Viticulture - 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 Viticulture provides students with the foundational scientific and mathematical knowledge, practical experiences and technological skills of the cultivation of grapes for making wine. This program emphasizes hands-on experiences and internships at local vineyards and wineries in Ashtabula County. Graduates are qualified for positions in the commercial winemaking industry as a viticulturist, vineyard manager and assistant vineyard manager.

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. Identify and safely use planting, cultivating, spraying and harvesting equipment found in a vineyard.
  2. Identify the various parts of a grapevine and describe the sequential growth cycle of grapevines.
  3. Properly prune grapevines, including calculations regarding the appropriate balanced pruning formula.
  4. Identify and treat major pest, weed and fungus infestations in a vineyard, including preventative treatments.
  5. Perform random sample on vines to predict crop yield and maintain vine balance.
  6. Collect fruit samples and perform lab analyses regarding harvest parameters.
  7. Make decisions regarding vineyard management practices, including planting, pruning, harvest, nutrition, planning and winterization.
 

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
VIN 10500MOLECULAR PRINCIPLES IN GRAPE AND WINE 4
VIN 11100INTRODUCTION TO VITICULTURE AND VINEYARD ESTABLISHMENT 3
VIN 11392WINTER VITICULTURE FIELDWORK (ELR) 2
VIN 11492SPRING VITICULTURE FIELDWORK (ELR) 2
VIN 11592SUMMER/FALL VITICULTURE FIELDWORK (ELR) 2
VIN 21100INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT 2
VIN 21300REGIONAL VINEYARD MANAGEMENT 2
VIN 29300SOILS FOR VITICULTURE 3
Enology (ENOL) or Viticulture (VIN) Electives8
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BMRT 11000INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
or BMRT 21020 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BSCI 10002
BSCI 10003
LIFE ON PLANET EARTH (KBS)
and LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB)
4
or BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB)
BSCI 16001HORTICULTURAL BOTANY 3-4
or VIN 11200 BOTANICAL VITICULTURE
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

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
BSCI 16001
HORTICULTURAL BOTANY
or BOTANICAL VITICULTURE
3-4
VIN 11392 WINTER VITICULTURE FIELDWORK (ELR) 2
VIN 11492 SPRING VITICULTURE FIELDWORK (ELR) 2
VIN 11592 SUMMER/FALL VITICULTURE FIELDWORK (ELR) 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
VIN 21100 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT 2
VIN 29300 SOILS FOR VITICULTURE 3
Enology (ENOL) or Viticulture (VIN) Electives 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
BMRT 11000
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
or INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3
VIN 21300 REGIONAL VINEYARD MANAGEMENT 2
Enology (ENOL) or Viticulture (VIN) Electives 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:60