Hospitality & Tourism

From baking to bartending, culinary and restaurant certifications to operating your own food truck, Wake Tech has a short-term training program to get you the skills you need for in-demand jobs in the Triangle region. Learn the science, techniques and trends that will give you the foundational knowledge to be prepared for the challenges face by professionals in the hospitality industry. 

Course details and registration information

Bartending 101
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Learn the basics of becoming a bartender. This course will prepare you for bartending through emphasis on ABC Laws, alcohol responsibilities, alcohol awareness, and bar setup. Hands on instruction will be provided on how to make many different drink recipes as well as Online Learning on the knowledge of Wine, Beer , Spirits and Non -Alcohol Beverages.
Students will be TIPS ( (Training for Intervention Procedures) and Host U Certified upon successful completion of the course which are industry recognized.
Course Objectives
  1. Be able to prepare and provide knowledge on the basics of bartending, alcohol responsibilities, ABC Laws, alcohol awareness, bar setups, and how to make various drinks.
    Students will have basic knowledge in the makings of wine, beer, spirits and non -alcoholic beverages including food and wine parings. Students will get trained and certified in TIPS ( (Training for Intervention Procedures) and Host U Certified upon successful completion of the course ).
Outline of Instruction
  1. Session 1: Introduction to Bartending, Safety Instructions, Alcohol Responsibility and Awareness
    Session 2 : Introduction to Host U, Bar Setup and Demonstration of Proper Pouring using Bartending Tools
    Session 3: Cream Drinks, 2 liquor drinks,
    Session 4: Exotic Drinks, Martini's , Manhattan Drinks, Tropical Drinks
    Session 5: Short Sour Drinks, Shot Drinks,
    Session 6: TIPS Certifications (Training for Intervention Procedures)
    Session 7: TIPS Finals and Practice Session
    Session 8: Final Exams ( Practical and Hands on)
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
TIPS Certification and Host U Certification
Website URL,
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Students get a TIPS Certification which is good for 3 years . This is an industry recognized certificate.
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Maran Illustrated Bartending, ISBN :9781592009442
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students must get a 75% or higher to pass TIPS Certification. Students must finish the Host U Certification ( Online) with a 70% or higher grade. Students must be able to demonstrate the hands on portion by making 5 accurately prepared drinks in 8 minutes to pass.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Bartenders, Bar backs, Bar Managers
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Employment of bartenders is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. High turnover is expected to result in good job opportunities. Strong competition is expected in popular restaurants and fine-dining establishments, where tips are highest.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Bartenders
  • Bar Attendants
  • Bar Backs
  • Bar Supervisors
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Course Contact Information
Sameer Pawa