Food and Beverage Service Credential

food and beverage service students

The Food and Beverage Service Credential provides students with skills development necessary for hospitality industry success. Included in the credential is national certification in safe alcohol service, bartending and cocktail recipe development, and dining and beverage service standards. This microcredential is appropriate for those interested in a career in hospitality, as well as those who wish to gain these skills as an alternate pursuit.


Thank you to Coltivare for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.


The Food and Beverage Service Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of three courses.
Printable version of credential checklist

HRMG 107 Safe Alcohol Handling (1 credit)
HRMG 108 Food and Beverage Service Operations (3 credits)
WINE 110 Bartending and Mixology (3 credits)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These three courses can be applied towards the Hotel and Restaurant Management A.A.S. degree.