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Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service Major (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 23.5

Term Effective: Summer 2011

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Previous Versions:

Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Fall 2009
Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Spring 2007
Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Fall 2006
Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service - effective Fall 2005


The Wine Studies major, with four areas of emphasis (Wine Evaluation and Service, Wine Business and Marketing, Wine and Vines, and Enology) is designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in the wine industry.

The Wine Evaluation and Service program emphasis gives students a thorough understanding of wines produced locally, regionally, and internationally. Students learn the components of tasting wines, judging wines, and pairing wines with different foods.

The courses are combined with wine industry event planning, consumer direct wine sales and marketing, and service and hospitality to prepare students for specific job opportunities that include wine consultant, server, tasting room representative, wine sales specialist, wine educator, wine club administrator, and winery and restaurant event staff.

For students interested in the Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Certificate of Achievement Program, please see SRJC's certificate Web site.

Please see the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department website for more information.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of skills such as serving wine according to professional standards;
  2. develop a plan and effective publicity program for a wine industry event; and
  3. discuss wine regions and characteristics of grape varieties suited to those regions.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wine Studies: Wine Eval. & Service program are:

  • Complete 23.5 units from
    • Wine Studies Core Requirements
    • Wine Evaluation and Service Emphasis Requirements

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 13.0 units
WINE 70 Wine Component Tasting1.5
WINE 110 Professional Wine Judging1.5
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.0
AGBUS 7 Agricultural Economics3.0
Complete a combination totaling at least 4.0 units from the following:
WINE 42.1 and WINE 42.2
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
WINE 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.0
VIT 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.0
Wine Evaluation and Service Emphasis Requirements - complete 10.5 units
WINE 111 Sonoma County Appellations1.5
WINE 112 Wine Regions of California1.5
WINE 114 Wines of California and Europe1.5
WINE 130 Wine Service and Hospitality1.5
WINE 131 Wine Industry Event Planning1.5
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
AGBUS 62 Agricultural Sales and Communication3.0
AGRI 56 Agricultural Enterprise Project2.0-4.0
AGRI 98 Independent Study in Agriculture1.0-3.0
AGRI 99 Agriculture Occupational Work Experience0.5-8.0
AGRI 99I Agriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.5-8.0
CUL 256.6 Wine and Food Affinities1.0
WINE 56 Introduction to Agriculture and Wine Business Management3.0
WINE 62 Agricultural Sales and Communication3.0
WINE 101 Wine Sales and Distribution1.5
WINE 102 Wines in the Global Marketplace - Retail Sales1.5
WINE 103 Consumer Direct Wine Sales and Marketing1.5
WINE 104 Agricultural and Wine Marketing Fundamentals3.0
WINE 105 Wine Public Relations1.5
WINE 108 Viticulture and Enology for Tasting Room Personnel1.0
WINE 113 Winemakers of Sonoma County1.5
WINE 115 Wines of California and Australia/New Zealand1.5
WINE 116 Wines of Italy1.5
WINE 116.2 Wines of Northern Italy1.5
WINE 117 Wines of France1.5
WINE 118 Zinfandel--Grape to Glass1.5
WINE 119 Sideways: An Examination of Pinot Noir1.5
WINE 120 ABC's of Starting a Winery1.5
WINE 121 Wines of Spain1.5
WINE 122 Dessert Wines of the World1.5
WINE 124 Cabernet Sauvignon Around the World1.5
WINE 125 Napa Valley Appellations1.5
WINE 150 Artisan Winemaking Operations2.0
WINE 151 Wine Growing: From Certified Sustainable to Biodynamic1.5

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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