Discover the perfect blend of theory and hands-on experience to achieve a competitive edge in your bartending career. Gain applied skills in mixology and garnishing, and learn the principles and practices of bar management and customer relations

Whether you’re looking for a new career, gain new skills or supplement your income, bartending may be right for you. Confidently work in an exciting and dynamic industry with the skills learned in this program.


An application is not required for this program.

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.


Sign-up and stay informed! Courses for this program are not offered for this term. Visit assiniboine.net/cs-signup

Careers & Connections

Obtain the required skills and knowledge to confidently enter the world of bartending. In this program student receive the Smart Choices certificate, which is a mandatory certification for serving alcohol in licensed establishments in Manitoba.

Tools & Supplies

At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

To receive a Bartending document of achievement, students must successfully complete 30 academic hours.

Course Title Course Number Hours
Relationship Building
Monetary Transactions
Smart Choices*

*You are required to successfully complete Smart Choices, prior to registering for Mixology. 

Continuing Studies courses are offered on various dates and during varying time slots. To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. You must search by the course title, not by program name (e.g. Mixology, not Bartending).

If you cannot find the course you are interested in, please contact Continuing Studies at Assiniboine directly at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.

Fast Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are courses not offered every term for this program?

Courses in a program are offered based on several considerations such as, but not limited to, instructor availability, seasonality, demand, etc.