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Consider a career in Bartending.
Have you ever been interested in gaining a behind the scenes glimpse of what it takes to run a bar? This program will introduce students to the various forms of alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer, and spirits. Students will learn how to stock a bar; bar layout; and other bar responsibilities and functions of a bartender.
Seven weeks is all it takes to complete the Bartending Program (one evening class per week).
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job prospects are good for bartenders and employment should grow at a rate of 10% over the current decade. Pay for a bartender is usually based on an hourly wage plus customer tips. The BLS reports that in 2015, bartenders in Maryland had an average hourly wage of $11.79, and earned about $24,530 for the year.
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED*
A Course in Bartending
BEST (Alcohol Management)
*If you do not have a GED or high school diploma, please contact Adult Literacy at 443-412-2616.
Occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Bartenders.
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