Enology - A.A.S.

COLLEGE:    Regional College

DEPARTMENT:    Ashtabula Campus
3300 Lake Road West
Ashtabula OH 44004
Tel: 440-964-3322
Web: www.ashtabula.kent.edu

DESCRIPTION:    The Associate of Applied Science in Enology provides students with the foundational science knowledge, practical experience, and technological skills of winemaking.  This program emphasizes hands-on field experiences and laboratory practicum at local vineyards and wineries.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will:
  • Understand winemaking principles and practices, including calculations necessary for accurate, precise and safe additions to the wine.
  • Identify and safely use crush, storage, fermentation, transfer, sanitation, refrigeration and bottling equipment found in a winery.
  • Perform introductory microbiology methods for winery sanitation and bottle sterilization.
  • Properly handle and eliminate waste products from the winery with regard to environmental and safety regulations.
  • Understand the role of both good and bad microorganisms frequently encountered in the winemaking process, including how to deal with each.
  • Understand the principles of sensory evaluation used in commercial winemaking, including a beginning mastery of discerning flavors to establish tasting benchmarks.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Graduates of the program are qualified for entry into positions in the commercial winemaking  industry as a viticulturist, winemaker or vineyard manager.

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 60 credit hours. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and in major.

LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
    None

PROGRAM FEE:    None   
BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS:
Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies

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