Students following the study plan below will complete the Winemaking (Enology) associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
10-145-185 Organizing Your Small Business
VIN210-Intro to Wine Microorgs
VIN105-Molec Prin Grape/Wine
10-804-118 Interm Algebra w Apps
10-145-189 Writing a Business Plan-Sm Bus
VIN160-Winery Equip Operation
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
VIN257-Fall Wine Prod Intern
VIN259-Cellar Ops Technology
VIN247-Inter Enology-Post Harv
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
*These courses must be taken at NWTC to receive an Associate Degree.
. 10-145-185, Organizing Your Small Business
. 10-145-189, Writing a Business Plan-Small Business
. 10-320-121, VIN105-Molecular Principles Grape/Wine
. Soils for Viticulture, VIN293
. Intro to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment, VIN
. Integrated Pest Management, VIN
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-145-185 ORGANIZING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ...the components of small business ownership; examining a variety of small business startup and operation scenarios. Assesses your own readiness to begin the entrepreneurial adventure.
10-145-189 WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN-SMALL BUSINESS ...as a necessary component to beginning a small business, from addressing facets of the business plan, observing various types of plans, to realizing readiness to begin. Plan preparation/presentation are required.
VIN 146 INTRODUCTION TO ENOLOGY ...learn the basic science and technology of winemaking. Make wine from a kit, track fermentation, make various chemical measurements and provide one bottle of finished wine for evaluation. (Students must be 21 years of age to enroll in this course.)
VIN 148 WINERY SANITATION ...covers methods used for sanitizing the premises, tanks, pumps, filters, oak barrels, and sampling equipment, including chemical agents, reagents, and thermal treatments leading to sterile bottling. Environmental issues and compliance also addressed. (Recommendation: VIN 146, Introduction to Enology or permission)
VIN 160 WINERY EQUIPMENT OPERATION ...overview of winemaking including operations and equipment, barrel aging and management, membrane separation processes, workplace safety, and specialized contacting, cleaning, sanitation, process control, refrigeration, air conditioning, humidity, electrical, wastewater, solid waste handling systems. (Recommendation: VIN 146, Introduction to Enology or permission)
VIN 210 INTRO TO WINE MICROORGANISMS ...learn about the variety of microorganisms frequently encountered in the wine-making process both beneficial and harmful including identification, physiology, morphology, and biochemistry of various wine microorganisms.
VIN 246 INTERMEDIATE ENOLOGY-HARVEST/CRUSH ...the science and technology of winemaking intended for experienced intermediate winemaker or winery employee interested in career development, or advanced home winemaker seeking new challenges. Basic organic chemistry, microbiology, and some mathematics familiarity are recommended. (Prerequisite: VIN 146, Introduction to Enology or permission)
VIN 257 FALL WINE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP ...hands-on instruction for the individual anticipating a career in the wine industry who has completed major course sequences. Experience an intense level of practical and realistic winery operation during crush season. (Prerequisites: VIN146, Intro to Enology; VIN148, Winery Sanitation; VIN160, Winery Equipment; Corequisite: VIN246, Intermediate Enology, or permission)
VIN 259 CELLAR OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY ...get onsite experience learning techniques associated with finished wine production. Learn wine transfer, wine fining, cold stabilization, wine clarification, blending of wines, and bottling. (Prerequisites: 10-320-109, VIN146-Introduction to Enology; 10-320-110, VIN148-Winery Sanitation; 10-320-111, VIN160-Winery Equipment Operation; 10-320-113, VIN246-Intermediate Enology; or permission)
VIN 268 WINE AND MUST ANALYSIS ...analysis regarding grape juice and wine are chosen for laboratory exercises and demonstrate various chemical, physical, and biochemical methods. Students will participate in workshops and hands-on experiences at participating wineries. (Prerequisites: VIN146, Intro to Enology; CHM105, or permission.)
VIN 266 SENSORY EVALUATION ...develop an understanding of the principles of sensory evaluation used in commercial wine making. Students will utilize sensory kits and workshops to further sensory evaluation skills and techniques. Students must be 21 years of age to enroll in this course. (Prerequisite: VIN 146, Introduction to Enology or permission)
VIN 290 WINERY SAFETY ...an introduction to safety and procedures specific to enology including general history of food and beverage safety and health issues, ergonomics, OSHA safety rules and safety issues and concerns specific to the winery.
VIN 105 MOLECULAR PRINCIPLES IN GRAPE & WINE ...emphasis on chemical fundamentals of winemaking. This course includes organic, biochemistry, and applications with a focus on the grape and wine industry.
VIN 247 INTERMEDIATE ENOLOGY-POST HARVEST... this course in the science and technology of winemaking is intended for the experienced intermediate winemaker, the winery employee interested in career development, or the advanced home winemaker that is seeking new challenges. This course will focus on advanced science and technology concepts of winemaking as it relates to post-harvest activities including blending corrections, aging of wine, clarification, fining, wine analysis, and bottling. Basic organic chemistry, microbiology, and some mathematics familiarity are recommended. [Prerequisites: VIN 146 (VIN 105 and VIN 110 recommended)
10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS ...algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. (Prerequisites: Compass Algebra = 45 or ACT-Math 21 or 10-834-110, Elem Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Compass-Reading=70 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 4 cr.
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=74 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-198 SPEECH ...fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups: topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and the listening process. (Prerequisite: Compass Reading=70 and Compass Writing Skills=60 OR ACT Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.