Vineyard Management & Operations
Learn to coax maximum productivity from grape vines with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Vineyard Management or a certificate in Vineyard Operations. The Vineyard Management degree can be completed in seven terms while the Vineyard Operations certificate can take four terms. Either credential will help whether you seek a job growing grapes or wish to establish a vineyard of your own. Learn relevant knowledge and practical skills in classes that cover -
- Evaluating vineyard site potential
- Seasonal vineyard practices
- Monitoring and managing vineyard operations
Oregon is home to over 900 vineyards. At our last count we have 545 wineries and we're adding more each year at a double-digit rate. There are approximately 14,000 wine-related jobs in the state, and we're not even counting the job opportunities throughout the Pacific Northwest and California.
Our Cooperative Work Experience program will set you up with an internship related to winemaking where you will have the opportunity to work at a site to gain specific skills and strengthen your professional network.
Admission and paying for college
Apply now. It's free and once you are in there are many ways to pay for the education you need. Be sure to look at the Willamette Valley Viticulture Scholarship generously funded by the Erarth Family Foundation. It is one of many Chemeketa Foundation scholarships you can apply for in February of each year. And be sure to consider all your other financial aid options.
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