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Bartending

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
1144
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

This intensive 15-week program provides the knowledge and skills required for employment in the hospitality industry as a bartender. Mixology, wine, beer and beverage application will be taught through theory and lab practice. Bar management concepts are addressed in the second half of the semester.

Program Information

Length: 15-week Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Waterloo - September/2017 (Open) - Fall
         Waterloo - January/2018 (Open) - Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 20

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Bartending - Program # 1144

Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Supply Fee $95.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
Session Total $2123.96
Year Total $2123.96
Waterloo - Winter 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Supply Fee $95.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62
Session Total $2029.58
Year Total $2029.58

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Bartending - Program # 1144


Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016
International Program Tuition $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Supply Fee $95.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00
Session Total $7192.96
Year Total $7192.96

Waterloo - Winter 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Program Supply Fee $95.00
CSI Association Fee $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $401.50
Session Total $7044.46
Year Total $7044.46

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in the hospitality industry as a bartender.

On average, 85% of graduates from the last three years (2013 to 2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
HOSP1040 Sanitation and Safety

Description: In the food service industry, food safety is everyone's job. The necessity and importance of safe food handling practices and maintenance of all areas of a food service establishment is emphasized in this course. Topics will include Ontario Food Premises Regulations, cause and prevention of food-borne illness, temperature control, cleaning and sanitizing, and management responsibilities.
Hours: 7
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1180 Canadian Wines

Description: This second level wine course will continue on from the basics learned in World Wines. The history of wine making in Canada will be discussed and the rapidly developing wine regions of Canada will be explored, with an emphasis on Ontario. The rules associated with the VQA quality designation used in Canada will be examined.
Canadian wines will be explored through tastings and in class wine service will continue to be practiced and refined. The principles behind food and wine pairing with be analyzed and experienced.
The importance of a well laid out wine list will be discussed. A wine list project will give the student practical experience on the topic.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1190 The World of Beer

Description: This course is designed to investigate the increasingly popular view that beer is, and should be, judged on the same level as wine. Topics will include the history of beer production, different styles of beer, the brewing process, correct storage and serving techniques for bottle and draught beer. An opportunity for beer comparison will be provided in a lab setting.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1200 Introduction to Spirits

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of spirits and liquors. The correct storage, care and service of these products will be explored along with the distillation process, historical and medical properties of spirits and liquors. The significance of taste and density in the preparation of drinks will be discussed.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1210 Beverage Cost Control

Description: A fundamental knowledge of math concepts is necessary to succeed in the beverage industry. Calculator use, basic arithmetic, ratio and proportion, metric measurement conversion, beverage costing and inventory control will be studied in this course.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1235 Mixology I

Description: This intensive core course will introduce the students to the art and science of mixology. The student will develop the skills required to mix and serve beverages using standard mixing practices, and utilize those skills to prepare a set of one hundred recipes. Choosing appropriate garnishes and glassware will also be covered.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1240 World Wines

Description: This introductory wine course will explore, through in class wine tastings, the major international grape varieties and wine regions of the world. Students will experience how grape growing and wine making methods can influence wine style and quality.
In class activities will include how to open and serve wine in addition to understanding the basics about wine storage and the importance of service temperature.
How to make sense of international wine labels including quality control identifiers will also be discussed and analyzed.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1300 Mixology II

Description: Building on the fundamental skills and knowledge of beverage preparation, the student will practice ways to put a little flair into the serving style. Successful completion of this course requires mastery of 75% of the drink recipes introduced in the semester one Mixology course.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1310 Work Placement

Description: The student is required to demonstrate the skills acquired through the Program in an occupational setting. The student is required to secure his/her own placement area. This is an unpaid work experience.

This course will provide the student with work experience as a bartender. Check lists and assignments will integrate College learning with the industry experience. The work experience will be approved and evaluated by the College.
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HOSP1400 Customer Service

Description: This course examines how management is the key to delivering quality customer service in the food and beverage industry. The fundamental concepts of delivering and monitoring excellent service, service recovery and essential employee service training techniques will be reviewed.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OHS1320 Safety in the Workplace

Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself while on an unpaid work placement within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while on unpaid work placements, as well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their Placement Employers. Participants in this course are required to provide informed consent regarding WSIB or other insurance coverage while on an unpaid work placement
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2017 Waterloo Suspended
SEP, 2017 Waterloo Open
JAN, 2018 Waterloo Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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