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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.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will:

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

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

Admission Requirements

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

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 65 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.