Beverage Management Certificate

About the Beverage Management Certificate

Take your culinary arts career to the next level by learning how to plan a successful beverage operation, including regulatory requirements, employee training, and merchandising of beverages. Examine history of the craft beer industry, basic beer making, types, styles and distributors. Immerse yourself in the history and service techniques of the wine industry.

After completing this certificate, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the history of wine culture and wine making
  • Demonstrate how to properly taste and select alcohol for a variety of menus
  • Develop a bar layout and create a cocktail and beverage menu to complement food
  • Design tasting menus and food pairings for a variety of alcohol choices

Total Cost of Beverage Management Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,561.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 25

Weeks to Complete: 32

Beverage Management Certificate Requirements

What makes MCC's Beverage Management Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • MCC has worked closely with restaurant owners, managers, and hospitality-related businesses in the district to develop curriculum to address the type of skill sets that they need developed in order to fill vacant positions. These advisory board members have consistently advised of the need for advanced alcohol service training and hospitality management training.
  • Many of the classes required for this certificate are stackable into our culinary or pastry AAS degrees.
  • The college has partnered with Woodstock North High School and Crystal Lake South High School to offer dual credit opportunities where appropriate.
  • The certificate program includes experience in the back of the house and front of the house for both baking and culinary disciplines. MCC is one of the few culinary programs to have both a student-run bakery and a restaurant.
  • Our culinary certificates lead to transfer opportunities in hospitality management programs that offer bachelor’s degrees.
    • MCC has articulation agreements for hospitality programs with Southern Illinois University and guaranteed admission agreements with Northern Illinois University, and Roosevelt University.

In addition to the Beverage Management Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Beverage Management Certificate (CIP 12.0504 )

Total Beverage Management Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,788.00 $9,454.00 $11,753.00 $11,753.00
Additional Beverage Management Certificate Costs $773.00 $773.00 $773.00 $773.00
Program Total $3,561.00 $10,227.00 $12,526.00 $12,526.00

About this Career

What job opportunities are available to someone with an Beverage Management Certificate?

The Chicagoland metropolitan area supports, and is expected to continue to support, the need for a significant number of people in hospitality-related careers.

Occupations that Beverage Management Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Bartenders 35-3011

How will MCC's Beverage Management Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • Courses are taught by industry experts in the hospitality industry as well as experts in the marketing field. You'll develop a resume, business portfolio and Linkedin profile in CLM 100 (Introduction to Hospitality).
  • You'll be encouraged to take advantage of the Career Services department and the resources available for career information, resume building and job search activities.

Outside the Classroom

You'll have the opportunity to work in Sweet Scots and Tartan Bistro to better understand both back of the house and front of the house skills needed to run a profitable restaurant.