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Wine Studies Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Wine Studies certificate or degree you want to earn.

Wine Studies Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering the Wine Studies program is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the College’s free placement test and meeting with Wine Studies faculty. They will help you develop an individualized program of study.

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 3 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
1 CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
VMW101 General Viticulture 3
VMW122 Introduction to Winemaking 3
2 SOIL205 Soil Science 4
VMW114 Winter Vineyard Practices 4
VMW222 Science of Winemaking 4
3 VMW115 Spring Vineyard Practices 4
VMW233 Sensory Analysis of Wine Components 3
VMW261 Vine Physiology 4
VMW262 Vineyard Pest Management 4
4 COMM111 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (or higher) 4
VMW116 Summer Vineyard Practices 4
VMW260 Vineyard Nutrition and Irrigation Management 3
VMW280C Cooperative Work Experience  3
5 PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
VMW117 Fall Vineyard Practices 4
VMW280C Cooperative Work Experience 3
WR121 Academic Composition+ (or higher) 4
6 VMW105 Spanish in the Vineyard 3
VMW223 Fundamentals of Chemistry for Wine 5
  Vineyard Management electives 3
7 VMW290 Wine Studies Capstone 4
WR227 Technical Writing 4
  Vineyard Management electives 3

 

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 Cooperative Work Experience 2-6
WLD151 Basic Arc Welding 5

*Select 6 credit hours

Winemaking Degree

In addition to tuition, estimated costs for students who complete the courses listed below are –

  • Books: $3,141
  • Class fees: $1,004
Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra+ (or higher) 4 or
MTH111 College Algebra (or higher) 5
VMW122 Introduction to Winemaking 3
VWM131 Wine Appreciation 3
2 VMW101 General Viticulture 3
VMW222 Science of Winemaking 4
VMW223 Fundamentals of Chemistry for Winemaking 5
3 PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
VMW170 Selling and Marketing Wine (or higher) 3
VMW224 Chemical Analysis of Must and Wine 4
VMW233 Sensory Evaluation of Wine Components 3
4 BI230 Introductory Microbiology (or higher) 4
COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (or higher) 4
WR121 Academic Composition (or higher) 4
5 VMW134 Wines of the Pacific Northwest 3
VMW244 Wine Production 6
VMW280F Cooperative Work Experience 6
6 VMW132 Wines of the World 3 or
VMW232 Sensory Evaluation of Wine Varietals 3
VMW245 Wine Clarification and Stabilization 4
VMW254 Winery Process Planning and Design 3
  Winemaking elective 3
7 VMW246 Wine Aging, Filtration, and Bottling 4
VMW290 Wine Studies Capstone 4
  Winemaking elective 3

 

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
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 Cooperative Work Experience 2-6

 *Select 9 credit hours

Wine Hospitality Operations Certificate

Required Classes
CourseTitleCredit Hours
WHO280F Cooperative Work Experience 6
  Wine Hospitality Operations Electives 30

 

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