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.
Grade 12 or equivalent.
English 12 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
19 years or older at the time of admission to the program
Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.
Food, Wine & Tourism
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials
January to March
Full time, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in class (Penticton campus)
This program is student loan eligible.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 07/01/2022