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

Description:

The Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker certificate of achievement 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 use of winery production equipment. Students can also get a general background in the wines of Sonoma County and the world. The Wine Cellar Worker certificate can be completed in one year.

The Wine Cellar Worker concentration 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 Enology certificate or major. The Wine Cellar Worker and Enology concentrations differ primarily in the chemistry and wine lab classes required for the Enology certificate.

For students interested in the Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker AS degree, please see SRJC's majors 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 Certificate program are:

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

Wine Studies: Wine Cellar Worker Requirements - complete 20.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
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.

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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