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Professional Bartending

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Program Description

​This course enables the student to learn the essentials of professional bartending and qualify to take the National Restaurant Association’s advanced exam for alcohol service in order to earn an alcohol service certificate for Maryland. Topics include bar preparation, beverage recipes and customer service, as well as understanding alcohol laws and responsibilities, evaluating intoxication levels, checking identifications, and dealing with difficult situations. It will prepare the student to: discuss liquor liability issues and state liquor laws; demonstrate the use of bartending equipment and tools; identify various glassware utilized in a bar operation; recognize brands of liquor and relate brands to type of liquor; and practice customer service skills and sale of drinks using a point of sale system.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).  Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate. Students will qualify to take the T.I.P.S certification exam.  The exam is included on the last day of this class.

Certifying Organization:

Health Communications, Inc.


Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

5 daytime sessions (6 hours per class) or 10 evening sessions (3 hours per class)

Courses are offered at CCBC Owings Mills.

Daytime and evening classes are offered in CCBC’s Fall, Winter and Summer sessions.

Program Requirements

​Information sessions are offered monthly.  Check the CCBC Continuing Education Catalog for locations, dates and times.

​High School Diploma or GED recommended.

Minimum age of 21

Application Process

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



HSL 103

Professional Bartending/Mixology


T.I.P.S. – Training for Intervention Procedures Certification, books, exam and certification costs provided and included in courses costs.



Course Totals:





Additional Information

T.I.P.S. certification exam is included in this course.

Skills for Success:​

Outstanding people skills; punctual and prepared to work; well-groomed professional appearance; willing acceptance of responsibility; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to follow safety rules and regulations; ability to interact with others in a courteous and tactful manner; ability to complete tasks on time.

Career Opportunities:​

This course prepares students for positions in restaurants, hotels, motels, resorts, casinos and catering companies as a Bartender or Server. The hospitality, restaurant and casino industries have many opportunities for internal and fast promotion up the career ladder for those seeking advancement.


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Program Contact Information


Evelyn Weaver



Hunt Valley, 106

Administrative Assistant:

Danielle Bennett



Catonsville, BESS 100

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