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Wine Studies: Enology Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29
Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Wine Studies: Enology Certificate of Achievement emphasis, the study of winemaking, offers students an intense, hands-on, experience in fall and spring winery operations and essential introduction to chemistry, organic chemistry, and wine lab analysis. Santa Rosa Junior College’s Enology concentration is an interdisciplinary academic/occupational program between the College’s outstanding Chemistry and Agriculture/Natural Resources Departments.

The Enology emphasis prepares students for entry-level positions as winery laboratory assistants, cellar masters, assistant winemakers, winery education directors, wine quality control specialists, and sensory evaluation personnel.

For students interested in an Associate degree, a Wine Studies: Enology major is available.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of winemaking and wine cellar practices including product evaluation; and
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of general chemistry principles, wine microbiology fundamentals, and wine laboratory techniques; and
  3. Demonstrate practices of wine analysis methods during cellaring operations.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wine Studies: Enology Certificate program are:

  • Complete 29 units from
    • Wine Studies Core Requirements
    • Wine Studies: Enology Emphasis Requirements

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 17.00 units
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
WINE 1 Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World3.00
WINE 3 Introduction to Enology4.00
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 2.00 units from the following:
AGRI 99 Agriculture Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00
WINE 42.1 Fall Winery Operations2.00
Wine Studies: Enology Emphasis Requirements - complete 12.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 12.00 units from the following:
CHEM 3A General Chemistry Part 1: Lecture3.00
CHEM 3AL General Chemistry Part 1: Lab2.00
CHEM 8 Introductory Organic Chemistry5.00
CHEM 42 Introductory General Chemistry4.00
WINE 55 Lab Analysis of Wines3.00

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.

Previous Versions:

Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2019
Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2017
Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2015
Wine Studies: Enology - effective Fall 2009
Wine Studies: Enology - 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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