Enology (Winemaking)


Applied Science & Technology Division

The Enology program contains courses designed to cover the requisite agricultural, science, math and practical skills necessary to enter the winemaking industry as an entrepreneur or vintner. The program also offers professional training for those already working in the wine industry. Enology students will receive the training required to establish and maintain a commercial winery and produce high quality wines, as well as focus on specific topics such as wine and must analysis, sensory evaluation, winery sanitation and cellar operations. Students also will have the opportunity to work as an intern at an area winery, offering an intense level of practical and realistic hands-on experience. Most of the viticulture and enology core courses are delivered online through VESTA. Interested individuals should become familiar with VESTA by visiting the website at vesta-usa.org. Must be 21 years of age to enroll.

Total Hours: 65

First Semester
Credit Hours
CHE 1101 General Chemistry I 1 5.00
ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 3.00
ENO 1201 Introduction to Enology 3.00
HEA 1101 Health Education 2.00
MATH 1107 Contemporary College Mathematics1 3.00
Second Semester
CHE 1102 General Chemistry II 5.00
COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 3.00
ENO 1203 Winery Sanitation 3.00
ENO 1205 Winery Equipment Operation 2.00
ENO 1211 Sensory Evaluation 3.00
or CULA 1208 Exploring Wines (4)
Third Semester
ENO 1207 Intermediate Enology 3.00
ENO 1210 Wine and Must Analysis 3.00
ENO 1213 Introduction to Wine Microorganisms 4.00
HORT 1201 Introduction to Horticulture 3.00
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology 3.00
Fourth Semester
BIO 1100 Biology for Non-Majors 4.00
ENO 1209 Cellar Operations Technology 2.00
VIT 1201 Introduction to Viticulture 3.00
General Education Elective 3.00
Agriculture Elective 3.00
Fifth Semester
ENO 1208 Wine Production Internship 3.00
1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS, ASSET, ACT or SAT scores.