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Vineyard Management Certificate

Certificate Number 903201

Learn year-round vineyard operations and how to establish and maintain vineyards through online classes and field practicums.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Manage vineyard workers.
. Maintain records of vineyard operation activities.
. Monitor the vineyard for grape diseases, insects, fungus, weeds, and other pests.
. Practice IPM (Integrated Pest Managment).

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 103201, Vineyard Management (Viticulture)

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. Must be at least 21 years old.

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-320-101 Intro to Viticulture
3
10-320-122 Botanical Viticulture
4
10-320-102 Winter Viticulture Technology
2
10-320-103 Spring Viticulture Technology
2
10-320-104 Summer/Fall Viticulture Techno
2
10-320-106 Integrated Pest Management
2

Certificate Total
15

Course Descriptions

10-320-101 VIN111-Intro to Viticulture...learn about viticulture and vineyard establishment. Topics include: cultivar selection, site preparation, equipment, site selection, first season establishment, vine development and training, trellis systems, weed control, vine disease control, and pruning. Students partner with approved vineyards for field experience.

10-320-122 VIN112-Botanical Viticulture...This course is a survey of the plant kingdom, including plant cells and tissues, the ecology, morphology, physiology and life cycles of representative plants of each division. It will also focus communication on grapevine biology, vine structures and their functions.

10-320-102 VIN113-Winter Viticulture Tech...practical experience in winter vineyard operations. Students partner with approved vineyards for required field experience which will serve as work experience for those seeking employment in commercial viticulture. (Prerequisite: VIN 111, Introduction to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment or permission)

10-320-103 VIN114-Spring Viticulture Tech...practical experience in spring vineyard operations. Students are required to partner with approved vineyards for field experience which will serve as work experience for those seeking employment in commercial viticulture. (Prerequisite: VIN 111, introduction to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment or permission.)

10-320-104 VIN115-Sum/Fall Vit Tech...practical experience in summer/fall vineyard operations. Students are required to partner with approved vineyards for field experience which will serve as work experience for those seeking employment in commercial viticulture. (Recommendation: VIN 111, Introduction to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment or consent of the instructor or VIN 113, Winter/Spring Viticulture Technology)

10-320-106 VIN211-Integrated Pest Mgmt...learn how to manage normal cultural practices such as planting, fertility, harvesting, and pruning as well as managing the insect, disease, and weed programs that occur either regularly or sporadically.

For more information, please contact: The Trades & Engineering Technologies Department,(920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5461,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.