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.
Grade 12 or equivalent.
English 12 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
19 years or older at the time of admission to the program
Serving it Right certificate
Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.
Food, Wine & Tourism
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials
Part-time, in class
7 month part-time program, September to March plus practicum
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