The Viticulture and Enology program prepares students for entry into the industry in production and sales as winemaking technicians, vineyard and winery owners, and vintners. The curriculum builds upon one-year certificate program in Viticulture.
The Enology AAS degree program includes an introduction to grape growing, basic principles of soil science, vineyard and winery practices throughout all four seasons, chemistry of the winemaking process, principles of wine production, and supervised practical work experience. Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in wine tasting.
Job opportunities exist throughout the Pacific Northwest and northern California. The average annual wage for wine sales and distribution workers was $42,168 in 2006. The industry is expanding rapidly, with the number of vineyards and wineries and related employment increasing at the rate of 10 percent per year over the past five years.
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Other Certificates at UCC
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Allison Priestley - Contact
Program Assistant, Viticulture & Enology