Texas Tech Taking Applications for Viticulture Certification Program

Certificate Program in Viticulture will prepare students for careers in the wine and grape production industries.

Written by Cory Chandler

Viticulture Certificate program

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.
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The Texas High Plains is the second largest American viticultural area in Texas

Certification Program in Viticulture

The College of Outreach and Distance Education offers a certification program in viticulture, which focuses on commercial grape production and professional work in the viticulture industry.

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