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Chemistry Requirements

One semester of university/college-level chemistry is required as a prerequisite for acceptance into the Winemaking Certificate Program. The best general preparation is likely to be found in an introductory chemistry class for science or allied health science majors that will cover such topics as:

  • Scientific measurement and conversions
  • Atomic and molecular structure
  • Chemical reactions
  • Chemical bonding
  • Thermodynamics
  • Gas laws
  • Solutions
  • Acid and base chemistry

For those who desire a more solid foundation or may be looking to make a career as a professional winemaker, a two-semester sequence of introductory chemistry for science majors is recommended.

Please contact Pradeep Kandola after completion of the chemistry course so she can update your records. Her email is

If you would like to test your knowledge, see examples of basic college chemistry questions and questions used in course three, Quality Control.