The Wine Professional Level II Certificate is designed to prepare students to work and excel in the wine or restaurant industry. The program provides an overview of the wine industry, including production, tasting, food pairing, responsible and professional service, overview of beer and spirits, origins of wine and Monterey County wine knowledge. In addition, the elements of wine sales and service are covered. This certificate provides an in-depth exploration into the flavors of the world, the importance of geographic location, laws, tradition, and the winemaker influences. Students taste wines from around the world and learn the techniques of blind tasting to enhance understanding and prepare for industry-recognized certifications. This is an advanced certificate following our Wine Professional Level I Certificate.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Evaluate wine, beer and spirits through blind taste tests.
- Distinguish different wines based on their varietal, region and climate.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
|HOSP 40||Wine Fundamentals||1.5|
|HOSP 41||Wine Appreciation and Analysis||1.5|
|HOSP 42||Wine Service||1.5|
|HOSP 43||Origins of Wine||1.5|
|HOSP 44||Beer, Wine and Spirits||1.5|
|HOSP 45||Food and Wine Pairing||1.5|
|HOSP 46||Monterey County Wines||0.5|
Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.
MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.
All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.
Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.