Jan 22, 2021  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Beverage Management, Certificate of Completion

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.

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

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

Special Requirements

  • 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


Educational Opportunities

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. 

Employment Opportunities

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. 


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certificate of Completion in Beverage Management, 25-31 credit hours

Program Approved Electives

  • Any HT course  (not already required in this program)
  • Any CULN course  (not already required in this program)
  • Any BEV course (not already required in this program)