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Winemaking-Advanced Certificate

Program Code: 903203

Students will learn advanced wine-making skills with an opportunity for an internship at a local winery.

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Certificate Completers will be able to

• Make wine on a commercial scale.
• Practice sanitary winery operation.
• Operate winery machinery.
• Understand general legal concepts relating to creation and operation of a winery.

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

• 103202, Winemaking (Enology)

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-320-110
Winery Sanitation
3
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)
10-320-111
Winery Equipment Operation
2
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)
10-320-113
Intermediate Enology-Harvest/C
2
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)
10-320-115
Cellar Operations Technology
2
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)
10-320-118
Winery Safety
3
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.
10-320-123
VIN202-Legal Aspects of Vineya
3
VIN202-LEGAL ASPECTS OF VINEYARD AND WINERY OPERATION ...this course will explain general legal concepts, outline business formation and operation concepts, discuss governmental agencies and regulation and describe legal issues and areas specifically related to the operation of a winery.
10-320-124
Intermediate Enology-Post Harv
2
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)
Certificate Total
17
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