School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)
The Beverage Management Certificate of Completion will prepare students to work in the bar and beverage industry. Students will study safety, sanitation, supervisory skills, human relations, purchasing, cost controls, hospitality law, guest services, food pairing and menu management, and other general coursework.
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Educational Option Information
- This educational option can be completed: Part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in two terms.
- This educational option is designed for: Students seeking the knowledge necessary for a career in the beverage industry.
- This educational option can be started: Any term
- Primary course location: Main Campus; some theory courses are offered online
- Students must be at least 21 years of age or older at the start of term for all BEV courses, except BEV 1160
- Students must be able to lift 30 pounds
- Students must be able to stand for the duration of the laboratory class
This program includes identification and evaluation of alcoholic beverages. Students are urged to consider their ability to consume alcohol before enrolling in this program. If you have concerns about the role of alcohol consumption in this program, please contact an Academic Coach or the BIT School Advisor.
Additional tools or supplies required for this educational option
- Students are required to purchase chef’s uniforms, textbooks, and tools
Approximate Costs of this Educational Option
Financial Aid Considerations
This embedded certificate of completion will give students an early exit point for gainful employment, and allows them to continue to the AAS in Brewing and Beverage Management. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the following industry certifications: level 1 Cicerone® certificate, New Mexico ServSafe® alcohol server’s permit, and ServSafe® Manager Training and Certification.
Graduates who have earned the Beverage Management Certificate of Completion are well prepared for entry-level and mid-level jobs in the beverage industry. Jobs are available in breweries, wineries, brewpubs, restaurants, casinos, resorts, cruise ships, convention centers, beverage retailers and wholesalers.