Viticulture and Wine Technology

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Core Courses

  • AGR 100 Soil Science
  • BIO 121 General Biology I
  • BIO 251 Plant Structure and Function
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • HPE 111 First Aid and Basic Life Support
  • VIT 100 Introduction to Wines and Vines
  • VIT 105 Basic Viticulture Techniques
  • VIT 115 Introduction to Enology Lab Techniques
  • VIT 210 Enology I
  • SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • Social Science
    • American History
    • Western Civilization
    • Other World Civilizations

Main Track

  • SUNY General Education approved course in Basic Communication: Oral
  • HRT 110 Introduction to Horticulture
  • MAT 145 Survey of Functions I*
  • 3 credits Spanish Elective
  • VIT 110 Summer Vineyard Technology Practicum
  • VIT 200 Vineyard Management
  • VIT 205 Fall Wine Technology Practicum
  • VIT 215 Enology II

*Or another Mathematics/Business course upon approval of Viticulture Advisor.

SUNY General Education Electives

For information on which courses fulfill SUNY General Education Electives and for information on transferring to a four-year school, visit

Customize your education

In our degree program, you can prepare for transfer and specialize in either winemaking or grape growing with an optional track.

Enology Track

Viticulture Track

Viticulture and Wine Center

Gain grape growing and winemaking experience in FLCC's specialized facility, located in a region that's home to advanced agricultural research.

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Rebecca Gilroy

"I would absolutely recommend the Viticulture and Wine Technology program through FLCC. It encompasses three very important areas: grape growing, winemaking, and winery operations."