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Vineyard Establishment and Sustainability Micro-Credential

The Vineyard Establishment and Sustainability Micro-Credential is designed to provide hands on, theoretical and practical knowledge to work as part of the viticulture team to plan, develop, plant, and maintain vineyards to produce quality wine. The program is tailored around "the vine to wine concept," which will allow students to understand how to produce the best quality wines from the ground to the bottle with particular focus on canopy establishment, integrated pest management, irrigation, and water technology. This program is structured around the viticulture growing season, providing opportunities to develop and apply skills leading to sustainable practices within commercial vineyards.

Admission Requirements

Complete one of the following:

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for one year as of the first day of classes.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
  • A minimum of 60% in any of:
    • Pre-calculus Grade 11
    • Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
    • Principles of Mathematics 11
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 011
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 085 and MATH 080
    • Adult Basic Education IALG 011

OR:

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working in an outdoor agriculture environment, preferably in viticulture.

OR:

  • Completion of the Continuing Studies Viticulture Certificate.

Program Outline

Students must complete all of the following academic courses:
VITT 140 Vineyard and Canopy Establishment
VITT 150 Integrated Pest Management
VITT 160 Irrigation Technology and Water Management
Students must also attend and complete a minimum of TWO unique Sustainable Viticulture Workshops.
VITT 199 Sustainable Viticulture Workshops
(Please note: these workshops will be offered several times during the program. Students will need to register in at least two unique workshops during their program.)

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of all the courses in the program outline.


Program Area:

Food, Wine & Tourism

Campus (Intake):

  • Distance (Mar, Apr)

Credential:

Other

Delivery:

  • Distance/Online

Cost:

2022-23: $1,828.22

  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change

Notes:

Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022