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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.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure
Use the link below to view Las Positas Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

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