Vancouver Island University

Wine Business

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Field of Study:Viticulture and Enology
Description:The purpose of the program is to provide recognition for students who complete a series of courses related to the wine industry, the process of wine making, wine appreciation (product knowledge), wine marketing, wine tourism and other knowledge related to the business of wine. The certificate will help graduates find employment in some aspect of the wine business, which could be a vineyard, a winery, a wholesaler, a retailer, a food service establishment or a special event planner. Although this is a stand–alone certificate, the courses may also be taken as credit courses toward a degree or diploma.

The certificate may also be taken concurrently with a diploma or degree.
URL:Wine Business at Vancouver Island University
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,544

Admission Requirements


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  •  Grade12 English 

Canadian citizens and those with permanent residence status in Canada are eligible for admission to University and Career/Technical programs if they meet one of the following conditions: - graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or equivalent, with a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; - previous degree from a recognized university; - visiting student from a college or university (a “Letter of Permission” from the home institution is required); - transfer student from a college or university (at least 24 transferable university-level credits completed); - mature student—at least 21 years of age (or will turn 21 in the first semester of admission) and has a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples. Principles of Mathematics 11 or Applications of Mathematics 11 with a "C" is recommended. Students without Mathematics 11 should consult the program coordinator. Preference will be given to candidates already enrolled in the Faculty of Management degree or diploma program. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program if space is not available.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Legal drinking age in the province of British Columbia is also required.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 09, 2017

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