Degrees & Certificates
Effective Fall 2020
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|
|General Education Pattern||Total Units Required|
ᅀRequired if a student uses the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree
The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns 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, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.