SOU offers “Working in the Wine Industry” course to community

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is making one of its winter term courses available to the public. “Working in the Wine Industry” will be offered for credit to admitted SOU students, and will be available at a special tuition rate as a non-credit class for community members who are not admitted SOU students.

“This is in direct response to the needs of our community,” said SOU Professor Greg Jones, director of the university’s Division of Business, Communication and the Environment. “The wine industry is booming in Southern Oregon, and more and more people are turning to the industry for employment. We want to make sure that not only our students, but anyone in the community interested in a career in this exciting field has the opportunity to learn the basics through this course.”

The seminar-style “Working in the Wine Industry” course will focus on the many facets and possibilities of pursuing and performing employment in the wine industry. The course covers vineyard operations, winemaking, and the marketing and selling of wine. Wine’s place in history, culture, science and economics also are incorporated into the curriculum.

“Anyone who is interested in wine and would like to have a more robust understanding of it will benefit from this course,” Dr. Jones said. “But it is particularly well-suited for those working in the hospitality and tourism industries who would like to expand their skillsets.”

“Working in the Wine Industry” will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:20 p.m., Jan. 10 through March 21 on SOU’s main campus in Ashland.

A special tuition rate of $300 has been established for community members who sign up for the course. Admitted students taking the class for credit will pay the standard tuition rate. Anyone interested in learning more or registering is encouraged to contact Connie Lynn in SOU’s Continuing Education Division at (541) 552-6899 or by email at lynnc@sou.edu.

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