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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Viticulture


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The Viticulture certificate provides training for those working with vineyards and for those who want to start a vineyard. The certificate will promote skills and practices imperative for quality grape production.

For more information about the Viticulture certificate, please visit our website at https://go.dmacc.edu/programs/viticulture.

Option 1 - Select 1 Course


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 18


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs for books, supplies, etc., will be determined by course.

Approximate total for program: $2,646*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

 

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Take the knowledge learned about how grapevines grow and apply to a commercial vineyard.
  • Perform the various tasks needed in a successful vineyard.
  • Be able to do the hands-on work in the vineyard.
  • Investigate potential problems that can occur in vineyards.
  • Calculate and budget the economic factors in vineyard management.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Computer and math skills, to accurately budget.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Be able to work in an industry that is new and not much information is available.
  • Perform calculations to accurately and safely apply chemicals.
  • Be able to react to changing situations in the field to accomplish the same goal.
  • Must be able to make quick decisions.
  • At times use large equipment.
  • At times be able to perform in physically demanding situations.
  • Work closely with customers.
  • Possess a desire for success and pride in a quality product.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • This industry is fairly new and is experiencing a lot of growth.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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