Food and Alcohol Safety
Non-Credit Courses and Certificates

Food and Alcohol Safety

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Ideal for

Are you employed in or looking for a job in the food service industry? We offer the following nationally recognized SERVSAFE programs to meet your needs during our spring and fall semesters only: 

If you are an employer with an employee or employees that needs certification, please contact 203-596-8743. Or call 203-575-8029 to register.

Program Overview

One of the most critical aspects of any hospitality career is the importance of customer service and safety. NVCC offers two ServSafe Certifications designed for the Food and or Alcohol handler or server.  These industry certifications are valued by employers and will be awarded upon successful program completion.

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Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

  • 1498 - Bartending SMART Certification - Stars March 18 - Wtby
  • 1844 - Bartending SMART Certification - May 15 - Wtby
  • 1957 - ServSafe Alcohol Certification (4.5 hours)-Starts March 29 - Wtby

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at our Waterbury Campus.


Program Coordinator:
Cynthia Tolin
203-596-8743 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: F320

Food Safety Certification

Designed for the non-degree students employed in the food service industry. Learn aspects of applied commercial food service sanitation resulting in a nationally recognized certification as required by Connecticut law. Prevention of food-borne illness, sanitary procedures in the protection and service of food to the public, laws and regulations, sanitary design and employee training will be discussed. This course requires students to access and participate in learning activities online. Computers are available on campus. Textbook is not included. 13.5 hours

Cost $129.00

Course Schedule

ServSafe Alcohol

Developed with input from experts in the restaurant, legal, regulatory, academic, insurance, medical and law enforcement fields, this program is a holistic approach that helps assure everyone has the training they need to serve alcohol responsibly. Lessons cover essential information including alcohol law and responsibilities, evaluating intoxication levels, dealing with difficult situations and checking identification. Textbook is not included. 4.5 hours

Cost $49.00

Course Schedule

Learn about Payment Options and How to register on this page.

Important Information

Important Information

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Strong command of English language skills

Textbooks are required and must be read prior to the first class. They are available for purchase from the George D. Yonan Memorial Bookstore.

Computer Access

  • These courses may require students to access and participate in learning activities online. Computers are available on campus for student use.
Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations
  • Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243 Email: Mail: Non-Credit Refunds, Room F323, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, CT 06708 If there is a course cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. Please make sure when registering that your contact information is up-to-date. We would like to offer you the opportunity to transfer to another section, if available, or to another class of your choosing. If we have not heard from you within 7 business days, a refund will automatically be processed. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. The person registered in our records system is the person who will receive the refund. The College reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other reasonable causes. Full refund is made if the College cancels the course.
  • College closings due to inclement weather are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (, on the college’s main phone line (203-575-8000) and a text message is sent to everyone who is registered through the myCommNetAlert System. Likewise, in the event of an early closing, the same communication will occur. If the college has a delayed opening, all classes that begin before the delayed opening time will not be held that day and will be rescheduled at another time. Danbury and off-site cancellations: If NVCC cancels or delays classes, this applies to Waterbury and Danbury Campuses as well as all off-site locations.
Students with Special Needs-ADA:
  • Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities(Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form. Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester. Adjustments are not retroactive. Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process.
Registration Information

Course Registration

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Secure Fillable Format Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form 

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Email: NC@NV.EDU

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you! (Our office is not accepting walk-in registrations for motorcycle. Please follow instructions provided in the registration packet.)

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Orders or Checks

Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!

Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight

Per the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) employment in many food service occupations is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities. Check out these CTDOL Occupation Profiles:

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