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Wine and Viticulture Technology Associate in Applied Science

Why study wine and viticulture technology at LMC?

  • Student using a wine bottling machineViticulturists and vineyard managers
  • Winemakers and enologists
  • Tasting room managers and event coordinators
  • Equipment sales, barrels sales, and other suppliers
  • Equipment manufacturing and metal fabrication
  • Custom crush
  • Bulk wine sales and brokering
  • Warehousing and logistics
  • Wine distribution and sales

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
Chemistry 104, Fundamentals of General, Organic & Biochemistry, or
Chemistry 111, General Chemistry or
Agriculture 110, Agriculture Chemistry
4
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition, or
English 103, Technical Writing, or
Communication 101, Introduction to Public Speaking
3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
Social Sciences 3

 

Major Requirements Credit Hours
Biology 120, Plant Biology 4
Business 207, Entrepreneurship or
Business 208, Advertising and Sales Promotion
3
Enology 101, Introduction to Viticulture and Enology 3
Enology 105, Wines of the World and Sensory Analysis 3
Enology 190, Enology Co-Op I 1
Enology 191, Enology Co-Op II 1
Enology 210, Wine Analysis and Quality Control 4
Enology 211, Winemaking and Fermentation 3
Enology 220, Winery Operations Management 3
Enology 290, Enology Co-Op III 3
Viticulture 110, Establishing a Vineyard 3
Viticulture 120, Maintaining a Vineyard 3
Viticulture 220, Vineyard Diseases and Insects 3
Viticulture 290, Viticulture Co-Op I 1
Viticulture 291, Viticulture Co-Op II 2

 

 

If you already have a college degree or college credits, you may be able to earn your Associate in Applied Science in Wine & Viticulture Technology in one year (three semesters), plus a capstone fall co-op, which can be at any winery in the world. The full two-year track course sequence includes general education courses.

Fall First Year

Course Credit Hours
ENOL 101 Winemaking and Fermentation 3
VITI 110 Establishing a Vineyard 3
ENOL 105 Wines of the World I 1
AGRI 110 or CHEM 104 or CHEM 111 Chemistry 4
ENOL 190 Enology Co-op I 2
ENOL 110 Winery Hospitality Co-Op I 1

 

Spring First Year

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 120 Plant Biology 4
VITI 120 Maintaining a Vineyard 3
ENOL 220 Winery Operations Management 3
BUSA 208 Advertising, Sales, and Promotion** 3
ENOL 191 Enology Co-Op II 2
ENOL 106 Wines of the World II 1

**BUSA 207 Small Business Management could be substituted

Summer First Year

Course Credit Hours
VITI 220 Vineyard Diseases & Insects 3
VITI 291 Viticulture Co-op 2
ENOL 210 Wine Analysis and Quality Control 4
ENOL 111 Winery Hospitality Co-Op II. 1

 

Fall Second Year

Course Credit Hours
ENOL 290 Enology Co-op III 4

 

 

Lake Michigan Vintners LogoLake Michigan Vintners is the Midwest's first and only teaching winery and tasting room. LM Vintners works in partnership with Lake Michigan College to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in every aspect of winemaking and vineyard management. Visit the Lake Michigan Vintners website to learn more and plan a trip to the LMV tasting room in Baroda.

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