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Wine Studies Course Sequences

The course sequences for each of our certificate and degree programs can be found below. PLEASE NOTE: Fall term 2019 begins on September 9, 2019 (two weeks before Chemeketa's normal start date)!

Wine Studies Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering the Wine Studies program is to apply for admission to Chemeketa Community College. Once you have completed the application process, you can have any previous transcripts of college coursework evaluated by Enrollment Services and take the College’s free placement test. The placement test will indicate whether you need to take any of the Wine Studies entry courses, which are listed below.

Vineyard Management Entry Requirements

CourseTitleCredit Hours
CA121A Keyboarding A (if less than 25 wpm) 1
MTH060 Introductory Algebra 4
SSP112 Effective Learning 3
OR 
RD090 College Textbook Reading 3
WR090 Fundamentals of Writing 4

 

Winemaking Entry Requirements

CourseTitleCredit Hours
CA121A Keyboarding A (if less than 25 wpm) 1
MTH070 Elementary Algebra 4
SSP112 Effective Learning
OR 
RD115 Academic Thinking and Reading 3
WR115 Introduction to Composition 4
  • Note: In some cases, students can enroll in program courses without completing prerequisites.
  • Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.
  • See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Vineyard Operations Certificate Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
Winter MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher) 4
Winter  VMW101 General Viticulture 3
Winter  VMW114 Winter Vineyard Practices 4
Spring VMW115 Spring Vineyard Practices 4
Spring  VMW261 Vine Physiology 4
Spring  VMW262 Vineyard Pest Management 4
Summer VMW116 Summer Vineyard Practices 4
Summer  VMW260 Vineyard Nutrition and Irrigation Management 3
Summer  WR115 Introduction to Composition (or higher) 4
Fall PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
Fall  VMW117 Fall Vineyard Practices 4

Vineyard Management Degree Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours

Degree Requirements - Any Term

These courses can be taken at any time during the program. You may also be able to fulfill some of these requirements with previous coursework. Prior college transcripts can be evaluated by Enrollment Services at the time of admission.
Any WR121 Academic Composition+ (or higher) 4
Any COMM111 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (or higher) 4
Any PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
Any CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 4
Any WR227 Technical Writing 3
Any SPN101 Beginning Spanish (or higher) 3
Any VMW280 Wine Studies Internship 6
Any   Vineyard Management Electives 6

Year One: Prerequisites for Core Classes

1st Year  MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
1st Year  CH110 Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry 5
OR 
  CH121 College Chemistry 1 5
  CH122 College Chemistry 2 5
  CH123 College Chemistry 3 5
OR 
  VMW223 Fundamentals of Chemistry for Winemaking 5
1st Year  VMW101 General Viticulture 3
1st Year  VMW122 Introduction to Winemaking 3
1st Year  VMW131 Wine Appreciation 3

Year Two: Core Classes

Fall VMW222 Science of Winemaking 4
Fall SOIL205 Soil Science 4
Winter VMW114 Winter Vineyard Practices 4
Winter VMW233 Sensory Analysis of Wine Components 3
Winter VMW261 Vine Physiology 4
Spring VMW115 Spring Vineyard Practices 4
Spring VMW262 Vineyard Pest Management 4
Summer VMW116 Summer Vineyard Practices 4
Summer VMW260 Vineyard Nutrition and Irrigation Management 3

Year Three: Core Class and Capstone

Fall VMW117 Fall Vineyard Practices 4
Fall VMW290 Wine Studies Capstone 4
Vineyard Management Electives*
CourseTitleCredit Hours
BA223 Principles of Marketing (or higher) 4
BI101 General Biology: Ecology and Diversity (or higher) 4
BI131 Environmental Science 1 (or higher) 4
CA220 QuickBooks-Computerized Bookkeeping 3
CH123 College Chemistry 3 (or higher) 5
CIS125A Access - Database 3
CIS125E Excel-Workbooks 4
CIS178I Internet and World-Wide Web 3
HOR211 Plant Propagation 4
SPN101 First Year Spanish, Term 1 (or higher) 4
VMW102 Wine Industry Exploration 3
VMW132 Wines of the World 3
VMW134 Wines of the Pacific Northwest 3
VMW170 Selling and Marketing Wine 3
VMW198A-D Independent Studies 1-4
VMW232 Sensory Evaluation of Wine Varietals 1
VMW244 Wine Production 6
VMW245 Wine Clarification and Stabilization 4
VMW246 Wine Aging, Filtration, and Bottling 4
VMW254 Winery Process Planning and Design 3
VMW280B-F Wine Studies Internship 2-6
WLD151 Basic Arc Welding 5

*Select 6 credit hours


Winemaking Degree Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours

Degree Requirements - Any Term

These courses can be taken at any time during the program. You may also be able to fulfill some of these requirements with previous coursework. Prior college transcripts can be evaluated by  at the time of admission.
Any WR121* The College Essay 4
Any COMM111* Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
Any PSY101* Psychology of Human Relations 4
Any CIS101* Computing Concepts 4
Any   Winemaking Elective 3

Year One: Prerequisites for Core Classes

1st Year MTH095 Intermediate Algebra+ (or higher) 4
1st Year BI230 Introduction to Microbiology 4
1st Year CH110 Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry 5
OR 
  CH121 College Chemistry 1 5
  CH122 College Chemistry 2 5
  CH123 College Chemistry 3 5
OR 
  VMW223 Fundamentals of Chemistry for Winemaking 5
1st Year VMW101 General Viticulture 3
1st Year VMW122 Introduction to Winemaking 3
1st Year VWM131 Wine Appreciation 3

Year Two: Core Classes

Fall VMW134 Wines of the Pacific Northwest 3
Fall VMW222 Science of Winemaking 4
Fall VMW244 Wine Production 6
Winter VMW224 Chemical Analysis of Must and Wine 4
Winter VMW233 Sensory Evaluation of Wine Components 3
Winter VMW245 Wine Clarification and Stabilization 4
Spring VMW170 Selling and Marketing Wine 3
Spring VMW132 Wines of the World 3
OR 
Spring VMW232 Sensory Evaluation of Wine Varietals 3
Spring VMW246 Wine Aging, Filtration, and Bottling 4
Spring VMW254 Winery Process Planning and Design 3

Year Three: Internship and Capstone

Fall VMW280I Wine Studies Internship 9
Fall VMW290 Wine Studies Capstone 4
Winemaking Electives*
CourseTitleCredit Hours
BA101 Introduction to Business (or higher)
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
BI101 General Biology: Ecology and Diversity (or higher) 4
CA220 QuickBooks-Computerized Bookkeeping 3
CH117 Chemistry in the Kitchen 4
CH121 College Chemistry 1 (or higher) 5
CH122 College Chemistry 2 (or higher) 5
CH123 College Chemistry 3 (or higher) 5
CIS125A Access - Database 3
CIS125E Excel-Workbooks 4
CIS178I Internet and World-Wide Web 3
SPN101 First Year Spanish, Term 1 4
SPN102 First Year Spanish, Term 2 4
SPN103 First Year Spanish, Term 3 4
VMW102 Wine Industry Exploration 3
VMW105 Spanish in the Vineyard 3
VMW114 Winter Vineyard Practices 4
VMW115 Spring Vineyard Practices 4
VMW116 Summer Vineyard Practices 4
VMW117 Fall Vineyard Practices 4
VMW132 Wines of the World 3
VMW134 Wines of the Pacific Northwest 3
VMW170 Selling and Marketing Wine 3
VMW198A-D Independent Studies 1-4
VMW232 Sensory Evaluation of Wine Varietals 3
VMW260 Vineyard Nutrition and Irrigation Management 3
VMW261 Vine Physiology 4
VMW280B-F Wine Studies Internship 2-6

 *Select 3 credit hours


Wine Hospitality Operations Certificate Course Sequence
CourseTitleCredit Hours
WHO280F Wine Studies Internship 6
  Wine Hospitality Operations Electives 30
Wine Hospitality Operations Electives*
CourseTitleCredit Hours
HTM105 Restaurant Operations 4
HTM107 Hospitality Cost Control 4
HTM125 Special Events Planning 4
HTM131 Customer Service 4
HTM138 Foods and Beverages: Gastronomy 4
HTM224 Catering and Banquets 4
VMW101 General Viticulture 3
VMW121 Introduction to Winemaking 3
VMW131 Wine Appreciation 3
VMW132  Wines of the World 3
VMW134 Wines of the Pacific NW 3

*Select 30 credit hours