Degrees & Certificates
Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
The program options in the Viticulture and Winery Technology Program are designed to prepare students for careers in the wine industry. VWT students may enter the program at the level most suited to their needs and take as few or as many courses as they need to meet their objectives. There are both Certificates and Associate of Science Degrees available to provide students with the knowledge and skills essential for success. Students are also able to pursue their studies in either of two tracks: Viticulture (grape growing) or Enology (wine making) by taking a series of production-oriented courses. Students may also elect to complete an Associate of Science degree in either Viticulture or Enology.
About the Certificate
The Certificate of Achievement in Wine Hospitality provides students with the wine knowledge, technical sales and service abilities, and social skills necessary to be a great host in wine country. The Certificate is ideal for current or future wine servers in restaurants, tasting rooms, wine bars, or catering events.
There are more than 23 million tourist visits to California wine regions. Taking care of these wine country visitors requires wine hospitality professionals. Career opportunities in wine hospitality include sommeliers, tasting room managers, wine servers, director of winery tours, and special event coordinators.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Wine Hospitality, students are able to demonstrate proper wine service.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Wine Hospitality, students are
able to describe a wine's qualities.
|VWT 1 World Wines: New World or|
|VWT 2 World Wines: Old World||3|
|VWT 45 Food and Wine Pairing||2|
|VWT 47 Wine Regions/Wines of California||3|
|VWT 55 Wine Service and Sales||2|
Updated: July 2022