Several Community Colleges in Virginia are now offering classes in Viticulture and Enology. The most extensive program is at PVCC, please see the post about their schedule. Other schools that have classes scheduled for this fall include:
Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, VA. They are offering Intro to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment. View the schedule here. For more information contact the School of Business, Engineering, and Technology at 540.857.7272 or BET@virginiawestern.edu.
Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, VA. is offering Intro to Viticulture and a class called Topics In . View the schedule here. For more information contact John Ayers at 276.656.0335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rappahannock Community College is offering Intro to Viticulture and Viticulture I at their Warsaw, VA campus. The courses will be instructed by Ray Petrie of Belle Mount Vineyards. For more information contact Rusty Bragg with the Workforce and Community Development department at 804.333.6828 or email@example.com.
Courses are dependent on meeting enrollment requirements so if you are interested please contact whichever school is closest to you. The Virginia Community College network is a fantastic resource for promoting Viticulture and Enology education to our growing industry and is committed to increasing course offerings where there is interest.