Course Syllabus

Instructor Information

Instructor: Eron Plevan

Office Location: Copper & Kings Distillery 2nd Floor Offices


Office Hours: WTF 1:00pm – 2:00pm or by appointment

Course Identification

Course Name: The Ideal Bartender

Course Location: Copper & Kings Distillery Campus 2nd Floor

Class Times: W 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Prerequisites: High School Diploma OR Equivalent

Course Description/Overview

There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in the food and beverage industry. This course is designed for students to learn the essentials of hospitality with focus on spirits education, cocktail creation, and bartending skills and techniques.

Course Learning Objectives

This course has three specific aims:

  • to introduce students to the hospitality industry as a career;
  • to educate students on spirits, and how to develop craft cocktails.
  • to encourage the further development of the world’s current hospitality industry through spirits education.

Course Resources

Course Website(s)


Louisville Public Library Membership

  • Free Resources Available

Required Course Text

  • Ideal Bartender Course Workbook (provided to admitted students)

Course Fees

  • This course is free with admittance to the school. Should a student lose or damage classroom materials a fine may be assessed.

Course Supplies

  • Students must bring their Ideal Bartender Course Workbook to class every day.
  • Writing Utensils (one pencil with eraser, and one ink pen required)

Grading System

Letter Grade Percentage Grade points/credit Rating
A 93% & above 4.00 Excellent
AB 87% – 92% 3.50 Very good
B 82% – 86% 3.00 Good
BC 76% – 81% 2.50 Above average
C 70% – 75% 2.00 Average
Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or above in order to remain in the course. No exceptions.

Grading Policy

In addition to the time spent in the classroom sessions plan on devoting 2 – 3 hours each week to homework. Homework may include assignments and reading related to a session already completed or as preparation for the upcoming class session.

Grades will be based on the following:

Homework 1600
Quizzes (10 quizzes X 50 points each) 500
Exams (2 exams x 400 points each) 800
Class attendance/participation 700
Total Points 3600

Course Policies

Late Assignments

It’s imperative that students complete the assignments as they are due as most of the homework is research content for the following class discussion.

Students needing additional time due to extenuating circumstances (such as hospitalization, childbirth, major accident, injury or bereavement) may submit assignments later IF and only IF the student has made arrangements with the instructor and the instructor agrees to an extension. The instructor reserves the right to refuse late homework submissions. Submissions under these circumstances may be made up to one week after the assignment due date. Students who submit work up to one week late will receive a penalty of 10 percent applied to the grade achieved on the late assignment for every day after the initial due date of the assignment.

Students who submit any assignments more than one week late will receive a grade of zero. No Exceptions. Failure to submit homework for more than two weeks in a row will result in expulsion from the class regardless of point accumulation. No Exceptions.

Attendance & Tardiness

It is the expectation of the instructor that students arrive on time or prior to class start fully prepared with course materials, as classes will start at their designated time.

Tardiness or the inability to come to class will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from the class regardless of point accumulation. No Exceptions.


Cell phones, Blackberries, iPods, PDAs, or any other electronic devices are not to be used in the classroom. Electronic Devices should you need the resource will be provided.

Institution Policies

Copper & Kings Distillery has standard policies on academic misconduct and complies with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Copper & Kings operates a Non-Smoking campus.

There is a Zero Tolerance for students under the influence of illegal substances. Intoxicated students who abuse class resources will be required to forfeit.

For more information about reasonable accommodations for or equal access to education or services at Copper & Kings Distillery, please call 502-561-0267 ext 212

Disclaimer: Every effort will be made to avoid changing the course schedule but the possibility exists that unforeseen events will make syllabus changes necessary. The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus as deemed necessary. Students will be notified in a timely manner of any syllabus changes via email or course announcements.