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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Bar and Beverage Management (HOS-203)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
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 Association's ManageFirst Program, 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).