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Viticulture (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 29
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Term Effective: Spring 2007


The Viticulture major focuses on the growing of grapes for winemaking, including seasonal practices in the vineyard and vineyard management. The program also includes enology and winery operations components.

This program of study is also available as a career certificate option. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Viticulture (AS) program are:

  • Complete 29 units from
    • Viticulture Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Viticulture Requirements - complete 28.00 units
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
AGRI 60 Soil & Plant Nutrition3.00
AGRI 70 Integrated Pest Management3.00
VIT 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.00
VIT 51 Viticulture: Fall Practices3.00
VIT 52 Viticulture: Spring Practices3.00
VIT 60 Vineyard Management3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
WINE 52.1 and WINE 52.2
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 7 Agricultural Economics3.00
AGBUS 56 Introduction to Agriculture and Wine Business Management3.00
AGBUS 61 Agricultural Marketing3.00
AGMEC 60 Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Skills2.00
VIT 53 Advanced Vineyard Practices for Quality Production3.00
VIT 55 Basic Wine Grape Viticulture3.00
VIT 111 Organic Viticulture 3.0 Units DELETE3.00
VIT 112 Introductory Survey of the Organic Viticulture Industry1.00
VIT 120 Vineyard Pruning0.50
VIT 121 Pruning Techniques for Vine Balance0.50
VIT 122 Vineyard Canopy Management1.00
VIT 123 Spring Budding & Grafting0.50
VIT 124 Vineyard Irrigation & Fertilization1.00
VIT 150 Basic Viticulture for Spanish Speakers1.00
WINE 70 Wine Component Tasting1.50
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110 Finding and Using Information1.00

Term Effective: Spring 2007

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: Spring 2008

Previous Versions:

Viticulture - effective Fall 2004

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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