Casino Dealer, Continuing Education Certificate

Casino Dealer Training at CCBC is designed to train individuals for a career as a casino table games or poker dealer.  There are two pathways in the Casino Dealer Training at CCBC:

Casino Poker Dealer at Owings Mills offers the 80-hour course that prepares students to be new casino poker dealers.  After completion of this course, students will be prepared to audition to be a Casino Poker Dealer.

Casino Dealer - Blackjack Academy at Horseshoe Baltimore is provided in partnership with Caesars International.  The 100-hour course prepares students to be a new casino table games dealer. After completion of this course, students are prepared to audition to be a Casino Table Games Dealer at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. 

Program objectives

CCBC Credential:

Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Training Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

Casino Poker Dealer:                             8 weeks; 2 days per week; 5-hour classes

Casino Dealer - Blackjack Academy:      4 or 6 weeks; Monday through Friday; 8 or 4 hours per day

Program Requirements

Information & Assessment Session:
Information on upcoming Information & Assessment sessions is available in the CCBC Continuing Education Catalog, on our website at www.ccbcmd.edu/casinodealer, by phone at 443-840-5840, and by email to CCBCCasinoDealerAcademy@ccbcmd.edu.

Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED (preferred for job placement); minimum age of 18. Good mental math skills are needed to be successful in this career program.  Must pass a drug test and criminal background check to be licensed as a casino dealer.

Required for Casino Dealer – Blackjack Academy: Interested students apply for the training by attending an Information & Assessment Session (see above).  Successful applicants will register for classes at the session. 

Optional for Casino Poker Dealer:  Advanced screening is not required, but applicants are welcome to attend the monthly Hospitality Information sessions.

Application Process

To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Casino Dealer - Blackjack Training - Applicants must apply by attending an Information and Assessment Session.  Successful applicants will register for classes at that session.  Information on upcoming Information and Assessment Sessions is available at www.ccbcmd.edu/casinodealer or by calling 443-840-5840 or email CCBCCasinoDealer Academy@ccbcmd.edu.

Casino Poker Dealer classes do not require advanced screening.  Information sessions are offered monthly,  Email CCBCCasinoDealerAcademy@ccbcmd.edu for more information.​​

Program Course Sequence

Casino Dealer - Blackjack Academy:

Course Number

Course

Title

 

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

 

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Course Series

HSL 035

Casino Dealer - Blackjack

100

Include in course cost.

$0

$0/$0

 

Casino Poker Dealer:

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

HSL 092

Casino Poker Dealer

80

Included in course cost.

$645

T-$50/F-$595

Additional Information

Skills for Success:
Outstanding people skills, including the ability to interact with others with courtesy and tact; punctual and prepared to work; well-groomed, professional appearance; willingness to accept responsibility; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to follow safety rules and regulations; ability to complete assigned tasks on time; good math skills.

Career Opportunities:
Legalization of gambling in the State of Maryland has provided employment opportunities in the gaming industry, including positions for Casino Table Game Dealers.  Casinos require an individual to be certified in two casino dealer games to be job-ready for a casino table position.

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Program Contact Information

Director: Evelyn Weaver | eweaver@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-5840 | Owings Mills | 305D

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Bennett | dbennett@ccbcmd.edu |443-840-4925 | Catonsville | BESS | 100