINE 70 Beginning Wine Sensory Analysis1.50
WINE 110 Advanced Wine Sensory Analysis1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
VIT 1 Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World3.00
WINE 1 Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.50 units from the following:
WINE 111.1 Sonoma American Viticulture Areas-North County1.50
WINE 111.2 Sonoma American Viticulture Areas-South County1.50

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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.

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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