This program including in-class instruction with hands-on learning at local vineyards and wineries.

Student tending grape vines in the vineyard


Workforce Training Program

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Viticulture
  • Vineyard Site Selection
  • Soil Prep and Planting
  • Vine Grafting and Propagation
  • Canopy Management
  • Dormant Pruning
  • Vineyard Management - Part I
  • Vineyard Management - Part II
  • Basic Tractor Repair
  • Tractor Safety
  • Pest Control
  • Pesticide Applicator's License
  • Vineyard Spraying
  • Harvesting & Basic Analysis of the Must
  • Harvest Internship

Program Information

The only one of its kind in Virginia, PVCC offers Certificate Programs in both Viticulture and Enology. Classes are non-credit and held on Saturdays. To receive a Certificate in Viticulture, a student must complete fifteen required classes. All classes are taught by industry professionals and all are held at local wineries or vineyards, or class begins here at PVCC and then travel to a winery or vineyard. A student can begin taking classes at any time throughout the year. A passing grade is required to receive credit for the classes in this Certificate. Classes in this Certificate may be taken in any order.