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Wine Studies: Enology Major (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 28.0

Term Effective: Fall 2009

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: Enology - effective Fall 2005

Description:

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 Enology concentration, the study of winemaking, offers students an intense, hands-on experience in fall and spring winery operations and the essential introduction to chemistry, organic chemistry, and wine lab analysis. Santa Rosa Junior College's Enology concentration is an interdisciplinary academic/occupational program between the College's outstanding Chemistry and Agriculture/Natural Resources Departments.

The Enology emphases prepares students for entry-level positions as winery laboratory assistants, cellar masters, assistant winemakers, winery education directors, wine quality control specialists, and sensory evaluation personnel.

For students interested in the Wine Studies: Enology 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 general chemistry principles, wine microbiology fundamentals, and laboratory techniques; and
  2. demonstrate practices of wine analysis methods during cellaring operations, laboratory/quality control tests as prescribed by company procedure.

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: Enology program are:

  • Complete 28.0 units from
    • Wine Studies Core Requirements
    • Enology Emphasis Requirements

Wine Studies Core Requirements - complete 13.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
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
WINE 3
4.0
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
 
Enology Emphasis Requirements - complete 15.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 11.0 units from the following:
CHEM 8 Introductory Organic Chemistry5.0
WINE 55A Lab Analysis of Wines 13.0
WINE 55B Lab Analysis of Wines 23.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.0 units from the following:
CHEM 1A General Chemistry5.0
CHEM 42 Introductory General Chemistry4.0

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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