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College
Regional College
Campus(es)
Ashtabula
Department
Regional College
Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Enology provides students with the foundational science knowledge, practical experience, and technological skills of winemaking.  This program emphasizes hands-on field experiences and laboratory practicum at local vineyards and wineries.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will:

  • Understand winemaking principles and practices, including calculations necessary for accurate, precise and safe additions to the wine.
  • Identify and safely use crush, storage, fermentation, transfer, sanitation, refrigeration and bottling equipment found in a winery.
  • Perform introductory microbiology methods for winery sanitation and bottle sterilization.
  • Properly handle and eliminate waste products from the winery with regard to environmental and safety regulations.
  • Understand the role of both good and bad microorganisms frequently encountered in the winemaking process, including how to deal with each.
  • Understand the principles of sensory evaluation used in commercial winemaking, including a beginning mastery of discerning flavors to establish tasting benchmarks.
Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program are qualified for entry into positions in the commercial winemaking industry as a winemaker or cellar manager.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 62 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.
 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Describe the wine making process from harvest to fermentation to bottling, including wine chemistry and chemical analyses.

Type Legend: KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (29 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title
Credits
  VIN 10500 Molecular Principles in Grape and Wine 4
    14600 Introduction to Enology 3
    14800 Winery Sanitation 3
    16000 Winery Equipment Operation 2
    21000 Introduction to Wine Microorganisms 3
    24600 Intermediate Enology 3
    25792 Fall Wine Production Internship 3
    25992 Cellar Operation Internship 2
    26600 Sensory Evaluation 3
    26800 Wine and Must Analysis 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  BMRT 21020  Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
  COMT 11000 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
  GEOG 31080 Geography of Wine 3
  VIN Elective (Viticulture course) 1-3
  Kent Core Composition 3
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts 3
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3
  General Elective (number of hours depends on meeting minimum 62 credits) 6
  MINIMUM TOTAL 62