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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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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.

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Required Courses

Option 1 - Select 1 Course

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 18*

*Total credits is calculated using the least number of credits need to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 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: $2,718**

**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 Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

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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. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857,  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574,  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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