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Program Contacts

Executive Dean James Perey (928) 634-6513
Enology Director Michael Pierce (928) 634-6586
Viticulture Director Nikki Bagley (928) 634-6576
Instructional Specialist Teresa Schwickerath (928) 634-6575
Dean John Morgan (928) 717-7721

Quick Facts


About the Associate of Applied Science - Viticulture and Enology

The Viticulture and Enology degree program prepares students for a variety of careers in vineyards (vineyard workers, crew leaders, managers, viticulturists) to wineries (winemakers, cellar workers, lab technicians).

Note: Students must be 21 years of age or older to pursue the Viticulture and Enology Degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Viticulture and Enology Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Evaluate, design and develop a site for vinefera production. (VEN 100, VEN 101)
  2. Schedule and perform necessary seasonal vineyard operations for production of wine grapes. (VEN 102, VEN 195V)
  3. Analyze and Maintain crop health. (AGS 105, AGS 107, AGS 274, VEN 100, VEN 102, VEN 195V)
  4. Grow wine grapes. (VEN 100, VEN 101, VEN 102, VEN 195V)
  5. Select, analyze and process grapes for winemaking. (VEN 195E, VEN 200)
  6. Perform steps in the winemaking process. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  7. Apply chemistry and microbiology concepts needed for winemaking. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  8. Perform and analyze fermentations. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  9. Produce wines. (VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  10. Analyze wines. (VEN 120, VEN 121, VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
  11. Evaluate wines. (VEN 120, VEN 121, VEN 195E, VEN 200, VEN 201, VEN 202)
 

General and Program-Specific Requirements

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