The 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.
View / Download Viticulture & Enology program brochure
Job opportunities exist throughout the Pacific Northwest and northern California and range from an average of $38,625 for entry-level positions to $80,947 for vineyard management positions, according to 2015 industry surveys.
View / Download Career Pathways information for the Wine Industry
View / Download catalog information for Viticulture and Enology (Certificate)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
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Associate Director, Southern Oregon Wine Institute