Upon completion of the degree program, students will:
- Identify and safely use planting, cultivating, spraying and harvesting equipment found in a vineyard.
- Identify the various parts of a grapevine and describe the sequential growth cycle of grapevines.
- Properly prune grapevines, including calculations regarding the appropriate balanced bud formula.
- Identify and treat major pest, weed and fungus infestations in a vineyard, including preventative treatments.
- Perform random sample on vines to predict crop yield and maintain vine balance.
- Collect fruit samples and perform lab analyses regarding harvest parameters.
- Make decisions regarding vineyard management practices, including planting, pruning, harvest and winterization.
Graduates of the program are qualified for entry into positions in the commercial winemaking industry as a viticulturist, winemaker or vineyard manager.
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Minimum 60 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and in major.
PROGRAM FEE: None
Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies