Enology & Viticulture

Technical Certificate


(38 Semester Credit Hours)

The Technical Certificate in Enology allows the learner to demonstrate wine making applications and theory in the wine production process. Students completing this technical certificate will be prepared for entry to mid-level positions in the wine making industry. The Altus vineyards and wineries, due to their proximity to the Ozark Campus, provide employment and internship opportunities, entrepreneurial support, as well as professional growth opportunities for those currently employed.


  •  1st Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
    BST 1003  Business English  3
    TMAT 1103 Technical Mathematics I (or higher math) 
    VIN 1003  Survey of Grapes and Wine 
    VIN 1463 Introduction to Enology 
    Total Hours   12 
  •  2nd Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
    CHEM 1113
    CHEM 1111
    A Survey of Chemistry
    Survey of Chemistry Laboratory 
    VIN 2103  Introduction to Wine Microorganisms
    (prerequisite: VIN 1463) 
    VIN 1483 Winery Sanitation
    (prerequisite: VIN 1463) 
    VIN 1602   Winery Equipment Operations
    (prerequisite: VIN 1463) 
    VIN 2683 Wine and Must Analysis
    (prerequisite: VIN 1463) 
    Total Hours    15
  •  3rd Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
    VIN 2463  Intermediate Enology
    (prerequisite: VIN 1463) 
    VIN 2592  Cellar Operation Technology
    (prerequisite: VIN 2573 or permission) 
    VIN 2663 Sensory Evaluation
    (prerequisite: VIN 1463 or permission) 
    VIN 2573  Fall Wine Production Internship
    (prerequisite: VIN 1463, VIN 1483, VIN 1602)
    (co-requisite: VIN 2463 or permission) 
    Total Hours   11