Enology - A.A.S.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Enology provides students with the foundational science knowledge, practical experience and technological skills of winemaking. This program emphasizes hands-on field experiences and laboratory practicum at local vineyards and wineries.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Ashtabula Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Understand winemaking principles and practices, including calculations necessary for accurate, precise and safe additions to the wine.
  2. Identify and safely use crush, storage, fermentation, transfer, sanitation, refrigeration and bottling equipment found in a winery.
  3. Perform introductory microbiology methods for winery sanitation and bottle sterilization.
  4. Properly handle and eliminate waste products from the winery with regard to environmental and safety regulations.
  5. Understand the role of both good and bad microorganisms frequently encountered in the winemaking process, including how to deal with each.
  6. Understand the principles of sensory evaluation used in commercial winemaking, including a beginning mastery of discerning flavors to establish tasting benchmarks.

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ENOL 14600INTRODUCTION TO ENOLOGY 3
ENOL 14800WINERY SANITATION 3
ENOL 16000WINERY EQUIPMENT OPERATION 2
ENOL 21000INTRODUCTION TO WINE MICROORGANISMS 3
ENOL 24600INTERMEDIATE ENOLOGY - HARVEST AND CRUSH 2
ENOL 24700INTERMEDIATE ENOLOGY - POSTHARVEST 2
ENOL 25792FALL WINE PRODUCTION FIELD WORK (ELR) 3
ENOL 25992CELLAR OPERATIONS FIELD WORK (ELR) 2
ENOL 26600SENSORY EVALUATION 3
ENOL 26800WINE AND MUST ANALYSIS 3
VIN 10500MOLECULAR PRINCIPLES IN GRAPE AND WINE 4
VIN 11100INTRODUCTION TO VITICULTURE AND VINEYARD ESTABLISHMENT 3
Viticulture and Enology (VIN) or Enology (ENOL) Elective1
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BMRT 21020INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
or BMRT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
BSCI 10002
BSCI 10003
LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
and LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB)
4
or BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning minimum 60 credit hours)6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
BSCI 10002
BSCI 10003
LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
and LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB)
or BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB)
4
ENOL 14600 INTRODUCTION TO ENOLOGY 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
VIN 10500 MOLECULAR PRINCIPLES IN GRAPE AND WINE 4
VIN 11100 INTRODUCTION TO VITICULTURE AND VINEYARD ESTABLISHMENT 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
ENOL 14800 WINERY SANITATION 3
ENOL 16000 WINERY EQUIPMENT OPERATION 2
ENOL 26800 WINE AND MUST ANALYSIS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Three
BMRT 11000
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
or INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3
ENOL 21000 INTRODUCTION TO WINE MICROORGANISMS 3
ENOL 24600 INTERMEDIATE ENOLOGY - HARVEST AND CRUSH 2
ENOL 25792 FALL WINE PRODUCTION FIELD WORK (ELR) 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Four
ENOL 24700 INTERMEDIATE ENOLOGY - POSTHARVEST 2
ENOL 25992 CELLAR OPERATIONS FIELD WORK (ELR) 2
ENOL 26600 SENSORY EVALUATION 3
Viticulture and Enology (VIN) or Enology (ENOL) Elective 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:60