Degrees & Certificates
The Associate of Science in Enology degree prepares students for either entry-level employment or further study in the field of Enology, or wine-making. The Enology A.S. includes courses in viticulture and winery technology, science, and general education courses. Students will gain both theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience on state-of-the-art winery equipment.
There are more than 4,700 bonded wineries in California. From established wineries to new ventures, well-trained winery personnel are needed in many positions. Career opportunities related to enology include: wine maker, assistant wine maker, wine analysis lab technician, oenologist, winery supervisor, quality control, production manager, tasting room director, wine sales, wine service, wine hospitality, grape/juice buyer, equipment supplier, wine label design and packaging.
|CHEM 1A (General College Chemistry I)||5|
|VWT 10 (Introduction to Viticulture)||3|
|VWT 20 (Introduction to Enology)||3|
|VWT 21(Applied Enology)||3|
|VWT 25 (Sensory Analysis of Wines)||3|
|VWT 23 (Fundamentals of Wine Science)||3|
|VWT 41 (Fall Winery Operations)||3|
|VWT 42 (Spring Winery Operations)||3|
|WRKX 94 (Occupational Work Experience/Internship)||2|
|VWT 1 (World Wines: New World)||3|
|VWT 2 (World Wines: Old World)||3|
|VWT 47 (Wine Regions/Wines of Calif)||3|
|CHEM 31 (Intro to College Chemistry)||4|
|Total Units in the Major||31|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||25|
See the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science Degree for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.