Casino Dealer and Bartending open houses

Mar 04, 2015 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

CCBC Continuing Education to hold
Casino Dealer Training and Bartending Open Houses
March 16, 18, 19 and 21 at CCBC Owings Mills

Baltimore County, MD –Community College of Baltimore County Continuing Education will host Open Houses for its Casino Dealer Training and Bartending programs during March. To see what opportunities these career paths have to offer, join us Monday, March 16 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 18 at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m. or Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. in Room 502 at CCBC Owings Mills, 30100 Grand Central Avenue. No pre-registration for these open houses is necessary.

Casino Dealer Training Program

The legalization of gambling in the state of Maryland has opened many employment opportunities. At CCBC you can get the skills necessary to become a Casino Table Game Dealer at any casino in the country. After taking a short series of classes (from 6 and 10 weeks), you can earn a CCBC Casino Dealer Certificate. Prerequisites for this program require the successful completion of “Introduction for Casino Gaming” which includes “Training for Intervention Procedures” (TIPS), an alcohol awareness certification.

Then students must complete a certification in either Poker or any TWO of the following games:
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Pai gow poker
  • Pai gow tiles
  • Roulette (Coming in Summer 2015)

Interested students MUST attend one of the Casino Dealer Training Open Houses to be eligible for the program. No pre-registration for these open houses is necessary. Baltimore County residents are eligible for CCBC Continuing Education Opportunity Grants and other financial aid and payment options for this program. Anyone can register for the program but there are out-of-county fees for non-county residents.

Professional Bartending and TIPS® Certification Program

Learn the essentials of professional bartending and mixology. Successful completion of this course will qualify students to take the Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS®) advanced exam for alcohol service in order to earn an alcohol serving certificate for MD. Topics include bar preparation, beverage recipes and customer service as well as understanding alcohol laws and responsibilities, evaluating intoxication levels, checking identifications, and dealing with difficult situations.

This program consists of 30 hours of hands-on learning in our Owings Mills lab. The faculty instructor and certified bartender, Kurt Oster, prepares students for immediate employment in restaurants, bars and catering venues as professional bartenders.

For additional information on both of these programs, contact Evelyn Weaver at or 443.840.5840.

To register for either program, visit or call 443.840.4700.


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Providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education since 1957, CCBC educates more than 70,000 students each year, including half of all Baltimore County residents attending college in Maryland as undergraduates. Committed to student success and the development of lifelong learners who strengthen our regional workforce and enrich our community, CCBC has also been selected to participate in Achieving the Dream, a national student success initiative. In 2011, the Chronicle of Education honored CCBC as one of only 26 community colleges across the nation named “Great Colleges to Work For.”

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