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Agribusiness: Viticulture

Award Type: Associate in Science

Designed for students preparing for or advancing in careers such as vineyard management, pest management, fertilizer sales or irrigation management.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Agribusiness: Viticulture will:

  • Use basic ideas and concepts in viticulture including biology, and ecophysiology of vines and grape cultivars, to work in the viticulture industry.
  • Assess and differentiate effects of viticultural activities and processes in final grapes and wines produced, including yearly activities and grape vine phenology describing alternatives to make sound viticultural decisions during the entire year to ensure quality fruit and healthy vines.
  • Identify common vineyard problems and suggest solutions.
  • Identify effects on different soils in viticulture and analyze precision viticulture practices and be able to use the information for continuous vineyard improvement.
  • Analyze costs and sustainable alternatives in viticulture.

Program Requirements

A major of 26 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (17 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
VEN 102 Introduction to Viticulture 3.0
VEN 120 Viticulture Operations 1 3.0
VEN 121 Viticulture Operations 2 3.0
AG 125 Introduction to Soil Science 4.0
AG 130 Integrated Pest Management 4.0

Plus a minimum of 9 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
VEN 101 Introduction to Winemaking/Enology 3.0
VEN 103 Sensory Evaluation of Wine 3.0
VEN 114 Wine Business 3.0
VEN 122 Viticulture Operations 3 1.0
VEN 135 Grapevine Physiology 1.0
VEN 140 Viticulture Operations 4 3.0
VEN 141 Viticulture Operations 5 3.0
VEN 142 Viticulture Operations 6 1.0
AG 149 Cooperative Work Experience: Occupation 1.0 - 8.0 units
VEN 307 Vineyard Irrigation 3.0
VEN 308 Wine Analysis 3.0
VEN 310 Winemaking Operations I 2.0
VEN 311 Winemaking Operations II 2.0
VEN 312 Advanced Viticulture 3.0
VEN 314 Organic/Biodynamic Winegrowing 3.0
AG 126 Fertilizers & Plant Nutrition 4.0
BIOL 154 General Botany 5.0
CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry 4.0

General Education Requirements

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