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Viticulture Certificate

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent.

  • 19 years or older at the time of admission to the program


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

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.

Program Area:

Food, Wine & Tourism

Campus (Intake):

  • Penticton (Jan)




  • Full-Time


2022-23: $3,459
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials


On campus.

This program is student loan eligible.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/10/2022