The Vineyard Management (Viticulture) Associate Degree will train both current and future employees of vineyards in the grape growing industry. Students will gain viticulture skills such as planting, pruning, training, harvesting, gathering, sustainability, integrated pest management (IPM), and storing of grapes or other fruits that will be turned into wine using the fermentation process. NWTC will partner its resources with the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA). The viticulture technical courses (designated with VIN) will be taught in conjunction with VESTA through a combination of online learning and field experiences. The Vineyard Management (Viticulture) Program will provide students with hands-on field experiences at local vineyards that focus on the principles and best practices of maintaining a vineyard through seasonal changes.