Wine Sommelier

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VCC is excited to partner with the International Sommelier Guild (ISG), globally recognized for specialized training in wine tasting and excellence. The International Sommelier Guild brings together the resources of the top educators, industry leaders, premier restaurateurs, wine merchants, wineries and writers.

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April Wine Sommelier 1 (24 hours); Wine Sommelier 2 (48 hours) Wine Fundamentals Certificate Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [map & business hours]

Program Description

Program Description

Upon successful completion of the Sommelier programs, you will become a member of the International Sommelier Guild. We strive to support the professional development of our members including a referral program for career opportunities and sponsorship of exclusive member tastings and events. You will not only graduate with a certificate that designates you as a leader in wine, you will become a part of a community that strives to help each other grow
Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs

Application Fee

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

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Contact Us/Request Info


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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Donna Hawrelko, VCC Sommelier, 604.871.7000, ext. 8694
Program Assistant: Lou Solina, VCC Sommelier, 604.871.7000, ext. 8428

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Program Highlights

Program Highlights


Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2017 (201793) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2018 Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2018 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Wine Sommelier 1 (WSOM 1101)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $658.00
Wine Sommelier 2 (WSOM 1201)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $1,204.00
Wine Sommelier Diploma Program (WSOM 1301)
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0.0 credits N/A

Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.

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