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Viticulture and Enology

The Southwest Wine Center

The Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College is a premier wine industry and community resource, offering a comprehensive hands-on education from vineyard-to-bottle with programs in enology, viticulture and business/entrepreneurship through its estate vineyard, teaching winery, fully-operational tasting room, and region-wide wine industry research epicenter.

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Degrees


  • SEMESTERS: 4
  • CREDITS: 63
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley
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The Viticulture and Enology degree program prepares students for a variety of careers in vineyards (vineyard workers, crew leaders, managers, viticulturists) to wineries (winemakers, cellar workers, lab technicians).

Note: Students must be 21 years of age or older to pursue the Viticulture and Enology Degree.

Short Term Certificates


  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 23
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley
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The Enology certificate is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the wine industry with an emphasis on wine production. Classroom instruction, laboratory and winery applications of enological principles and practices will be covered.

  • SEMESTERS: 2
  • CREDITS: 16
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley
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The Viticulture Fundamentals certificate is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in the grape growing industry. Classroom instruction, laboratory and field applications of viticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

  • SEMESTERS: 3
  • CREDITS: 25
  • LOCATIONS:
  • Verde Valley
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The Viticulture Advanced Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for various careers in the grape growing industry. Classroom instruction, laboratory and in-depth field applications of viticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study. Learning outcomes are applied in a 12-acre on-campus teaching vineyard.

Additional Program Information


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