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Viticulture - 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 Viticulture provides students with the foundational scientific and mathematical knowledge, practical experiences and technological skills of the cultivation of grapes for winemaking. This program emphasizes hands-on experiences and internships at local vineyards and wineries.

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.
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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