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Bar and Beverage Management (HOS-203)


Various, distance learning format.


Varies (self-study; self-paced).


August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain the chemical makeup of alcoholic beverages; describe the physiological effects of drinking alcohol; identify different types of establishments that serve alcoholic beverages; classify wines by their characteristics; identify the seven major spirits; and explain proper alcohol handling as stated by the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation.


This is a self-study course that culminates in a final exam. Students are introduced to all the components of the Bar and Beverage Industry. Students are eligible to take the National Restaurant Associations ManageFirst Program's exam upon completion of this course. The ManageFirst program is a management training certificate program that exemplifies the NRAEF’s commitment to developing materials by the industry and for the industry.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Hospitality, Culinary Arts, or Introduction to Bar and Beverage Management (8/18).