Course Fees and Policies


  • Enrollment fees for Wine Production, Quality Control, Wine Stability and Viticulture for Winemakers are $2,000 each.
  • Introduction to Wine and Winemaking has a fee of $685.
  • There is a non-refundable certificate fee of $125 which will be paid when enrolling in Wine Production.


  • Be prepared to spend at least 15 hours a week on outside coursework for courses two through five.
  • All assignments should be completed in a timely manner. Should you fall behind in the course, your situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you have completed 75% of the class assignments with a passing grade, but for whatever reason cannot complete the class, you may request an incomplete.


  • You can request a refund, minus the $200 processing fee, within the first two weeks of the class.
  • Refund requests made after the first two weeks will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Up to 50% of the class fee may be returned.


  • Under special circumstances you may request a transfer to an upcoming offering of the class.
    A transfer fee of $200 will apply.
  • Coursework from the previous offering will not be honored.
  • Generally only one transfer will be honored during your time in the certificate program.
  • Once you have transferred, you cannot request a refund or an incomplete for that class.


  • You must complete each certificate program course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • "C-" is not a passing grade.

Academic Conduct

As part of the University of California academic community, Winemaking Certificate Program students are expected to adhere to the University’s Academic Code of Conduct. Due to the program's online format and the tremendous volume of information available on the internet, plagiarism is of particular concern. Our expectation is that you will respond to all assignments in your own words. Using another person's work or words without giving proper credit to the source is considered plagiarism, and is unacceptable in any academic environment. If you use language from an outside source, you must use quotation marks around those words and cite the reference. Such direct quotations should be kept to a minimum. If you paraphrase another person's ideas, you need to cite the original work.

If you have any questions about this topic, please look over the UC Davis Student Judicial Affairs website.