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Viticulture: One-Year Certificate

Grape HarvestThe one-year certificate program in Viticulture and Enology prepares students for entry into the industry and is the first year of the two-year AAS degree.

The certificate program includes an introduction to grape growing, basic principles of soil science, vineyard practices throughout all four seasons, and supervised practical work experience. The second year curriculum emphasizes enology (winemaking). Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in wine tasting.

The Institute also offers registration with VESTA (Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Affiliation), which can lead to a degree through online course work with 17 partner universities and colleges across the United States.

Careers

Job opportunities exist throughout the Pacific Northwest and northern California. The average annual wage for winery production workers (including seasonal workers and excluding contracted workers) was $24,510 in 2006.

View / Download Career Pathways information for the Wine Industry

Gainful Employment

View Gainful Employment information for graduates with the Viticulture Certificate.

Catalog Info

View / Download catalog information for Viticulture and Enology.

Other Certificates & Degrees at UCC

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt 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

Contact

Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services for application and UCC admissions information. For guidance and advising, please contact our office at 541-440-SOWI (7962) or sowi@umpqua.edu or see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Alysha Moore - Contact
Student Advisor, Viticulture & Enology
Phone: 541-440-7760

Allison Priestley - Contact
Program Assistant, Viticulture & Enology
Phone: 541-440-4629

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