The Associate of Science in Viticulture degree prepares students for either entry-level employment or further study in the field of Viticulture, or grape-growing. The Viticulture 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 in the college’s onsite Campus Hill Vineyard.
California produces 90 percent of the U.S. wine. From established vineyards to new ventures, well-trained wine industry personnel are needed in many positions. Career opportunities related to viticulture include: vineyard manager, vineyard design and development, pest control, irrigation specialist, vineyard crew supervisor, equipment supervisor, quality control, production manager, wine hospitality, grape/juice sales, wine label design and packaging.
|VWT 10 (Introduction to Viticulture)||3|
|VWT 12 (Landscape and Vineyard Soils, Fertilizers, and Irrigation)||3|
|VWT 20 (Introduction to Enology)||3|
|VWT 25 (Sensory Analysis of Wines)||3|
|VWT 31 (Fall Vineyard Operations)||3|
|VWT 32 (Spring Vineyard Operations)||3|
|VWT 33 (Summer Viticulture Operations)||1|
|VWT 35 (Landscape and Vineyard Pest and Disease Management)||3|
|WRKX 94 (Occupational Work Experience/Internship)||2|
|CHEM 30A (Intro and Applied Chemistry I)||4|
|CHEM 31 * (Intro to College Chemistry)||4|
|BIO 1A (General Botany)||5|
|GEOG 1 (Introduction to Physical Geography)||3|
|GEOG 12 (Geography of California)||3|
|GEOG 15 (Introduction to GIS)||3|
|VWT 1 (World Wines: New World)||3|
|VWT 2 (World Wines: Old World)||3|
|VWT 47 (Wine Regions/Wines of Calif)||3|
|BIO 10 (Introduction to the Science of Biology)||4|
|BIO 30 ** (Introduction to College Biology)||4|
|Total Units in the Major||34-36|
|General Education and Electives||20-22|
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.
*Recommended for students considering transfer.
**Recommended for students that plan to take BIO 1A.