Viticulture Certificate

Learn the skills and knowledge essential to farm a vineyard or seek employment in wine production.

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  • Penticton
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Tuition and fees

2023-24: $3,527.90

Program details

The Viticulture program provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to manage a vineyard or seek employment in viticulture. Course work will emphasize the scientific principles underlying grape growing for the purpose of wine production, the various influences on grape quality, terminology, vineyard management including human resource and financial management, vineyard equipment operation and maintenance, and safety. The program consists of 267 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of work experience at a vineyard.

Campus Start date Schedule
Penticton Jan. 2024

On Campus. Jan to Mar. Mon to Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Includes practicum.

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • English 12 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
  • 19 years or older at the time of admission to the program

Program outline

WINE 21 - Introduction to Grapes and Wines & Other Fermented Beverages
VIT 22 - Introduction to Grape Growing
VIT 23 - Vineyard Management
VIT 04 - Operation, Management and Safety of Vineyard Equipment
VIT 13 - Practicum
  • Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.
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