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VESTA serves as a pathway For individuals interested in professional development and certificated training in viticulture and enology


VESTA's online program offers individuals the opportunity to advance their technical knowledge of the grape and wine industry through a complete program of professional development modules and courses in viticulture, enology and wine business and entrepreneurship.

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Important Student information

Scholarship Opportunity

The VESTA is pleased to announce the Gordon “Stanley” Howell Memorial Scholarship, a donor-funded scholarship for qualified VESTA students.  The recipient must plan to enroll in the VESTA program with the intent to pursue a certificate or AAS degree in viticulture, enology or wine business entrepreneurship. Open link for complete scholarship and application information.


Certificate and Degree Seeking Students

VESTA offers you the option of taking classes for interest and continuing education or to earn a degree. You can earn a technical certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in viticulture or enology. If you wish to be degree seeking, it will be necessary for you to request that official copies of all past transcripts be sent to Missouri State University - West Plains Admissions. Should you have more than 24 hours of college credit, your high school or GED documents will not be required. 

Request for Transcripts/Grades

As you progress through the VESTA program it will become necessary to have your transcripts from the various partner institutions that have offered your courses be sent to Missouri State University - West Plains. Refer to the information on the Tuition, Fees and Transcripts page and select the link(s) for the desired institution.