Bartending

About the Program

This intensive 14-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: 14-week Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Waterloo - September/2020 - Fall
         Waterloo - January/2021 - Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 20 (September), 20 (January)

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2019-2020 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 (2019 / 2020) for Bartending - Program # 1144

Waterloo - Fall 2019 Level 1 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
Program Supply Fee $95.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $40.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $2160.00
Year Total $2160.00
Waterloo - Winter 2020 Level 1 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
Program Supply Fee $95.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $40.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $2053.41
Year Total $2053.41

International fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

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, 76% of graduates from the last three years (2015 to 2017) 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: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

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 (1144)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CON0101 Conestoga 101

Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
Hours: 1
Credits:
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CoRequisites:

FPLT1410 Field Placement (Bartending)

Description: The Field Placement will provide the learner with the opportunity to demonstrate the skills acquired through the Program in an occupational setting. The student is required to source their own field placement with guidance from faculty/ placement officer. The Field Placement will be approved and evaluated by the College.
Hours: 24
Credits: 1
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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HOSP1540 The World of Wine

Description: This comprehensive wine course will explore the major international grape varieties, wine regions and wine styles of the world, including Canada! Students will experience how grape growing and wine making methods can influence wine style, quality and price.
Professional wine service will be practiced, highlighting the importance of proper wine storage and service temperatures. Food and wine pairing concepts will be examined with in-class wine and food pairing activities. Wine labels and quality control identifiers will be analyzed. Students will learn how to design wine menus and create a wine list.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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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 within a variety of employment settings. Through the 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 employed. 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 employers.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
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OHS1390 Hospitality Certifications: SmartServe & Food Handlers

Description: Students will complete industry certifications for alcohol service (Smart Serve) and food handling (TRAINCAN).
Hours: 7
Credits: 1
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Program Outcomes

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Program Handbook

Handbook

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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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