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Wine Sales Certificate

This program provides individuals interested in employment in the area of wine sales with an introduction to grape growing and winemaking, an understanding of legal regulations and standards within the industry, marketing and sales strategies, and knowledge of wine shop management and winery promotions. Coursework involves a variety of projects and field trips. The program consists of 147 hours of coursework and practical experience in the industry.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent.

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

  • Serving it Right certificate


WINE 21 Introduction to Grapes and Wines & Other Fermented Beverages
WS 01 Introduction to Wine Sales
WS 02 Retail Sales
WS 03 Wine Shop and Winery Promotions
WS 04 Wine Sales Class Project
WS 11 Wine Sales Work Experience

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 (Sep)




  • Part-Time


2022-23: $1,808
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials


Part-time, in class or online. Tue, Thurs evenings and some Saturdays.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/10/2022