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Regional College

Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Viticulture provides students with the foundational scientific and mathematical knowledge, practical experiences and technological skills of the cultivation of grapes for winemaking. This program emphasizes hands-on experiences and internships at local vineyards and wineries.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program are qualified for entry into positions in the commercial winemaking industry as a viticulturist, vineyard manager or assistant vineyard manager.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen. For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 60 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Identify and safely use planting, cultivating, spraying and harvesting equipment found in a vineyard.
  2. Identify the various parts of a grapevine and describe the sequential growth cycle of grapevines.
  3. Properly prune grapevines, including calculations regarding the appropriate balanced pruning formula.
  4. Identify and treat major pest, weed and fungus infestations in a vineyard, including preventative treatments.
  5. Perform random sample on vines to predict crop yield and maintain vine balance.
  6. Collect fruit samples and perform lab analyses regarding harvest parameters.
  7. Make decisions regarding vineyard management practices, including planting, pruning, harvest, nutrition, planning and winterization.