Certificate Program Gainful Employment Information

Viticulture & Winery Tech – Viticulture

For students interested in agriculture—the growing of grapes, and for students who want to work in the winery—cellar, laboratory and winemaking jobs, the Viticulture and Winery Technology Program options are designed to prepare students for careers in the North Coast wine industry. The one-year certificate and two-year Associate of Science (A.S.) degree options provide students with the knowledge and skills essential for success.

Total units required for Certificate: 31

Gainful Employment Information

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Napa Valley College OPEID: 001247
CIP Code: 01.9999

(Note: You may use the CIP code as a way to identify and compare similar programs at different colleges which may have different names.)

CIP Program Description:  Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Program Name: Viticulture & Winery Tech – Viticulture
Program Level: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length in Weeks: 72 [1]

Related Occupations:

Following are the ONET Code(s) and ONET Title(s) (SOC) for occupations related to this program:

45-1011.07 - First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers

To explore these related occupations and other career opportunities visit http://www.onetonline.org/

For 2012/13:
Estimated Cost of Program: $1,558 [2]
Estimated Cost for Textbooks and Supplies:$3,312 [3]
Napa Valley College does not offer on-campus housing.

Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 16

·         The number of completers with student debt:  3
·         The median cumulative debt (all types) for completers in this program:  
·         The amount of median cumulative Federal student loan debt:  
·         The amount of median cumulative Private loan debt:
·         The amount of median cumulative Institutional financing plan debt:
·         The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time: 13

This information is reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.


[1] Program length is expressed in weeks. Length of time is calculated as the number of weeks it would take a student to complete the program unit requirements if they enrolled at the minimum full-time level of 12 units per semester. Students may be able to accelerate their progress by enrolling in more units per semester. Time to complete the program may be longer than the normal program length if a student requires remedial course work.

[2] Program cost is estimated based upon current unit cost (Fall 2012) of $46.00 per unit plus any additional Course Material Fees for required courses. Additional required fees are also included.

[3]Textbook cost is based upon retail cost of new textbooks purchased through the Napa Valley College bookstore. A student's actual cost may vary based upon the availability of used textbooks, rental textbooks or electronic text books.