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Full Tuition Scholarships Available

Bartender preparing a mixed drink.

AACC's HCAT Institute is offering full tuition scholarships for the bartending training program! Begin your career in bartending, or become certified if you already work as a bartender. With this important training, you'll be able to work in hospitality and recreation establishments including restaurants, bars, hotels, catering, hotels and more. 


What courses will I take? 

HCT-357 Bartending 

HCT-351 Servsafe┬« Alcohol Training and Certification

What is the job outlook?

Overall employment for bartenders is expected to increase by 6% through 2027. Bartenders earn a median annual salary of approximately $21,000, not including tips. Tips comprise a major portion of the earnings of people in the hospitality industry.

Source: Emsi 2018.4

What is the training?

Two noncredit courses meet for nine sessions and include the fundamentals of mixing drinks, bar preparation, beverage recipes and customer service. Total Hours: 27

What credentials can I earn?

To receive the certificate, students complete and submit the form to the Continuing Professional Education office. Once you successfully complete all course requirements of the certificate program with a passing grade or higher, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate. Use certificate code CE.BAR.TEND.

What is the cost?

$488 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?

Students must be at least 21.

How do I enroll?

Register online, by mail or in person. Use certificate code CE.BAR.TEND.