March 21 to April 18

Wednesdays | 6 to 9pm

Queensbury Campus & Local Restaurants

Instructor: Frank Burns

Price: $235, Course price includes a $35 materials fee.

CRN: 20083

Registration for this class closes on Friday, March 9 to ensure timely receipt of course materials; receipt of course materials may be delayed for individuals registering after that date.

Prerequisite: All students must be at least 21 years old to participate in this class, and valid ID will be required on the first evening of the class.

This course provides basic training to prepare individuals to tend bar in the hospitality industry and supports enthusiasts seeking knowledge and experience with mixology. The program will concentrate on participants with limited experience — focusing on introductory information, best practices, legal issues and increasing familiarity with wines, beers and mixed drinks. Later sessions offer hands-on activities and some time to rehearse skills behind the bar.

At the completion of the course, students will be familiar with:

Industry standardsCommon terminologyTypes of alcoholHealth & hygiene regulations/sanitationHow to mix drinksWine & beer varietiesCustomer service & attitudeSelling techniques & showmanship

*Preregistration required. Call 518.743.2238 or email

Participants who successfully complete this course will be TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) certified and will receive a certificate from the New York State Liquor Authority that can be used as part of their Reasonable Effort Defense in the event they are convicted of serving someone under the age of 21. Attendance at the first two sessions of the course is required; participation in four of the five sessions is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.


  • Starting Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, repeated every week on Wednesday until Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


SUNY Adirondcak Continuing Education

640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804


SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education

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