Written by Cory Chandler
The certificate consists of six courses, held over a two-year period. Successful completion
of all six courses is required to receive the Professional Certificate in Viticulture.
Texas Tech University is taking applications through June 30 for its Certificate Program in Viticulture
The program is designed for individuals interested in commercial grape production
and professional work in the viticulture industry. It is limited to 40 participants
who will take six courses over a two-year period as part of a cohort.
Enrollment in individual courses is not available.
Curriculum includes courses on:
- grapevine biology
- site assessment and vineyard development
- vine nutrition and water management
- canopy and crop load management
- disease, insect and weed management
- vineyard practices
When successfully completed, these courses lead to a Certificate in Viticulture and
students will receive 17 continuing education units.
The program is the product of collaboration between the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
and College of Outreach & Distance Education
at Texas Tech University and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service