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Non-Credit Courses and Certificates

Bartending

Ideal for

If you're looking for an opportunity to start a new career or the chance to supplement your income with a part-time position. NVCC's professional bartending course includes the state and national S.M.A.R.T. certification (Servers and Managers Alcohol Responsibility Training) recognized by the Connecticut Department of Liquor Control and police departments. 

Program Overview

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be qualified to work in any environment that serves liquor, including restaurants, clubs, hotels, and catering companies. Students receive a certificate of completion and the S.M.A.R.T. certification. This is a great industry and an exciting profession. S.M.A.R.T. Bartending is designed to put personality and finesse back into the bartending industry and help you develop skills to make you feel confident and comfortable.

Bartending/Hospitality Brochure 

SPRING 2024

  • 81651 – Bartending SMART Certification –  Starts March 16

Registration-Apply Here or Call 203-575-8029

      Fax: (203)-575-8243 

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      U.S. Mail: Naugatuck Valley Community College Non-credit Registration-F323 750 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708 

      Call: 203-575-8029 today to get registered!

      Course Locations

      Offered at our Waterbury campus.

      Program Coordinator:

      John J Purdy Jr.

      203-575-8123 (p)
      203-575-8243 (f)
      Room: F320

      Non-Credit/Workforce

      Bartending SMART Cerification

      Upon successful completion of the course, students will be qualified to work in any environment that serves liquor, including restaurants, clubs, hotels, and catering companies. Students receive a certificate of completion and the S.M.A.R.T. certification. (16 Hours)

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      Important Information

      What should I know before I register for this course?

      • Students should be a minimum of 18 years old. 
      • No alcohol is used or served in this course. 
      • Bring your lunch. 
      • Instructional materials are included in the cost of the course and will be provided in class. 
      • Students should also bring something to write with.
      • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mail: Non-Credit Refunds, Room 407, 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 make changes to the information listed in this publication or 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: Closings are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (nv.edu), 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. 
      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)

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      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!

      Accepted Forms of Payment:



      Money Orders or Checks

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

      Career Spotlight

      The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) reports the average annual income for a Bartender is $24,580.  The entry level hourly rate is $9.87 and the average is $11.81 in Connecticut. The CTDOL lists Bartenders as an In Demand Openings job and states employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual opening will offer excellent job opportunities.

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