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Bartending & Mixology Certification Program

Bartending & Mixology Certification Program (1)
When: Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $235

Sign up for a bartending and mixology certification program at SUNY Adirondack.

March 21 to April 18

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm

Queensbury Campus & Local Restaurants

Instructor: Frank Burns

Price: $235, Course price includes a $35 materials fee.

CRN: 20083

*Preregistration required. Call 518.743.2238 or email

Registration for this class closes on Friday, March 9 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date.

Prerequisite: All students must be at least 21 years old to participate in this class, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of the class.

This course provides basic training to prepare individuals to tend bar in the hospitality industry and supports enthusiasts seeking knowledge and experience with mixology. The program will concentrate on participants with limited experience — focusing on introductory information, best practices, legal issues and increasing familiarity with wines, beers and mixed drinks. Later sessions offer hands-on activities and some time to rehearse skills behind the bar.

At the completion of the course, students will be familiar with:

  • Industry standards
  • Common terminology
  • Types of alcohol
  • Health & hygiene regulations/sanitation
  • How to mix drinks
  • Wine & beer varieties
  • Customer service & attitude
  • Selling techniques & showmanship

Participants who successfully complete this course will be TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) certified and will receive a certificate from the New York State Liquor Authority that can be used as part of their Reasonable Effort Defense in the event they are convicted of serving someone under the age of 21. Attendance at the first two sessions of the course is required; participation in four of the five sessions is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

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