College of Applied and Technical Studies

About This Program

The certificate in Viticulture provides students with the 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 Ohio.

Students who complete the certificate are qualified for positions in the commercial winemaking industry as a viticulturist, vineyard manager and assistant vineyard manager.

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Ashtabula Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

  • 3.8% about as fast as the average
  • 566,500 number of jobs
  • $28,660 potential earnings

First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

  • -1.1% decline
  • 53,200 number of jobs
  • $50,080 potential earnings

Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders

  • 3.5% about as fast as the average
  • 53,100 number of jobs
  • $43,100 potential earnings

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.