Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Culinary Arts (AAS), Beverage Management Concentration

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

School of Business, Hospitality & Technology (BHT)

This Beverage Management Program prepares students for a career as beverage managers working in the beverage industry.  In addition to the culinary and baking foundation courses, students will explore beverage production, beverage service, purchasing, cost controls, marketing and business/hospitality law.

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 four terms.
  • This educational option is designed for: Culinary Arts students seeking to enhance their skill set in beverage management
  • This educational option can be started: Any term
  • Primary course location: Main Campus; class meetings may be held at commercial beverage producers, 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 advisor.

Additional tools or supplies required for this educational option

  • Students are required to purchase chef’s uniforms, textbooks, personal protective equipment and clothing, and tools

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

Students completing the degree may also earn certificates in Baking, Beverage Management, Culinary Fundamentals, and Food Service Management. Students will also have the opportunity to earn the following industry certifications: New Mexico ServSafe® alcohol server’s permit, ServSafe® Manager Training and Certification. 

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Career Opportunities

Jobs are available in restaurants, casinos, resorts, wineries, breweries, brewpubs, cruise ships, catering companies, convention centers and other areas. Types of employment range from business owners, to bakers or cooks and managers or chefs and include employment opportunities from the fast food industry to fine dining.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 60

Program Approved Electives

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study