Degrees & Certificates
Viticulture Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement in Viticulture prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Viticulture, or grape-growing. The Certificate consists of core courses in viticulture and science, and focuses on the production of quality wine grapes. 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|
|VWT 1 (World Wines: New World)||3|
|VWT 2 (World Wines: Old World)||3|
|VWT 47 (Wine Regions/Wines of Calif )||3|