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1303 Enology & Viticulture Technology: Certificate

The Enology and Viticulture Certificate teaches basic theory and practices of winemaking from the point of harvest to packaging. Students can select additional courses that allow for specialization in wine production, winery management, or vineyard management to prepare individuals for work in the vineyard and wine industry. Several courses include “camps” conducted at regional vineyards, wineries and the Harrisburg Camps to provide students with hands-on instruction. Students are able to participate in an internship at an approved winery or vineyard. The complete program is offered through online and blended formats and is coordinated through the Harrisburg Campus. Students must be 21 years of age in order to participate in wine evaluation sessions.

Graduates are prepared for employment in a winery as a Cellar Worker, Lab Technician, or tasting room staff; or in a vineyard as a Manager or Foreman.

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:

  • Perform the required operations necessary to produce different styles of wine
  • Distinguish between the various wine styles respective to the major regions
  • Operate processing equipment in all phases of production
  • Create a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan of quality control
  • Perform sensory evaluation of wine samples for quality control
  • Perform chemical and microbiological tests that monitor wine as it moves from the point of harvest through fermentation and onto aging
  • Prepare and implement a sanitation protocol for a winery
  • Demonstrate knowledge of vineyard operations
  • Maintain records in accordance with federal, sate, and local regulations
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