Texas Tech Taking Applications for Viticulture Certification Program

Program open to 40 individuals interested in commercial grape production and professional viticulture jobs.

Written by Cory Chandler

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; and 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.

For more information of the program, visit: www.depts.ttu.edu/ode/outreach/conferences/viticulturecertificate.php

For a copy of the application form, visit: www.depts.ttu.edu/ode/outreach/conferences/E%20Application%20Viticulture%20Certificate.pdf

CONTACT: Ed Hellman, professor of viticulture, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, (806) 746-6101, or ed.hellman@ttu.edu