Calmar, Peosta, Online
Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
The Enology program offers a comprehensive examination of the field of enology (wine making) offered through the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) consortium of 17 colleges and universities. The program provides the knowledge required to produce wines of the highest quality and provides the science, agriculture and business skills necessary to participate in Iowa’s rapidly growing wine industry. Included is a foundation in chemistry and biology along with courses related to equipment operation, cellar maintenance and wine analysis. The program is designed to include field work and practicums at local wineries.
Some of the courses listed may not be available online through NICC; however, all courses are available online through at least one of the participating VESTA consortium colleges. Students interested in the Enology program should become familiar with VESTA by visiting its website.
|VIN:105||Molecular Principles of Grape and Wine (VESTA)||4.0|
|VIN:110||Intro to Wine Microorganisms (VESTA)||3.0|
|VIN:146||Intro to Enology (VESTA)||3.0|
|VIN:160||Winery Equipment Operation (VESTA)||2.0|
|VIN:246||Intermediate Enology - Harvest/Crush (VESTA)||2.0|
|VIN:257||Fall Wine Production Internship (VESTA)||3.0|
|VIN:111||Intro to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment (VESTA) OR||3.0|
|VIN:211||Integrated Pest Management (VESTA) OR||2.0|
|AGA:142||Soils for Viticulture (VIN:293)||3.0|
|VIN:148||Winery Sanitation (VESTA)||3.0|
|VIN:247||Intermediate Enology - Post Harvest (VESTA)||2.0|
|VIN:259||Cellar Operations Technology (VESTA)||2.0|
|VIN:266||Sensory Evaluation (VESTA)||3.0|
|VIN:268||Wine and Must Analysis (VESTA)||3.0|
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 percent growth. (Iowa State University, 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