Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta, Online
Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
The Enology Specialist program prepares graduates with a comprehensive examination of the field of enology (wine making) offered through the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) consortium of colleges. The program provides the knowledge required to produce wines of the highest quality and provides students with the science, agriculture and business skills necessary to enhance the rapidly growing wine industry. Students have the option of earning an AAS, Diploma or Certificate.
|BCA:212||Intro to Computer Business Apps||3.0|
|VIN:146||**Intro to Enology||3.0|
|VIN:213||**Regional Vineyard Management||2.0|
|VIN:257||**Fall Wine Production Internship||3.0|
**Courses completed through VESTA.
Some of the courses listed may not be available online through NICC, however all are available online through at least one of the participating VESTA consortium colleges.
$53,894 (2013 Wine Business Monthly)
In 2012, the wine industry in Iowa employed 2,678 full-time equivalent workers, representing 51% growth. (Iowa State Univerity, 2014)
Quality Control Manager
Seasonal Winery Worker
Winery Equipment Operation and Maintenance Manager
This program is offered through Northeast Iowa Community College's membership and association with VESTA (Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance), a national center of excellence funded primarily by the National Science Foundation. VESTA provides the expertise and resources of 17 participating colleges spanning from Washington state to New York state. The VESTA alliance allows students access to industry and educational experts from coast to coast, and the online format allows students to complete that degrees without leaving their community.
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Peosta
800.728.7367, ext 207