The Winery Assistant program provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to work in an entry-level position within the wine industry. Coursework will emphasize the scientific principles underlying grape and wine production, influences on wine quality, terminology, winery equipment operation and maintenance, harvest and crush, sanitation and safety, winery sensory evaluation, marketing and sales practices. The program consists of 258 hours of classroom instruction and 50 hours of work experience in a winery.
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
September students start the program with Wine 21 on Saturdays or via Distance Education.
January students take Wine 21 by Distance, or waitlist for the three days per week class.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 10/21/2019