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Student learns how to prepare a mixed drink

Begin your career in bartending or become certified if you already work as a bartender with this important training. Work in restaurants, bars, catering establishments, hotels, motels and other traveler accommodation establishments, amusement, gambling and recreation establishments, and civic and social organizations.

What courses will I take? 

HCT-357 Bartending

HCT-351 Servsafe Alcohol Training and Certification

What is the job outlook?

Overall employment of these workers is expected to increase by 10 percent through 2018, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Bartenders earned an average annual salary of approximately $21,000 not including tips. Tips comprise a major portion of the earnings of people in the hospitality industry.

What is the training?

Training consists of two noncredit courses that meets for nine sessions and includes 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 the course requirements of the certificate program with a passing grade or higher, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate.

What is the cost?

$396 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?

Students must be at least 21 years old.

How do I enroll?

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