The 308-hour Winery Assistant Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and practical skills to work alongside master winemakers. Similarities and differences between wine, cider, beer and spirits will be explored throughout the program with an emphasis on winemaking. The program includes a focus on scientific principles of production, influences on product quality, industry terminology, equipment operation and maintenance, harvest and crush, sanitation and safety, sensory evaluation, and marketing and sales. Students will also gain real-world experience through field trips and a practicum.
B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
19 years or older at the time of admission to the program.
Students must pass the practicum and attain a minimum grade of 60% in each of the other courses in the program.
Food, Wine & Tourism
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials
Part time, in class
Can be taken as a 6 or 10 month program
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