With two levels of dynamic content, the SCA’s Barista Certificate Program presents a series of classes designed to accelerate a student’s professional trajectory with world-recognized instruction in espresso and espresso drink preparation, equipment operation and customer service. Upon completion, graduates have established a set of skills that are immediately relevant and ready to enhance the workforce in any coffee bar operation with a focus on high-level, high-quality execution to the standards and best practices of the Specialty Coffee Association. In a 2014 study of the industry, SCA discovered that Barista Pathway graduates have the potential to earn $200k more over their career lifespan than uncertified baristas — but being a professional is more than a paycheck, its about what you bring to the job be it advanced skills or new insights into the craft of expertly preparing coffee. Endorsed by the Barista Guild of America, the Barista Certificate is a powerful step forward as you pursue a meaningful career in specialty coffee.
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