Viticulture and Enology Associate of Applied Science Degree

Grapes hanging from the vine

Grayson College’s Viticulture & Enology program is one of the few degreed grape growing and wine making programs in the country, and the first of its kind in a Texas community college. GC’s timely offering of the program corresponds with the growing popularity of vineyard and winery operations in the southwest United States.

History plays an important role in the Viticulture & Enology program at Grayson College. The program was introduced in 1974, but the foundation from which the program has emerged was laid in 1876 when Thomas Volney Munson arrived in Denison, Texas, to begin a career in grape research which was to last a lifetime. Grayson County became T.V. Munson’s home after his first visit to the area when he stated, “I have found my grape paradise!” It must surely have been true for he spent the remaining years of his life in the area developing three hundred superior grape varieties from the wild native grapes along the bluffs of the Red River and its tributaries.

Sixty-five of Munson’s grape varieties may now be found in the T.V. Munson Memorial Vineyard located on Grayson College’s West Campus –Extension.

Grayson College’s Viticulture and Enology program is a founding partner in the region’s Texoma Craft Beverage initiative, which was formed to make the Texoma region world-renowned for its excellence in wine, brewing and distillation, as well as an ancillary industries in viticulture and fermentation.

Many of the courses in the Viticulture and Enology program may be taken for non-credit through the Grayson College Continuing Education division.

 

Course Requirements

  • Grayson College requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some of the courses require prerequisites. Refer to the GC catalog for specific information.
  • Certificate programs are TSI waived.
  • The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires successful completion of the TSI requirements.

Class format

Most courses are offered as hybrid with a combination of Internet and weekend classroom instruction. This accommodates students who cannot commit to traditional weekday classes without sacrificing hands-on learning.

Degree Plan

View the degree plan to see what courses will be taken.
   

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.

  

Anticipated Costs for Two Years

Tuition for 60 hours - View 2015-2016 Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Additional expected costs to complete this program:

Lab Fees

60.00

Matriculation Fees

40.00

Parking Fees

30.00

Student ID

8.00

Books

1,200.00

TSI Assessment

25.00

Approximate Total

$1,363.00 (plus tuition and mandatory fees)

On-campus housing (room and board) is extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.
  

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.
  

 

For more program information please contact:

Viticulture and Enology Program Director Andrew Snyder
snydera@grayson.edu
903-786-2393

View printable program brochure