Students following the study plan below will complete the Winemaking (Enology) associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
Organizing Your Small Business
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. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
VIN146-Intro to Enology
10-320-109 VIN146-INTRO 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.)
VIN210-Intro to Wine Microorgs
10-320-112 VIN210-INTRO TO WINE MICROORGS...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.
VIN105-Molec Prin Grape/Wine
10-320-121 VIN105-MOLEC PRIN GRAPE/WINE...emphasis on chemical fundamentals of winemaking. This course includes organic, biochemistry, and applications with a focus on the grape and wine industry.
English Composition 1
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: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
Writing a Business Plan-Sm Bus
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. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-320-110 VIN148-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)
VIN160-Winery Equip Operation
10-320-111 VIN160-WINERY EQUIP 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)
10-320-118 VIN290-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.
VIN117-Cold Climate Viti & Eno
VIN117-COLD CLIMATE VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY ...this course offers a practical understanding of the obstacles and promise of growing grapes and making wine in cold climates. Topics relating to cold climate production include history, physical limits of grapes, successful varieties, viticulture and enology methods for producing quality cold climate wine, the state of cold climate research, a review of resources, and marketing strategies in cold climate regions. (Prerequisite: VIN111 or VIN146)
Interm Algebra w Apps
10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA W APPS ...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: Accuplacer Elementary Algebra=61 or ACT-Math =21 or 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-320-113 VIN246-INTERMED ENOLOGY-HARVES...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)
10-320-116 VIN268-WINE/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.)
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: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
Psychology Of Human Relations
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: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
VIN259-Cellar Ops Technology
10-320-115 VIN259-CELLAR OPS 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)
10-320-117 VIN266-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)
VIN247-Inter Enology-Post Harv
10-320-124 VIN247-INTER ENOLOGY-POST HARV... 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)
Principles of Sustainability
10-806-112 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY...prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
Intro to Diversity Studies
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: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
. The following 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 and 10-320-121 VIN105-Molecular Principles Grape/Wine.
Organizing Your Small
Writing a Business Plan-Small
. Fruit Wine Production, VIN147
. Marketing for the Small Winery, VIN270
. Winery Tasting Room Management, VIN272
. Intro to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment, VIN111
. Wines of the World, VIN174
. Legal Aspects of Vineyard & Winery Operation, VIN202
. Advanced Winery Marketing, VIN271
• Examine grape samples to ascertain sweetness and acidity of crop, and determine harvest time based off of this information.
• Select yeasts for fermentation and barrels for aging.
• Communicate with vineyard manager regarding crop load, harvest time, and other issues related to crop quality.
• Correct sugar and acid levels of must and wine if necessary.
• Oversee primary fermentation by punching down the grape skin cap, regulating fermentation temperature and the amount of time the skins are in contact with the must, and initiating malolactic fermentation.
• Supervise workers in crushing and pressing processes, or perform those duties themselves.
• Supervise cellar operations during secondary fermentation with tasks such as aging, topping off barrels, and clearing wine of fermentation residue.
• Direct and coordinate blending and bottling of wine, or perform those duties themselves.