Certificate in Viticulture

Viticulture (Cert)


The Certificate in Viticulture provides practical knowledge and skills in the field of viticulture, or grape growing. The certificate is offered through the Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA), a national grape and wine education program that combines the flexibility of online instruction, instructor-guided education from industry professionals and hands-on winery experience. While the Certificate in Viticulture may be completed as a stand-alone certificate program, courses in this certificate may also be used to complete the Associate of Applied Science in Viticulture.

Certificate in Viticulture Requirements Credit Hours
VIN 105* Molecular Principles of Grape and Wine 4
VIN 111 Introduction to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment 3
VIN 112 Botanical Viticulture 4
VIN 211 Integrated Pest Management 2
VIN 212 Winter Viticulture Technology 2
VIN 213 Regional Vineyard Management 2
VIN 214 Spring Viticulture Technology 2
VIN 215 Summer/Fall Viticulture Technology 2
VIN 293 Soils for Viticulture 3
Enology Elective: 3
Viticulture Certificate Totals 27
* Note: CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry and CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab may be substituted for VIN 105.