Wine Essentials Noncredit Certificate
Noncredit Certificate | SC Program: NCR.1002
The goal of the Wine Essentials certificate is to improve employability, job placement, and academic skills that can be applicable for current employees and students that may be interested in the Hospitality industry. The certificate will prepare students with essential knowledge regarding the basics of winemaking, characteristics of major wine varietals, and hands-on practice with food and wine pairing. Concepts covered in the certificate courses can be applied to home preparation of food with wine, restaurant food production with wine, and dining out.
This certificate is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this certificate.
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Fall Semester, First Year2 Units Total
This course emphasizes the characteristics of wines from the major varietals. It covers the identification of wines from the wine districts of California, France, Germany, and Italy. The concept of food and wine pairing will also be evaluated. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is designed to teach students the applied approach to match wine and food from different parts of the world using flavors, textures, and components present in food and wine as complementing strategies. Emphasis on menu planning, preparation of foods, cooking methods, and tasting wines with food. Concepts can be applied to home preparation of food with wine, restaurant food production with wine, and dining out. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
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