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Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 22
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Term Effective: Fall 2017

Description:

The Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Certificate of Achievement 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of skills such as serving wine according to professional standards including an understanding of wine evaluation; and
  2. Demonstrate the skills required for planning an effective publicity program for a wine industry event; and
  3. Discuss wine regions and characteristics of grape varieties suited to specific regions; and
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of the wine industry including basic enology and business concepts.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Certificate program are:

  • Complete 22 units from
    • Wine Studies Core Requirements
    • Wine Evaluation and Service Emphasis Requirements

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 13.00 units
WINE 70Wine Component Tasting1.50
WINE 110Professional Wine Judging1.50
AGBUS 2Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
WINE 1World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
WINE 42.1 AND
Fall Winery Operations2.00
WINE 42.2Spring Winery Operations2.00
WINE 3Introduction to Enology4.00
 
Wine Evaluation and Service Emphasis Requirements - complete 9.00 units
WINE 111Sonoma County American Viticulture Areas1.50
WINE 112Wine Regions of California1.50
WINE 130Wine Service and Hospitality1.50
WINE 131Wine Industry Event Planning1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
AGBUS 61Agricultural Marketing3.00
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
WINE 101Wine Sales1.50
WINE 102Wines in the Global Marketplace - Retail Sales1.50
WINE 103Consumer Direct Wine Sales and Marketing1.50
WINE 105Wine Public Relations1.50
WINE 113Winemakers of Sonoma County1.50
WINE 114Wines of California and Europe1.50
WINE 115Wines of California and Australia/New Zealand1.50
WINE 116Wines of Italy1.50
WINE 117Wines of France1.50
WINE 118Zinfandel-Grape to Glass1.50
WINE 119An Examination of Pinot Noir1.50
WINE 121Wines of Spain1.50
WINE 122Dessert Wines of the World1.50
WINE 124Cabernet Sauvignon Around the World1.50
WINE 125Napa Valley Appellations1.50
WINE 150Artisan Winemaking Operations2.00

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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 2019

Previous Versions:

Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Fall 2015
Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Fall 2009
Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Spring 2007
Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Fall 2006
Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Fall 2005

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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