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Wine Studies Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

The course sequences for each of our certificate and degree programs can be found below. PLEASE NOTE: Fall term Wine Studies classes always begin two weeks before Chemeketa's normal start date in September.

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 required for the Vineyard Management and Winemaking degree programs.

  • Vineyard Operations Certificate Course Sequence

    Download a printable PDF of the Vineyard Operations certificate pathway here.


     

    TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
    Fall MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
    Fall VMW101 General Viticulture 3
    Winter VMW114 Winter Vineyard Practices 4
    Winter VMW261 Vine Physiology 4
    Winter  HOR112 Pesticides and Safety 2
    Spring VMW115 Spring Vineyard Practices 4
    Spring  VMW260 Vineyard Nutrition and Irrigation Management 3
    Spring  VMW262 Vineyard Pest Management 4
    Summer VMW116 Summer Vineyard Practices 4
    Summer  WR115 Introduction to Composition (or higher) 4
    Fall  VMW117 Fall Vineyard Practices 4
  • Vineyard Management Degree Course Sequence

    Download a printable PDF of the Vineyard Management pathway here.


     

    TermCourseTitleCredit Hours

    Year One

    Fall MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
    Fall  CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
    Fall  VMW101 General Viticulture 3
    Fall  VMW122 Introduction to Winemaking 3
    Winter  SOIL205 Soil Science 4
    Winter VMW114 Winter Vineyard Practices 4
    Winter  VMW261 Vine Physiology 4
    Winter HOR112 Pesticides and Safety 2
    Spring VMW115 Spring Vineyard Practices 4
    Spring VMW260 Vineyard Nutrition and Irrigation 3
    Spring VMW262 Vineyard Pest Management 4
    Spring VMW263 Organic and Biodynamic Viticulture 4
    Summer VMW116 Summer Vineyard Practices 4
    Summer COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (or higher) 4
    Summer VMW280C Vineyard Internship 3

    Year Two

    Fall VMW117 Fall Vineyard Practices 4
    Fall PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
    Fall WR121 Academic Composition (or higher) 3
    Fall 280C Vineyard Internship 3
    Winter SPN101 First Year Spanish, Term 1 (or higher) 4
    Winter VMW131 Wine Appreciation 3
    Winter   Vineyard Management Elective 4
    Spring VMW290 Wine Studies Capstone 4
    Spring WR227 Technical Writing 4
    Spring   Vineyard Management Elective 3

    Vineyard Management Electives*

    *Select 6 credit hours

    CourseTitleCredit Hours
    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
    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
    VMW222 Science of Winemaking 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
  • Winemaking Degree Course Sequence

    Download a printable PDF of the Winemaking Degree program pathway here.


    Winemaking Program 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.

    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 Academic Composition (or higher) 4
    Any COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (or higher) 4
    Any PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
    Any CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 4
    Any   Winemaking Elective 3

    Year One: Prerequisites for Core Classes

    1st Year MTH095 Intermediate Algebra+ (or higher) 4
    1st Year CH110 Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry 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 VMW132 Wines of the World (or VMW232 spring term) 3
    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 VMW232 Sensory Evaluation of Wine Varietals (or VMW132 winter term) 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*

     *Select 3 credit hours

    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
    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
  • Wine Hospitality Operations Certificate Course Sequence

    Download a printable PDF of the Wine Hospitality Operations certificate pathway here.


    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