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What will I learn?

Las Positas College is the place to learn Viticulture and Winery Technology:

Get hands on experience, from vine to wine. Learn everything about viticulture in our Campus Hill Vineyard.

Practice the science of winemaking, conduct sensory analyses, and develop expertise in winery operations, management and sales.

Meet others who share your passion and be part of a winemaking team, working in our vineyard and developing and bottling our own Las Positas College Campus Hill Vineyard wines.

Benefit from our strong partnerships with Livermore Valley Wine Country and learn about internships and job opportunities.

Program Outcomes

Student will be proficient in all season winery practices required in a working winery.

Upon successful completion of the A.S. in Enology, the student will have working knowledge of the processes of the chemical analysis of wines.

Upon completion of the A.S. in Enology, the student will have working knowledge of the oganoleptic requirements of a sound wine through the processes of sensory analysis.

Upon completion of the A.S. degree in Enology, the student will be proficient in all aspects of winery sanitation from the press pad to the winery and all equipment that is utilized during the winemaking process.

Career Opportunities

California produces 90 percent of U.S. wine. From established wineries to new ventures, well-trained personnel are needed in many positions. Here is a snapshot of available career pathways:

In the winery

Wine maker, assistant wine maker

Wine analysis lab tech

Oenologist

Winery supervisor

Quality Control

Production Line Manager

Which department am I in?

Las Positas College

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$6,192.00 per year
USD $3,096 per semester
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

Las Positas College

3000 Campus Hill Drive,

LIVERMORE,

California,

94551, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a high school graduate or equivalent thereof, or who is 18 years of age or older and who can profit from the instruction offered is eligible to apply for admissions to Las Positas College.

For international students

Students should be a high school graduate or equivalent thereof, or who is 18 years of age or older and who can profit from the instruction offered are eligible for admission in this college.

English Language Proficiency

Full admission will be granted to students who submit one of the following English language proficiency test results:

TOEFL (internet): 61 iBT

TOEFL (paper): 500 PBT

IELTS - Academic: 5.5

iTEP - Academic: Level 4

EIKEN: Grade 2A

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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