The VWT Program at Las Positas College
Las Positas College began offering courses in
the VWT program on a limited basis during the 2004 – 2005
school year, and is offering a full set of classes beginning
with the 2005-2006 academic year.
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 the need
to meet their objectives.
There are both Certificate and Associate in 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 in
Science degree in either Viticulture or Enology.
The program emphasizes the application of viticulture
and winemaking theory for decision-making in actual production
situations. The Viticulture and Winery Technology Program prepares
students for direct entry in the wine industry upon completion
of their course of study at Las Positas College. Also, students
currently employed in the wine industry may upgrade and update
their skills and knowledge, and those with a general interest
in wines, pairing wine and food, and viticulture and grapevines
may take classes for enjoyment and further knowledge. In addition,
a track will be available for students interested in transferring
to a four-year institution.
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