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Viticulture and Enology Technology

Associate Degree | Viticulture and Enology Certificate 

Viticulture and Enology Technology

A15430

This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in the grape growing and wine making industry. Classroom instruction, practical laboratory applications of viticulture/enology principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work in viticulture includes aspects of plant science, vineyard stock selection and propagation, soils, vine nutrition and pest management, planning layout, economics and management of vineyards. Those interested in enology will receive training in the classroom, laboratory and field in the tools and techniques of wine making. Related courses in microbiology and fermentation science, sensory analysis, winery economics and marketing are offered.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in vineyards, wineries, garden centers, greenhouses, related sales and government agencies. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicators Examination and the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

This program focuses on the application of scientific and agribusiness principles to the production of grapes, the making of wine, and the wine business. Potential course work includes instruction in grapes and wines of the world; grape production; winemaking technology; plant biology; chemistry; food science, safety and packaging; soil science; pest management; and marketing and business management.


ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
A15430
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
ACA 115Success &Study Skills 021
AGR 170Soil Science 223
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy 122
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry 303
VEN 133Introduction to Winemaking 303
VEN135Introduction to Viticulture324
12816
SECOND SEMESTER
AGR 160Plant Science223
BUS 137Principles of Management303
ENG 115Oral Communication303
MAT 110Math Measurement & Literacy223
VEN 132Wines of the World122
VEN 138Vineyard Estab &Develop303
15417
THIRD SEMESTER
AGR 214Agricultural Marketing*303
BUS 230Small Business Management303
VEN 134Grape Harvest101
VEN 136General Viticulture303
VEN 237Wine Grape Production303
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective** 303
16016
FOURTH SEMESTER
BUS 153Human Resource Management303
SPA 120Spanish for the Workplace OR303
SPA 111Elementary Spanish I303
VEN 238Grape Pest/Disease/Disorder303
VEN 287Vineyard Operations324
Social/Behavioral Science Elective*** 303
18219
*WBL Option: Qualified students may elect to take three (3) credit hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL 111 and WBL 121 and WBL 131 or WBL 111 and WBL 112 or WBL 113) in lieu of VEN 239.
**The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART 111Art Appreciation 303
ART 114Art History Survey I 303
ART 115 Art History Survey II 303
ART 116Survey of American Art 303
HUM 110Technology and Society 303
HUM 121The Nature of America 303
HUM 122Southern Culture 303
HUM 230Leadership Development 303
MUS 110Music Appreciation 303
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz 303
MUS210History of Rock Music303
REL110World Religions303
REL211Introduction to Old Testament303
REL212Introduction to New Testament303
***The Social/Behavioral Science elective must be chosen from the following:
ECO 151Survey of Economics 303
ECO 251Prin. of Microeconomics 303
GEO 111World Regional Geography 303
PSY 150General Psychology 303
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology 303
SOC 220Social Problems 303
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 68


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VITICULTURE CERTIFICATE
C15430
Hours
PrefixCourse #Course TitleClassLabCredit
FIRST SEMESTER
BUS230Small Business Management303
VEN133Introduction to Winemaking303
VEN135Introduction to Viticulture324
9210
SECOND SEMESTER
VEN132Wines of the World122
VEN138Vineyard Estab &Develop303
VEN238Grape Pest/Disease/Disorder303
728
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 18

Wine is a passport to the world. – Thom Elkjer