Bartending and Beverage


Work as a Bartender in some of the most exciting venues in the world.

Bartending and Beverage Management Gainful Employment

Occupational Information

Bartending and Beverage Management programs are designed to give the student “hands on” training behind an actual bar, thus promoting confidence and efficiency. The main emphasis will be on mastering the art of mixing drinks quickly and properly, so that upon graduation the student will possess the confidence and ability to step behind any bar and mix drinks without hesitation. The key to mastering this art is practice, and the student can expect to spend much of the time behind the bar mixing drinks.

BARTENDING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (45-HOURS)

  • New classes start every Monday.

  • Classes are complete in only three weeks, Monday through Friday. You can choose to attend either day or evening classes.

  • Three weeks of "on the job" training in our simulated cocktail lounge will help you increase your speed, coordination and confidence behind the bar.

Upon graduation, you will have a full understanding of:

  • Liquors and liqueurs

  • Lingo and customer service tips

  • The back bar and under bar

  • Bar tools and equipment

  • Over 200 cocktails, including New Orleans' classics like the Sazerac and the Hurricane, the Gulf Coast's own Bushwhacker, and the latest shooters

BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (12 WEEKS)

This course will help you move into a Head Bartender or Beverage Manager position.

If you plan on opening your own establishment, we will give you the skills needed to turn a profit and avoid common pitfalls

New classes begin each month.
Attend Monday - Friday, day or evening classes.

Learn everything from the Bartending program, plus lots more:

  • Field trips and guest lectures -- visit working breweries and talk with industry experts

  • Staffing -- Hiring, training, motivation and scheduling

  • Inventory management -- Purchasing, receiving, storing and issuing of liquor

  • Cost control -- Understanding your budget, beverage cost, and protecting your profit

  • Marketing -- Techniques to bring customers in and keep them coming back

  • Spirits, beer and wine -- How are they made, how are they alike or different