A.S. in Small Vineyard and Winery Management
This program will provide foundational knowledge and skills for the next generation of wine-grape growers and wine producers in the Sierra Nevada foothills region of northern California. The program offers introductory training appropriate for local and regional wine-related employment opportunities and for further training at 4-year programs in viticulture and enology. Students will gain fundamental skills that will help prepare them to maintain and manage a wine grape vineyard, the wine production process, and an introduction to business methods used to promote and market grapes and/or wine.
Catalog Date: June 1, 2019
|Course Code||Course Title||Units|
|VITI 300||Viticulture and Enology||3|
|VITI 301||Viticulture Practices from Bud Break to Harvest||3|
|VITI 302||Viticulture and Enology Machinery Operations and Safety||2|
|VITI 303||Viticulture Practices from Harvest through Dormancy||3|
|VITI 304||Wine Component Tasting, Hospitality and Service, and Food Pairing||3|
|VITI 308||Fruit to Wine - Enology||3|
|A minimum of 9 units from the following:||9|
|CHEM 305||Introduction to Chemistry (5)|
|or CHEM 400||General Chemistry I (5)|
|BIOL 400||Principles of Biology (5)|
|or BIOL 310||General Biology (4)|
|A minimum of 1.5 units from the following:||1.5|
|VITI 305||Wines of the World (1.5)|
|VITI 306||Wines of California (1.5)|
|VITI 307||Wines of the Sierra Foothills (1.5)|
|A minimum of 6 units from the following:||6|
|BUS 300||Introduction to Business (3)|
|BUS 350||Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3)|
|SPAN 401||Elementary Spanish (4)|
The Small Vineyard and Winery Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- assist in the management of a wine grape vineyard including maintenance of vineyard rows, implementation of integrated pest management plan, and evaluation of grapes for wine production.
- assist in the production and marketing of the vineyard grapes and/or a wineries wines.
- analyze and appraise wine for its faults and desirable qualities.
- assist in maintaining a winery's tasting room with hospitality services and wine and food pairings.
Technical jobs as assistant vineyard manager, assistant winemaker, cellar worker, and laboratory technician. Non-technical jobs as event manager, logistics coordinator, sales representative, and tasting room associate.